Mark P. Cambareri, Esq.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Oswego where I was honored to be on the President’s List. I then attended the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, where I received my Juris Doctorate.
- New York, 1997
Past Employment Positions
- Murphy & Lambiase, Associate, 2002 – 2003
- Appelbaum, Bauman & Appelbaum, Associate, 1999 – 2002
- Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
- SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York
- Honors: President’s List
- Major: Political Science
I had started a petition in elementary school to allow more time to talk during lunch. We were denied. However, after I graduated to middle school the following year, I was informed that the elementary school had changed its policy. Words and rules are the stock in trade for lawyers. I believed the best way in which I could change things for the better was to become an attorney.
I love making a difference in peoples’ lives. Drafting motions and appeals preserve for trial the claims of injured people when their cases are at their most vulnerable. At Sobo & Sobo, the professionals and their staff are kind, compassionate, dedicated and energetic. In addition, the office contains state of the art computer hardware and software.
A private motorcycle driving school required students to sign Releases and my client sustained injuries when the instructor blocked her path. The school made a motion to dismiss all claims based upon my client’s signed Release. The case law on signed Releases supported the school. However, my legal research revealed New York State Regulations had directed drivers-education schools not to issue Releases on public policy grounds. As a result, not only did the school lose its motion to dismiss, but I had won my cross-motion to entirely dismiss the defense of a signed Release.
Like most people, I perceive that sometimes power can impede justice or can impose an injustice. I became an attorney to represent people. Particularly when they are physically weakened and in need of an advocate against highly skilled attorneys representing large insurance companies.
The best way to understand a case is to ask the client why he or she believes the other party is responsible or negligent. Then alternate my activity between investigation of the facts and research of the applicable law. A course is then strategized and followed for eventual success.
I regret that I did not go directly from college to law school. However, after college I obtained first-hand knowledge of employment in retail, warehouse and construction work. I have direct insight into the procedures, equipment and business utilized in those industries from which most cases arise.