Oot & Associates, PLLC

Lawyers for Injured Workers

Oot & Associates, PLLC Legal Team
David J. Philippone, Esq


Born: Rochester, New York, 1968; admitted to bar, 1992, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1993, New York and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: St. John Fisher College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989); Syracuse University (J.D., cum laude, 1992). Recipient: Dean's Most Outstanding Contribution Award, 1992; American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, 1992. Member: Justinian Honorary Law Society. Editor-in-Chief: Legislative Research Bureau, Syracuse University, 1991-1992. Member: Onondaga County (Co-Chairperson, Young Lawyers Section 1993). President: Central New York Worker's Compensation Bar Association 2002 to 2005 ( Vice-President 1999 to 2002). Member: Injured Workers' Bar Association. Member: National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives. Administrative Practice and Procedures Committee of New York State Worker's Compensation Board. PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate Law; Worker's Compensation Law, Social Security Disability. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Member Western Area Volunteer Emergency Service, Inc. 1998 to date (Board Member, 2002 to 2004). Member Camillus Youth Hockey Association, 2002 to 2012 (Board Member 2006 to 2012).
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Neal P. McCurn, Jr., Esq.


Born: Syracuse, New York, 1963; admitted to bar, 1992, New York and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: St. Michael's College; LeMoyne College (B.S. 1987); Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1990). Member: Onondaga County, New York State and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; New York State Bar Association-Trial Lawyers Section; National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. PRACTICE AREAS: Accident and Personal Injury Law; Social Security Law; Workers' Compensation Law, and Criminal Law.



Born: Syracuse, New York, 1970. Syracuse University 1988— 1990. Began work with Oot and Associates January, 1990. Licensed to practice by the New York State Workers Compensation Board December, 1992. Graduate of the United States Army Signal School - Fort Gordon, Georgia July, 2008 as a Satellite Communications Systems Expert. Combat Tour in the Iraq Theater of Operations 2010 — 2011 as Communications Systems Supervisor, First Brigade, First Infantry Division. Honorable Discharge from the United States Army - August, 2012. Returned to Oot and Associates August 13, 2012 to date. Area of Practice: Workers' Compensation


James P. McGevna, Esq.


Born: Fort Meade, Maryland, 1963; admitted to Bar, 1992 Connecticut; 1993 New York; 1994 U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: Villanova University (B.A., 1986), Syracuse University (J.D. 1991). Member: New York State Bar Association. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability.
















Leah A. Oot, Esq.


Born: Syracuse, New York, 1964. Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in January, 2000. Education: St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, New York, (Registered Professional Nursing Diploma, 1985); Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997), Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, (J.D., 1999). Member: Golden Key National Honor Society; Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Delta Chapter; Onondaga County Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association. AREAS OF PRACTICE: New York State Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury.



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