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Schonberg, Bruce A.
219 Route 32, Suite 201 Central Valley, NY
Phone: 888-475-6249 / 845-915-4619
Fax: 845-928-3312


Current Employment Position(s)

Sole Practitioner


  • English
  • Spanish

Lawyer Overview

Bruce A. Schonberg, Esq. has more than 25 years of legal experience practicing in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law. Before founding Schonberg Law Offices of the Hudson Valley, P.C., Bruce was an Orange County District Attorney for 6 years prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases within the County Court and Local Courts of Orange County, New York.

As a Prosecutor, Bruce A. Schonberg gained extensive experience trying cases and putting evidence before Judges and Jurors. While most cases are resolved by negotiations and not litigation, it is important to select an attorney who is willing and able to try your case to a successful conclusion. Bruce then became associated and a partner with the Law Firm of Grogan, Souto & Schonberg, P.C. This firm mainly represented and defended clients for the Insurance Carriers of Allstate, Nationwide and State Farm. As an attorney for these Insurance Companies, Mr. Schonberg handled thousands of personal injury claims. As a former insurance defense attorney, he understands what Insurance Companies are looking for to justify a favorable settlement of a personal injury claim. Today, he represents only injured people, in car accidents, slip and falls and other personal injury claims.
Mr. Schonberg then became a partner in the Law Firm of Barraco & Schonberg, P.C., which specialized in representing injured parties. While a partner, he tried many cases to a successful conclusion for injured persons in the Hudson Valley.

With the experience gained through his varied background, Mr. Schonberg is well equipped to handle any defense that is posed by the Insurance Carrier to help his injured clients to receive proper and fair compensation.


As a former Senior Assistant District Attorney for Orange County, Mr. Schonberg also represents persons accused of a crime. He represents persons accused of such crimes as DWI/DUI, Petite Larceny and other criminal cases in the Courts of Orange County and surrounding Counties of New York. Mr. Schonberg's personal attention to your criminal case will provide with the best results in the Criminal Courts within Orange County.


If you are selling a home or purchasing a house, Bruce A. Schonberg will represent you during this stressful and sometime confusing period. Bruce will prepare and review contracts, order title insurance and appear at your closing. He will explain all the documentation required from your bank. This Law Firm, Schonberg Law Offices of the Hudson Valley, P.C., will provide representation in a non-stressful, caring and reasonable fashion.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury - Accident (Motor Vehicles, Slip & Falls, Work Related) 70%
  • Criminal Law Defense 15%
  • Real Estate Law (Closings) 15%
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Civil Rights, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Criminal Fraud, DUI/DWI, Drug Violations, Felonies, Grand Jury Proceedings, Juvenile Crimes, Misdemeanor, Parole & Probation, RICO Act, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Victims' Rights, White Collar Crimes, Insurance Law, Errors & Omissions Insurance, Insurance Malpractice, Insurance Subrogation, Life & Health, Motor Vehicle, Property & Casualty, Litigation & Appeals, State Trial Practice, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Property Damage -- Plaintiff, Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills, Real Estate Law, Condemnation, Residential Real Estate


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1985 - Present (Attorney Member)
  • Orange County New York Bar Association, 2004 - Present (Attorney Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - Present (Attorney Member)
  • New York State Defenders Association, 2009 - Present (Attorney Member)
  • BNI International Premier Chapter Orange County, New York, 2008 - Present (Former Vice President, Membership Committee)
  • Town of Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Monroe Temple / Temple Beth EL, 1995 - Present (Former Board Member 2 Terms, By Law/Legal Committee)
  • Town of Woodbury Zoning Board of Appeals, 1995 - 2005 (Former Board Member)

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law, 2006 - Present
  • Who's Who in Leadership and Law, 2004 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Criminal Law, New York Paralegal Academy, Orange County, 2000 - 2004
  • Property Law, New York Paralegal Academy, Orange County, 2002 - 2004
  • Wills and Estates, New York Paralegal Academy, Orange County, 2002 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach, MONROE - Woodbury Soccer league Coach (Traveling), 1991 - 2003

Past Employment Positions

  • Grogan & Souto and Schonberg, P.C., Partner, 1991 - 1998
  • Barraco and Schonberg, P.C., Partner, 1998 - 2004
  • United States District Court Western District of New York, Judicial Intern, 1983
  • Town of Ramapo, Suffern, New York, Legal Intern , 1984
  • Orange County of New York District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1985 - 1991


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, 1984
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Moot Court Competition
    Honors: Student Senate Representative
  • State University of New York College, Oneonta, New York, 1980
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Student Supreme Court
    Honors: Student Senate Representative
    Honors: SUNY Selected Internship - Congressional Intern
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Business / Economics


  • Better Homes and Gardens Realty, Central Valley, New York
  • Private Investigators - Management Resources of New York
  • Saphfire Title and Abstract
  • TD Bank, Central Valley New York