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May 22, 2017

Maynard, O’Connor Competes in Workforce Challenge

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Congratulations to Rob Rausch, Bridget Schultz and Scott Adelmann who braved the record heat on May 18, 2017 to complete the 3.5 mile CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge running race.

May 10, 2017

Maynard Attorneys Attend Cares for Kids Radiothon

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On May 4, Andrea Demers and Rob Rausch volunteered at the “Cares for Kids Radiothon” to benefit  the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.  Rob and Andrea spent several hours answering phones and making calls to help raise funds to support the work of the hospital.  The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center provides comprehensive care for children in northeastern New York and western New England, and maintains round-the-clock pediatric emergency services, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a Perinatal Center, to provide care for critically care ill newborns and premature infants.

May 8, 2017

Rob Rausch lectures at Continuing Legal Education program

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On April 28, 2017, Rob Rausch lectured at a New York State Bar Association – sponsored continuing legal education program regarding “Auto & Truck Claims, Accidents, and Litigation”.  Rob spoke on the topic of “Evaluating Damages and Use of Biomechanical Experts”.  Biomechanical engineering is a unique field of expertise, combining principles of physics and medicine, and is used to determine whether the forces exerted on the body in a particular accident are sufficient to cause injury.  Rob discussed the history of such experts and the manner in which such reviews are conducted, and offered practical advise for successful use of such theories at trial.  Rob has successfully presented such experts in defense of claims, and helped establish the prevailing appellate law on this topic.

Rob is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a past president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.

April 19, 2017

Attorney Thomas Daley Successfully Defends Surgeon in Medical Malpractice Trial

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Tom Daley, with the assistance of Lia Mitchell, recently successfully defended a local general surgeon after an 11 day trial.  The case involved an anastomotic leak following colon surgery.  The plaintiff became septic and required a colostomy.  The subsequent five and one-half weeks hospitalization was very stormy in that the patient had multiple stays in the Intensive Care Unit.  Following discharge, the patient was unable to resume work for five months.  The colostomy stayed in place for two and one-half years and required a complex closure for treatment of incisional hernias.  The testimony proffered by the plaintiff was that additional surgeries were going to be required in the future for continuing problems with incisional hernias.  The jury deliberated over the course of one and one-half days before delivering a verdict in favor of the defense.

April 14, 2017

Attorney Ed Tobin gives Seminar to Police Chiefs

Category: Community,Firm News — admin @ 8:30 am

On April 11 Attorney Ed Tobin was invited by the Northeastern Chiefs of Police Conference to give a 3 hour seminar to about 40 police chiefs on avoiding police liability exposures and consequent civil litigation.  Ed has successfully represented several Capital District Police or Sheriff’s Departments and their municipalities over the years, defending civil rights claims.  These claims have included assertions of excessive force, false arrest, racial bias.

March 13, 2017

Michael E. Catalinotto, Sr. Successfully Defends Physician In Medical Malpractice Trial

Category: Firm News — admin @ 3:20 pm

Michael E. Catalinotto, Sr. successfully defended a physician in a medical malpractice trial venued in Schenectady County.  The trial commenced on February 27, 2017.  At the completion of the third day of trial, the plaintiff’s attorney discontinued the case against Mr. Catalinotto’s client and settled the case with the codefendant physician.  The settlement was paid entirely by the codefendant without any payment by the physician represented by Mr. Catalinotto contributing to the overall settlement.

February 20, 2017

Rob Rausch Speaks to Pre-Law Students at Siena College

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On February 8th, Rob Rausch participated in a panel discussion at Siena College, to share information with pre-law students about law school and the practice of law.  The panelists provided information on how students can transition from college to law school, recommendations for a successful law school experience, and inside looks at different practice areas.  Rob also met separately with students who had expressed an interest in the field of personal injury litigation, and discussed changes in that practice area, perspectives on successful handling of claims, and what the future may hold for the field.

Rob has been with the firm since 1997 and represents clients in a wide range of personal injury issues, including medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accidents, slip and trip accidents, and construction site injuries, among others.

February 13, 2017

Maynard, O’Connor Has Heart!

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MaynardhasheartOn February 3rdh, Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP participated in the American Heart Association’s “National Go Red For Women Day” by wearing red, to support diagnosing and treating heart disease in women.  The firm also made a contribution to the continuing work of the American Heart Association.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/about/

January 23, 2017

Congratulations Attorney Bridget Schultz

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Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto LLP, would like to congratulate Attorney Bridget Schultz on being admitted to Practice in  New York, on Thursday, January 19th. Bridget concentrates her practice in  in the areas of general litigation, medical malpractice defense, real estate litigation, and trusts and estates. She is now admitted to practice in both the State of New York and the State of Florida.

December 22, 2016

FIRM SUPPORTS 33rd ANNUAL “DANCING IN THE WOODS”

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For over twenty-five years, Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP has proudly served as one of the major sponsors of Dancing in the Woods, the annual black-tie gala to benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at the “Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital” at Albany Medical Center. The “Melodies Center” is the Capital Region’s primary provider of care to infants and children with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening blood cancers.

Dancing in the Woods is one of the largest and most successful fundraising events in the Capital Region, and annually raises $500,000 to support the Melodies Center.  Rob Rausch once again served as co-chair of the event, and has been involved with its planning and organization for close to twenty years. This year, the event was held on Friday, December 2nd, at the Armory on the Sage College campus, with over 700 guests in attendance.

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