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April 19, 2017

Attorney Thomas Daley Successfully Defends Surgeon in Medical Malpractice Trial

Category: Firm News — admin @ 8:03 am

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

Category: Community — admin @ 7:21 am

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!

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 7:03 am

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

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:00 pm

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”

Category: Community,Firm News — admin @ 8:17 am

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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.

December 18, 2016

Successful No Shave November

Category: Community — admin @ 8:12 am

img_9561Congratulations to Justin Gray, Kostas Leris, Bruce Bell, James Schultz, Robert Rausch and Alex Stabinski for surviving not shaving for a month by participating in the No-Shave November.  Their efforts helped raise $1,000 for programs at American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

November 21, 2016

Maynard Welcomes New Associates

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 8:35 am

Maynard O’Connor is pleased to announce that Attorney Lia B. Mitchell and Attorney Andrea P. Demers have rejoined the firm as associate attorneys.

Lia B. Mitchell, concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional liability, personal injury, and general litigation. Lia is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and California (presently inactive). She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, and Capital District Women’s Bar Association.

Andrea P. Demers, concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general litigation, premises liability, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, and employment law. Andrea is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Andrea is a   member of the Albany County, Capital District Women’s and New York State Bar Associations.

November 14, 2016

Rob Rausch lectures at Continuing Legal Education program

Category: Firm News,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:23 am

On November 5th, Rob Rausch lectured at Albany Law School, in conjunction with the school’s program to provide free Continuing Legal Education credits to recent graduates. Rob presented on the topic of “Litigating a Personal Injury Case: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives”, along with Laura Jordan, a partner in the firm of Powers & Santola. Rob provided insight and recommendations for successfully defending personal injury litigation claims, and discussed such topics as effective use of social media and surveillance, critical details in a plaintiff’s medical records, and advanced deposition techniques, among other issues.

Rob is a 1994 graduate of Albany Law School, and is a past President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association.

 

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