“Because preparation is the key to success in so many areas of life - including litigation - helping witnesses prepare and master techniques to conquer fear and tell their truth is the best part of being a lawyer.”
Betty Cornacchio started her professional life as an elementary school teacher, which ultimately proved to be invaluable experience as a trial lawyer. Over the course of 35 years with a preeminent defense firm, the majority as an equity partner, Betty successfully represented individuals as well as multiple institutions and corporate clients in complex medical liability cases and professional license challenges in the New York metropolitan area and Connecticut; in addition, she defended national retailers in general and premises liability cases. During that time, she served for 18 years as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and was the administrative partner for a major national university and health center located in New York. She has lectured extensively to the bar and judiciary and was active in national and state bar associations. Since 2007 Betty was a Best Lawyer in America, SuperLawyer, and carried an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In her practice, Betty quickly came to specialize in trying high exposure cases, such as neurologically impaired infant and maternal death cases, and recognized early on that success in litigation can be hijacked by the emotional challenges of being a defendant or a witness. Her professional philosophy has always been witness command of the subject matter, but equally important is the development of the skills and confidence needed to withstand the rigors of testimony by using the discipline of emotional intelligence embodied in the CogentEdge process. Having dealt extensively with litigation and trials from every perspective, CogentEdge is a natural corollary to Betty’s experience and skills. Betty graduated from St. John’s School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York.