At Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP, our practice is focused on the rights of injured workers.

Offices in Poughkeepsie, Middletown, Newburgh, and West Nyack.

Our Attorneys and Representatives

New York Workers’ Rights Attorneys

A former New York State Workers’ Compensation Referee (Law Judge) founded our firm with the goal of providing experienced, aggressive and effective legal advocacy for our clients. For over 30 years, attorneys from our firm have protected the rights of injured workers and their families.

Our lawyers belong to the New York Bar Association, as well as the Dutchess and Orange County Bar Associations. They are also active members of the Injured Workers Bar Association, a statewide association of firms representing injured workers before the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

For more information about the professional and academic accomplishments of our New York attorneys, please read below.

Jaime A. Adames, Esq. | Edie A. Adams, Esq. | William R. Cerle, LHR. | Louis M. Dauerer, Esq. | Scott R. Goldstein, Esq. | Paul A. Lahey, Esq. | John A. Lindholm, Jr., Esq. | Eva M. Panchyshyn, Esq.

Jaime A. Adames, Esq.

I was raised in the South Bronx, New York before moving to Rockland County in 1995 and attending Suffern High School. In 2008, I earned my J.D. at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. In 2003, I earned by B.A. at University of Albany S.U.N.Y. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Rockland County Bar Association, and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.

In addition to helping injured workers, I have experience in Landlord/Tenant Law, as well as Family Law matters. I am licensed to practice law in both the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.

I am fluent in Spanish. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, movies, music, dogs, and time with my family. Sunday is my favorite date of the week.

Working with Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP since 2010, I have gained extensive knowledge about the Workers’ Compensation Law and dealing with people in high-pressure situations. It is a privilege and honor to help serve our clients at Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP.

Edie A. Adams, Esq.

I was raised outside of Cooperstown, New York and graduated from Cooperstown School District. I received a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. I graduated from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, and joined Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP in 1994. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Bar Association, and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

William R. Cerle, LHR.

I was raised in Greene County. I graduated from Coxsackie Athens Central High School. I graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Production and Mechanical Engineering. In 1969, I started working for the Special Funds Conservation Committee, and late, in 1981, I became a Hearing Representative and Supervisor for a major insurance company in their Workers’ Compensation Department. I was appointed a member of the Workers’ Compensation Board Chairman’s Practice and Procedures Committee. I became a Licensed Hearing Representative through the Workers’ Compensation Board in 1992, and started as a representative with the firm in January 1992.

I was President of a local volunteer fire company, Hose Company #3, in Coxsackie, as well as President of the Greene County Firemen’s Association. I am an ordained Minister of the Gospel and am President of a local men’s fellowship. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, golfing, and bowling, as well as spending time with my wife, 3 children, and 9 grandchildren.

Louis M. Dauerer, Esq.

I was raised in Dutchess County and currently reside in Ulster. I am a graduate of Arlington High School, and hold degrees from Dutchess Community College (AA), S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (BA), and St. John’s University School of Law (JD). I have worked for the firm since 1990 when I began interning during my first year of law school. I am a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Representatives, the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group. I serve on the Board of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial, which is a non-profit organization that raises scholarship money for children of injured workers. I am also on the Board of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance, which is a Political Action Committee dedicated to the cause of injured workers. I also sit on the Executive Board of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association as Past President (2005-2007).

Scott R. Goldstein, Esq.

I was raised in Orange County. I am a graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School and the State University of New York at Albany, with a BS in Business Administration. I graduated from New York Law School and have been admitted to practice law in the State of New York since 1995. I am a member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Rockland County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Associations of Sullivan and Orange Counties, as well as the Work Injury Law Group, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.

I am a former member of the Board of Directors of the Rockland County Community Jewish Center, and in my spare time, I enjoy tennis, golf, and basketball, as well as coaching my three children in sports such as basketball, soccer, and baseball.

Paul A. Lahey, Esq.

I graduated from Cornell University with a BS in 1992 and from Pace Law School with a JD in 1995. I have been admitted to practice law since 1996. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Bar Association, and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.

I was formerly employed with the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator from 1988-1996, with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy from 1996-1998, and joined Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, as an Associate, in 1998.

Additionally, I was an EMT from 1982-2002 and served as Fire Commissioner of the Arlington Fire District from 1991-2001.

In my spare time, I enjoy sailing, scuba diving, bicycling, and raising guide dogs for the blind.

John A. Lindholm, Jr., Esq.

I am a longtime resident of the Hudson Valley. I attended the State University of New York at Albany, graduating Magnum Cum Laude in 1979. I thereafter obtained my Juris Doctor Degree from Albany Law School in 1983. I am admitted to practice in all New York State Courts, as well as the United States Federal Courts. I have been an attorney at Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP since 1988. I handle all aspects of workers’ compensation claims, as well as frequently appearing at Social Security Disability hearings. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the Bar Associations of Dutchess and Orange Counties, as well as the National Organization of Social Security Representatives.

Eva M. Panchyshyn, Esq.

I was born and raised in Ulster County, having attending Rondout Valley High School. I always knew I wanted to attend law school. I was the recipient of the prestigious Xerox Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities to attend the University of Rochester. I graduated from the University of Rochester in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. I majored in Political Science and minored in Psychology. While in college, I interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights. I also worked for the Student Computing Services and served as webmaster for a departmental web site in 1995-1996. I graduated Albany Law School of Union University in 1999. My experiences in law school included serving as an Editor on the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology (whose web site I designed), and my Senior Note was published by the Journal in the Spring of 1999. I interned at the New York State Attorney General’s Rochester Office and also interned at the Albany Office of the New York State Legal Aide Society focusing on Social Security Disability claims. I was admitted to practice law in 2000 and have spent the majority of my career practicing Workers’ Compensation Law, and, to a lesser extent, Social Security Law. I have been with Ouimette, Goldstein & Andrews, LLP since 2001 and can honestly say I enjoy my work and my clients. Because I grew up in the Hudson Valley, I believe I understand the unique challenges and needs of my clients. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.

I am active in my local community and hold seats in several organizations. In my spare time, I enjoy ballroom dancing, reading, growing herbs, spending time with my four generation family, and playing with my three pugs.

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