Mineola Attorney Named Chair of NY State Bar Torts Section

Robert F. McCarthy named new chair on Jan. 21, 2013.

Robert F. McCarthy of Mineola was named as the new chair of the 2,697-member Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on Jan. 21.

McCarthy is a regional leader with the staff counsel operations of Nationwide Mutual Insurance. His primary specialization is commercial, excess, surplus and specialty lines of insurance.

An 18-year member of the State Bar, McCarthy recently served as vice-chair of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section. He was a member of the Committee on Court Operations, Task Force on E-Filing and Trial Lawyers Section.

McCarthy graduated from St. John’s University and earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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