Watchell & Rao


HOFFMAN, WACHTELL & RAO, LLP and its predecessor firms were founded in 1983 by attorneys well-experienced in Workers Compensation Law.  We remain focused on fighting for the rights of injured workers maintaining a high level of individual attention to our clients.

The firm's areas of expertise, together with its professional and paraprofessional personnel, enable it to serve clients with a wide breadth of quality services while maintaining a high level of responsiveness and individual attention.

Lee A. Hoffman, Jr. and Marc J. Wachtell began practicing law together in 1983. Christopher E. Rao has been associated with the firm since 1997 and became a partner in 2003. Gregory Ippolito joined the firm in 2006 after spending several years working as defense counsel for a prominent Westchester County Law Firm specializing in the area of workers compensation law. In addition to our attorneys, we have a knowledgeable and dedicated staff that is available to assist you and to address your needs.


Marc Wachtell
Christopher E. Rao


Greg Ippolitto


Lee Hoffman


Linda Lasalandra
Michelle Mattson
Donna Midea
Deborah Paulson
Loredona Gallinelli