Recent Client Letter
Dear Len, It is with much gratitude that we send this letter of thanks. The Plaintiff in this case fell while performing tree work at our property and unfortunately became a permanent quadriplegic. Our previous defense attorney hired by our insurance company specialized in defending homeowners and insurance companies against accident liability claims and lawsuits. After we provided her all the facts and circumstances related to the case, her response was to concede and settle the case. She not only recommended that both our insurance companies pay the full extent of our policies coverage but also stated we should expect the lawsuit to breach the limits of our insurance coverage and extend into losing our personal assets. After continued negative outcomes being presented to us by our prior attorney, we had enough. We had previously researched defense attorneys and were aware of your excellent reputation and stated same to our insurance carrier. They then offered to hire you as our replacement defense attorney. Upon accepting the case you immediately called to introduce yourself and drove to our home to meet us in person. You spent hours with us, going over the details and circumstances of the case, analyzing the accident site, measuring distances, examining the grounds, bushes, and related equipment. You took extensive notes and became thoroughly informed with all aspects of the case. Your confidence and professional assurance immediately put us at ease and changed our perspective toward the lawsuit. After subsequently exchanging discovery with the plaintiff’s attorney, you finally had the opportunity to question the Plaintiff at the first EBT. Your methodical and creative questioning led to discovery of previously undisclosed pertinent facts and plaintiffs extensive experience, which was extremely detrimental to their case. The Plaintiff’s attorney was so frustrated by your successful questioning that he caused a disruption that created the need for the deposition to be adjourned. I suspect he intentionally wanted to stop your very successful line of questioning of the plaintiff. At the onset on the next scheduled EBT, the once obnoxious and confident plaintiff attorney, sheepishly requested to settle the case, hoping that the previous offer from our prior attorney and the Insurance Company was still available. It was glaringly evident the plaintiff’s attorney did not want to battle with you in court as he feared his client may end up with nothing. Your extensive knowledge of the law and intuitive line of questioning won the day and the case. We would like to express our sincere thanks for your courtesy, professionalism, and friendship. We will be forever grateful for your help.
Letter from happy client
457 Brook Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729
July 13, 2018
859 Connetquot Avenue
lslip Terrace, NY 11572
Hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer! I need to ask for your help.
During the past 20 years of being insured by Farm Family Insurance Co.,
and its affiliates, we have been involved in a few "incidents"
requiring legal representation.
We were recently represented by Richard J. Calabrese of Cascone & Kluepfel
LLP, 1399 Franklin Avenue, Suite 302, Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 747-1990.
Of all the law firms who have represented us, Mr. Calabrese and his staff
are by far the best legal team we have worked with. They are professional,
knowledgeable and always a pleasure to speak with. They schedule appointments
and keep them. What was most important to me was that our case was never
reassigned to another attorney. Mr. Calabrese handled our case from the
first day until the last when he WON the case.
I would like to recommend them to Farm Family Insurance Co. and your affiliates
for legal representation. Even for you personally. If you need an attorney, CALL HIM!
I'm not sure which department to send this letter to. That's why
I need your help. Would you please forward this letter to the proper department,
or provide me with the information, so l can send it personally? Thank you!
The Difference is Striking!
Len, we [insurance carrier] had three defendants in this case. You had one, [defense firm B] had another and [defense firm C] had others. I’m trying to think of the case as an example of essentially the same case being resolved for much different cost. I just came across another case that your firm and [defense firm B] both have and the costs are vastly different. …It’s to your credit by the way. I’m trying to show how the same case can be handled more efficiently. I’m looking at the cases now and the difference is striking. …It’s hard to compare because cases are not “apples to apples” but once in a while there are companion matters that I can compare firms head to head. Very enlightening! Efficiency will be rewarded with more cases, I promise. (From Client/Claims Manager to Mr. Cascone)
Congratulations on your ten year milestone….Thanks for the years of great service, professionalism, and knowing that you have my back and best interests at heart. Much appreciated. Wishing you continued success!
Nice job from you-I took some convincing [to perfect the appeal]….Thanks for your expert guidance and skill in this matter – we sure are stronger with you on our panel.
Phenomenal trial result!
Phenomenal trial result given we are in Bronx County. It’s good to see us trying more cases especially cases in these unfavorable venues!
That is exactly what we needed. Thanks.
Nice result. We had pretty much given up on that case, but you managed to salvage something for us. You advocate aggressively for our position even after our defenses seemed to be largely falling apart. That is exactly what we needed. Thanks.
Your office does a great job on reporting on my cases.
Your office does a great job on reporting on my cases. The reports are timely, well-written and concise. The caption ‘Impact on Liability’ is extremely helpful as it assists me in determining whether I need to address any reserve changes. Keep up the good work. It makes my job easier, and I appreciate their efforts
I just wanted to compliment your office on their timely reporting. As you know the majority of our files get audited. If the Lit Plan of reports are late it affects our grades on these reviews.
Hands down, there is no better support team in New York City!
I understand that the firm of Cascone & Kluepfel is being considered for addition to [your] trial division. I urge you to make this happen! …They are results driven and are candid enough to tell us early on in a case to resolve it if that’s the right thing to do. They have such a sterling reputation in the northeast that they have assumed all of my cases that involve litigation disputes over coverage….I can tell you emphatically that Cascone & Kluepfel is getting the cases resolved quicker and cheaper than we were getting with …, etc….They have tried my most difficult cases and have been successful….My last bit of praise for this firm is the support staff. They bend over backwards to get an answer when I call. They do not allow messages and phone tag. When I call, I get the answer I need to keep the cases moving along. Hands down, there is no better support team in New York City!
Mr. Cascone rates up there with the best!
I have to commend your counsel on this case. He didn’t just do a good job he did a great job. I firmly believe that if it were not for Mr. Cascone’s unwavering conviction on the value of this case, plaintiff would have held out for at least 1.5m. Mr. Cascone’s arguments on liability and damages gave plaintiff more than just food for thought. If you had less competent counsel, I wouldn’t be surprised if plaintiff decides to take his chances with a jury. I don’t think plaintiff’s counsel wanted to face Mr. Cascone in the courtroom, which is why the case settled for a reasonable number. Not only did Mr. Cascone save 300k off your policy, but he protected your insured/his client from a likely judgment hanging over his business. I’ve gone to more than my share of mediations over the years and I have to say, Mr. Cascone rates up there w/the best!