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About Our Practice

Brown, Burgoon & Hartnagel, P.C. has been diligently serving the legal needs of Rockland, Orange, and Westchester Counties, New York and the surrounding areas for 20 years.

Shawn M. Brown, Kelly A. Burgoon, and William J. Hartnagel have been members of the firm since its inception, and together have over 60 years of combined legal experience.

Brown, Burgoon & Hartnagel, P.C. is a general practice law firm, concentrating in the areas of divorce and family law, real estate, business transactions, taxation, personal injury, wills and trusts, collections, and civil litigation. In all areas, we understand the critical importance of attention to detail, confidentiality, and zealous advocacy for our clients.

Most importantly, we understand that, in the end, it is not about us, but about our clients. Our aim is not only to provide them with excellent legal services, but to make them feel comfortable, to answer their questions and concerns clearly and concisely, to respond to their communications in a timely manner, and to be a trusted confidant during a time which is often rife with stress and uncertainty. To provide these benefits to our clients is not only our goal, but our guarantee.

Shawn M. Brown, esq.

  • Graduate of SUNY Albany, Class of 1987
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor Degree 1990
  • Admitted New York State Bar 1991
  • Admitted Connecticut State Bar 1990
  • Admitted Southern District of New York Federal Court 1991
  • Member, Rockland County Bar Association
  • Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Tuxedo, New York
  • Former member, Tuxedo Union Free School District Board of Education
  • Town Justice, Town of Tuxedo, New York

Kelly A. Burgoon, esq.

  • Graduate of the University of Connecticut, Class of 1987
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor Degree 1990
  • Admitted New York State Bar 1991
  • Admitted Southern District of New York Federal Court 1991
  • Admitted Eastern District of New York Federal Court 1991
  • Admitted Connecticut State Bar 1992
  • Admitted District of Connecticut Federal Court 1994
  • Member, Rockland County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Justice of the Peace

William J. Hartnagel, esq.

  • Graduate of SUNY Albany, Class of 1987
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor Degree 1990
  • Admitted NYS Bar 1991
  • Admitted Southern District of New York Federal Court 1993
  • Admitted United States Tax Court 1996
  • Member, Rockland County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law I & II, Rockland Community College