New York State Assemblyman
Brian Curran is a lifelong resident of Lynbrook, NY. Curran was elected to represent the residents of the 21st District in the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010. His district includes Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and parts of the towns of Baldwin, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Freeport, Hewlett, Malverne, Oceanside, South Hempstead, and West Hempstead. Curran serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Ethics and Guidance Committee and is a member of the Banks, Labor, Insurance, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.
Brian attended Our Lady of Peace Elementary School and graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1986. He received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from Wilkes University. In 1994, he earned his Jurist Doctorate from CUNY Law School. Soon after graduation, he was admitted to the New York State and Connecticut Bars.
With law as his profession, Curran generated a wealth of experience in various levels of government and community matters. Upon graduating from law school, Curran was employed as legislative counsel to the New York State Assembly (1994 – 1996) where he addressed constituent concerns and drafted legislation on their behalf. During his tenure, he was involved with the construction, analysis and implementation of the New York State Budget.
As the Nassau Deputy County Attorney in the Litigation Bureau and Municipal Contracts (1996 – 2001), he gained valuable legal training and trial experience as he defended the interests of the Nassau County taxpayers as well as the Nassau County Police and Parks Departments against civil lawsuits. While at the County Attorney’s Office, Brian was appointed Assistant Village Prosecutor of Lynbrook (1998 – 2007) where he prosecuted violators of the Lynbrook Village Codes.
In 2001, Brian entered private practice as an associate trial attorney with the 40-year-old law firm of Nicolini, Paradise, Ferretti and Sabella. Brian was named the youngest partner at the Mineola-based firm where he specializes in civil litigation against insurance fraud. In addition to his work at Nicolini and Paradise and as Assistant Village Prosecutor, Brian served as Special Village Prosecutor for Illegal Over-Occupancies. He has successfully prosecuted over 40 illegal over-occupancy cases in Lynbrook. Brian served the Village of Lynbrook as its Mayor from 2007 until his election to the New York State Assembly.
Brian is a current member of the St. Mary’s Council – Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, Ancient Order of Hibernians and Hose Company, former member Lynbrook Fire Department and a coach of the Lynbrook Flag Football League. For the past eight years, Brian has been a member of the St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Foundation and has shaved his hair to raise funds for cancer research and the search for a cure for children’s cancer.
Brian and his wife, Rosemarie Ciaccio-Curran, reside in Lynbrook with their 12-year-old daughter, Isabella; sons, Jake, 10, Riley, 7, and their newest addition Logan, who recently turned 1.