Byrne P. Byrne

Richard P. Byrne

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Mr. Byrne’s practice concentrates in the areas of insurance law and construction law.

His experience includes the representation of insurance carriers and reinsurers, together with a national contractor, on a broad range of complex matters.

Mr. Byrne is also regularly requested to act as a Mediator on a wide array of issues and has been handling Alternative Dispute Resolutions for over 20 years. In 2013, Mr. Byrne was selected by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the former Administrator of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to assist in the mediation and resolution of Hurricane Sandy claims. In 2014, Mr. Byrne was selected to join the Mediation and Arbitration Panel of National Arbitration and Mediation (“NAM”), one of the country’s most highly-regarded providers of ADR services. He is also a Special Editorial Board Member on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Journal of American Law and, in addition to his work through NAM, is a member of the Mediation panels for both the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. In 2014, Mr. Byrne was also asked to join a sub-panel of Mediators to assist the Eastern District in addressing the backlog of over 900 Hurricane Sandy-related lawsuits pending before the Court.

Since 2002, Mr. Byrne has served as Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. He has been awarded an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based upon its peer review process. Mr. Byrne has also been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer by his peers.

Mr. Byrne received his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School in 1982, where he was a member and editor of the Law Review.

Mr. Byrne is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. As Mr. Byrne’s practice is national (and, as required, international) in scope, he additionally secures admission pro hac vice in individual matters, as needed, working with selected local counsel.

Practice Areas


  • New York Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York

L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita, & Contini, L.L.P.

Garden City, New York
v: 516.294.8844
f: 516.294.8202

East Hanover, New Jersey
v: 973.422.0422
f: 973.422.0420