LSHV gets longtime Rocklander as new board member

A partner in a White Plains law firm who lived in Rockland County for nearly 40 years is the newest member of the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s board of directors.

Phillip C. Landrigan, (left) of McCarthy Fingar has worked as a pro bono attorney with LSHV, which represents low-income clients in civil cases such as mortgage foreclosures, evictions, domestic violence, healthcare, disability and public benefits.

In a statement, Landrigan said he has been impressed by the quality and specialized skills of LSHV staff and attorneys.

“As a trial lawyer for over 25 years, I have seen the injustices of a system in which outcomes are often the result of the parties’ ability to pay,” he said. “I look forward to working with the Board to increase the public’s awareness of the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s mission and to assure its dedicated staff has the resources to make the ideal of ‘justice for all’ a reality.”

Landrigan was born in Morristown, N.J., and lived in Rockland County before moving to Warwick, in Orange County, with his wife, Suzanne, and their five children. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from NYU’s College of Business and Public Administration, now the Stern School of Business, and a law degree from the University of Southern California. He joined McCarthy Fingar in 2006 and concentrates on business dispute resolution and litigation.

He is a past President of Big Brothers/Big Sister of Rockland and a current member of the President’s Council of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.