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Category: News

Joseph Charchalis Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment

Published January 9, 2020 | News

Joseph Charchalis was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a snow removal contractor in Supreme Court, Westchester County.  The plaintiff was injured when she fell on “black ice” walking back to her car from inside a mall.  The Court agreed with Joseph’s arguments that the snow removal contractor did not owe the plaintiff a duty… read more

Mark R. Aledort Obtains Summary Judgment

Published December 30, 2019 | News

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

Summary Judgment Win for Partner Scott Frycek in a Medical Malpractice Action

Published October 21, 2019 | News

Partner Scott Frycek secured a dismissal of a medical malpractice action brought against a physician and urgent care center.  It was alleged that the doctor and the practice failed to timely diagnose and treat the 50-year- old patient’s acute and/or impending cardiac condition leading to her death.  Scott argued that our clients timely and appropriately… read more

Summer Law Internship Program Wraps Up Successfully

Published August 28, 2019 | News

The Lewis Johs Summer Internship Program has wrapped up successfully for 2019. The annual program, led by partner Claudia L. Boyd, hosted eight law students from law schools throughout New York.  The program provided these students with a hands-on ten-week internship at both our Islandia and New York City offices.  The students had an opportunity… read more

Summary Judgment Win for Partner Scott Frycek in a Medical Malpractice Action

Published August 22, 2019 | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE,News

Partner Scott Frycek secured a dismissal of a medical malpractice action brought against a physician and urgent care center.  It was alleged that the doctor and the practice failed to timely diagnose and treat bacterial endocarditis in a patient leading to a brain embolism, the need for brain surgery, and permanent cognitive problems.  The patient… read more

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

Published August 21, 2019 | News

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

Partner Anne Bracken selected as one of Long Island Business News’ 2019 “Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services

Published August 20, 2019 | News

Partner Anne Bracken has been selected as one of Long Island Business News’ 2019 “Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services.” This special edition celebrates Long Island’s influential businesswomen whose dedication and commitment to their company and to those they serve remain at the forefront of their work.  Anne has been a litigator defending physicians and… read more

Summer Law Internship Program Wraps Up Successfully

Published August 19, 2019 | News

The Lewis Johs Summer Internship Program has wrapped up successfully for 2019. The annual program, led by partner Claudia L. Boyd, hosted eight law students from law schools throughout New York.  The program provided these students with a hands-on ten-week internship at both our Islandia and New York City offices.  The students had an opportunity… read more

Partners Jennifer Hurley McGay and Bryan F. Lewis published in The Suffolk Lawyer

Published July 31, 2019 | Accomplishment,BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE,LITIGATION NEWS,News

Commercial Litigation Partners Jennifer Hurley McGay and Bryan F. Lewis were recently published in The Suffolk Lawyer, Commercial Division Special Edition (June 2019).   Their article, “Primer on Non-Subpoenas in New York State,” discussed the importance of non-party subpoenas in commercial cases.  The article went on to provide an overview of the requirements for a valid… read more

Ross Ruggiero Obtains Order of Dismissal.

Published July 23, 2019 | INSURANCE LAW,News

Ross Ruggiero successfully obtained an Order of Dismissal from the Civil Court, Richmond County granting dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint in favor of the defendant. Plaintiff sued our client, a Third-Party Administrator on behalf of an insurance company, seeking to recoup no-fault benefits under an insurance policy. Ross argued that the court lacked jurisdiction and… read more

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