About Our Partners & Associates



Rudolph H. Cartier, Jr., the founding partner, is a former officer of Hempstead Bank. After spending several years in the banking business, he obtained his law degree from St. John's University and joined the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Cartier maintained a general practice for seven years, while also serving as a Professor of Business Administration at Suffolk County Community College before joining with the other partners to form the current firm. Mr. Cartier has been active in both the Suffolk County and NYS Bar Associations and has been honored for his activities in the S.C.B.A. including Chairmanship of the County-Bar Association Fee Disputes Committee and the Suffolk County Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Inc. Mr. Cartier is listed in Who's Who in American Law, as well as other Who's Who in America publications.

WILLIAM J. BERNSTEIN (1950 - 2014)


Kenneth A. Auerbach graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a BA degree in 1984, and received his J.D. degree from Hofstra Law School in 1987. He has most recently concentrated his practice in personal injury litigation and has successfully obtained several substantial settlements and verdicts after trial. He is currently a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey.



Linda Marie Boswell graduated Niagara University, the sister school of St. John's University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1985. Michigan's Thomas M. Cooley Law School conferred a Juris Doctor degree in 1988. Linda Boswell is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Ms. Boswell concentrates on all phases of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Her background includes research and counsel in healthcare law. In addition, she has represented borrowers and lenders in the foreclosure practice area. In 2012, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Bar Association honored Linda Boswell for her pro bono service to the local community.

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Tina Marie Specht graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and thereafter received her Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law in 1999. After law school, Ms. Specht served as an Assitant District Attorney in Queens County, a Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Riverhead and worked with several law firms concentrating in civil litigation and medical malpractice defense before beginning her own practice in 2008. As a sole practitioner on Easter Long Island, Ms. Specht's practice concentrated predominantly on criminal defense and civil litigation. Ms Specht's areas of concentration are Matrimonial and Family Law and Criminal Defense.