NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 – Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP announced that Brian W. McElhenny and Michael F. Harris have joined the law firm as equity partners. Mr. McElhenny will head the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Garden City, Long Island office. Mr. Harris adds his substantial litigation experience to the firm’s general and commercial defense practice. He is based in the firm’s White Plains office.

With over 100 appeals under his belt, Mr. McElhenny brings vast experience to the Appellate Practice Group. His practice centers on complex personal injury defense and insurance coverage disputes with special focus on municipal, transportation and product liability. With respect to joining the firm, Mr. McElhenny stated, “I am excited to offer clients a platform committed to cost certainty and expense reduction.” Dennis Brady, one of the firm’s founders added, “With over 90 cases to jury verdict, Brian knows the court system inside and out. Our clients will truly benefit from Brian’s deep experience.” At his prior firm, Mr. McElhenny ran the entire calendar for multiple offices covering all five boroughs of New York City, that is, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Richmond and Queens, as well as Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Mr. Harris has over two decades of experience representing clients in general and commercial litigation. His broad experience coupled with his years spent as a leading in-house attorney at two major insurance carriers give him a unique perspective and extraordinary ability to provide counsel and defense for high-exposure claims. Mr. Harris stated, “joining this firm was an easy decision. Once I understood the philosophy, I knew it was the vision clients seek.” Bill Kelly, another firm founder, added, “Mike was an administrative leader for his prior firm’s White Plains office. He directed staffing of matters, workflow, and dealt heavily with client relations. We anticipate that he will be an integral leader in these areas of our firm.”

About Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP

Headquartered in New York, New York, Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP is a law firm dedicated to providing its clients with exceptional legal services combined with unparalleled value and efficiency. Our lawyers operate out of offices covering New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and London, England, providing a full range of legal services and advocacy to clients locally, nationally and internationally. Firm practice groups include Appellate Advocacy; Commercial and Corporate; Construction; Cyber, Technology and Social Media; Employment and Labor; General Litigation; Insurance Solutions; Municipal and Government; Product Liability, Fire and Life Sciences; Professional Liability; Toxic Tort and Environmental; Transportation; and Workers’ Compensation.

We cultivate a working environment that provides a warmhearted and sustainable approach to earning a living and living in our world — for ourselves and for our clients. Further, we are committed to reducing our costs, and our footprint on the planet, by integrating virtually and avoiding the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm. Our team comes from diverse socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds. We believe diversity is required to bring a variety of perspectives and approaches to our clients’ needs. Although we have the sophisticated clients and robust resources typical of a large law firm, we strive to maintain a relaxed, informal atmosphere that fosters professional development, personal satisfaction and growth.

Our team of lawyers is comprised of industry leaders, seasoned trial attorneys and nationally recognized experts in their individual practice areas. We invite you to visit for more information.