Robert Ungaro entered private practice following a distinguished career in public service which began at the New York County District Attorneys' Office, and culminated at the NYC Department of Investigation. He was appointed, during the Giuliani administration, to head the office of the NYC Fire Department Inspector General during the tenure of Commissioner Howard Safir. He retired in 1996, to form the law firm of Seelig & Ungaro where he practiced disability law for thirteen years, devoting his attention between complex disability litigation and civil service issues. Mr. Ungaro formed his current firm in 2010, which, represents three NYPD Unions. A seasoned advocate, he has successfully represented clients in well over 4000 matters, many of which concerned NYC police officers and firefighters injured in the performance of duty. He is admitted to the bars of the state, federal District and Circuit courts of this jurisdiction, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers Assoc., New York Social Security Bar Assoc., National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives, and the Fraternal Order of Police. His articles on disability issues are regularly published in Bar Association, Police and Firefighting publications.
Nicholas Cifuni entered private practice after a twenty-year career with the NYC Police Department. During his tenure, he rose to the rank of lieutenant, serving in the NYPD Detective Bureau, Organized Crime Control Bureau (Narcotics and Auto-Crime Divisions), and Legal Bureau. While serving as a Lieutenant, and elected union delegate, he was appointed to the Executive Board of the NYPD Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA), where he represented police supervisors in various civil service matters. He culminated his police career at the NYC Police Pension Fund where he was appointed to the executive position of Chief of Staff, where he was responsible for the administration of police pensions in the largest uniformed agency of the City of New York. Mr. Cifuni retired to practice law in 2003, joining Mr. Ungaro's predecessor law firm, where he was made partner. Mr. Cifuni, a founding partner of this firm, devotes his considerable qualifications toward assisting active and retired government employees with disability and other civil service issues. Mr. Cifuni is the trial counsel for the firm and regularly and successfully argues cases in the federal and state courts, including the NY State Court of Appeals.
David E. Duhan
David Duhan retired from the New York City Police Department after twenty years of service. He was admitted to the New York State bar while still a member of the NYPD, and rose to the position of Executive Officer in the NYPD's Legal Bureau, where he managed 62 uniform and civilian members, including 35 attorneys. Mr. Duhan has practiced law since his retirement, focusing on civil litigation where he has utilized the considerable skills he developed first as a police officer and later as an attorney, to serve his clients' interests. He is a member of the Queens County and New York State Bar Associations. He is admitted to the New York State Courts as well as the United States Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Michael Sheena joined us in 2005. He devotes his efforts to assisting clients with the preparation of disability claims. He is a graduate of New York Law School where he was his class BAR representative. He clerked for Judge Goodman at the NYS Supreme Court, worked as an investigator at the New York State Human Right Division, and as an analyst at a large research firm in Manhattan. Michael has also acted as a consultant to start-up businesses, and has conceived, executed and developed all aspects of new business ideas into successful retail outlets.
Raymond Radow, a former prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, began practicing law in the private sector 16 years ago. He has achieved significant success representing clients in general civil litigation matters and now focus's his attention between business and financial legal matters. As an experienced trial lawyer in both the civil and criminal courts of New York City and Long Island, Raymond Radow has participated in, negotiated and litigated a wide variety of legal matters. Ray Radow has also assisted in formulating and drafting new law as a member of a zoning commission, and has participated in local civics, which has broadened the firm’s ability to approach legal issues with “outside the box” thinking.