What Our Clients Say


The firm was extremely professional and diligent throughout my litigation process. They were in constant contact with me throughout the process and I would recommend them to anyone seeking legal assistance.

Kevin Bell
Elizabeth Montesano

Dear Elizabeth,

So many “Thank you’s”

Thank you for taking our case and for working so passionately for us. It has been a pleasure. May God bless you and your family.

May great things always be yours. May you always feel his presence and seek him. Forever and always be one of his angels on earth.


Wendell Y. Tong

Dear Ms. Tong,

Thank you for your letter and I want to say how I appreciated all you and your staff have done for me. I also want to thank you and your staff as I just got notification that Bobby’s pension was approved.

As I end this letter I am humbled and grateful that you and your staff were so kind to me as I was a basket case and in the beginning I was not thinking clearly.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Martha Gless
Eleni Coffinas & Elizabeth Montesano

Hello Elizabeth and Eleni,

My heartfelt appreciation to the both of you for all of the time and effort you put forth on my sister’s behalf. We are all able to move forward knowing she was in the best possible hands.

Elizabeth, thank you for getting this case to trial and for making Val feel comfortable.

Eleni, thank you for being so well prepared and so tenacious! I could have watched you for another two weeks!

Ms. Pecani

I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts on my behalf. It is very much appreciated. I wish you all the best with the firm and continued success with your efforts on behalf of our firefighters and their families.

Kevin Gallagher

To the members of this firm, I was a NYC firefighter for 22 years and unfortunately was forced to retire due to 9-11 injuries. I used your firm to represent me with my VCF claim and I have to say, you have given me and my family a real sense of security and happiness with the award I was granted. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done, and especially Carmen Rodriguez, who was my attorney through the whole lengthy process and couldn’t be more professional and understanding during my many phone calls to her. Thank you very much and I will always recommend your firm to anyone.

Dear Liza

Thank you for all your help and understanding in this matter. I hope that your home is always filled with happiness.

Anne and Family
Hi Mike

Thank you for representing me in my legal matter for my car accident and injuries. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for everything you’ve done, including your efforts, hard work, and dedication for my case. I am more than pleased with the outcome and I wish you the best of luck in your future! Thank you again!!

Heather T.

So surreal…I had to pull over before the highway to thank you. It still has not hit me that this happened. You have put my family in such a better and safer place than where they were this morning. You have always been true to me and I respect that so much. I need to convey how thankful and appreciative I am of all your hard work. From the bottom of my heart–THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU DID IT!!!

Joseph B.
Dear Eleni

These two words, “thank” and “you”, took on a whole new meaning….To express my thanks to someone for their help that I never knew could have existed, to express gratitude after these three words “you have cancer” entered my world.

You and your firm’s many hours of work on my behalf yet again transformed my perspective to that expression, for the incredibly enormous and ongoing tasks and challenges many people took on (both in front of and behind the scenes) to help me create a new life for myself.

I appreciate your words yesterday to help me place my focus on moving ahead instead of living in the past and holding myself back with regret. I’m in a much better mindset now.

Dear Mr. Sullivan

I had the pleasure of working with attorney Beth Jablon. I found her to be attentive, diligent, intelligent, and caring. Her knowledge of my lawsuit protected me from taking an offer that would have been less than what I should have received. The culmination of my case, due to Beth’s hard work, affords me the ability to feel secure in my future. All I can say is a humble “Thank you”.

Thomas M.

Thank you kindly for all your hard work and efforts.

Good afternoon Wendell

Thank you for all your hard work and patience with my emails and questions. I hope I was not too much, as I always tried to have as much patience as possible. Your assistant did reach out to me several weeks ago and gave me a verbal update, which was right on the money with the timeline. I guess the re-authorization of the Zadroga Bill really helped with my situation, but a lot of thanks go out to you and everyone at SPBMC.

Dear Ina

Thank you so very much for all your fine work and efforts.

Margaret B. and Children

Thank you for always giving us your time, expertise, and most importantly your honesty.

Manny & Kathy
Dear Chris

We want you to know we appreciate the hard work and care you put into our case. We know that in addition to much legal work, you had to help us prepare a painful story. Difficult as it was, we think you did a great job. So we all want to say to you THANK YOU!

David, Dan, and Margaret

Thank you, to all of you. Mr. Papain – Mr. Block – Mr. Sullivan! Thank you all.

Chris and Jackie
Dear Sean

I have enclosed the countersigned copy of your letter to us, dated February 19, 2016. I want to again thank you, Vito, Albert, Kristen and anyone else at your firm who worked on our case. From beginning to end Sherry and I have been very impressed by the professionalism and compassion showed by every member of your firm. You all make this a much more pleasant experience then we expected it to be. Thank you again.

Hi Wendell

I would like to thank you once again for your tenacity and unwavering belief that this could be accomplished. You are truly the exemplar of what every lawyer could be. I will always think of you in this way. This has been a very difficult journey for me, at times I felt completely unable to move forward. You have been a beacon along my path. I am just beginning to find some traction with the help of many very dedicated individuals like yourself. I will be forever grateful.

Elizabeth Montesano

Elizabeth Montesano’s excellent representation not only brought our medical malpractice case to a positive resolution; she turned our pain and anxiety into hope from the beginning of our journey with her firm.

Elizabeth’s professionalism, steadfast aid, calm demeanor and all-around support makes us extremely grateful to her personally and to her law firm SPBMCC.

Mitchell and Jacqueline

Thanks – you really made a difference! I and my wife Debbie, and my two sons John and Thomas say THANK YOU. This is for all to enjoy.

To Wendell & Staff

Thank you for all your efforts. This settlement is due to your hard work and those that have worked with me over the years.

Mike Hubert & Family

My name is Donna E. I contacted Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo & Cannavo to review a case I wanted to start for malpractice. They are a very caring group of professionals that assured me they would do there best, and to my amazement, they worked above an beyond what I expected. My lawyer, Eleni Coffinas, along with Ms. Ivonne, treated me with care and respect and in the future if I need a lawyer, Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo & Cannavo is who I’ll call.

Donna Ettson
Hi Nick

We just wanted to thank you for all of your advice and hard work. Its been a pleasure working with you over the past few years! We’re lucky you took our case. Wishing you all the best!

Allie & James

Thank you so much. You have been amazing keeping my husbands best interests in mind. You have been so good to us and are truly an asset to your team of workers and to the firm. Thank you so much!

Caterina & Daniel
Mr. Block

From that first meeting with you in April 2012, until the last meeting with Glenn Nick recently, my experience has been exemplary and first-class in every way. As you know, Mr. Nick was assigned to my case. He immediately put all available resources into action to collect and document the facts, obtain and interview witnesses and, most importantly, to explain the legal process and counsel me every step along the way. In all his interactions with my husband John and me, Glenn was the quintessential attorney. He always kept me fully informed of all developments in this protracted and, to me, somewhat perplexing and unknown procedure of litigation. Glenn quickly returned all my calls. He patiently responded to my many questions and concerns and would thoroughly explain any options available to me, including the relative advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. When asked, he would also offer his objective advice, regardless of how elementary or complex the query. “Glenn was always there for me, as close as my telephone.” Based on my extensive experience with Mr. Nick during these three years -especially his irrepressible poise, professionalism, and caring personality- I would ardently recommend the services of your firm to any prospective client.


Thank you for all your hard work. My whole family thanks you and your law firm.

John P, Debbie, John C, and Thomas

Thanks so much for all the work on my behalf. Please thank Dylan, and also Rose, who accompanied me to the Doctor’s office. Feeling very grateful and lucky.

Chris M.

Thank you so very much for all you’ve done for my family and I. All the Best!

To Liza

They say to be a good doctor, you have to know your stuff and should have good bedside manners. I believe lawyers do too. You made me feel very confident and comfortable. Thank you for a job well done.

Rick & Ramy S.
Dear Beth

I wanted to say thank you. Not really sure how to do it. I have been thinking about how I could show my appreciation for all you have done for my family and me. From my crying phone calls, my “I don’t deserve this” phone calls, you have been there to assure me I am doing the right thing. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have to deal with something that reminds me every day that I hope I am around to see my grandchildren. If not, you have helped me make sure they are going to be okay. I have shopped and am trying to find something meaningful to give you to show my appreciation. Nothing seemed right. I was putting my two youngest boys, Danny and John, on the bus after we had talked about how you would call me and let me know when to come in. I have been thinking and thinking since that call what can I do. Okay now, this may seem a little strange but I figured it out on the way home from the bus stop. When I was a boy, I liked rabbits. I received a pet rabbit from the Easter Bunny when I was seven. I named her Daisy (Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend) and took great care of her. For my birthday, my Grandmother who is no longer with us gave me a crystal bunny that I have had ever since. As I was walking home I saw two bunnies chasing each other and then a third one. Something just clicked. I want you to have this crystal bunny (no backsies) as a sign of my thankfulness. I can’t think of anything that shows my appreciation more than this. My Grandmother was always an angel on my shoulder, a devoutly religious woman. I can’t think of anything that would make her happier up in heaven than to know that I passed this on to another angel that took care of my family. She always ended every goodbye with, GOD BLESS.

Wendell Tong

I want to thank you and your associates at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo & Cannavo for the time and effort put into handling this case. I know navigating the September 11 th Victim Compensation Fund was a long and arduous process, and I just wanted to express my thanks and gratitude for all the hard work it took to secure this settlement. All the best!

Daniel and Family

Thank you for all your hard work. My sisters and I really appreciate it.

Paul H., Lynn C., Patricia B

Thank you so much for all that you have done for my family and me!

Tony S.

Thank you very much, for all you have done.

Richard, Ladder 113 NYFD
Dear Sean

The greatest expression of love is when a person gives his time to another. This is time that you cannot take back. It is a gift you cannot see, or hear. Most of the time it is not appreciated. To give your time and expertise; to offer it when not even needed is a precious gift. “Thanks” is short, but I mean it sincerely. I am totally grateful for your “out-of-the box” ambition. P.S. Thanks for letting me enjoy my Christmas better then I expected.

Sean, Staff & Families

We are very grateful for you and the law firm for caring for my dad. Your hard work is very much appreciated. From my dad and I, have a wonderful holiday and good health in the New Year. You are part of our family, Sean. Thank you!

Luis, Angel
Dear Liza

We greatly appreciate all you have done for our family!

Sergey & Taibye
Dearest Carmen

Please forgive me for taking so long to thank you for your extraordinary help, professionalism and, more important, your sincere kindness to me and my family these past two years. Like most of your clients, my husband suffered a horrific, painful death. And while no amount of money can assuage that pain, knowing that he had someone fighting for his family provided him a great measure of comfort. You, my dear, were that person and you and your associates treated all of us with the utmost concern and respect. For that, I will be forever grateful. I have been struggling with grief over these many months that has left me sort of “stuck” in a way that I’ve never felt before. In short, I haven’t felt like myself – haven’t been on my game. And, so, I haven’t been able to thank you properly. Every time I would start to put together a thank you, I couldn’t finish. My husband’s death was just too raw. You and your associates went above and beyond for me with your common sense advice. In a world of mediocrity, your “smarts” shone through – loud and clear. You were a quiet Angel in my midst during the worst time of my life and I will never forget you. May God Bless you and your kind “sidekicks” today and always.