Alison Cannata Hendele is the managing partner of Cannata, Hendele & Cannata, LLP, representing clients in a variety of matters including products liability, labor law, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and World Trade Center litigation. Ms. Hendele prides herself in being a caring yet fierce advocate for her clients. She takes a personal interest in her clients’ unique circumstances and aggressively litigates on their behalf.
Ms. Hendele handles all aspects of her clients' cases, from intake to trial. She has extensive courtroom, motion practice, and discovery experience, and has handled multiple cases that have settled for one million dollars and up. Most recently, Ms. Hendele settled a motor vehicle lawsuit for $1,600,000, one of the top 20 reported settlements in New York State for 2020. Ms. Hendele has also drafted several appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit, and the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments.
In addition to representing clients, Ms. Hendele is also the law firm’s managing partner, handing all aspects of the firm's administration.
Ms. Hendele was first employed by Cannata, Hendele & Cannata as a paralegal before entering law school. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Hendele re-joined Cannata, Hendele & Cannata as a lawyer.
Ms. Hendele obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Colgate University in 2004 and her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in 2009. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2010. Ms. Hendele is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Associations.
She lives in Westchester with her husband and two children and volunteers with her village's public library as a Trustee.