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October 5, 2015

Running For A Cause

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This fall, Attorney Rob Rausch, a partner in the firm, will run three half-marathons over 30 days to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Rob is a member of Team In Training (TNT), the flagship fundraising program for the LLS.  TNT chapters across the nation raise funds to help cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers.   On September 20th, Rob already completed the Palio Half Marathon in Saratoga; on October 11, he will run the Mohawk-Hudson Half Marathon here in Albany; and on October 18th, he will run the Runner’s World Half Marathon in Bethlehem, PA.

If you would like to follow Rob’s efforts and support the LLS, you may do so at the following link:


September 14, 2015

Firm Celebrates Two Milestones

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This September, two long-time members of the Maynard, O’Connor team marked significant anniversaries with the firm.

On September 12th, our partner, Ed Tobin, celebrated 25 years with the firm.  Ed joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1997.  He focuses his diverse practice on, and enjoys a great professional reputation in, the areas of matrimonial litigation, medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and a wide variety of personal injury claims.  Ed is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ed is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, the College of the Holy Cross and Albany Law School.

Karen Dobert, our  primary Real Estate Closing Coordinator, reached her 20-year anniversary with the firm on September 15th.  Following the commencement of her employment, Karen served the firm in many important positions before assuming, in 2000, her current position which continues to the present day. Throughout Karen’s entire tenure at Maynard O’Connor, she has received numerous accolades from clients, vendors, and other employees and professionals for the skills that she brings to her job, and the care and dedication that she gives to every matter to which she is assigned. We are proud and honored that Karen has made this 20-year association with Maynard O’Connor.


The firm thanks both Ed and Karen for their support and dedication to our clients!

August 31, 2015

Maynard Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

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Bruce Bell, Robert Rausch, and Adam Mandell have been selected as “Super Lawyers” in the current issue of the Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine.  Bruce was recognized for the seventh time as a Super Lawyer in the field of “Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice”. Rob was named for the third time as a Super Lawyer in the category of Appellate Practice; he was also previously recognized under the category of “Personal Injury Defense”.  Adam Mandell was once again named as a “Rising Star” in the field of Medical Malpractice 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The lists appear in the current issue of Super Lawyers and the September, 2015 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

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.

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