Mazzara & Small, P.C. has established a reputation as a highly respected litigation firm.
All of our attorneys are litigators and embrace the core principles of the firm's founders, Timothy Mazzara and Kathy Small, that the rights and interests of our clients will be represented aggressively and with personal attention to their particular needs in a prompt and cost effective manner. The attorneys in our personal injury and insurance defense litigation unit have a record of success at the trial and appellate levels in a wide variety of personal injury and insurance defense matters, as does Kathy Small in the firm's matrimonial and family law unit. Our areas of practice include:
-Personal injury defense
-Child custody & support
-Orders of protection
1698 Roosevelt Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
Our strength is advocacy. Our goal is resolution.
Historically, courts have hesitated to intervene in what they considered to be the domestic sphere. Therefore, many victims of unhappy marriages and domestic abuse endured ongoing oppression and a feeling of powerlessness and isolation as they became part of an insular minority of disenfranchised individuals. Mazzara & Small will not hesitate to step in and speak up for clients engaged in family law settlement and litigation. We seek justice by facilitating a fair resolution. Call or e-mail us to schedule an initial consultation. The scope of our family law practice encompasses:
-Orders of protection
-Biological parent's rights
-Substitute parent's rights
-Primary caregiver's rights
-Dependent spouse's rights
Timothy F. Mazzara, Esq. is a co-founding member of the firm and heads the personal injury defense litigation unit. He has more than 27 years of experience defending those who have been sued in personal injury lawsuits and representing insurance carriers in litigation and coverage matters. He has successfully defended individuals, corporations, businesses and insurance carriers in a wide variety of personal injury cases, often involving catastrophic injuries. He has concentrated his practice on personal injury litigation and his broad experience includes the defense of construction accidents, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, municipal liability, wrongful death and property damage actions as well as subrogation and insurance coverage disputes. He has numerous successful trials to his credit. At the appellate level, a number of cases in which he has prevailed are regularly cited by others. His relentless efforts to provide high quality legal services and attention to detail at a reasonable cost have earned him top marks in carrier satisfaction. In addition, he has a record of success representing plaintiffs in select cases and has recovered millions of dollars for them. Tim is a former Co-Chair of the Insurance and Negligence Defense Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has lectured on various personal injury litigation issues to attorneys and insurance carriers. He is admitted to practice in New York State and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice in United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association and of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Kathy B. Small, Esq. is a co-founding member of the firm and has more than 26 years of experience as a litigator. She concentrates her practice in matrimonial/family law and child custody matters, where she has amassed extensive experience and has had numerous trials. She also handles personal injury matters. Kathy is a mediator in matrimonial disputes and earned the distinction of being selected by the Court for inclusion in a pilot project of the Suffolk County Supreme Court's Mediation Project for Certified Court Mediators. She is appointed by the various justices of the Suffolk County Supreme Court to represent children and advocate for their special needs in matrimonial and family law matters. She is a former Assistant County Attorney for the County of Suffolk where she defended the County in personal injury litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York State and Connecticut. She is a member of the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association and is a former member of its board of directors and the former Chairperson of its Negligence and Torts Committee. Kathy is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and served on the Judicial Screening Committee.
Drew W. Schirmer, Esq. has more than 20 years of experience and joined the firm in 2012 with an established background in personal injury and insurance defense litigation. He is a former Principal Assistant County Attorney for the County of Suffolk where he represented the County in Federal and State Court actions. He has successfully handled the defense of a wide variety of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, construction accidents, property damage matters, no-fault claims and insurance coverage disputes, in addition to commercial matters and Article 78 proceedings. He is experienced in all phases of personal injury defense litigation and has tried cases to verdict. Drew is admitted to practice in New York State and in United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is a member of its Negligence Defense Counsel Committee.
Angela P. Pensabene, Esq. has 17 years of experience in personal injury and insurance defense litigation from inception to trial. She was formerly a litigation associate at firms in Manhattan where she defended residential and commercial property owners, shopping centers, municipalities, sewer districts and police departments in a wide variety of personal injury matters including construction accidents, motor vehlcle accidents, premises accidents and insurance disputes. She also has handled appellate matters. Angela is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.