Ms. Fichera’s practice has focused primarily on representing injured clients and their families. She is proud to be one of the few female trial lawyers in the Hudson Valley who has obtained numerous million dollar awards for her injured clients. Ms. Fichera feels thorough preparation, attention to detail and compassion for her clients have led to her successful results. Many of her current clients have been referred to her by other lawyers or former clients.
Born: August 21, 1960, Conneaut, Ohio; married, two daughters.
Cornwall, New York.
Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, Juris Doctorate June 1985;
Honors and Awards: Cum Laude, Pace Law Review; co-author of New York v. Quarles;
Safety First; Benton National Moot Court Competition; Alumni Academic Scholarship Award; American Jurisprudence Book Award.
Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, Bachelor of Science, May 1981;
Honors and Awards: Magna cum laude; Dual major in Marketing and Public Administration; Highest grade point in graduating class in both majors; Editor ONU Literary Magazine; College of Business Academic Scholarship; Gertrude Andrews Academic Scholarship; Elected representative to Dean’s Advisory Council; Debate team.
New York State Bar – February 26, 1986
United States District Court – Southern and Eastern Districts – June 10, 1986
January, 1993 to Present: Spiegel, Brown & Fichera, LLP, partner – Represents plaintiffs and defendants in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases; Ms Fichera focuses her practice on labor law and product liability cases as well as negligence cases involving serious injury or wrongful death
January 1985 to December 31, 1992: Spiegel, Pergament & Brown – Associate – Responsible for all phases of trial practice and litigation including pleadings, motions, depositions, trials, Appellate briefs and arguments, including a case heard by Court of Appeals which changed the law in the area of swimming pool and diving cases.
1993 – Instructor, Marist College Paralegal Weekend Program.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyer of America, New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and National Head Injury Foundation.
Hudson Valley Magazine Top Attorneys in Upstate New York , 2011
Selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement