Kevin McElroy has represented clients in civil litigation before federal and state courts across the country since he began practicing law in 1987. In that time he has been affiliated with Long Island’s largest and most prestigious law firms, Rivkin, Radler; Nixon Peabody; and Farrell Fritz. In addition to litigation, trials and appellate practice venued in the Courts, he has represented clients before arbitration panels and governmental agency hearing boards. He also serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Nassau County Department of Health and as a court appointed mediator in attorney/client fee dispute matters. Mr. McElroy’s primary areas of practice have included employment law, strict products liability, toxic torts, commercial and contract law and the defense of personal injury matters.
Upon graduating from St. John’s School of Law in June 1986, Mr. McElroy became an associate at Rivkin, Radler, Dunne & Bayh (now Rivkin Radler). During those years he taught Constitutional Law at the undergraduate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In January 1994 he was named a partner in that firm. In 1998 Mr. McElroy joined the firm of Nixon Peabody. While at Nixon, among the numerous matters he handled, he represented the County of Nassau in its successful suit to enforce the terms of its lease of the Nassau County Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum with the New York Islanders, who had threatened to relocate.
Among the periodicals that have had published articles authored or co-authored by Mr. McElroy are The New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and the Fordham Environmental Law Report. He has spoken on litigation topics before the Defense Research Institute’s annual meeting and at a seminar sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. McElroy is now concentrating on teaching and is serving as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing. He teaches Legal Analysis, Writing & Research I and Appellate Advocacy.