Grisel Garcia joined the Odierno Law Firm in April 2017 as a medical records clerk and translator. She is fully bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. In her spare time, Grisel likes to explore nature, travel, and spend time with her friends and family.
Dana Aviles, is a paralegal with the Odierno Law Firm, P.C. She joined the firm in February 2007 as a legal assistant in the no-fault department. Shortly following graduation, in 2010, she decided to further her education and earned her Paralegal Certificate. Subsequently Dana has assisted in litigating and arbitrating thousands of cases.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading paranormal romance fiction with optimistic endings and walking in the great outdoors.
Kelly Linden-Settlement Clerk/Legal Assistant
Kelly was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She has over 24 years of No-Fault Insurance experience. She began as an Administrative Assistant to the VP of Claims then was promoted to a No-Fault Claims Handler, Commercial Claims Handler and an Arbitration/Litigation Claims Handler. She then advanced to become a No-Fault Supervisor. Kelly has conducted various training sessions with all handlers on Workers Compensation Fee Schedule and No-Fault Regulations.
Kelly was hired at The Odierno Law Firm on October 19, 2020, as a Settlement Clerk/Legal Assistant. She handles all settlements regarding No Fault Arbitrations and Litigation. She works closely with the attorneys to ensure our clients receive maximum recovery for their claims.
When Kelly is not working, she spends time with her husband and her 20-year-old daughter. She also spends time with her friends. She loves music, traveling and reading.
Stacy Callan is originally from Levittown NY where she attended Nassau Community College. She was hired on to the Odierno team as a part time law clerk in November of 2006, and has since transitioned into a Legal Assistant position on our no fault department. She administers to Judgments, Property Executions, Arbitration and Worker’s Compensation matters. She also corresponds with claim representatives and resolves any issues they may have. Her goal along with the entire Odierno team is to ensure that our clients know they are always the top priority.
When Stacy is not working, she can typically be found on a field watching her kids playing a variety of sports. She enjoys modular shooting ranges, dining with friends, listening to music and watching Hallmark movies.
Angela Merritt is a legal administrator who started in our no-fault department in 2020. She now works in the bodily injury department processing and administering to clients and their cases from inception to completion. She brings passion and understanding to her work and is truly dedicated to her law career.
In her free time she enjoys binge watching true crime shows, tattoo art, supernatural mashup movies, reading gothic fiction and playing with her rescued fur babies Ivy and Dexter.
Danielle Corwin is originally from Huntington, New York. She graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. Danielle became a part of the Odierno firm in 2018 where she was hired as a no-fault legal assistant. During her career she has also worked with the bodily injury department.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and working with NASCAR during the Spring/Summer weekends.
Kristin Larice is a paralegal and notary public and started working at the Odierno Law Firm in 2018. She earned her Associate Degree and Paralegal Certificate from Katharine Gibbs School in 2003. Kristin works in the bodily injury department processing and administering to cases and clients from inception to completion. Clients and co-workers appreciate her calm and professional demeanor.
In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
Cheryl Castellano is the no fault client coordinator at The Odierno Law Firm. Cheryl has worked in the no fault department since 2008 and is responsible for securing, triaging and processing our client’s unpaid claims. She is an extremely positive and energetic person who goes above and beyond always with a smile on her face. She is happily married and a mother of 7 wonderful children.
During her free time she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, reading, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with her family.
Thomas Green attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the legal field working for some of the most reputable insurance firms on Long Island. Thomas joined the personal injury department The Odierno Firm in October of 2020, with a well earned reputation for a commitment to excellence and attention to detail. Thomas works with a client first attitude to ensure their needs and concerns are fulfilled.
Thomas studied Psychology at Albright College and in his spare time he enjoys reading, sports (Washington Commanders) and spending time with friends and family.
Marissa Anderson is a Paralegal who joined the personal injury department of The Odierno Law Firm in 2020. She began working in the Personal Injury field after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Hofstra University in 2013. Marissa also is well versed and experienced in Real Estate and Surrogate’s Court matters.
In her spare time, Marissa enjoys doing yoga, reading Alaskan history and laughing.
Erin Donovan graduated from Farmingdale State College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports management. While attending FSC Erin was on the Track and Field team. In 2017 Erin joined the Odierno Law Firm in the no fault department as a legal assistant working closely with the attorneys while preparing and vetting litigation and arbitration matters.
In her spare time Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fastpacking hikes with her dogs, coaching track and halfpipe snowboarding.
Amanda McConney joined O2 in March 2014 as a Legal Assistant in the no fault department and earned her Paralegal Certificate from Hofstra University Paralegal Program in May 2018.. Amanda has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Minor in Psychology from Dowling College. Amanda has a knowledge of American Sign Language and in her free time enjoys being a homebody but on occasions loves road trips and traveling the free world.
Jessica Apfelbaum joined The Odierno Law Firm in 2017 as a paralegal with over 13 years of experience in the legal field. She specializes in discovery and trial preparation for the firm’s bodily injury department. Jessica received her Paralegal certification along with her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College in 2009. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Farmingdale State College.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, spending time, with her family and drinking IPA’s.
Kerri Burch joined The Odierno Law Firm in 2022 and has 15 years experience as a legal secretary with extensive knowledge of residential real estate matters. At O2 she is responsible for the administration of all Real Estate and Wills, Trusts and Estate matters.
In her free time she enjoys yoga, biking to the beach, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Joslyn McArthur has worked as a legal assistant on the no Fault Department since 2017. She lives in Suffolk County, NY and enjoys baking gluten free goodies on her free time which she submits to various King Arthur Bake-Off Contests.
Alfie Gonzales joined the bodily injury department in 2021. Her responsibilities include that of calendar clerk and accounting administrator. Alfie has worked in the legal field for over 20 years in various positions.
Alfie enjoys movies, criminal and law themed T.V. shows and spending time with her family and friends.
Valerie Bellantoni was born and raised in Woodhaven, Queens. She attended St. Francis Prep Highschool and then went on to graduate from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in paralegal studies. She has worked for over 30 years as a Paralegal concentrating in Personal Injury matters and joined the Odierno Law Firm in 2022.
Her hobbies include spending time with family, cooking, listening to 70s music, bicycle riding, walking with her dog and metal detecting on the beach.
Julie Genero Joined the Odierno Law Firm as a personal injury paralegal in June of 2022. She attended St. John’s University and has been a legal assistant since 1993. She has experience in both bodily injury and no-fault litigation. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, playing word games, boating and spending time with friends and family.
Breanna James Joined the Odierno Law Firm’s No-Fault Department in July of 2022. She is a Cybersecurity major and mother to a delightful son. She loves spending time with her son, watching horror movies, visiting museums and zoos, spending time outdoors and attending outdoor festivals.
Ada Rovelo Joined the Odierno Law Firm in July of 2022 as our front desk receptionist. She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Ada has been working as a paralegal for over seventeen years on Long Island while mainly focusing on fulfilling the legal needs of the Spanish community. In her free time, she loves to take walks, travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Vanessa Lopez Joined the Odierno Law Firm in August 2022 as an immigration paralegal. Vanessa is fully bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English. She worked for the past five years in a New York City law firm as an immigration paralegal. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and travelling. She loves to spend time with her family and her dogs.
Hema Panday Joined the Odierno Law Firm in July 2022 as a Lost Wages/Property Damages specialist. She earned an Associate Degree in business management in 2010 and has been working in the personal injury field for 12 years in various capacities. Hema earned her Paralegal certification in 2018 from Queens College and became a licensed notary in 2022. Hema is the mother of two wonderful boys, enjoys reading self-development books, collecting 17th and 18th century orthopedic boots, exercising, meditating, and spending quality time with family.
Maxi is a three year old Am Staff/Retriever mix who was adopted from North Shore Animal League. She is a friendly and considerate office mate with a calm and poised demeanor. In her spare time Maxi likes to recline on various pieces of furniture and chase geese in the office park.