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August 24, 2015

Rob Rausch Moderates Panel at Law School Orientation

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RAR moderates panel  at Law School Orientation

On August 21st, Rob Rausch moderated a panel discussion at Albany Law School’s orientation, on the topic of “Tailoring Your Job Search For a Different Audience”.  The panel included six attorneys from a variety of different practice areas, and included discussion on resume building, advice for job searches, networking, professionalism, social media, among other topics.

Rob is a former President of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association.

August 3, 2015

Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto Welcomes New Associate

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We are pleased to announce that Andrew S. Holland has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Andrew concentrates his practice in area of civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights defense, and commercial litigation. In addition, Andrew practices appellate law and criminal defense.

Andrew brings nearly ten years of litigation experience. He started his legal career as an appellate prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, before joining a civil litigation firm in Nassau Company. Immediately prior to joining MOSC, Andrew was an attorney with the Albany firm of Napierski VanDenburgh. Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University, and earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark.

Andrew’s addition expands the firm to a team of fifteen dedicated attorneys, engaged in a wide variety of legal fields.

June 8, 2015

Concetta Lomanto on Panel Discussion regarding Medical Evidence

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On May 27th, Concetta Lomanto served on a panel at a Continuing Legal Education Program, entitled “Doctors and Their Records at Trial” presented by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Concetta and other members of the panel discussed issues regarding medical experts and evidence, including tips for the effective use of a physician expert, admissibility of a physician’s records, expert disclosure rules and medical issues when an attorney intends to call a physician witness or offer medical records into evidence in a trial. Concetta shared her experience from the perspective of defending hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice cases.

Concetta is a member of the American Association of Justice and has practiced in the field of medical malpractice defense for 29 years.

March 9, 2015

The Verdict is In

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Concetta Lomanto of Maynard, O’Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP represented a local physician at a recent trial in Albany County Supreme Court in Albany, New York and once again justice prevailed. Complex issues of medicine in this personal injury action involved a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common urological condition that occurs as men get older as the prostate enlarges. This case involved expert testimony in urology, cardiology and nephrology, including difficult cross examinations. The central issue of the case was whether the physician monitored the patient closely enough so that the patient’s complete kidney failure could have been avoided. After a nearly 2-week trial, the unanimous verdict was returned in favor of the Maynard, O’Connor & Smith & Catalinotto, LLP client.

November 3, 2014

Operation Adopt a Soldier

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Maynard, O’Connor, Smith and Catalinotto, LLP, is a proud corporate sponsor for Operation Adopt a Soldier (OAAS) at their fundraiser, Honoring our Veterans on November 9, 2014 at Fortunes Restaurant. The restaurant is on grounds of Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The event is in honor of Veteran’s Day.

As of this date OAAS has sent over 230,000 packages to our troops in war-torn areas of the world. They also help soldier’s families here at home. Maynard, O’Connor has been collecting sundries, supplies and food for Operation Adopt a Soldier  for a few years. The organization based in Saratoga County.  OAAS provides  a variety of support services for men and women who serve in our military and are deployed overseas. Donating items and sending care packages of such items, and providing volunteer support services to family members, are a few of the activities provided by this organization.

October 27, 2014


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Happy Halloween from Maynard O’Connor!

Halloween is a lot of fun.  But, it also presents a greater risk for injury to our children.  Here are some helpful safety tips if you and your children are going out trick or treating this year.

  • Make sure your child can walk easily in his or her costume and that no parts obstruct his or her vision – use face paint instead of cumbersome masks;
  • Make sure props like toy swords or knives are soft, short and flexible;
  • Never let your child trick or treat alone, and accompany your child up to the doors of homes;
  • Use sidewalks and walkways, do not cut across people’s yards where there might be unknown hazards hidden in the dark;
  • Attach lights or reflective material to your child’s costume;
  • Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant or flame retardant;
  • Examine all candy for choking hazards. Throw away homemade or unwrapped candy;
  • Never enter a person’s home or vehicle unless with a trusted adult; and,
  • If you’re driving, be on the careful lookout for pedestrians dressed in dark costumes.

We hope everyone has a fun and safe time trick or treating!  If your child or you are injured while trick or treating, please call the accident attorneys at Maynard O’Connor.

October 20, 2014

Attorney McTague Presents at Critical Care Symposium

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On October 16, 2014, attorney Anne-Jo Pennock McTague participated in presenting at the Fifteenth Annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium in Cicero, NY, sponsored by Upstate Medical Center and the University Hospital. Attorney Anne-Jo Pennock McTague spoke regarding documentation, including electronic medical records and defensive documentation. She presented “To Document or Not to Document? That is a Great Question”. This presentation covered how to determine what information must be documented, awareness of what to observe with electronic documentation, and protection of personal information.

August 25, 2014

Three Maynard Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers

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Bruce Bell, Robert Rausch, and Adam Mandell have been selected as Super Lawyers by the Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine. For the sixth time, Bruce was named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice. Rob was named for the second time as a Super Lawyer in the category of Appellate Practice; in 2012, he was listed in the category of Personal Injury Defense: General.  Adam Mandell was named as a “Rising Star” in the category of Personal Injury: Defense.

Super Lawyers is an independent rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The lists appear in the current issue of Super Lawyers and the September, 2014 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

August 18, 2014

Maynard Paralegal’s Son Wins Second Place in Bowhunting World Championship

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Jacob Slusarz finished second at the 2014 IBO World Championship

We extend our congratulations to Jacob Slusarz, for his impressive second-place finish in the 2014 International Bowhunting Organization World Championship.  Jacob took second place in Young Male Release, in the age 13-14 group.  The IBO World Championship was held from August 8-10 in Ellicottville, New York.  Jacob is an accomplished archer, and has been competing in IBO World Championships and Triple Crown competitions since the age of 9.

Jacob is the son of Cathi Slusarz, a paralegal in the firm, who supports our personal injury and matrimonial law departments.

August 15, 2014

Rob Rausch Moderates Lawyering Panel at Albany Law School

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On August 12, 2014, Rob Rausch moderated a panel discussion entitled “What Lawyers Do”, during Albany Law School’s orientation for incoming first-year students.  The panel included attorneys practicing in the fields of personal injury, commercial litigation, criminal law, and insurance law.  Rob and the other members of the panel discussed their respective practice areas, differences between public and private practice, typical work projects, and expectations of different practice areas, as well as advice for networking and resume-building.

Albany Law School was founded in 1851 and is the nation’s oldest independent law school.  Rob is the immediate past president of the Albany Law School National Alumni Association.

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