Portrait of Senior Associate Clare McKenna, Esq.

Clare McKenna

Senior Associate
Medical Malpractice Defense Department


J.D., Pace University School of Law, 1997

Paralegal Certificate, Iona College, 1991

B.A., State University of New York at Cortland, 1989

Clare McKenna is an associate in the firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense Department. Her practice includes all aspects of medical malpractice matters and dental sub-specialties, where she reports directly to partners with broad ranged responsibilities that encompass the timely and complex preparation of cases from inception through trial phase.  Ms. McKenna enjoys heavy client contact where she prepares clients for and conducting depositions and meeting with expert witnesses and engages in extensive document review and complex analysis in preparation for trial.  Further, she conducts extensive legal and medical research to prepare for litigation and to help determine the monetary value of medical malpractice cases.

Prior to Dorf & Nelson, she worked at the law firms of David M. Gladstone, PLLC, David A. Nigrelli, PLLC, and Bartlett, McDonough, Bastone & Monaghan, LLP. Clare is a New York State commissioned notary public and is a former paralegal in the area of medical malpractice defense law.