Irish Legal 100


ROSALEEN T. McCrory is a senior partner and Executive Committee member of the New York law firm Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP. She runs the firm’s Long Island office in East Meadow. McCrory has practiced in the courts throughout the metro area for over 34 years, developing broad expertise in her specialty of health care and hospital litigation.

McCrory’s focus has been in trial practice in the defense of professionals and hospitals against medical, psychiatric, dental and podiatric malpractice actions. She has extensive experience representing nursing homes, adult care facilities, assisted living residences and long-term care facilities. As a key member of the firm’s Nursing Home practice group, she is exceptionally skilled in nursing home and aging services defense.

She has also represented physicians in disciplinary matters before the New York State Department of Health and its Offices of Professional Medical Conduct. Other experience includes complex mass tort litigation involving asbestos litigation, Hepatitis C/HIV exposure, and fraud and false advertising claims.

In the landmark New York Supreme Court trial of Libby Zion v. New York Hospital, McCrory was part of the in-court trial team that successfully defended the academic medical center and its residents wrongfully accused of punitive damages amid allegations of patient neglect, ignoring staff minimum sleep protocols and medical education defects.

McCrory is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and maintains an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has published articles in MD News and co-authored a chapter on nursing home law in the 5th edition of the Legal Manual for New York Physicians. She frequently speaks at hospital Grand Rounds to physicians, risk managers and hospital administrators, and regularly lectures to attorneys and clients in the firm’s CLE seminars.

McCrory holds bachelor of arts and juris doctor degrees from Villanova University School of Law.

Married with three sons, her paternal grandparents were from counties Tyrone and Fermanagh. Her maternal grandparents were from counties Armagh and Monaghan. She is a past member of the American Irish Band in Rockaway Beach. On holidays, McCrory joins her family in sessions singing traditional Irish music and playing the tin whistle.





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