How Our Litigation Attorneys Serve the Greater New York Area
Since 1937, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt has provided our clients and the community quality legal services. We represent clients from New York City through the Hudson Valley and beyond, leveraging decades of experience to achieve first-rate results.
Our years of experience and success speak for themselves, particularly in litigation practice for both local and national businesses. Our litigation practice areas include commercial litigation, construction, environmental, personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, and more. We also provide counsel on litigation avoidance as well as pre-litigation advice. We have supervised and managed a wide array of complex cases and can call upon other practice groups in our organization for their expertise.
For example, Partners John Diaconis and Adam Rodriguez recently were able to successfully defend a summary judgment decision they procured on behalf of Westchester County against Unity Mechanical Corp. in a defense and indemnity case brought in Westchester County Supreme Court. In late December 2020, the Court rejected Unity’s arguments and sustained its prior holdings, paving the way to a potential recovery of over $3 million for the County.
Similarly, at the beginning of February 2021, Bleakley Platt Partner Vincent Crowe prevailed on appeal following the lower Court’s denial of Summary Judgment to the Firm’s longstanding client, Commodore Maintenance Corp. The Appellate Division reversed the Supreme Court, New York County Decision and determined that Commodore Maintenance Corp. was not liable to plaintiff.
Finally, Partner Robert D. Meade secured a litigation win on appeal of a case he argued at trial for the firm’s long-standing client William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. The Appellate Division, First Department vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court, New York County which had awarded plaintiff $1 million on a life insurance policy. The lower court decision was unanimously overturned, with the Appellate Division directing the Clerk to enter judgment for William Penn, finding that the plaintiff was not entitled to coverage under the subject insurance policy.
These are just some of the recent cases in which Bleakley Platt & Schmidt has successfully reached a resolution amenable to our clients over the Firm’s 85-year legacy of providing superior legal counsel. To learn more about the Firm’s services, visit https://www.bpslaw.com/, or contact its offices at (914) 949-2700.