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Accomplishments

Annemarie Jones Re-Elected Federal Bar Association EDNY Treasurer

Published October 21, 2019 |

Annemarie Jones was re-elected to the position of Treasurer for the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The mission of the Federal Bar Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private,… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtains Summary Judgment for Client in Supreme Court

Published October 20, 2019 |

Teri Scotto-Lavino was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a pediatrician in a Supreme Court action claiming that the doctor misdiagnosed a form of bone cancer, known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. The plaintiff was initially seen by the doctor at a walk-in clinic.  The clinic continued to use the doctor’s name in its addressograph during subsequent… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Obtains Summary Judgment on Medical Malpractice Action

Published October 16, 2019 |

Congratulations to Thomas Rhatigan for obtaining dismissal of a medical malpractice action, venued in Kings County, on behalf of a medical professional company that staffed Emergency Room physicians to hospital.  Plaintiff alleged that the medical professional company should be held liable for the actions of individual Emergency Room doctors.  The Court agreed with our argument… read more

Annemarie Jones Obtains Dismissal of Complaint in Southern District of New York

Published October 4, 2019 |

Annemarie Jones was successful on a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint in the Southern District of New York. Plaintiff alleged that certain supervisory officials of the Sullivan County Jail violated his civil rights pursuant to Section 1983 by not properly responding to his grievances and failing to reverse the… read more

12 Lewis Johs Attorneys Named NY Metro Super Lawyers

Published September 18, 2019 |

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has recognized 12 attorneys from the firm on the New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2019. The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, only five percent of attorneys in the New York metro area are… read more

Summary Judgment Win for Senior Counsel Teri Scotto-Lavino in a Matter Concerning Liability for Dog Bite

Published August 21, 2019 |

Teri Scotto-Lavino was successful in obtaining dismissal of an action asserted against a homeowner. The allegations concerned an altercation between dogs, one owned by the co-owner of the home. Plaintiff alleged that any homeowner is responsible for the behavior of a dog, especially one known to have an aggressive nature, even though he is not… read more

Gary Pagliarello Obtains Defense Verdict on behalf of Electrophysiologist

Published June 7, 2019 |

Gary Pagliarello obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of his client, an electrophysiologist.  Plaintiff commenced suit seeking recovery for alleged unnecessary placement of an implantable defibrillator, a device that is indicated for patients who have potentially dangerous heart arrhythmia and are in danger of sudden cardiac death.  The 37-year-old plaintiff had experienced an unexplained syncopal… read more

Annemarie Jones Obtains Dismissal of All Claims in Commercial Law Suit on Behalf of Credit Union

Published June 6, 2019 |

Annemarie Jones secured dismissal of an action pending in the Eastern District of New York in favor of our client, a Credit Union. The action was premised upon Plaintiff’s default under a Balloon Note, Additional Covenants to Promissory Note and Security Agreement executed by Plaintiff in favor of the Credit Union, and the Credit Union’s subsequent repossession… read more

Robert J. Yenchman Granted Summary Judgment in Kings County Premises Liability Case

Published May 24, 2019 |

Robert J.  Yenchman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Kings County in favor of our clients, who were the commercial tenants of a mixed-used building in Brooklyn. The plaintiff alleged that she tripped and fell on a sidewalk while walking her dog which resulted in an ankle fracture requiring surgical intervention. Robert successfully argued that… read more

Jordan Palatiello Obtains Defense Verdict in Nassau County on a Medical Malpractice Case

Published May 20, 2019 |

Lewis Johs Associate, Jordan S. Palatiello, assisted by Senior Counsel, Jeff Hummel, obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of our clients, a Cardiology practice and one of its physicians, in Nassau County Supreme Court on April 23, 2019.  The plaintiff, a 60-year old male, presented to a prominent hospital with complaints of chest pain at… read more

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