Listings

  • Listed as AV Preeminent in Martindale Hubbell 2015-2018
  • Named by peers to 2012 – 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for plaintiff’s personal injury and plaintiff’s medical malpractice
  • Listed in Super Lawyers™ for Upstate New York 2007-2018
  • Listed as one of top 25 attorneys in Super Lawyers™ for Hudson Valley in 2011, 2009
  • 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

Publications

  • Author, Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York, New York State Bar Association Lawyer’s Deskbook and Formbook, 2003-2018
  • Editor-in-Chief and Contributing Author, The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action in New York State – New York State Bar Association 2009 Two Volume Treatise (3d Ed 2019)
  • 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

  • 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

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.