Rockland County, New York

Rockland County is located in New York State a short distance north of New York City. In fact, the north boundary of Manhattan in Inwood is only 9.5 miles from the southern border of Rockland in Palisades, New York. Rockland is in the New York metropolitan region. The population of Rockland County pursuant to the 2000 Census was 286,753. It is part of the New York Metropolitan area.

The Supreme Court of Rockland County is in New City. The county's name is derived from "rocky land", a description of the region given by the original settlers. Rockland County is the most southern county in New York west of the Hudson River. Rockland has a total area of 199 square miles of which 25 square miles are water and 174 are land.

Rockland County is 9th on the list of wealthiest counties by median household income in the U.S. at $75,306 as of the Census in 2004. Rockland County was originally inhabited by Indian tribes known as Munsees, or Lenni Lenape. In 1609, Hendrick Hudson thought he had discovered the legendary Northwest Passage, sailed up the river that would subsequently be named for him and anchored near Haverstraw.

The Hall of Fame baseball player Babe Ruth starred in a film called Heading Home in 1920 and shot scenes in Haverstraw and Valley Cottage. 50 years later, Rock legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his first two albums with the E Street Band in Blauvelt in 1973.

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, and, three blogs, and by fax, e–mail and at (914) 428-7386.

Contact our office at (914) 428-7386 to schedule an appointment for your free consultation or visit our websites at or Our law office is less than 20 miles from the Rockland County Supreme Courthouse in New City, 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.