Larry J. McCord
Founder and Managing Partner
Larry McCord & Associates LLC was established by Larry J. McCord in West Babylon, New York. Attorney McCord graduated from Touro Law School, and he formerly had the honor of being president of the Board of Education. He is highly respected among his peers for his great accomplishments, and he is well-known in the State of New York for his vast experience in handling all aspects of divorce law proceedings. Throughout his years of experience, he has been Chief of Staff for numerous Suffolk County departments, where he was entrusted to oversee $100 million dollar departmental budget.
Background, Concentrations, and Experience
Attorney McCord has an extensive amount of experience in juvenile delinquency, divorce, education law, and family law matters. He has a deep rooted background in education law, where he has dealt with cases involving student rights, special education, suspension hearings, and other educational matters. At the present time, his main concentration is on divorce and family law cases. He is highly familiarized in dealing with legalities surrounding divorce, property divisions, child and spousal support, custody, parenting time, guardianships, orders of protection, and neglect petitions. Larry J. McCord has a lot of compassion for his clients, and he gives each and every case the personalized attention that it deserves. Mr. McCord is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He fought to protect your freedom and rights as a citizen, so let him fight for your legal rights to achieve success with your case.
Educational Background and Court Admissions
• He Earned his J.D. from the School of Law at Touro College
• He Earned his M.S. from Audrey Cohen College
• He Received his BBA from Hofstra University
• Attorney McCord is Admitted by the Bar of the State of New York
• He Has Been Admitted to the Federal Eastern District of New York
Mary Elizabeth Abbate
Mary Elizabeth Abbate is one of our prestigious lawyers at Larry McCord & Associates. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of New York since 1974. Attorney Abbate has an extensive amount of experience in handling all types of legal matters and cases that concern juveniles. During her time in working at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx, she was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Juvenile Defense Bureau. She also served as Assistant D.A. during her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx with the Homicide Bureau, the Narcotics Bureau, and the Criminal Court Bureau.
Experience and Achievements
When she was Deputy Chief, she was assigned to handle the trials of all homicide cases that involved juveniles. Her most notable case during this time period was when she handled the first case in the State of New York where a juvenile was tried as an adult. Mary Elizabeth Abbate has a phenomenal reputation in the State of New York for her superb trial court experience. Her abilities are so incredible, that she has even earned an elite AV rating from Martindale Hubble. When Mary meets with her clients, she is extremely detail oriented, and she spends time with each client to give them the personalized legal representation that they deserve.
Educational Background and Court Admission
• Cum Laude, B.A., Adelphi University
• J.D. Fordham University
• Admitted by the Bar Association of the State of New York
Azalie Derard graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center in May 2018. She has been passionate about the law ever since she was young. During her undergraduate and law school career, she has had experience in various areas such as elder law, social services law, estate planning, immigration, and criminal defense. She is fluent in Haitian Creole. Outside of the law, Azalie enjoys sports. She is a big-time fan of football and basketball. Her favorite football team is the New York Giants and her favorite basketball player is Dwyane Wade. She is very grateful and excited to be part of the Larry McCord and Associates team.
• Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D.
• St. John’s University, B.S., Legal Studies
Ariana graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and obtained a minor in Political Science.
At a young age, she became interested in the legal field and politics; and yearns to become an attorney one day. She worked effortlessly during her college years, having to juggle multiple jobs to accomplish her goal of graduation.
She is very ambitious, hard-working and astute. Her present role with the firm is not only being a legal assistant/secretary, but also as a Spanish Translator. She is truly defining the diversification of the firm’s ability to handle multilingual clients. We are privileged to have her on our team.
Ariana is the Legal Secretary of Larry McCord & Associates, LLC. She has knowledge in Billing, Filling, Immigration Law, and Criminal Law. She is valuable to our firm as she is fluent in Spanish and English. She has been able to effectively communicate with many of our Spanish speaking clients; keeping them informed of new developments in their matters and insuring that they receive the same impeccable services offered to all of our clients despite any potential language barriers.
• B.A. Criminal Justice
Do I need an attorney?
Whether you need a New York divorce lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, a school suspension lawyer, a child criminal lawyer, or a compassionate child custody attorney, the attorneys at Larry McCord and Associates are on your side. We understand just how frustrating the legal process can be, and we will lend our expertise and knowledge to guide you throughout the entire process. Having a lawyer is vital if you want the best chance of success at winning your case. If you try to represent yourself without any assistance, then you could run into costly mistakes that could be avoided with competent legal counsel on your side.
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West Babylon, NY 11704
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