Breaking The Mold Of The Assembly Line Workers’ Compensation Firm By Building Client-Based Defense Partnerships

Our Attorneys

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Melissa A. Day

Managing Attorney

Owner and managing attorney of The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, in Amherst, exclusively practices workers’ compensation defense. Melissa began her practice defending workers’ compensation insurance carriers. Read more

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James B. Cousins

Partner

James has dedicated his entire career to the practice of workers’ compensation law, honing both his knowledge of the hyper-technical and fact-sensitive case law as well as his litigation skills. Read more

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Brian K. Prince

Associate Attorney

Brian has spent the majority of his career practicing workers’ compensation law at the Special Funds Conservation Committee, where he completed over 5,500 hearings across western and central New York. Read more

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Shannan M. Mackey

Associate Attorney

Shannan has exclusively practiced workers’ compensation defense for the Special Funds Conservation Committee from 2013 through 2018.  At Special Funds, Shannan specialized in litigation regarding weaning from opioid narcotics. Read more

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Paul Kornacki

Associate Attorney

Paul is an associate attorney practicing New York state workers’ compensation law exclusively. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, Paul successfully represented claimants for 17 years. Read more

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Cassandra E. Christman

Associate Attorney

Cassandra comes to  The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC after working as a family and housing attorney for veterans. She is now a key contributor on the worker’s compensation legal team. Read more

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Melanie A. Daly

Associate Attorney

Melanie is an associate attorney who was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 2017. Prior work experience includes investigations for National Security Clearances, Melanie worked as … Read more

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Neil A. Diegelman

Associate Attorney

Neil began practicing workers’ compensation defense at the Special Funds Conservation Committee. Neil’s primary focus has continued, defending insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers. Over five years of handling … Read More

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Alexis D. Hatten

Associate Attorney

Alexis is a 2012 graduate of Albany Law School and 2009 graduate from Loyola University Maryland. During law school, Alexis interned with the New York State Office of the State … Read more

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Katrina Gray

Associate Attorney

Katrina Gray comes to The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, after having representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims. This experience allows her understanding and anticipation of strategy. Read more

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Brendan T. Shannon

Associate Attorney

Brendan presently works as a law clerk, pending admission to the New York State Bar; after which, he will practice as an associate attorney. Notably, Brendan passed the New York … Read More

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Andrew Gould

Associate Attorney

Andrew has spent the majority of his career practicing workers’ compensation law at the Special Funds Conservation Committee, where he completed over 5,500 hearings across western and central New York. Read more

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Mary Frances Schnorr

Of Counsel

Mary Frances comes to The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC with more than three decades of experience. Her experience and insights into workers’ compensation laws and procedures has been a great asset to our legal team. Read more