Patricia A. Mooney


Patricia Mooney is a partner in Coffey Modica’s New York offices, where she focuses her practice on construction litigation, including high-exposure New York Labor Law matters, general and premises liability, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases. She also successfully handles subrogation matters, routinely minimizing or eliminating her clients’ exposure.


An experienced litigator with more than 20 years of defending insurance companies and their insureds, Tricia has litigated cases throughout New York’s five boroughs, Westchester County, Long Island and in the majority of upstate venues, in both state and federal court.  She has tried cases to verdict and has been instrumental in bringing about settlement in cases where containing the client’s risk was tantamount.

Tricia’s clients appreciate her collaborative, detail-oriented approach to handling matters and her aggressive means of resolving them. She is especially skilled at building consensus among involved parties on how to handle complex matters and employs all viable methods of resolution to meet her clients’ goals and objectives.

Tricia’s clients benefit from her background working as outside counsel and as in-house corporate counsel, providing her with an acute understanding of what it means for an organization to have and manage competing priorities, and as such is accomplished at navigating those issues. She regularly speaks at industry events on New York Labor Law and has been asked by one of the country’s largest insurers to provide continuing legal education classes.  


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of NY


  • Pace University Law School, cum laude
    • Pace International Law Review, Managing Editor
    • The National Health Law Moot Court Competition, Participant
    • Pace University School of Law Merit Scholarship
      Dean’s List
  • Lehman College, B.S.