Heather M. Rago


New York: 212-461-7190

Fax: 845-369-0673

Heather M. Rago

Heather is well-versed in all areas of general liability cases including premises liability, property damage, motor vehicle and insurance coverage matters.  She has handled general liability and workers’ compensation claims for many self-insureds and insurance carriers in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey.

Heather began her career as a legal assistant in a Brooklyn defense firm while attending law school in the evening.   After receiving her juris doctorate, she continued her legal career by serving as counsel in insurance related claims, both in defending claims and in prosecuting claims on behalf of insurance companies through declaratory judgment actions. She continued her practice in New York City defending insureds in auto and premise liability cases.  She became proficient in the handling of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims on behalf of insurance carriers.  She most recently practiced in a Long Island defense firm, handling the defense of liability cases, the defense and prosecution of property damage cases and all manner of insurance coverage disputes.  Presently, Heather continues to serve as counsel for self-insured companies, third party administrators and insurance carriers.

Practice Areas:

  • Premises Liability
  • Auto Liability
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Subrogation and Recovery
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers Compensation
  • No Fault Insurance (PIP) Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of New York - 2002
  • State of New Jersey – 2001
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Bachelor of Arts, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University, 1997
  • Juris Doctorate, New York Law School, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Current member of the New York State Bar Association