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Insurance Defense

Our mission is to ensure both carriers and insureds benefit from cost-effective and efficient litigation practices, minimizing expenditures whenever and wherever possible.
Our Experience

We appreciate the need for both carriers and insureds to understand the claims and defenses, and the costs associated at every step of the litigation.  Our experience includes state and federal court litigation, appeals, as well as administrative claims, regulatory investigations, arabitration and mediation.

​We have defended insureds and defended against claims for a wide variety of carriers

  • NYMIR

  • NYSIR 

  • Utica National

  • State Farm

  • Trumbull

  • The Hartford

  • General Star

  • Allied World 

We have defended claims including, but not limited to:
  • Personal Injury claims

  • Slips and falls

  • public transportation injuries

  • No Fault Claims

  • Constitutional Torts, including 1st, 4th, 15th, and 8th amendment claims

  • Defamation

  • Wrongful termination

  • Knowing, after the fact condonation

  • Proceeding before the NYDHR

  • Proceedings before and investigations by the NYCDHR

  • Proceedings before and investigations by the EEOC

  • Proceedings before and investigations by OSHA

  • DHR/OSHA litigation

  • Sexual harassment

  • Retaliation

  • FMLA claims

  • ADEA claims

  • Rehabilitation act claims

  • ​Claims involving Discrimination based on:

    • race

    • gender

    • sexual orientation

    • sexual preference

    • sexual identity

    • age

    • disability

    • religion/creed

    • national origin

    • other physical characteristics such as height or weight, and

    • criminal history

    • veteran status

  • FLSA claims

  • Wage theft claims

Reported Decisions:


Carlson v. Geneva City Sch. Dist., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100958 *, 2011 WL 3957524 (W.D.N.Y. Sept. 5, 2011)

Kopy v. Howard, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108188 *, 2010 WL 3808677 (N.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2010)

Cirino-Rodriguez v. William George Agency for Children Servs., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121286 *, 2012 WL 3704960 (N.D.N.Y. Aug. 27, 2012)

Brown v. Outhouse, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101327 * (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2010)

Ketchuck v Town of Owego, 72 A.D.3d 1173 *, 897 N.Y.S.2d 759, 2010 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2633, 2010 NY Slip Op 2706 (N.Y. App. Div. 3d Dep't 2010)

Matter of Center of Deposit, Inc. v Village of Deposit, 108 A.D.3d 851 *, 968 N.Y.S.2d 731, 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4948, 2013 NY Slip Op 5037, 2013 WL 3329672 (N.Y. App. Div. 3d Dep't 2013)


Matter of Center of Deposit, Inc. v Village of Deposit, 108 A.D.3d 851 *, 968 N.Y.S.2d 731, 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4948, 2013 NY Slip Op 5037, 2013 WL 3329672 (N.Y. App. Div. 3d Dep't 2013)

Stewart v. Howard, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104677 *, 2010 WL 3907137 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2010)


Tratt v. County of Cayuga, 74 A.D.3d 1849 *, 902 N.Y.S.2d 496, 2010 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4976, 2010 NY Slip Op 5173 (N.Y. App. Div. 4th Dep't 2010)