Joseph F. Sensale, Esq.
Joseph F. Sensale, Esq. , ("Joe") received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from St. John's University in 1990. Joe received his Master of Arts degree with honors from St. John's University in 1993, while receiving his Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law in 2000. Joe is a partner with The Chase Sensale Law Group, L.L.P., which concentrates its practice in matters pending before the State of New York Workers' Compensation Board, the Social Security Administration, the State of New York Retirement Disability Board, the State of New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, the New York Court of Claims, and, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. Joe was admitted to practice in New York in 2001.
Joe received Honorable Mention in two of the mock trial competitions in which he participated at St. John's School of Law, finishing among the top sixteen participants in a field of over sixty both times. Joe received the Excellence for the Future Award for his work in the Civil Practice Seminar offered by St. John's School of Law. Joe served as corporation counsel contract administrator at Standard & Poor's, Inc., and as manager of its Disclosure Information Service. Joe also served as a panelist before several governmental agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Joe was also selected by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office to participate in a panel discussion "Juries and Jury Selection." Joe continues to serve as a presiding judge at the Empire Mock Trial competitions held in New York City and San Francisco, California, as well as the mock Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions held at St. John's University School of Law. With his partner and fellow alum, Dennis Chase, Esq., Joe is an active member of the St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association. Joe has also conducted continuing legal education seminars at St. John's University School of Law in the field of workers' compensation. Joe is also an active member of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Kings County and the Catholic Lawyers' Guild. Joe also continues to be published in industry newsletters and The Suffolk Lawyer. Joe previously served as the co-chair of the Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability committee at the Suffolk County Bar Association. Joe previously served as Treasurer of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance (WCA), the political action committee dedicated to advancing beneficial legislation on behalf of injured workers throughout New York State by lobbying their interests in Albany; Joe continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the WCA. Joe is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association (IWBA), which monitors and advocates law on behalf of injured workers throughout New York State; at the IWBA, Joe has conducted continuing legal education seminars in the field of workers' compensation before members of the legal community throughout New York State.
At St. Mary Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Church, Joe served not only as Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and, member of the Parish Finance Committee, but also, was designated Spiritual Director for the Parish’s 2015 retreat program.
In addition to being an accomplished musician and lyricist, Joe continues with efforts to rescue and support stray and abandoned animals.