Denlea & Carton


December 09, 2021


As we approach the end of 2021, we reflect back on another successful year and recognize all for which we have to be grateful. We have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrated personal and professional milestones, and emerged stronger than ever. We appreciate the support that our friends, families and clients continue to provide us, and renew our promise to pay it forward every opportunity we have. Here’s a quick recap of some additional 2021 highlights as we prepare to turn the calendar page.

Happy Holidays, and a Healthy New Year !
Your Friends and Colleagues at Denlea & Carton.

Firm Prevails in Appellate Division Victory

Culminating a four year battle, the Firm recently obtained a complete dismissal of a lawsuit against the USTA seeking to recover damages for alleged racial discrimination and negligent hiring. Begun shortly after the 2017 US Open, the action spanned three different courtrooms, and was hotly contested in each. Congrats to Amber Wallace and Jeff Carton for their persistence and tenacity in securing the dismissal.

Ford Class Action Recognized As One of Top 50 Class Action Settlements in the US

TopVerdict.Com recently announced that the Ford Class Action achieved by the Firm on behalf of Ford F-Truck owners concerning door latches that fail to operate in freezing weather was one of the Top 50 Class Action Settlements in the United States. The action resolved for more than $5 million, and provides a 10-year extended warranty to Ford owners nationwide. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our efforts on behalf of consumers. We look forward to 2022 and our continued prosecution of class actions against Slim-Fast, Chrysler Financial and National Floors Direct.

“Super,” “Best,” “Top,” and “Elite”

The Firm had five attorneys recognized by their peers as “Super Lawyers,” and our practice was recognized as one of US News and World’s Reports “Best Law Firms” in the area of Commercial Litigation. Jim and Jeff were also honored again as “Elite Lawyers,” and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” These individual awards are never possible without the tireless commitment of the entire Firm’s staff, and is a reflection of their outstanding efforts week in and week out.

Breach of Contract Action Settles On Eve of Trial

On the eve of trial, we secured a favorable settlement in a commercial, breach of contract matter for a producer of construction materials who was owed almost $3 million by a customer. Taking an aggressive approach from the outset, we fought to have the matter quickly placed on the trial calendar of the Commercial Division of the Westchester Supreme Court, and then moved to dismiss the defendant’s primary defense. With the defendant having virtually no defense and facing trial in less than one week, we were able to secure victory for our client, through a negotiated settlement, secured with a personal guaranty from the defendant’s principal, who was not even a party to the lawsuit.

Giving Back to the Community

The Firm is delighted to have made several generous donations to worthy causes in the Westchester Community as we approach the Holiday giving season. These include:

The Nichols Center, an entity providing daily support to over 100 individuals with autism;

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, a non-profit social service agency that provides services to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities including children in foster care, low- income families and developmentally disabled adults; and White Plains Police Benevolent Association, which supports our law enforcement members.


James R. Denlea

Jeffrey I. Carton

Robert J. Berg

Lindsey Leibowitz

Amber Wallace

John Leifert

Craig Cepler

Steven Schoenfeld

Stan Sharovskiy

Phil Smith

Martin McCann

Catherine Friesen

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