Notable Cases

$650,000 Recovery
Construction worker at a parking garage is ran over by impatient building resident. Client suffered a broken; torn ligament in the shoulder and herniated discs in the spinal cord. Client underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the ligament tears and epidural injections to treat their herniated discs. Settled for $650,000 prior to filing a lawsuit.

$250,000 Recovery
Fifty-two-year-old was struck by a vehicle while walking along the shoulder of a road. Client suffered a spinal injury and underwent a micro-discectomy procedure. Settlement for the total available insurance policy limit of $250,000.

People v. (Name withheld)
Obtained dismissal of all charges against client accused of damaging the property of a motorist who struck client with a vehicle after calling them a "fucking Latino." Successfully convinced the prosecutor that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the charges.

$260,000 Recovery
Client fell off of a truck that pulled away while he had been loading a refrigerator. Numerous other attorneys rejected the case, labeling it a "no-pay." Client suffered a broken arm. Settled with truck's insurance carrier 24 months later for $260,000.

$250,000 Recovery
Client slipped on ice in son’s un-shoveled and unsalted driveway following a winter storm resulting in an ankle fracture that required surgery. Homeowners insurance settled for $250,000.

$180,000 Recovery
Twenty-year-old fell in the shower when a piece of ceiling fell onto him from a recurrent leak that dead-beat landlord had failed to repair after numerous complaints. Client underwent an arthroscopic shoulder surgery but did not have any long-term limitations or injury. Settled with insurance for $180,000.

$100,000 Recovery
Client was rear-ended at a red light and suffered a herniated disc. Client underwent three rounds of multi-level epidural steroid injections. $100,000 recovery exhausted the at-fault driver’s insurance policy limit. Original insurance offer was a mere $35,000.00.

State v. Lenny Dykstra
Drafted court’s decision as law clerk granting the controversial baseball legend’s motion to suppress evidence seized in connection with a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures.

State v. Harris
Drafted court’s decision ordering a new trial for the defendant who was convicted of murder almost ten years prior based upon the court’s finding that the defendant was deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of his trial counsel. Supreme Court has granted certiorari.

State v. Gigliotti
Drafted court’s decision in a murder trial ordering a hearing pursuant to Frye to determine the admissibility of new method of ballistics identification. The court’s decision was then appealed. The appellate division decision was the first known published decision addressing this new technology in the United State. Decision was upheld on appeal. 

State v. (Name withheld)
Successfully brought a motion to suppress evidence obtained without a warrant from the defendant’s automobile in violation of the defendant’s Constitutional rights. Conducted cross-examination of the police officer who made the unlawful stop, search and seizure. All charges stemming from the illegally obtained evidence were dismissed.

Merovici v. Gabriel
Won a verdict at trial for defendant who was accused of civil assault and battery of a doctor. Video evidence showed that the plaintiff/doctor was the aggressor and introduced expert testimony from a former FBI agent regarding the defendant’s sympathetic nervous system response that led to the altercation ultimately resulted in the plaintiff/doctor’s injury. After a six-year legal battle and two days of trial, judge ruled in defendant’s favor on all issues.

State v. (Name withheld)
Successfully obtained a dismissal of all charges stemming from a search and seizure that resulted in my client’s arrest for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Successfully obtained a dismissal of all charges because of issues with the prosecution’s handling of evidence in the case.