McCabe Coleman News: 2021

January 11, 2021: McCabe Coleman is proud to announce that Dean McGee has joined the Firm as a partner and head of our civil litigation department.

After graduating first in his class at St. John’s University School of Law, Dean joined the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he litigated cases in state and federal court on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, entertainment and hospitality industries. During that time, Dean took a year off from private practice to serve as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Most recently, after returning home to Ulster County, Dean represented leaders of the Ulster County Government in connection with litigation, contract negotiation, legislation, real estate transactions, public health law, and municipal law. Dean’s breadth of experience across practice areas in both public service and private practice will further expand the Firm’s capacity to meet the needs of our municipal, business and individual clients throughout the Hudson Valley.

Dean’s full bio is available on our here.

January 28, 2021: DISMISSED….AGAIN! Partner Steve Patterson is on a roll, having just gotten his second consecutive DWI Refusal proceeding Dismissed on procedural grounds. That’s two in a row for Steve and three in a row for the criminal department at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson. If you’re in trouble, call MCVP!

April 16, 2021: Partner, John Ventosa, just recovered $300,000 for a Hudson Valley resident who slipped and fell on ice and suffered a broken ankle. If you or someone you know has been hurt, call McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, PLLC!


This month our attorneys successfully recovered $14,000.00 in cash that had been wrongfully seized from our client through the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s civil asset forfeiture program. Often referred to as “policing for profit”, civil asset forfeiture enables government agencies to seize property from individuals who have never been convicted of (or even charged with) a crime. You can read more about civil asset forfeiture here.

If you or someone you know needs a consultation with a criminal law attorney, please call 845-209-1355.


On May 3, 2021, Judge Maria Rosa of the Dutchess County Supreme Court granted a motion to dismiss filed by MCVP on behalf of our client, a landowner in the Town of LaGrange. The plaintiff in the action was Blue Sky Towers II LLC, which sought to secure our client’s property for the construction of a Verizon Wireless cellular tower despite the expiration of the parties’ agreement. In granting the motion to dismiss, the Court found that our client “acted within his legal rights not to extend the [contract].”

The motion was authored by Dean McGee, head of the Firm’s civil litigation department, and counsel David Steinberg.

June 3, 2021: Proud sponsors of Fatima Kline! Congrats on the win and looking forward to all the big things yet to come!!

June 14, 2021: McCabe Coleman is proud to announce that Jennifer Clark has joined the firm as a Senior Associate, bringing more than ten years of experience in litigation and municipal law. She joins McCabe Coleman from the Ulster County Attorney’s Office, where she maintained an undefeated record in court. Jennifer’s full bio here.

June 30, 2021: It is with great pride that McCabe Coleman announces that N. Gershon Abramoff has joined our firm as a member of counsel, where he practices in the personal injury and medical malpractice departments. Prior to joining the firm in May 2021, Mr. Abramoff was an associate trial attorney at the law offices of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP and Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP in New York City. 

June 30, 2021: McCabe Coleman in the news! Watch our very own Gershon Abramoff discuss our client's case with PIX11 news!

December 14, 2021: Partner Steven Patterson makes local news after getting his client a not guilty verdict on three counts of sexual misconduct. To learn more about the case, click here.

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