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Accomplishments

Summary Judgment for Partner Carl Formicola

Published November 8, 2018 |

Carl A. Formicola recently prevailed on a Bronx County Supreme Court motion for summary judgment in a premises liability case.  Plaintiff claimed to have fallen on an unknown liquid substance on a stairway in a building owned by the client. Carl established that the client routinely cleaned and inspected the area of the incident. Plaintiff… read more

Summary Judgment Granted for Partner David Metzger

Published November 5, 2018 |

Partner David Metzger successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a Manhattan townhouse owner in a case involving a slip and fall on ice on stairs which led from the sidewalk down to a commercial tenant’s space. David established that the tenant, pursuant to the terms of the lease, was responsible for the maintenance… read more

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles Ranked as “Best Law Firm” for 2019 U.S. News and World Report

Published November 1, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is honored to have been ranked as a “Best Law Firm” for 2019 U.S. News and World Report​. Lewis Johs has been recognized for our Long Island Personal Injury Litigation Defense and Medial Malpractice Defense, as well as our New York City Personal Injury Litigation Defense. The “Best Law Firms”… read more

Newsday Names Lewis Johs Top Workplace on Long Island

Published October 25, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP (Lewis Johs) is proud to be considered one of the best places to work by their staff.  The firm was recently awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Newsday.  The winners were selected solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. Over 150 members of staff were surveyed on… read more

Ten LJAA Attorneys Recognized as 2018 NY Super Lawyers

Published September 26, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has recognized 10 attorneys from the firm on the New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2018. 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 honored… read more

Partner David Metzger Obtains Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Case

Published September 17, 2018 |

Partner David Metzger was successful in a motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case involving an alleged failure to diagnose a post-surgical pulmonary embolism (PE). Our client was the cardiologist who was called in for a cardiac consultation the day after the surgery after an EKG revealed “inverted T waves”. The plaintiff… read more

Ross Ruggiero Receives Defense Verdict in Negligence Case

Published September 14, 2018 |

LJAA attorney, Ross Ruggiero, successfully defended a negligence case against our client, a municipal authority, in a bench trial in Suffolk County, Third District Court .  The plaintiff alleged that our client negligently increased water pressure, which caused damage to plaintiff’s water heater. The plaintiff sought at trial to rely on his brother, an accountant,… read more

Defense Verdict for Jeff Pincus in NY Supreme Court, Kings County, July 2018

Published August 28, 2018 |

Partner Jeff Pincus obtained a defense verdict for our clients, an oil delivery company and its driver.  Plaintiff, suffering from multiple sclerosis, was traveling in his handicap scooter.  He alleged that he was struck by our client’s oil delivery truck while he was within the crosswalk of a busy intersection.  With the crossing light in… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action

Published August 9, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Attorney Teri Scotto-Lavino was recently successful in a motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a pathologist.  The patient’s estate contended that his blood disorder was mismanaged, resulting in amputation and eventually death. The Court agreed that there was no factual issue regarding pathology interpretations of testing performed during the hospital… read more

Amy Pincus Obtains Complete Dismissal in Bronx County Labor Law Case

Published August 8, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Attorney Amy Pincus was recently successful in obtaining a dismissal of a potentially large labor law construction accident case. In a case with potentially sizable exposure, Amy was estopped from moving for summary judgment because of plaintiff’s early filing of the Note or Issue.  Although she moved to strike the note of issue… read more

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