Maria Caraballo-Mitra is a new associate with the firm. She was admitted to the New York and New Jersey bar in 1997. Prior to working for Zaklukiewicz, Puzo and Morrissey she worked for several different defense firms including Cheven,Keely & Hatzis, The Law Offices of Gregory Parisi and Picciano & Scahill. She also had her own practice for approximately eight years where she provided per diem services to various plaintiff and defense firm, handling court appearances and deposition on their behalf in the five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk county. She began her legal career doing plaintiff work at the Law offices of Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald located in Yonkers, New York. She has experience in all areas of negligence work including, bench trials, mediations, arbitrations, motions and depositions. She attended St John’s University (B.A.1988) and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro College (J.D.1997). She was a past member of the NY Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.