Jennifer Cona, managing partner of Cona Elder Law, a leading elder law firm based in Melville, announces that Brian Haran, Rockville Centre resident, has joined the practice as a senior associate attorney in the firm's Health Care Reimbursement and Recovery Department. Mr. Haran handles civil litigation, dispute resolution, guardianship proceedings, estate litigation and resolution of all issues related to health care facility residents’ financial accounts.
Prior to joining Cona Elder Law, Mr. Haran served as a litigator and trial attorney at Cobert, Haber and Haber in Garden City. Previously, he was a staff attorney at Geico and also served as assistant district attorney to Kathleen Rice at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Throughout his career spanning the past decade, Mr. Haran managed a diverse caseload in civil matters, real estate, personal injury and criminal defense cases. He effectively handled a high volume of depositions, trials, mediation, investigations, enforcement of judgments, discovery proceedings and countless settlement negotiations.
“Brian’s undergraduate degree in psychology is invaluable to complementing his skills as a litigator and advocate for the elderly and the health care facilities who care for the senior population,” says Jennifer Cona. “With proven skills in managing a demanding caseload, he litigates when necessary but prides himself on resolving matters quickly and cost-effectively for our clients.”
Mr. Haran pratices before the Supreme Court and Surrogates Courts of Nassau County, Suffolk County, all boroughs of the City of New York and numerous upstate counties.
“I believe that my diverse background as a former prosecutor and a civil lawyer working with varied cases offers Cona Elder Law a unique perspective that can be applied to elder law and the field of elder care in general,” says Haran. “The team approach employed by Cona Elder Law allows every attorney and staff member to bring their perspective and background to each case so we can learn from each other, which inures to the benefit of the client.”
Mr. Haran earned both his Juris Doctor degree and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Locally, he is a graduate of Chaminade High School. He interned for a New York State Supreme Court Justice and served as a legislative aide to a Hempstead councilman. Haran is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Irish-American Bar Association.
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm has been ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for the past 6 years and has been a finalist in the HIA Business Achievement Awards. Cona Elder Law is also recognized for its charitable works and has received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.