Good luck Nancy Steproe on your retirement!

Good luck to Nancy Steproe, ARFD’s current managing partner, on her retirement!  Nancy guided the firm through it’s first transition when Mark Feinstein retired as ARFD’s first managing partner.  Sadly, for us, Nancy has decided to retire.  Nancy will now have to make the serious day-to-day decisions on whether to go skiing,  fishing or boating in New Hampshire.  Tough choices!  ARFD’s loss is New Hampshire’s gain. All of us at ARFD wish only the best for Nancy!    

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10 ARFD partners recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Congratulations to all, especially Jay Rappaport and Nicholas Marotta for both being recognized as a Best Lawyer Lawyer of the Year! Robert Cecala – Personal Injury Robert Deutsch – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Andy Kaplan – Medical Malpractice Phil Lerner – Medical Malpractice Nick Marotta – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Robert Melnick – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Nancy Pennie – Personal Injury Jay Rappaport – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Lawrence Rosenblatt – Personal Injury Barbara Ryan – Health Care

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11 ARFD partners recognized by NY-Metro Super Lawyers for 2018!

11 ARFD partners have been recognized and listed as 2018 NY-Metro Super Lawyers, a selection process that recognizes only 5% of NY lawyers. Congratulations to all!! Robert Deutsch – Medical Malpractice, Products, Health Care Craig Fenno – Medical Malpractice Peter Fazio – Products, Medical Malpractice, Class Action/Mass Tort, Employment Litigation Andy Kaplan – Medical Malpractice, Health Care Phil Lerner – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Nick Marotta – Medical Malpractice Robert Melnick – Medical Malpractice Nancy Pennie – Class Action/Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice Jay Rappaport – Products, Medical Malpractice Lawrence Rosenblatt – Medical Malpractice, Business/Civil/Employment Litigation, Personal Injury Barbara Ryan –

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5 ARFD attorneys recognized as 2018 NY-Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers!

Super Lawyers only recognizes 2.5% of all NY attorneys, under the age of 40 or have been practicing under 10 years, as Rising Stars. Congrats to ARFD’s Rising Stars! Alison Deaner – Medical Malpractice, Products Kevin Denaro – Medical Malpractice Allison Landwehr – Schools & Education, Administrative Law Deirdre Tracey – Appellate Alexis Vigilante – Medical Malpractice

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Congratulations to Jonathan Meister, Aaronson Rappaport’s new Managing Partner!

Aaronson Rappaport is pleased to announce that it has elected Jonathan A. Meister to membership in the firm and has been selected as the firm’s next managing partner. Jonathan will be Aaronson Rappaport’s 3rd managing partner.   Jonathan has been extensively involved in the day-to-day management of the firm for many years, working under both Mark Feinstein and thereafter Nancy Steproe, who will soon begin a well-earned retirement .  Jonathan’s experience ensures a seamless transition in the day to day operation of the firm going forward.  Jon’s dedication to the firm is evidenced by all hard work and long hours he puts in every day on behalf

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Summary judgment in neurologically-impaired infant case

Congratulations to the team of Nick Marotta, Nanor L. Terjanian and Michelle N. Lopez, successfully obtaining summary judgment in Queens County in a case involving claims that malpractice caused a infant to be born neurologically impaired. The plaintiff had alleged that Aaronson Rappaport’s client failed to provide proper prenatal medicine consultations and thus timely diagnose Intrauterine Growth Restriction (“IUGR”), resulting in serious global developmental delays and brain/central nervous system injuries to the infant.  Supported by strong, well- written expert affirmations, Aaronson Rappaport convincingly demonstrated that at all times its client rendered good and accepted care.  The plaintiff, unable to refute the strong

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Robert Melnick and his team successful at trial in New York County

Congratulations to Robert Melnick and his litigation team for another defense verdict on behalf of an Aaronson Rappaport client! The case was venued in New York County.  Plaintiff alleged that our client performed an incorrect cervical spinal decompression surgery. As a result, plaintiff claimed he was left with continued compression resulting in the need for an additional surgery and permanent neurological deficits.

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Alison Deaner obtains discontinuance of ARFD clients following filing of summary judgment motion

Alison Deaner, through preparation and well-written summary judgment papers, convinced a plaintiff to drop a lawsuit brought against her clients – no easy feat.  The preparation for such a motion came during precise questioning of the plaintiff at deposition, which eradicated a certain record-keeping issue in the case.  The record-keeping issue resolved, Alison thereafter moved to dismiss the case on the medicine, crafting arguments that convinced plaintiff’s counsel to voluntarily discontinue the case without opposition.  It was Alison’s preparation and obtaining multiple important  admissions she obtained at the plaintiff’s deposition, combined with excellent written advocacy during summary judgment proceedings, that compelled the plaintiff to discontinue

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Another defense verdict for Jay Rappaport and ARFD client

Congratulations to Jay Rappaport and his litigation team for another successful defense of an ARFD client!  The case was tried in New York County and involved claims that ARFD’s client, an orthopedic surgeon, failed to properly diagnose and treat a subluxation of bones in the plaintiff’s foot, and negligently advised the plaintiff to weight bear on the subject foot, resulting in the development of arthritis and need for surgery.  Jay effectively established on cross-examination of the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s expert that a prior injury was so consequential that it would have led to arthritis regardless of the care rendered

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Pre-trial Motion Results in Breast Surgeon’s Discontinuance from Kings County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Larry Bloomstein and Robert Isabella successfully obtained discontinuance of a breast surgeon charged with failing to biopsy a breast with suspicious findings found on mammography.  The patient later died due to metastatic breast cancer.  The litigation team successfully argued  before a Kings County trial judge on the eve of jury selection that a key expert designated to testify against ARFD’s client should be precluded from doing so.  The court sided with ARFD and the claims against the breast surgeon were ultimately discontinued.

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