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Annemarie Jones Secures Summary Judgment

Published January 9, 2020 |

Annemarie Jones obtained summary judgment dismissing all federal claims in a Section 1983 malicious prosecution case. Plaintiff alleged the District Attorney’s Office maliciously prosecuted him for his alleged practice of fraudulent billing. Plaintiff was acquitted of all criminal charges following a jury trial. He thereafter filed the Section 1983 case against the County and the… read more

Mark R. Aledort Obtains Summary Judgment

Published January 2, 2020 |

Mark R. Aledort was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a demolition contractor in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.  The plaintiff fell on a defective sidewalk which had been excavated for the project and the plaintiff claimed someone had removed warning tape around the sidewalk and our client did not provide affidavits from all employees that… read more

Joseph O’Connor Admitted Into the Bar Association

Published December 24, 2019 |

On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 Joseph O’Connor appeared at the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department of New York to be sworn in as a member of the bar. He was accompanied by his mother and father for this momentous event. Joseph also had the opportunity to meet a panel of appellate judges including the presiding… read more

Ross Ruggiero Obtains Dismissal On a SCWA Motion

Published December 23, 2019 |

Ross Ruggiero was recently successful on arguing to the Supreme Court that Claimant-Petitioner’s Motion for leave to serve a late Notice of Claim on a local government entity should be denied. Petitioner’s counsel argued that the local government entity had actual knowledge of the “essential facts” constituting the claim within 90 days of its accrual… read more

R.W. Doyle And J.S. Patatiello Receive “Leadership In Law” Award From Long Island Business News

Published December 23, 2019 |

It is with great pride that Lewis Johs announces that two of its trial lawyers have been selected by the Long Island Business News (LIBN) as 2019 “Leadership in Law” awardees.  Robert W. Doyle, Jr. was honored in the Partner category and Jordan S. Palatiello was honored in the Associate category.  The Leadership in Law Awards recognize the… read more

Megan Murphy Obtains Summary Judgment

Published December 11, 2019 |

Congratulations to associate attorney Megan Murphy, who recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a school bus company and its employee driver in a motor vehicle case. While the plaintiff suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident, Megan successfully argued that the bus driver was not at fault for the happening of the… read more

Partner Fred Johs Receives Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Published December 11, 2019 |

Partner Fred Johs, assisted by Senior Counsel Jeffrey Hummel, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our clients, an emergency medicine physician and an internist, in the Supreme Court, Suffolk County, on November 21, 2019. This case was brought by the surviving spouse of a deceased 69-year-old female patient, who presented to the Emergency Room… read more

Stephen J. Maloney Jr. obtains Summary Judgment in Bronx County

Published December 9, 2019 |

Stephen J. Maloney Jr. successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a New York energy company in a case where an elderly plaintiff tripped and fell on an alleged defective sidewalk. The plaintiff suffered significant injuries and brought suit against our client, our client’s subcontractors, and the adjacent homeowners. Stephen demonstrated that despite our… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Secures an Appellate Win

Published December 6, 2019 |

Tom Rhatigan wins an Appeal in the Appellate Division, and as a result the case against his client, a plumbing contracting company, is dismissed. In the appeal prepared and argued by Tom, the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the Lower Court’s denial of summary judgment and granted Tom’s motion to dismiss the complaint.  The Appellate Court… read more

Defense Verdict for Joseph Charchalis in Supreme Court, Suffolk County

Published November 22, 2019 |

Joseph Charchalis obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial on an automobile liability case in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.  The plaintiff was a pedestrian crossing the street when he was struck by the defendants’ vehicle.  The defendants produced an independent witness who corroborated the defendants’ version of the incident and the jury returned a… read more

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