Patrick J. Cooney


P:212-683-7100 ext. 270

Meet Patrick

Patrick is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried cases throughout New York State and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

As a partner at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, Patrick tried many of Ahmuty, Demers & McManus’ most complex and high exposure cases including products liability, dram shop, toxic torts, sports/recreation, NYS Labor Law, trucking and automobile, premises, defamation, false imprisonment/malicious prosecution.

Outside the firm, Patrick serves on the Executive Board and as counsel to the Long Island Amateur Hockey League.  Following a successful officiating career, Patrick continues to serve as the Referee-in-Chief for the New York State Amateur Hockey Association/USA Hockey, for the East Section of New York.  He has been recognized by the LIAHL for his service and dedication to the development of youth hockey.  As a coach, Patrick has been recognized as a “Coach of the Year” and honored for his efforts in developing young hockey players.

Patrick is the recipient of the 2016 Chris Kirgan Award presented by the NYSAHA, East Section, in recognition of his integrity and substantial and outstanding contributions to youth hockey.

Patrick especially enjoys mentoring young attorneys regarding effective trial preparation, jury selection and trial advocacy.


Practice Areas

  • Construction Accident
  • Directors & Officers Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Trucking and Transportation


  • New York State, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1991


  • J.D, St. John’s University, 1990
  • B.A, Fordham University, 1986