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McDonnell & Adels, PC was founded in 1995 by Patrick J. McDonnell and Elizabeth Adels, Esqs.  The Firm later added two additional members, Evan W. Klestzick, Esq. and Edward M. Ryan, Esq., re-forming into McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC.  

 

In 2021, Stuart M. Flamen, Esq., and Michael D. Hanratty, Esq. joined Evan W. Klestzick, Esq. and Edward M. Ryan, Esq. as members of McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC. Currently, the Firm has more than fifteen attorneys, most of whom have been with the Firm for more than ten years.

Senior Counsel

Elizabeth Adels

Elizabeth Adels

Senior Counsel

Elizabeth Adels founded McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC. with Patrick McDonnell in 1995.

Patrick J. McDonnell

Patrick J. McDonnell

Senior Counsel

Patrick J. McDonnell has represented insurers throughout his career.

Senior Partners

Junior Partners

Junior Partners

Julie A. Linwood

Junior Partner

Ms. Linwood has been with McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC since 1999 and has been a junior partner with the firm since 2004.

Junior Partners

Joseph Schwarzenberg

Junior Partner

Mr. Schwarzenberg has been with McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, P.L.L.C. since 2000 and has been a junior partner with the firm since 2008.

Associates

Associates

Joseph Clark

Associate

Mr. Clark joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, in 1999, handling all aspects of litigation.

Associates

Pamela Gould Kipnis

Associate

Ms. Kipnis joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, in 1996, handling insurance defense and coverage, insurance fraud, personal injury, no-fault, and premises liability litigation.

Associates

Christopher Stevens

Associate

Mr. Stevens joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, in 2015, handling insurance fraud cases, including reimbursement and declaratory judgment actions.

Associates

Michael Giordano

Associate

Mr. Giordano joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, in 2007, handling corporate and commercial litigation matters.

Associates

Joann Lanza

Associate

Ms. Lanza has been an associate at McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC, since 1999and handles No-Fault insurance matters from inception through trial.

Associates

Ira Thomas

Associate

Mr. Thomas joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC as an associate in 2021.

Associates

Jannine Gordineer

Associate

Mrs. Gordineer joined McDonnell Adels and Klestzick, PLLC, in 2009 handling appeals for some of the largest insurance carriers in the nation.

Associates

Courtney Napoli

Associate

Ms. Napoli has been with the Firm since 2014 focusing on matters of insurance defense litigation.

Consultant to the Firm

Consultant

Tiara B. Shoter

Consultant to the Firm

Tiara B. Shoter joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick in 2022 as “Consultant to the Firm” to assist the Firm in handling long-term care defense cases in Florida and Kentucky.