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Shelly Werbel
of White Werbel & Fino, LLP

Shelly Werbel, along with her partner Paul Fino, have founded the law firm of White Werbel & Fino, LLP, as a successor firm to White Fleischner & Fino, LLP, where she was “of counsel” from 2013 to January 2018. Prior to joining them, Shelly was a partner and senior managing attorney of her own firm, Werbel, Werbel & Verchick, LLP which was based in Brooklyn. Shelly has almost 30 years of litigation experience and a number of those years were spent as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney before she went to the defense side. Having practiced on both sides, so she brings with her a unique perspective that often allows her to anticipate an opposing counsel’s arguments or strategy. She has exclusively handled personal injury and medical malpractice actions that have run the gamut from motor vehicle accidents to assorted premises liability actions, nursing home negligence and bed sore cases, workplace injuries, construction site accidents, labor law cases and cases that involved municipal liability and wrongful death actions. Shelly oversees the office’s caseload, while still a frequent well-known presence in the NYC metropolitan area’s courthouses. Additionally she handles many of the firm’s mediations and arbitrations.

Shelly was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and has lived her adult life in Manhattan. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in fashion Design. Thereafter she designed sweaters for 14 years before going to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she received her J.D. Following law school she immediately joined her father’s store front plaintiff’s practice in Canarsie. Shelly is on the Board of Governors of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance, having served as their Board Chairman, President, Vice-President and Treasurer. NYCTLA is a unique bar association that is comprised of both plaintiff and defense counsel, whose goal is foster positive and productive working relationships between the bars and the judiciary for the advancement of our clients and the legal profession. She has also served as an Arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, Small Claims Division for many years. In addition, she had been on the Editorial Board and has been a contributor to "The Brooklyn Barrister" and is now proud to say a member of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.



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