J. David MacCartney, Jr.


Feerick Nugent MacCartney, PLLC
96 South Broadway
South Nyack, New York 10960

Telephone: (845) 353-2000
Fax: (845) 353-2789

Practice Areas:

Litigation; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
Brain Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Eminent Domain; Zoning, Planning and Land Use
Property Rights; Municipal Law; Estate Litigation; Employment Law


1994, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2006, U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York

Law School:

Georgetown University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993)


Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1990)


Rockland County, Westchester County, Orange County and New York State Bar Associations
(Member, Trial Lawyers Section);
New York State Trial Lawyers Association


Nyack, New York


Omicron Delta Epsilon; International Economics Honor Society
Order of the Coif. Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, 1992-1993

David is a trial lawyer whose background and experience provides the unique ability to handle a wide range of litigated matters.

He graduated cum laude in three years from Duke with an economics degree, then graduated law school magna cum laude from Georgetown. He began his career as an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he focusedĀ in complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and products liability. He moved back home to Rockland County in 1995, where he has honed his trial skills and expanded his practice areas ever since. He has achieved an AV (Preeminent) rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest such rating available.

David has recovered millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by the negligence or malpractice of others. For example, he recently obtained an award of over $5.2 million for a child who suffered spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, microcephaly, and global developmental delay as a result of the malpractice of a doctor and hospital in failing to recognize signs of fetal distress and failing to timely deliver the baby by C-Section. The recovery included enrollment of the child in the recently enacted N.Y. Medical Indemnity Fund, and is one of the highest ever recorded in Rockland County.

He has also successfully represented clients in many other litigated matters, including eminent domain, contested estates and accountings, zoning/planning disputes, and environmental matters. He has achieved historic victories in these areas as well. For example, he was the first and only lawyer in New York to use environmental laws to close an adult book store, and was the first in over a century to successfully defeat the use of eminent domain on the ground that the municipality acted solely to benefit private parties, not the public.

David is active in the community and charities. He also coaches youth hockey and lives in Valley Cottage with his wife and three children.


Trial lawyer. Substantial personal injury and medical malpractice, eminent domain, real estate and property rights litigation, zoning, planning and land use, estate litigation.