Tracy Abatemarco is a seasoned, results-oriented litigator that aggressively handles matters and obtains early resolution and favorable settlements where appropriate. She is a powerful communicator which dovetails into her reputation as a celebrated defense litigator throughout the Northeastern United States. As a founding partner of the New York office, Tracy has been instrumental in navigating the international reputation of being the go-to law firm for a host of matters due to her creative strategies and sage litigation prowess. Tracy also serves as the co-managing partner of the New York office and takes pride in the results, trial verdicts and impressive string of consistent results which continue to fuel the reputation and growth of WSHB’s footprint in New York State.

Tracy focuses her practice on construction and labor law litigation, premises, lead paint, mold, toxic tort, transportation and complex general liability and casualty actions. Her clients include insurance companies, financial institutions, and real estate owners and managers. She has extensive experience in state and appellate practice and has enjoyed success in the trial, appellate and arbitration forums. Tracy has developed protocols for compliance with lead paint guidelines for private landlords and real estate managers. Tracy obtained a prominent defense verdict in a lead poisoning action where it was alleged that the infant-plaintiff was brain damaged and sustained neurological and cognitive impairments.

Widely regarded as a thought leader in the legal industry, Tracy frequently lectures and presents at seminars and symposiums in the areas of labor law, lead paint and mold litigation, and the art of taking and defending depositions. She has published articles in the field of lead paint litigation and has presented Continuing Legal Education classes on topics including the defense of lead-paint and mold claims.

Tracy is active in a variety of initiatives that involve promoting Diversity and Inclusion. She takes particular pride in the fact that WSHB consistently ranks as one of the top law firms nationally for diversity, female lawyers and female partners. Outside of litigation, Tracy can be found on the soccer field where she is a fierce advocate for her daughter or on the sidelines advocating for her son as he competes in marathons.




  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1991)
  • University at Albany (B.A., 1988)

Licensed to Practice in

  • New York
  • Connecticut


Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor on “Trials,” 2022 and 2021 Claims College School of Litigation Management
  • "TBI: Truth or Fiction: A Defense Perspective," Speaker, 2019 Construction Law Boot Camp

Honors & Recognitions

  • Certified Litigation Management Professional by Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (2014)

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