Cory A. DeCresenza
Cory A. DeCresenza concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation litigation, drawing on a broad background in general and appellate litigation. He has experience in handling trials at the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, including lay witness testimony and medical testimony on the issues of accident, notice, and causal relationship; period and extent of disability; entitlement to medical benefits under the board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines; and fraud. He has advised clients on all aspects of workers’ compensation claims-handling and litigation, starting from the inception of a claim (whether controverted or accepted by the carrier) to recommending solutions to resolving claims by settlement or alternative resolution. He has also drafted numerous appeals to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Panel. In addition, a significant portion of Cory’s practice involves drafting appeals and rebuttals to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department appealing decisions over and above the Workers’ Compensation Board level.
Prior to joining the firm, Cory was a clerk for the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department. He currently serves as co-editor of of Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Defense blog, which examines the latest rulings, developments, and trends impacting the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
Honors & Awards
Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014–19
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2009
- Dickinson College, summa cum laude, B.A., 2006
Publications & Events
- Co-Author, “Employment of Undocumented Workers by Subcontractors: Evaluating General Contractor Workers’ Compensation Potential Liability,” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014
- Author, “Rethinking the Effect of Public Funding on the State-Actor Status of Private Schools in First Amendment Freedom of Speech Actions,” 59 Syracuse L. Rev. 471 (2009)
August 13, 2019
August 13, 2018
December 19, 2017