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Larry J. McCord

Founder & Managing Partner

Larry McCord & Associates LLC was established by Larry J. McCord in Valley Stream, New York. Attorney McCord graduated from Touro Law School, and he formerly had the honor of being president of the Board of Education. He is highly respected among his peers for his great accomplishments, and he is well-known in the State of New York for his vast experience in handling all aspects of divorce law proceedings. Throughout his years of experience, he has been Chief of Staff for numerous Suffolk County departments, where he was entrusted to oversee $100 million dollar departmental budget.

Background, Concentrations, and Experience

Attorney McCord has an extensive amount of experience in juvenile delinquency, divorce, education law, and family law matters. He has a deep rooted background in education law, where he has dealt with cases involving student rights, special education, suspension hearings, and other educational matters. At the present time, his main concentration is on divorce and family law cases. He is highly familiarized in dealing with legalities surrounding divorce, property divisions, child and spousal support, custody, parenting time, guardianships, orders of protection, and neglect petitions. Larry J. McCord has a lot of compassion for his clients, and he gives each and every case the personalized attention that it deserves. Mr. McCord is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He fought to protect your freedom and rights as a citizen, so let him fight for your legal rights to achieve success with your case. Larry McCord and Associates is a high powered family law firm that serves residents of Hempstead, West Hempstead, Uniondale, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.

Educational Background

• J.D. from School of Law at Touro College
• M.S. from Audrey Cohen College
• B.B.A from Hofstra University

Court Admissions

• Admitted by the Bar of the State of New York
• Admitted to Federal Eastern District of New York

Mary Elizabeth Abbate

Mary Elizabeth Abbate


Mary Elizabeth Abbate is one of our prestigious lawyers at Larry McCord & Associates. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of New York since 1974. Attorney Abbate has an extensive amount of experience in handling all types of legal matters and cases that concern juveniles. During her time in working at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx, she was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Juvenile Defense Bureau. She also served as Assistant D.A. during her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx with the Homicide Bureau, the Narcotics Bureau, and the Criminal Court Bureau.

Experience and Achievements

When she was Deputy Chief, she was assigned to handle the trials of all homicide cases that involved juveniles. Her most notable case during this time period was when she handled the first case in the State of New York where a juvenile was tried as an adult. Mary Elizabeth Abbate has a phenomenal reputation in the State of New York for her superb trial court experience. Her abilities are so incredible, that she has even earned an elite AV rating from Martindale Hubble. When Mary meets with her clients, she is extremely detail oriented, and she spends time with each client to give them the personalized legal representation that they deserve.

Educational Background

• Cum Laude, B.A., Adelphi University

• J.D. Fordham University

Court Admission

• Admitted by the Bar Association of the State of New York

Experienced Valley Stream Lawyers

Whether you need a New York divorce lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, a school suspension lawyer, a child criminal lawyer, or a compassionate child custody attorney, the attorneys at Larry McCord and Associates are on your side. We understand just how frustrating the legal process can be, and we will lend our expertise and knowledge to guide you throughout the entire process. Having a lawyer is vital if you want the best chance of success at winning your case. If you try to represent yourself without any assistance, then you could run into costly mistakes that could be avoided with competent legal counsel on your side.

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