Legal Council

Joel Hirshfield

Joel Hirshfield Esq.

Joel Hirshfield ,Esq. J.D. EMT-P – Vice-President – Chief Legal Officer Joel pursued his passion for helping others when he became an EMT and EMS volunteer in Rockland County in 1979. He became a paramedic and began working in the Yonkers 911 system in 1980 for A-A Ambulance and then Empress Ambulance.   He migrated to New York City and worked midnights in the NYC 911 system in Midtown Manhattan.  During that time he assisted in bringing paramedics to Rockland County by becoming one of the original paramedics in North Rockland for Nyack Hospital and as a volunteer paramedic for the South Orangetown Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  He has continued to care for the people of Rockland County, currently with Rockland Paramedic Services for over 26 years.Joel has also been a practicing trial attorney for over 17 years.  He is admitted to practice in and before the Courts of the State of New York; Supreme Court of the United States of America and the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern of New York.Joel is a member of the American, New York State, New York County and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and New York Trial Lawyers Association.  Hirshfield & Costanzo, P.C. also serves as general counsel for Volunteer Ambulance Corps. supporting them and their members in dealing with their everyday legal obligations and interactions.This association is long overdue for the recognition of Paramedics and EMS and its significant impact on our society. The public needs to be aware of the dedication and diligence of all those who give so much of themselves.  Joel, as well as our other officers, is also committed to making the Hudson Valley Paramedic Association the vehicle it needs to be to spread this recognition nationwide.



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