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Meet the Staff at The Law Firm of Valerie J. Crown

Attorneys at Our Firm
Valerie J. Crown
Valerie J. Crown, Attorney at Law Founder

Valerie dedicates her law practice to protecting the rights of individuals with serious injuries and disabilities. For the past 29 years, she has devoted her career to helping victims of abuse and neglect receive the compensation and benefits they deserve – whether from personal injury, dental malpractice, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, social security disability, or workers compensation. Read More...

Heather M. Nappi
Heather M. Nappi, Attorney at Law Associate

Heather has worked in the legal field for the past nine years--first as a paralegal and now as an attorney. Throughout the past nine years Heather has solely worked as an advocate for injured victims whether it be in an automobile accident, a slip and fall, at work, or by a physician. Read more...

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Ellen D. Lazarus, Attorney at Law Associate

Ellen has worked in the legal profession for 26 years, starting out as a paralegal for 14 years, before continuing on to study law at Pace University, where she graduated cum laude. Her focus currently centers on negligence, including personal injury, nursing home abuse, wrongful death and dental and medical malpractice. Read more...

Cindy Rivera
Cindy Rivera Paralegal

For over 18 years, Cindy has been a paralegal assisting victims of injury and malpractice. Clients are always comfortable calling upon Cindy to help them with their many needs. She schedules all depositions and trials and makes sure that the cases move as quickly as possible. Cindy has daily contact with clients and keeps them informed of the status of their case.

Samantha Pavarini
Samantha Pavarini Paralegal

Since 2014 Samantha has enjoyed being a paralegal. She is always eager to learn and assist the attorneys of our firm. She handles incoming phone calls and mail, and writes to clients regarding their upcoming hearings and case updates. Sam has contact with clients and assists the workers’ compensation clients in particular.

Robert Goetz
Robert Goetz Office Manager

Robert has more than 30 years of office management experience. Robert is also a skilled photographer who plays an important role in documenting clients’ injuries and preparing photographic evidence. Robert provides 24 hour assistance to clients and their families to support them during all stages of their claim. Robert is also responsible for office communication and special projects.

Client Reviews
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Choosing the right attorney can make a world of difference. I was lucky to find Valerie. I found her to be diligent in all that she does and highly competent in dealing with insurance companies. Excellent work! Steven F.
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Thank you for your help Valerie. I truly mean it. I know first-hand how you and your entire firm have always worked above and beyond to take care of your clients. Thanks! Theresa D.
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The entire Board of Directors and I would like to congratulate you on the professional manner in which you have enhanced, not only your own professional reputation, but the reputation of all your brethren. Congratulations and best wishes from all of us. Rockland County Bar Association
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Today our office sent you a person who is looking to utilize your expertise. I just wanted you to know that it is comforting to be able to recommend someone who has the ability to meet the needs of the people we entrust to you. Davis and Davis