MEET GREG HACH
Greg Hach was raised in Hicksville, right here in New York’s 3rd Congressional District. He and his mother, father, brother, and sister lived in a small home in a working-class neighborhood where Greg and his siblings always felt safe playing and exploring outdoors with their friends on the block.
Greg attended Old Country Road Elementary School and Hicksville Junior and Senior High Schools. He washed dishes at Alfredo’s Swiss Chalet, bused tables at La Fonda Del Sol, and worked on a landscaping truck during the summer months. With a passion for aviation, Greg joined the Civil Air Patrol in 9th grade and remained an active member throughout high school.
Upon graduating high school, in the final years of the Cold War, Greg joined the United States Air Force. After basic military training and tech school he was stationed at Iraklion Air Station in Crete, Greece.
After he was honorably discharged from the Air Force, Greg returned home to Hicksville and commuted to John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City to earn his degree. Greg moved through college quickly, carrying a heavy course load while also working as a maintenance mechanic in the engineering department of CBS’s broadcast center. He even managed to purchase his first home on 12th street in New York.
When he graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Greg applied to law school. Greg earned a scholarship to Ohio Northern University’s Petit College of Law and graduated in 1999.
Soon after Greg joined the New York Bar Association and began assisting the very people whom he had known throughout his whole life: the building trades workers who suffered injuries or death on the job as a result of exposure to asbestos products.
Greg’s father was one of those very people who suffered an asbestos-related disease, reaffirming his focus to fight for the rights of those who suffered at the hands of corporations that hid the dangerous effects of asbestos for decades while hundreds of thousands suffered and died as a result.
After working in that field for a few years and realizing that there were ways that he could offer better services to affected clients, Greg partnered with Michael Rose and together they founded Hach & Rose, LLP.
They started the firm months after the terrorist attacks on America and New York on September 11, 2001. Despite their limited resources, they committed to represent victims of the terrorist attacks at no cost. At the time Greg was shocked to learn that large firms were charging full fees on the cases brought before the 9-11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.
Through years of honest, aggressive representation of their clients, Greg worked hard over the past 20 years to attract talented employees and build the firm into one of the top workplace injury firms in New York.
In 2008, Greg met and married the love of his life, Theresa. They have 3 children and two dogs. Dylan, a Division 1 football kicker in his third year of college is applying for Marine Corps Officer Candidate School with the hope of becoming a Marine fighter pilot. Julianna is a freshman in high school, and honors student and a stellar athlete who hopes to become a marine biologist. Savannah, an eighth-grade student and National Junior Honor Society member hopes to study family law.