PartnerS

Janet O’Connor Cornell

Partner

Janet O’Connor Cornell, a founding member of the firm, is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney and has more than 25 years’ experience.


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Keith D. Grace

Partner

Keith D. Grace, a founding member of the firm, is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with experience practicing in the nation’s most competitive markets.


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Amy L. Schaefer

Partner

Amy L. Schaefer joined Cornell Grace, P.C. in 2013. Ms. Schaefer has experience in all aspects of litigation, including successfully trying cases to verdict.


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Porsha Johnson

Partner

Since joining Cornell Grace as an associate in 2012, Porsha has become a well-known and widely respected practitioner in New York City construction accident, municipal, educational and other personal injury defense litigation. In 2017, Ms. Johnson spearheaded the firm’s victory in the State’s highest court on a widely reported matter that has broad implications for our municipal clients.


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Of Counsel

Katina Despas-Barous

Of Counsel

Katina Despas-Barous joined Cornell Grace, P.C. in 2019. Mrs. Despas-Barous has been admitted to practice law for more than twenty years. She has extensive experience representing municipalities, and private corporations including contractors and property owners sued under the New York State Labor Law since 1998.

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AssociateS

Aram L. Erenburg

Associate

Aram L. Erenburg has more than 20 years’ experience handling litigated matters in New York State and federal courts.

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Alexander F. Schwall

Associate

Alexander F. Schwall joined Cornell Grace, P.C. in 2018. Mr. Schwall has significant experience as a trial attorney. He has handled cases throughout all stages of litigation from inception through resolution or trial, both in New York and in Georgia.

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George P. Cornell

Associate

George P. Cornell joined Cornell Grace, P.C. in 2021. Mr. Cornell now handles all aspects of litigation in the firm’s practice areas, including insurance coverage, construction accident defense, products liability, and premises liability.

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Jason Meneses

Associate

Jason Meneses joined Cornell Grace, P.C. in 2021. Mr. Meneses has significant civil litigation experience with a focus on premises liability and New York State Labor Law matters.

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Practice Areas

 
 

Cornell Grace, P.C. is committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal representation while maintaining the hands-on personal service of a boutique law firm. We handle cases vigorously, with painstaking attention to detail at every phase, always working in pursuit of the best resolution for our clients.