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Welcome to Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP

For over thirty five years, the experienced attorneys at Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP have been providing quality legal representation to insurance companies, individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout the state of New York. With more than seventeen skilled attorneys and a diligent support staff, the firm has the ability to handle even the most complex litigation and appeals while also providing an unmatched level of experience and customer service.

In the interest of the firm's clients, the experienced attorneys at Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP, work hard to ensure an efficient, pro-active approach to case management, allowing the clients to save both time and money. Similarly, due to the extensive trial and appellate experience held by the firm's attorneys, Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP, has the ability to quickly analyze the key issues of liability and exposure that are central to resolving disputes with competence and diligence.

An area of concentration for the firm is its litigation defense of municipalities and school districts. The firms represents many Towns, Villages and School Districts in Suffolk County. These cases involve almost every conceivable claim from school bus accidents, playground and park accidents, flawed highway design cases to defamation, negligent hiring and negligent supervision claims. The firm has successfully defended these lawsuits in New York Supreme Courts and has attorneys with a vast array of knowledge and experience handling these claims.

As one of New York’s most respected firms, Devitt Spellman Barrett represents insurers and their insureds in actions involving construction and New York State labor law claims, negligence including automobile liability, premises liability, product liability, liquor liability, municipal liability for roadway design and maintenance, sidewalk liability as well as contract and insurance coverage issues. We have the depth and resources to staff complex matters.

The firm is also unique in its experience in handling Section 1983 Municipal Civil Rights actions involving claims of Employment Discrimination (State and Federal Law), Land Use, First Amendment Speech and Religion, Education, and Police actions. The firm provides comprehensive counsel to its clients in order to provide case management and litigation strategies to guide our clients successfully through the complexities that so often accompany municipal liability claims. The firm has a proven track record that includes the successful defense of cases tried in Federal and New York State Courts, as well as administrative tribunals such as the New York State Division of Human Rights and EEOC. Additionally, the firm’s lawyers have orchestrated the successful resolution through mediation and arbitration of significant class action Discriminatory Housing cases culminating in the preparation of complex consent decrees and settlement agreements.

At Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP our mission is simple: we are dedicated to excellence and continued professional growth to enable us to provide the highest quality legal representation and efficient service to our clients in accordance with the highest standards of the legal profession. Consequently, our reputation for integrity and professional distinction forms the bedrock of our success.

The law firm of Devitt Spellman Barrett, LLP, represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Municipal law and litigation

  • Insurance defense and coverage

  • Civil Litigation

  • Business and commercial litigation

  • Appeals

The firm's prestigious staff practices in all New York state and federal courts, including Long Island, upstate New York, and the five boroughs of New York City.

Main Office: 50 Route 111, Suite 314, Smithtown, NY 11787 | Phone: (631) 724-8833 | Email:
Upstate Office: 90 STATE STREET, SUITE 700, ALBANY, NEW YORK 12207 | Phone: (866) 851-1123

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We represent clients throughout the New York City metro area, including Long Island (Suffolk County and Nassau County), Westchester County,
Rockland County and the Five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island) and Smithtown.
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