Phone: (212) 331-0220
David Bohrer joined McAloon & Friedman in 2000 and became partner in 2010. Mr. Bohrer is a trial attorney who represents hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice and healthcare litigation matters, including New York Family Healthcare Decisions Act (FHCDA) hearings, various mental hygiene matters and nursing home discharge appeal hearings.
Mr. Bohrer works on high exposure medical malpractice cases and also handles general liability matters. Before joining McAloon & Friedman, Mr. Bohrer clerked for the Hon. Paul F. Chaiet of the Superior Court of New Jersey, where he contributed to the drafting of three published opinions. He has published articles on the New York Family Healthcare Decision Act in Risk Management Quarterly and other periodicals. In addition, Mr. Bohrer teaches CLE classes regarding notice of claim issues and the New York Family Healthcare Decisions Act.
Phone: (212) 331-0261
Juliana Caran joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2006 and became a partner in 2015. At the firm, she represents hospitals, professional liability insurers, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Ms. Caran drafts substantive and procedural motions, and handles all stages of the legal process, from pre-litigation up to trial. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Caran was an attorney at an insurance defense litigation firm.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Caran was an attorney at an insurance defense litigation firm.
Phone: (212) 331-0270
Nicole Casale joined McAloon & Friedman as an Associate in 2011 and became a Partner in 2019. She brought to the firm a solid background in medical malpractice and general liability defense from her previous experience with a Long Island law firm, where she handled all aspects of litigation, drafted appellate motions and conducted mediation/arbitration hearings.
At McAloon & Friedman, Nicole is involved in all aspects of litigation leading up to trial, participates in discovery and pretrial conferences, and argues for dispositive and motions in limine. In addition, Nicole meets with experts in a wide range of medical disciplines and conducts depositions. Nicole’s legal knowledge and practical approach have resulted in multiple dismissals and successful summary judgment motions for her clients, as well as favorable results in traverse hearings.
While in law school, Nicole clerked for the Hon. Denis R. Hurley of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where she drafted memoranda and orders on motions to dismiss for various federal court cases. She interned for the General Counsel’s Office for KeySpan Corp., where she worked in litigation, regulatory and trade, and other practice areas.
Phone: (212) 331-0222
Gina Di Folco joined McAloon & Friedman as appellate partner in 2010. As head of the firm’s Appellate Team, she supervises the drafting of all appellate briefs and substantive motions, and oversees the production of all appellate records, while also personally authoring several appellate briefs each year. Ms. Di Folco has successfully briefed and argued appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals and in the First and Second Appellate Departments. She has also submitted winning briefs to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In her 20 years of appellate practice, she has earned the reversal of several trial Court decisions denying summary judgment to her clients.
In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. Di Folco also drafts several substantive motions for the firm’s litigation teams, including, in limine motions for trial, post-trial motions, summary judgment and pre-answer dismissal motions, as well as on privilege and other discovery issues. She also assists in the preparation of mediation statements and mediates cases through the Appellate Divisions’ pre-calendar conference systems.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Di Folco worked at another defense firm, focusing primarily on malpractice cases, but also has experience in Bankruptcy, insurance coverage, subrogation, labor law, premises liability, employment issues, as well as civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Phone: (212) 331-0267
Kenneth Fox joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 1996 and became partner in 2006. At the firm, Mr. Fox represents physicians, healthcare providers, hospitals, and related facilities in all aspects of liability litigation, including trials, mediation/arbitration, dispositive and other significant motions, appeals, and OPMC licensing matters. Mr. Fox’s practice also includes claims administration and advising on risk management issues in healthcare, employment, and Director and Officer matters.
Mr. Fox has given presentations and CLE lectures on subjects including Basic Concepts in Representing Municipal Defendants in Civil Litigation, Practical Issues Concerning the Failure to Procure Extended Reporting Coverage in Medical Malpractice Actions, and Analyzing Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases. Mr. Fox has been a repeat guest speaker at Kings County Hospital Center National Healthcare Risk Management Week and lectured at NYU Langone Medical Center on medico-legal issues, and has been quoted in the book A Financial Prescription for Doctors and Dentists—Strategies for Achieving Your Personal and Career Goals.
Phone: (212) 331-0245
Adam R. Goldsmith is a senior trial attorney and defense litigator at the firm. He specializes in defending complex medical malpractice cases with significant financial exposure. Mr. Goldsmith has obtained numerous defense verdicts on behalf of major New York City hospitals and medical professionals. Mr. Goldsmith also represents healthcare professionals in regulatory and administrative matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Goldsmith was a commercial litigator and white collar criminal defense attorney at a medium-sized New York City law firm. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Goldsmith has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in New York. He is a member of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Goldsmith lectures extensively to healthcare professionals and managers in the healthcare industry on a wide range of legal, regulatory and risk management topics. He practices in both state and federal court.
Phone: (212) 331-0250
Lisa Goldstein joined McAloon & Friedman in 1988 from the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the NYC Law Department and became partner in 1997.
At the firm, Ms. Goldstein oversees and supervises matters for one of the firm’s major clients. She conducts traverse hearings and mediation/arbitration sessions, drafts motions, and handles a variety of OPMC medical licensing matters. Ms. Goldstein also manages the firm’s in-house Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program.
Ms. Goldstein is a regular guest speaker at many area hospitals on topics related to the defense of medical malpractice cases, including informed consent, documentation and charting, conducting plaintiff depositions as well as defending physicians and nurses at deposition.
She began her law career as an assistant corporation counsel in the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department – Office of the Corporation Counsel, and was a deputy inspector general with the New York City Department of Investigation.
Phone: (212) 331-0287
Jayne Jahre joined McAloon & Friedman as a partner in 2009, bringing significant experience in medical malpractice defense to benefit the hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare professional clients that she represents.
Over the years, Ms. Jahre has cultivated meaningful relationships with professional liability carriers, risk managers and healthcare providers, catering to the specific needs of each while managing their cases. At the firm, she handles complex cases of significant monetary exposure, conducts mediation/arbitration hearings, drafts significant dispositive and in limine motions, and represents physicians in OPMC licensing matters.
She began her career with another prominent New York City litigation firm, where she represented medical institutions and healthcare providers in cases involving medical malpractice, general and product liability. She also was an attorney at a Manhattan litigation law firm, where she tried medical malpractice issues to verdict and successfully represented clients at numerous mediations and arbitrations.
Ms. Jahre lectures on medical malpractice defense litigation, nursing home defense, public health law violations, and HIPAA compliance to area hospitals and nursing homes.
Phone: (212) 331-0233
David Kelton joined McAloon & Friedman as a partner in 2013, bringing with him significant trial experience in high exposure medical malpractice cases. He has defended hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and general liability cases in every county in New York City, as well as in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and several upstate venues.
In addition to trial work he defends his clients through all phases of litigation, as well as in OPMC matters. Mr. Kelton presents on risk management and other topics to hospitals, physician group practices and insurance providers.
Prior to attending law school Mr. Kelton was a police officer with the Dallas Police Department. After law school David worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County and later as an attorney for the New York State Commission of Investigation. He has been representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation since 1992 and worked for two years as the Senior Negotiator for a major medical malpractice insurer.
Phone: (212) 331-0237
Michael Kivowitz joined McAloon & Friedman as an Associate in 2008, became Partner in 2018 and Managing Partner in 2019. In his role as Managing Partner, Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the firm, including creating the firm’s daily court, deposition and conference calendar.
In addition to his duties as Managing Partner, Michael focuses on developing defense strategies for the hospitals, physicians and nurses he represents in medical malpractice actions as well as for premises liability cases. He conducts plaintiff and defendant depositions, meets with medical experts in all specialties, drafts appellate motions for dismissal and has won several summary judgment motions.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Michael practiced commercial litigation at a Manhattan law firm where he drafted pleadings and motions, managed discovery efforts, negotiated at mediation and arbitration with opposing counsel, and assisted in OPMC licensing matters. While attending law school, he was the senior articles and comments editor for the University of Miami Business Law Review.
Phone: (212) 331-0248
Linda McMillan began her career at McAloon & Friedman as a senior associate in 1995, and became a partner in 2005. She has a significant role in drafting of substantive and procedural motions.
At the firm, Ms. McMillan manages a diverse array of high-exposure cases, with a focus on the analysis and identification of cases for potential summary judgment motions or early resolution. She also defends physicians and other defense witnesses at depositions and traverse hearings, appears in court for all stages of litigation through pretrial, and consults with medical and other experts to develop defense strategies. In the past few years, she has won several difficult summary judgment motions.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Ms. McMillan handled commercial and personal injury litigation at a major New York City law firm. She was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was the executive articles editor of the St. John’s Law Review, and authored “People v. Eulo, New York Adopts the Brain Death Standard for Homicide Cases,” for The Catholic Lawyer (now the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies). In 1991, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Brooklyn Bar Association.
Phone: (212) 331-0214
Christina Nunn joined McAloon & Friedman in 2010 and became Partner in 2018, having previously served for five years as an assistant district attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. She represents professional liability insurers, hospitals, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers in a broad spectrum of medical malpractice defense cases.
In this role, Christina defends physicians and other medical providers at deposition, mediation hearings and at trial. She consults with medical experts to develop defense strategies, and appears in court in New York City and the surrounding counties throughout all phases of litigation. She also handles cases involving general liability claims against hospitals, non-profit organizations and cultural institutions.
While an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, Christina served in the Special Victim’s Bureau where she tried felony and misdemeanor jury and non-jury cases, prosecuting those charged with crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. With the benefit of her prior experience, Christina has acted as a liaison to New York City hospitals with the police and District Attorney’s offices in prosecution of alleged criminal activity occurring on hospital premises.
While attending law school, Christina served as a legal aide to the New York State Office of the Attorney General in Buffalo. She was also a law clerk for a Buffalo law firm and an assistant court advocate for a domestic violence agency
Phone: (212) 331-0271
Paul Paley has extensive trial experience, concentrating in medical malpractice defense cases since 1987. He joined McAloon & Friedman as a partner in 2016.
At the firm, Mr. Paley tries complex and high exposure medical malpractice cases. In addition to his trial work, he is intimately involved in all aspects of litigation, from inception through resolution. His duties at the firm also include meeting with clients and experts in all fields, representing clients at deposition, conducting mediation/arbitration hearings, drafting motions, and handling OPMC licensing matters.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Mr. Paley was a partner and senior trial attorney at a prominent NYC law firm for 24 years. He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has tried over 60 medical malpractice cases to verdict, including high exposure obstetrical, cancer, and surgical cases against pre-eminent plaintiffs’ attorneys. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried 21 felony cases to verdict, including 13 homicide trials.
Phone: (212) 732-8700 ext. 215
Matthew Prisco joined McAloon & Friedman shortly after graduating from law school in 1997, and became a partner in 2006.
Mr. Prisco is one of the firm’s trial partners, whose successes include a defense verdict in a case involving claims of a seriously neurologically impaired infant and winning Summary Judgment dismissal in a complex orthopedic spinal case.
In addition to his trial and motion work, Mr. Prisco also represents physicians and other healthcare providers at deposition, conducts traverse and Mental Hygiene Law Services hearings, participates in mediations and arbitrations, and handles all phases of the litigation process.
While in law school, he was the articles and notes editor of the St. John’s Law Review.
Phone: (212) 331-0211
Ted Rosenzweig, a Senior Partner of McAloon & Friedman, joined the firm in 1979 and became partner in 1982. A noted and distinguished trial litigator, Mr. Rosenzweig has secured multiple defense verdicts in complex and catastrophic injury cases, including those involving infant and adult neurologic injuries, pediatric and adult cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, paraplegia, and death. His superior trial skills are renowned throughout the industry.
Mr. Rosenzweig oversees and manages cases of significant complexity and value on behalf of the leading hospital and physicians in the New York City metropolitan area. He is well known for his meticulous attention to every detail of his cases, his exhaustive knowledge of medicine and the law, and his excellent mentoring of the associates and his fellow partners at McAloon & Friedman.
Mr. Rosenzweig lectures on medical malpractice litigation and civil trial advocacy with legal organizations, including the Practicing Law Institute, New York State Bar Association, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has received the Super Lawyers designation by his peers, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Mr. Rosenzweig was an Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried more than 20 murder cases as a senior trial attorney in the Homicide Bureau. He also prosecuted several major felony cases, and trained and supervised junior attorneys.
Phone: (212) 331-0249
Laura Shapiro joined McAloon & Friedman in 1987 and became partner in 1990. She has always been a forceful and passionate advocate for her clients and is one of the firm’s senior trial partners.
As trial counsel at the firm, Ms. Shapiro has won defense verdicts in all of her 60+ trials, including many cases of significant financial exposure. Ms. Shapiro has written more than 50 successful summary judgment motions, including in high exposure cases of alleged brain damage, paralysis, and wrongful death.
Ms. Shapiro is the senior partner in charge of a busy team of 13 lawyers. She is involved in every aspect of her cases and has been lauded as one of the most client-centric medical malpractice defense attorneys in the business. Ms. Shapiro is a creative negotiator who welcomes the challenge of achieving the most favorable settlement possible, either through direct negotiations or mediation. She oversees and manages the work of associates, conducts in-service lectures, and handles a variety of clients’ special needs.
Ms. Shapiro has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been elected by her peers to several outstanding service categories including Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New York, and Top Women Attorneys in New York. She has lectured on medical malpractice issues at several legal institutions including the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, NYS Judicial Institute, and the Association of Justices of the New York Supreme Court.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Ms. Shapiro served for five years at the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Tort Division, where she was trial counsel in many cases of significant potential exposure for the City and for NYC Health + Hospitals. During this time, Ms. Shapiro was honored with the Bar Association’s Municipal Affairs Committee Award for outstanding service as an assistant corporate counsel. She also supervised the Medical Malpractice Unit for two years.
Phone: (212) 331-0226
Mark Sullivan joined McAloon & Friedman as Senior Counsel in 2017 and became Partner in 2019. He has been involved in litigation, most notably in medical malpractice defense, since 2001. At the firm, Mark concentrates in defending complex medical malpractice and premises liability cases. He is a trial attorney who also conducts depositions and mediation hearings, meets with medical experts and drafts substantive motions.
Mark began his career in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society where he was a fully certified felony attorney representing indigent clients at all stages of litigation through verdict. Mark began his civil practice career working for a prominent medical malpractice defense firm defending a large volume of high exposure cases from inception up to trial. For over ten years, before joining McAloon & Friedman, Mark was a trial lawyer at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public hospital system in the country, where he defended a large volume of complex medical malpractice from Notice of Claim through trial.
Since 2008, Mark has been an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University Law School where he has taught sections in Advanced Civil Practice, Deposition Skills and Persuasion and Advocacy. For ten years, Mark has been a faculty member for regional NITA seminars on deposition skills.
Phone: (212) 331-0208
Ms. Weinberger joined McAloon & Friedman, P.C. as an Associate in 2012 and became Partner in 2019. Courtney’s litigation experience, have resulted in numerous successful summary judgment motions in both malpractice and general liability cases.
Her work at the firm also includes taking and defending depositions, constructing medical defenses with the assistance of expert physicians, conducting 50-h hearings and appearing in court through all phases of litigation.
Before joining McAloon & Friedman, P.C., Ms. Weinberger was an assistant district attorney in Nassau County, where she tried numerous cases to verdict, obtained countless indictments in the Grand Jury, and successfully argued before the Appellate Term and Appellate Divisions.
While attending law school, Ms. Weinberger completed legal internships with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, and clerked for the Hon. Jeffrey Brown of the Nassau County Court. She was also a staff member of the Touro Law Review, where she authored various purviews on recent legal decisions.
Phone: (212) 331-0207
Corey Wishner joined McAloon & Friedman in 1996 and became partner in 2004. A career litigator, he has significant experience in handling complex, high exposure medical cases.
Mr. Wishner represents professional liability insurers, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all aspects of medical malpractice litigation, but has particular expertise in cases involving allegations of a failure to diagnose breast and other cancers. He continues to often be called upon to represent radiology facilities, radiologists, breast surgeons and oncologists. He has secured defense verdicts in noteworthy cases and has won several summary judgment motions in significant breast cancer and other important matters.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Wishner defends physicians and other medical witnesses at deposition, meets with medical experts in all fields of medicine, participates in mediations and other dispute resolution, and drafts significant substantive motions and appellate briefs. He both counsels and lectures at health care facilities about medical-legal issues, and conducts multiple continuing legal education (CLE) seminars at the firm each year. Mr. Wishner also serves as a mentor and teacher to the firm’s associate staff.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Mr. Wishner worked for a medical malpractice and commercial defense law firm. While at law school, he was an articles editor of the Hofstra University Labor Law Journal, and published an article on copyright law.
Phone: (212) 331-0221
Colin Rathje is an AV Preeminent rated trial attorney who has defended medical malpractice actions on behalf of prominent physicians, major hospital systems, and medical malpractice insurers since 2004 and also has defended complex general liability claims for some of the nation’s largest insurers. He joined McAloon & Friedman as Senior Counsel in 2019. At McAloon & Friedman, Colin concentrates in complex medical malpractice cases, as well as premises liability cases of significant financial exposure. He performs all aspects of litigation, such as drafting pleadings, conducting depositions and mediation hearings, conferring with medical experts to devise defense strategies, drafting motions, and preparing cases for trial.
Over the course of his career, Colin has obtained dismissals or summary judgment in favor of his clients, as well as many defense verdicts at trial. He has also written and successfully argued appeals.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Colin most recently was a trial attorney with a large nationwide insurer. He has served as coach for high school mock trial competitions and as judge or juror at national college mock trial tournaments.
Phone: (212) 331-0242
Joseph Ronson became an Associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2017. Prior to working at McAloon & Friedman, Joseph spent 18 years with the New York Legal Aid Society where he was a staff attorney, supervisor, and trial attorney for the Criminal Defense Division, managing over 20 criminal defense attorneys for the largest private defender’s office in the United States.
At McAloon & Friedman, Joseph represents doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers in a broad range of medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Joseph has written and won several summary judgment motions for his clients.
Joseph is involved with all aspects of litigation, from inception to trial. He conducts client, plaintiff and co-defendant depositions and consults with medical experts in the development of defense strategies. In addition, conducts 50-h hearings, and meets with clients to review case details. Joseph also plays a significant role at McAloon & Friedman in mentoring the junior associates.
Joseph taught several continuing legal education (CLE) seminars when he was a supervisor at the Legal Aid Society and conducted training sessions in the form of both lectures and simulations on varying topics including evidence, cross-examination and trial procedure.
Phone: (212) 331-0235
Dana Tenenbaum joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2006 and became Senior Counsel in 2019. She handles complex medical malpractice defense cases for professional liability insurers, physicians, physician assistants, midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, Dana defends premises liability matters for hospitals and other medical facilities.
Dana is involved in all aspects of litigation, including formulating successful defense strategies that have resulted in winning summary judgment and other favorable dismissals for her clients. Dana also participates in mediations as well as other early resolution solution forums. Dana meets with medical experts to prepare defense strategies, and conducts and defends depositions of all parties including physicians and other medical providers. Dana has been involved in handling various aspects of healthcare defense litigation including nursing home discharge appeal hearings.
Prior to joining the firm, Dana was an attorney with another defense firm primarily handling labor law and defending personal injury lawsuits.
Phone: (212) 331-0260
Ms. Boyle joined McAloon & Friedman in 2015. At the firm, Jennifer’s role is to practice all phases of litigation, including meeting with experts, conducting depositions and 50-H hearings, as well as drafting significant motions and legal memoranda. She appears in Court in all New York City counties, as well as in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester.
Previously Jennifer was an assistant district attorney in Nassau County, where she tried numerous criminal cases and, as staff counsel for GEICO insurance company, conducted several pre-trial evidentiary and traverse hearings.
Phone: (212) 331-0240
Kenneth Ellison has been an associate with McAloon & Friedman since 1993. Kenneth has written several successful summary judgment motions and also conducts mental hygiene legal services (MHLS) hearings for the firm. He conducts client, co-defendant and plaintiff depositions, drafts dispositive motions, participates in mediations, works on both medical malpractice and general negligence cases, and appears in all New York City and surrounding county courts throughout all phases of litigation.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Kenneth was employed at a criminal defense law firm.
Phone: (212) 331-0278
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2018, Ariel has concentrated on representing doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases and other healthcare litigation matters. Ariel assists the firm in all aspects of discovery, including document and medical record review, drafting motions, conducting 50-H hearings, and appearing in court conferences.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Ariel practiced commercial litigation at a New York law firm, where she encountered a broad range of issues and motion practice.
While at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Ariel was a staff editor of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She also served as a judicial intern for Hon. Jane Pearl in New York County Family Court and was a member of the Gertrud Mainzer Family Defense Field Clinic at The Bronx Defenders.
Phone: (212) 331-0225
Frank became an associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2018. He represents hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice actions, conducting depositions and 50-h hearings, drafting substantive motions, meeting with experts, providing comprehensive medical-legal analyses, and participating in court conferences.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Frank was an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, where he managed significant misdemeanor and felony matters from inception to disposition, having successfully tried several cases to verdict. He also supervised and trained junior Assistant District Attorneys in various aspects of litigation, including in conducting misdemeanor trials.
While at Albany Law School, Frank was a recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship, a member of the editorial board of the Albany Law School Journal of Science & Technology, and interned at Albany Law School’s Health Law Clinic. He honed his writing skills while interning at The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau and for the Hon. Francois Rivera in Kings County Supreme Court.
Phone: (212) 331-0218
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2019, Aviva has been engaged in defending medical malpractice and general liability cases. She assists the firm’s partners in preparing complex cases for trial by conducting comprehensive medical and legal analyses, conducting 50-H hearings and depositions, and appearing in court for conferences and motions.
Before joining McAloon & Friedman, Aviva honed her litigation skills representing indigent clients as a public defender for The Legal Aid Society for over five years. She tried misdemeanor and felony cases, obtained dismissals in grand jury proceedings, and conducted administrative hearings for clients regarding suspensions, licenses, and property forfeiture.
During law school, Aviva interned with two legal advocacy organizations, The Center for Constitutional Rights and The Vera Institute of Justice, where she worked on public interest issues. She also interned at Brooklyn Defender Services and clerked for Judge Lee Elkins in Kings County Family Court. Aviva was awarded the Gorfinkel Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law, represented clients in the trial defense clinic, and served as Co-President of The National Lawyers Guild and OUTlaw.
Prior to law school, Aviva worked for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, designing and evaluating programs to provide healthcare services to HIV+ incarcerated persons. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Phone: (212) 331-0257
Madeline became an associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2018. She defends hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in complex medical malpractice matters and also represents hospitals in general liability cases. She participates in all aspects of litigation, from the inception of the lawsuit through assisting at trial. In this role, she attends discovery and pretrial conferences, argues motions, conducts depositions, analyzes medical records, meets with medical experts to assist in refining defense strategies, and drafts comprehensive analytical reports, as well as summary judgment motions.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Madeline acquired a wealth of legal experience during her six years as a Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society, where she represented clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, from arraignment through disposition. A formidable adversary, she obtained hundreds of dismissals and several defense verdicts. Her considerable skills led to her achieving a position as a team leader supervising paralegals, social workers, and investigators, as well as a mentor for interns, an instructor for new attorneys in The Legal Aid Society’s domestic violence program, and a guest lecturer.
Madeline obtained her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School, graduating magna cum laude.
Phone: (212) 331-0254
Michelle Nam joined McAloon & Friedman in 2020. She defends hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and represents hospitals in general liability cases. Michelle participates in discovery and pretrial conferences, argues motions, meets with medical experts, and analyzes medical records to help build solid defenses. Additionally, she conducts depositions, drafts comprehensive medical reports and substantive motions, and handles all other aspects of litigation from inception of lawsuit through assisting at trial.
Michelle brings with her over five years of service as a trial attorney, having honed her skills during her years with New York County Defender Services and The Bronx Defenders, where she represented indigent clients, including juveniles. Michelle defended her clients against misdemeanor and felony charges from arraignment through verdict. She was well known as a formidable adversary at trial. Additionally, she advocated for her clients upon appeal, including successfully defending appeals before the First Department. Aside from representing her clients’ legal interests, Michelle was instrumental in connecting them with the necessary services to address medical, mental health, substance abuse, educational, and job-skills needs.
Phone: (212) 331-0236
Elyse Patterson joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2016. She brought with her to the firm a broad range of experience in litigation and medical records analysis, having previously worked at another New York litigation law firm.
Elyse conducts depositions, researches and drafts successful dispositive motions and motions in limine, analyzes medical records and drafts comprehensive analysis case reports. She plays an integral role in the development of defense strategies for the hospitals and physicians she represents.
While attending law school, Elyse was the executive managing editor of the Jurist newspaper and the symposium editor of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. She also served as a legal intern for the Guardianship Clinic and the Urban Justice Center, and as a mediation intern for the New York Peace Institute.
Phone: (212) 331-0280
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2019, Clarke has been engaged in defending hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions. She assists the firm’s partners in preparing complex cases for trial, including appearing in court for conferences and motions, handling discovery, meeting with witnesses, and performing comprehensive medical-legal analyses.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Clarke gained significant litigation experience as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where she successfully managed a broad range of cases, including violent felony matters, from inception to disposition. During her career at the District Attorney’s Office, she became skillful in analyzing complex data, including medical records and DNA results. She obtained numerous indictments and successfully tried cases to verdict. Clarke also served as a prosecutor for the OATH Taxi & Limousine Tribunal before joining the District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating law school, Clarke worked for a financial litigation firm in Manhattan where she represented clients on large mortgage-backed securities engagements.
Clarke graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law, where she was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship and was on the Dean’s List.
Phone: (212) 331-0291
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2019, Rosa has been engaged in defending medical malpractice cases. She assists the firm’s partners in in all aspects of discovery, including conducting depositions, meeting with clients, and appearing in court for conferences and motions.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Rosa worked for a personal injury firm in Manhattan, managing a high volume caseload. She has also experience trying cases in the Courts of the State of New York.
While at Interamerican University School of Law, Rosa was a Law Review member and authored two published articles for the annual Law Review publication. Rosa also interned at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and studied International Law at the University of Communications in Beijing, China as part of her study abroad program.
Phone: (212) 331-0265
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2017, Stephanie has concentrated on defending medical malpractice and general liability cases. Stephanie helps the firm in all aspects of discovery, including document and record review, formulating defense strategies, drafting and arguing substantive motions, deposing witnesses, and participating in court conferences.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Stephanie was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County where she prosecuted numerous cases and conducted criminal investigations.
While at CUNY Law School, Stephanie was a member of the Elder Law Clinic and also interned at the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, the Bronx County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
Phone: (212) 331-0216
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2017, Tara has concentrated on defending medical malpractice, nursing negligence and general liability cases.
Tara assists in all aspects of discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting and arguing substantive motions, deposing witnesses and participating in court conferences.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Tara was an Assistant District Attorney for the King’s County District Attorney’s office where she prosecuted numerous cases to trial and conducted criminal investigations. While there, her efforts resulted in numerous indictments, including over fifty complex felony indictments. Tara also assisted in the guidance of the New Career Exploration and Mentoring Initiative, designed to introduce youth to the expansive work of the King’s County District Attorney’s office and to build leadership.
While at St. John’s University School of Law, Tara was a Senior Staff member of the New York Litigator Law Journal and earned the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mediation. Tara interned for the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York – Criminal Division, for the Honorable Ulysses Leverett of the Civil Court of Queens County, and also for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Phone: (212) 331-0275
Julia Sobolev joined McAloon & Friedman in 2017. Since joining the firm, Julia’s practice has been dedicated to defending medical malpractice, nursing negligence and general liability cases. She handles all aspects of litigation from inception of lawsuit through assisting at trial.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Julia practiced law at another New York litigation firm where she prepared cases for trial and conducted plaintiff and defendant depositions. While at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Julia earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice.
Phone: (212) 331-0273
Since joining McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2019, Kevin has concentrated on defending medical malpractice, nursing negligence, and general liability cases. Kevin assists in all aspects of discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting substantive motions, deposing witnesses, and participating in court conferences.
Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Kevin worked as counsel in the field of products liability, where he litigated medical device claims in both state court and federal court.
While at Fordham University School of Law, Kevin gained experience in both criminal defense and criminal prosecution. Kevin interned at Lincoln Square Legal Services as part of Fordham University’s criminal defense clinic, and then later at the Queen District Attorney’s office.
Founding partner Stanley D. Friedman’s storied career at McAloon & Friedman began in 1954. A graduate of Vanderbilt University in 1952, he joined the firm shortly after receiving his law degree from New York University. He headed the firm for over forty years and remained a senior partner until his death in July, 2015.
Mr. Friedman was an exceptionally talented trial lawyer and a legal trailblazer in the field of medical malpractice defense. Known for his keen intellect, extraordinary wit, and legal acumen, he instilled in his partners, associates, and staff the values of excellence, honesty, and integrity that he exemplified.
Mr. Friedman’s reputation as a tireless and successful advocate for his clients was long recognized by his colleagues. His peers voted him a Best Lawyer in America from 1989 to 2010 in the category of Personal Injury Litigation Defense – Medical Malpractice.
Mr. Friedman authored several articles on medical malpractice issues that appeared in publications including Medical Malpractice, New York State Journal of Medicine, and Personal Injury Annual. He lectured at many legal seminars and often spoke on healthcare issues at such institutions as Kings County Medical Society, Lenox Hill Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Mr. Friedman was admitted to practice in the State Courts in New York and Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as in the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He belonged to several legal associations and was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. In addition, Mr. Friedman devoted his time to Southampton Hospital in Southampton, NY, serving as a Trustee.
Stanley Friedman was an incredible man who was devoted to his family, friends, clients, and firm.
He is greatly missed by all who knew him.