Monticello, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2019 – On June 6, 2019, Sobo & Sobo held an opening ceremony to celebrate the law firm’s new Monticello location, at 533 Broadway, in the heart of Sullivan County.
The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, organized a ribbon cutting for the event, with many of their members in attendance. Guests included members of the Sullivan County partnership, business owners, honorable judges, family, and friends.
At the celebration, guests toured the new facility, mingled, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch courtesy of Orange County Bank & Trust. Their Senior VP Gregory Sousa shared, “We are happy to be a part of today’s celebration. Gary’s and Greg Sobo’s commitment to be members of the Monticello and greater Sullivan County community is terrific.”
Gary Sobo shared that for him this is in fact a homecoming. In 1972 he was an attorney in Woodbridge not far from the Monticello office. The office is the renovated former home of prominent judge Lawrence H. Cooke.
Judge Cooke was one of the most celebrated politicians and judges in Sullivan County history, rendering several judicial opinions that helped shape New York law including Beach v. Shanley. Judge Cooke wrote the court’s opinion that the Shield Law permits a reporter who has been called before a grand jury to withhold the name of confidential sources without being subject to any sanction for criminal contempt.*
Judge Cooke’s picture will hang on the wall of the Sobo & Sobo office, the home in which he lived until he passed away there on August 17, 2000 at the age of 86. Today, several landmarks in Sullivan County have been named after Judge Cooke, including the Lawrence H. Cooke Supreme Courthouse and a local cemetery.
After thanking the attendees for the warm welcome, Attorney Gregory M. Sobo shared his thoughts on the day. “Sobo & Sobo is extremely proud to open an office in Monticello. It is even more exciting to do so in the building Judge Cooke called home. We are honored to continue in his tradition of legal excellence.”
He went on to comment on Sobo & Sobo’s eight regional offices, adding, “Having served so many of the people of Sullivan County we felt it important to provide you with a more convenient location to make it even easier to receive the same exceptional legal representation as available in our other locations.”
About Sobo & Sobo, LLP
The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo, one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury firms in the country, is driven by a commitment to superior service and world-class representation. The firm has practiced in the region for over 50 years and includes over 45 attorneys. Sobo & Sobo’s specialty, and the basis of its winning reputation, is success in a wide variety of personal injury cases. The firm’s culture focuses on supporting and informing clients throughout the difficult process of litigation. It is well-known for the universal empathy and openness of its members. For more information, visit www.sobolaw.com or call 1-855-GOT-SOBO.
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