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Joseph F. Sensale, Esq., will be featured in the 2018 edition of Top 100 Lawyers. Mr. Sensale is a partner of The Chase Sensale Law Group, L.L.P. and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001. With almost 20 years of distinguished legal experience, Mr. Sensale, with partner, Dennis R. Chase, Esq., concentrate their practice on matters pending before the New York Workers' Compensation Board,nationally, before the Social Security Administration, the New York State and Local Retirement System, the New York Unemployment Insurance Board, and, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Mr. Sensale and Mr. Chase serve as disability counsel to the 26 unions of the Nassau Police Conference, and, represent numerous members of law enforcement throughout New York State. Mr. Sensale has also argued before the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, and, Court of Claims. Mr. Sensale’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, a Master of Arts degree, with honors, from St. John’s University, and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He received multiple accolades for participation in two of the mock trial competitions held at St. John’s University School of Law during his attendance, and, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his work in the Civil Practice Seminar. Mr. Sensale previously served as co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association, and, currently, serves as Treasurer of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance, the political action committee dedicated to serving the needs of injured workers by lobbying their interests in Albany. Mr. Sensale, recently, successfully lobbied with the Alliance against detrimental changes to the New York Worker’s Compensation Law, and, with Mr. Chase, against the holding of a Constitutional Convention, anticipated to adversely affect public pensions, including those of law enforcement. Mr. Sensale is also a presiding judge of Empire Mock Trial competitions held in New York and San Francisco, as well as the mock Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions held at St. John’s University School of Law. As alumni, Mr. Sensale and Mr. Chase are active members of the St. John’s University School of Law’s Loughlin Society. Mr. Sensale continues as an active member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, Columbian Lawyers Association of Kings County, and, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild. Mr. Sensale has spoken before the Police Conference of New York, continues to be published in industry newsletters and The Suffolk Lawyer, and, with Mr. Chase, conducted Continuing Legal Education courses focusing on prevailing industry issues. Mr. Sensale also conducts regular podcasts hosted by radio personality Steve Sleeper with respect to these issues. Through The Chase Sensale Law Group, L.L.P, Mr. Sensale supports organizations including the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc., Forgotten Friends of Long Island, North Shore Animal League, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, and the Pat Tillman Foundation. Mr. Sensale "considers the practice of law a vocation rather than merely an occupation," maintaining an active community profile, serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and member of the Parish Finance Committee at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Sensale, with the support of his wife, April, a registered nurse, is able to continue all of the above, and, both are also personally involved in the rescue and support of stray and abandoned animals. Amongst other activities, Mr. Sensale continues to compose music and lyrics, and, record various musical pieces for piano and organ. 

Practice Areas:
-Workers’ Compensation
-Social Security Disability
-Supplemental Security Disability
-Short & Long Term Disability
-Accidental Death & Dismemberment
-Unemployment Insurance
-September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
-Employer Services

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