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Experience and Qualifications

Listings

Selected for the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©  as:

Lawyer of the Year Plaintiff’s Product Liability – Albany, New York, and listed for
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Listed in 2012 – 2021 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Listed as AV Preeminent in Martindale Hubbell© 2015-2022

Listed in Super Lawyers™ for Upstate New York 2007-2022

Listed as one of top 25 attorneys in Super Lawyers™ for Hudson Valley 2007-2013

Publications

Author, Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York, New York State Bar Association Lawyer’s Deskbook and Formbook, 2003-2021

Editor-in-Chief and Contributing Author, The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action in New York State – New York State Bar Association Two Volume Treatise (2d Ed 2021)

5 Ways to Lose Referral Fees; 10 Ways to Keep Them – New York State Bar Journal – June 2014

The Evils of the Illegal Practice of Corporate Dentistry – Trial Magazine – American Association of Justice December 2013

Third Department Review, Monthly Column, Albany County Bar Newsletter, 1999-2006

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Trying Your First Five Cases: Understanding the Mindset to Win: Program Chair and Speaker Albany County Bar Association 2019

New York State Bar Association: State Wide Chair, Moderator, and Speaker — Handling Tough Issues in a Personal Injury Practice 2019

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: Pleading and Proving Punitive Damages in Commercial Litigation Cases 2017

New York State Bar Association Bridge the Gap Program: Effective Client Communication 2017

New York State Bar Association Bridge the Gap Program: Trying Cases: Understanding the Mindset and Trial Platform Needed to Win 2016

Association of General Contractors Understanding Labor Law Section 240(1) 2015

NYS Court of Claims Conference Common Medical Evidence Issues at Trial 2014

Albany County Bar Association Seminar Series: The New Retainers and Good Practices in Referring Cases under New York’s Model Rules 2014

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: State Wide Chair, Moderator and Speaker — Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges in Preparing for Trial 2013

Seminar — New York State Bar Association: The New Normal — Preparing for Trial in the Current Economic Climate 2012

New York State Bar Association: State Wide Chair, Moderator, and Speaker — Handling Tough Issues in a Personal Injury Practice 2012

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: Effective Opening Statements 2012

Annual Meeting of the Association of Court of Claims Judges: Panel Discussion on the Medical Indemnity Fund 2012

Annual Meeting of the Association of Court of Claims Judges: Medicare and Government Liens in a Personal Injury Action 2012

New York State Bar Association: State Wide Chair, Moderator, and Speaker– Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice 2009

New York State Bar Association: The Plaintiff’s Trial 2008

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers: Direct and Cross Examination of Experts 2008

Albany County Bar Association: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer 2008

Organizations

Member New York State Independent Judicial Elections Qualifications Commission (IJEQC) for the Third Judicial District -2007-2013

Albany County Bar Association, President 2008; President-Elect 2007; Vice-President 2006; Secretary 2005; Treasurer 2004; Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2009

American Association of Justice -1991- Present

New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers – 2004- Present

New York State Bar Association – 1985-Present

American Bar Association-Litigation Section; Law Practice Management Section – 1986-2009, 2015 – Present

Delegate New York State Bar Association House of Representatives – 2000-2002, 2005-2009

Member of New York State Office of Court Administration working committee on pro bono for the Third Judicial District – 2006

Member, NYSTLA Judicial Screening Committee for Court of Appeals Candidates, 2000

New York State Trial Lawyers Association (“NYSTLA”), Editorial Board, Bill of Particulars, 1999-2004

Awards

President’s Award New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers 2014 for statewide seminar on Plaintiff’s Trial Preparation

President’s Award for Service to the Albany County Bar Association – February 18, 1999

Admissions And Education

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, JD. 1984

Admitted:

New York State Courts – 1985

All New York Federal District Courts – 1987

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit –1998

United States Supreme Court –2008

Certifications

Board Certified in Trial Practice and Pre-Trial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy*

These certifications are not granted by any governmental authority.