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Westchester County, New York

Westchester County is a located to the north of New York City, with its southern border approximately 11 miles north of Columbus Circle in mid-town Manhattan. Westchester is approximately 450 square miles and has a population of nearly 950,000 as of the most recent US Census, with 45 municipalities.

Westchester County is ranked number two after Manhattan as the wealthiest county in New York State. In fact, Westchester is the seventh wealthiest county in the United States. In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazano explored Westchester County, followed by Henry Hudson in 1609.

By 1775, the County of Westchester was the richest and had the largest population in New York. Westchester County was the site of a hugs percentage of fighting during the Revolutionary War. The Revolution was often a civil war with families’ loyalties divided between the American Patriots and British sympathizers.

Construction of the Croton Dam and Aqueduct began in 1837 and was completed in 1842. The aqueduct carried water 41 miles from Croton to two Manhattan reservoirs which were then located where the Great Lawn in Central Park and the New York Public Library are presently situated. The Aqueduct is a historic landmark and is recognized as one of the great engineering accomplishments of the 19th century.

Westchester is known for many beautiful mansions which were constructed after the American Civil War, including Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, Kykuit in Pocantico Hills (Property of the Rockefeller family), and Caramoor in Katonah. In Rye, Playland, the first planned amusement park in the U.S opened in 1928. Playland is now a National Historic Landmark.

The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel specializes in personal injury and criminal law, and we pride ourselves on providing personalized, hands on attention to each of our clients. From the moment the client enters our White Plains, New York offices, through the conclusion of their case by trial, mediation, arbitration or other resolution, our clients are fully apprised of the status of their cases at all times. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients, and are accessible through our two websites, injurylawny.com and dwilawnewyork.com, three blogs, and by fax, e-mail.

Contact our office at (914) 428-7386 to schedule an appointment for your free consultation or visit our websites at www.injurylawny.com or www.dwilawnewyork.com. Our office is within walking distance of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, and directions can be accessed here.

Parking is easily accessible in the six story municipal parking garage directly behind our building at the corner of Maple Avenue and Chester Street, known as the Chester-Maple Garage.

Client Reviews

Mark Siesel represented me in a personal injury case. I was extremely impressed with his work for several reasons. He was very professional, committed and thorough in the entire process. Mark's persistence and compassion reassured me that I was never alone. He completed his work promptly and...

L.A., former client

Last year, I was in a very bad car accident with a New York City construction truck. I immediately retained Mark Siesel to represent me, as he had previously represented members of my family in other cases with excellent results. Mark handled all aspects of my case thoroughly and aggressively, from...

J.D., former client

There is no one better than Mark Siesel. He is honest, fair, caring and gets the job done. I felt confident knowing that Mark was representing me. He is a true professional. I would recommend him very highly.

P.A., former client

Previously my opinion of lawyers was rather jaded and not very respectful. My prior dealings with lawyers before retaining Mark Siesel left me feeling frustrated and defensive. When I had a motor vehicle accident and needed a lawyer, I went to Mark. From the initial visit I had with him, through the...

S.G., former client

...thanks for the fine job of Mark Siesel on my settlement... everything was handled expeditiously and with intelligence...I was in good hands with Mr. Siesel.

B.B., former client

When your 19 year old son is in a terrible car accident, one is not thinking of lawyers. We feel very lucky to have Mark be the one that represented us. In a low key way, he guided us through confusing hospital red tape, answered questions and was quickly and consistently available for all our...


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