ATTORNEYS

Partners

David Bohrer

David Bohrer
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0220
Email: davidbohrer@mcf-esq.com

David Bohrer joined McAloon & Friedman in 2000 and became partner in 2010. Mr. Bohrer is a trial attorney who represents healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases.  He also leads the firm’s healthcare litigation team, representing medical facilities in mental hygiene hearings and New York Family Healthcare Decisions Act 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

 Mr. Bohrer has been recognized as AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ – the organization’s highest peer review rating.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, New Jersey

Professional Associations:

  • Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York
  • New York State Bar Association

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Rutgers University, B.A./B.S., 1996

Juliana Caran

Juliana CaranJuliana Caran
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0261
Email: julianacaran@mcf-esq.com

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.

 


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of New York

Education:

  • Barnard College, B.A., 2000
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2003

Gina Bernardi Di Folco

Gina Bernardi Di FolcoGina Bernardi Di Folco
Appellate Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0222
Email: ginadifolco@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships:

  • New York Medical Malpractice Defense Bar Association

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • New York University, B.A., 1992

Adam R. Goldsmith

Adam R. Goldsmith
Senior Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0245
Email: adamgoldsmith@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of New York

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Hobart College, B.A., 1985

Lisa B. Goldstein

Lisa B. GoldsteinLisa B. Goldstein
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0250
Email: lisagoldstein@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Boston University School of Management, B.S., 1981

Jayne Jahre

Jayne JahreJayne Jahre
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0287
Email: jaynejahre@mcf-esq.com

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 at a New York City medical malpractice defense firm where she represented medical institutions and healthcare providers.  She went on to work at a national law firm as a partner in their Manhattan office doing defense work in the fields of medical malpractice, nursing home as well and pharmaceutical and tobacco litigation. Over the years, she has tried medical malpractice cases 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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association – Health Law Section
  • The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1982

David G. Kelton

David G. Kelton
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0233
Email: davidkelton@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Manhattan College, B.A., 1982

Christina Nunn

Christina Nunn
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0214
Email: christinanunn@mcf-esq.com

Christina Nunn is an accomplished attorney who joined McAloon & Friedman in 2010 and became Partner in 2017. Christina’s expertise lies in representing professional liability insurers, major metropolitan area hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers in a broad spectrum of medical malpractice defense cases. Previously, she served as a prosecutor in the Special Victim’s Bureau of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where she spent five years.

Christina regularly defends hospitals, physicians and other medical professionals at deposition, mediation and at trial in cases involving both complex medical malpractice and general liability claims against hospitals, non-profit organizations, and cultural institutions. She appears in court in New York City and the surrounding counties throughout all phases of litigation, consults with medical experts, and advises professional liability insurers and hospital senior leadership on defense strategy. Christina has a proven track record of successfully advocating for her clients using an aggressive defense strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Christina prosecuted crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse in numerous cases including felony jury trials and grand jury presentations and hearings. Given her background as a Special Victim’s Bureau prosecutor, while at the firm, Christina has been called upon to represent hospitals in cases involving alleged criminal activity on hospital premises.

Christina is a longstanding member of the firm’s hiring committee and enjoys mentoring junior attorneys. She also instructs medical students on medical-legal considerations as an invited lecturer at NYC hospitals.


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Earlham College, B.A., 2000
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2005

Thomas Oliva

Thomas Oliva
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0267
Email: thomasoliva@mcf-esq.com

Thomas Oliva returns to the firm as a partner with decades of extensive trial experience concentrating on high exposure medical malpractice cases. Mr. Oliva first joined the firm in 1992. His present concentration is on the work up and trial of significant exposure medical malpractice cases. Past defense verdicts include verdicts and successful appeals on cases involving alleged failure to timely diagnose viral meningitis of an infant, double leg amputation, retained foreign objects, misdiagnosis of HIV status and multiple revision surgeries after knee replacement by a prominent NY sports orthopedic surgeon.

Mr. Oliva has been recognized for years as a N.Y. Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice. The independent lawyer rating service AVVO has bestowed a rating of 9.2 out of 10 on him. He has also been honored with a position on the Board of Editors of the prestigious New York Law Journal. Mr. Oliva has lectured to various Bar Associations in the field of trial tactics, and in the field of medical malpractice to the New York State Bar Association, NYS Trial Lawyers Institute, Queens County Bar Association, Brooklyn Law School and CUNY Law School. Mr. Oliva has also conducted in-service lectures at NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Bellevue Medical Center and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. He has been honored on numerous occasions for his work in the Latino community and has served on transition committees of both Mayor Eric Adams and District Attorney Melinda Katz.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, Past President
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Founder of the Joint Latino Committee on Court of Claims Nominations to Governors Hochul & Cuomo

Education

  • City College of New York, B.F.A. 1980
  • Hofstra School of Law, J.D. 1988

Paul Paley

Paul PaleyPaul Paley
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0271
Email: paulpaley@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association

Education

  • Nova University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1977

Matthew L. Prisco

Matthew L. PriscoMatthew L. Prisco
Partner

Phone: (212) 732-8700 ext. 215
Email: matthewprisco@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993

Michael P. Ryan

Michael P. Ryan
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0244
Email: michaelryan@mcf-esq.com

Michael Ryan recently joined McAloon & Friedman as a partner in 2023.  He has defended physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases in every county in New York City as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and multiple upstate and western New York venues.  He has been representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation since 2001.

After graduating law school, Michael was an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, Pennsylvania where he exclusively handled all vehicular homicide cases from initial investigation up to and including trial.  He brings a medical background to the firm as he is a former certified Emergency Medical Technician in Pennsylvania.  Previously, he was a founding partner of a nursing home negligence defense firm in Manhattan.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Shippensburg University, B.A., 1988

Laura R. Shapiro

Laura R. Shapiro
Senior Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0249
Email: laurashapiro@mcf-esq.com

Laura Shapiro joined McAloon & Friedman in 1987 after spending 5 years at the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where she tried many high exposure cases and ran the med mal unit. She became a partner at McAloon & Friedman in 1990. She has always been a forceful and passionate advocate for doctors, nurses and hospitals and is one of the most respected and recognized lawyers in this field.

As trial counsel at the firm, Ms. Shapiro has won defense verdicts in all of her 60+ trials, including many complex cases with significant financial exposure. Ms. Shapiro has written more than 50 successful summary judgment motions, including in cases of alleged brain damage, paralysis, and wrongful death.

Ms. Shapiro is the senior partner in charge of a busy team of 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 and highly effective negotiator who welcomes the challenge of achieving the most favorable settlement possible.

Ms. Shapiro has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been elected by her peers to several outstanding service categories including Super LawyersBest 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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Maryland, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978

Courtney Weinberger

Courtney Weinberger


Courtney Weinberger
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0208
Email: courtneyweinberger@mcf-esq.com

Courtney joined McAloon & Friedman, P.C. as an associate in 2012 and became a partner in 2019. Her practice focuses on the defense of hospitals, physicians and medical professionals in medical malpractice and general liability cases through all phases of litigation.

Before her career as a medical malpractice defense attorney, Courtney worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County in a number of bureaus, including the Special Victims’ unit and the Appellate Unit.  She has successfully argued cases before the New York Appellate Courts and tried numerous cases to verdict in both non-jury and jury trials.

While in law school, Courtney interned for the United States Attorney’s office, assisting in the prosecution of child abuse and child pornography cases.  She was also a member of the Law Review.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2003
  • Touro Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Corey L. Wishner

Corey L. WishnerCorey L. Wishner
Partner

Phone: (212) 331-0207
Email: coreywishner@mcf-esq.com

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 and health care professionals in all aspects of medical malpractice litigation, and has extensive expertise in orthopedic, cardiac, as well as breast and other cancer-related cases. He is often called upon to represent radiology facilities, radiologists, breast surgeons and oncologists. He has secured defense verdicts in noteworthy cases and has won numerous summary judgment motions in significant breast cancer and other important cases.

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Wishner defends physicians and other medical professionals from the pre-litigation stage, through all phases of litigation, as well as during mediation and other dispute resolution. He also drafts significant substantive motions and appellate briefs. Mr. Wishner 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, also serving 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.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • SUNY at Stony Brook, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1992

Senior Counsel

Joseph Ronson

Joseph RonsonJoseph Ronson
Senior Counsel

Phone: (212) 331-0242
Email: josephronson@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1980

Associates

Christopher M. Abiuso

Christopher M. Abiuso
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0290
Email: christopherabiuso@mcf-esq.com

Christopher Abiuso joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2021, and since then has worked tirelessly to represent and defend hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers in complicated lawsuits involving medical malpractice and general liability. Work and duties he performs in the defense of his clients include: attending and holding depositions; drafting and responding to discovery requests; assembling and analyzing exchanged documents and medical records; considering cases for the prospects of a summary judgment motion, and drafting and filing a summary judgment motion if one is so warranted; and appearing at court for conferences or oral arguments.

Before joining McAloon & Friedman, Christopher worked for civil law firms dealing with general liability and negligence in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Christopher Abiuso graduated cum laude from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2019. While attending law school, he was a Notes Editor for the Hofstra Law Review, in which he was granted the honor of having his Note on fake news and libel laws published.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2019

David Belmont

David Belmont
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0213
Email: davidbelmont@mcf-esq.com

David joined the firm as an associate in 2023. Since then, he has concentrated on representing physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases and other healthcare litigation matters. He has experience in medical malpractice, general liability, premises liability, trucking liability, employment discrimination and workers’ compensation.

Prior to joining the firm, David represented claimants in workers’ compensation claims. In that role, David frequently appeared on behalf of injured workers at adversarial administrative hearings. He drafted hundreds of written arguments throughout all phases of workers’ compensation litigation, securing desirable outcomes for clients by successfully appealing adverse decisions.

While at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, David gained experience as a law clerk assisting in the defense of premises and trucking liability matters and representing the United States Postal Service as it defended employment discrimination claims. He also served as a Staff Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice and a research assistant to Professor Jonathan Oberman.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Binghamton University, B.A., 2016
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2021

Kenneth G. Ellison

Kenneth G. EllisonKenneth G. Ellison
Senior Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0240
Email: kenellison@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

  • Howard University, Bachelor of Business Admin., 1981
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1991

Samantha Geller

Samantha Geller
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0232
Email: samanthageller@mcf-esq.com

Samantha joined the firm in 2022. Since then, she has concentrated on representing doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases and other healthcare litigation matters. Samantha 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. She has experience in the fields of medical malpractice defense, nursing home negligence, dental malpractice, labor law, insurance defense, and general liability.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Samantha worked at a mid-sized firm that handled primarily medical malpractice defense. There, she engaged in the representation of both individual physicians/surgeons and hospitals. Upon graduating from Law School in 2020, Samantha joined a team of attorneys tasked with handling the firm’s influx of  COVID-19 related cases.

While in law school, Samantha served as a judicial intern for The Hon. R. Bruce Cozzens, Jr., in Nassau County Supreme Court, where she drafted judicial opinions on various civil matters. She also participated in the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, which provided pro bono services to veterans for a variety of legal issues.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Education:

  • CUNY Queens College, B.A History, 2017
  • The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2020

Ariel R. Gomberg

Ariel R. Gomberg
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0278
Email: arielgomberg@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Education:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Union College, B.A., 2013

Stacey Gonzalez

Stacey Gonzalez
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0218
Email: staceygonzalez@mcf-esq.com

Stacey Gonzalez became an associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2024.  She defends hospital, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and represents hospitals in general liability cases.  She handles all aspects of litigation and discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting substantive motions, deposing witnesses, and participating in court conferences.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Stacey worked as a litigation associate at a personal injury firm, where she handled all aspects of litigation and discovery.

While at Brooklyn Law School, Stacey gained experience in medical insurance appeals. Stacey interned at Community health Advocates as part of Brooklyn Law School’s Health Law Clinic, where she was instrumental in overturning medial insurance denials and obtaining reimbursements for out-of-pocket costs.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2022
  • California State University, Fullerton, B.S., 2012

Kaitlin M. Kennedy

Kaitlin M. Kennedy
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0292
Email: kaitlinkennedy@mcf-esq.com

Kaitlin Kennedy joined McAloon & Friedman in 2021. She defends hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and represents hospitals in general liability cases. Kaitlin handles in all aspects of discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting comprehensive medical reports and substantive motions, deposing witnesses, participating in court conferences, and handling all other aspects of litigation from inception of lawsuit through assisting at trial.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Kaitlin worked as counsel at a general civil litigation managing a wide array of matters including civil forfeiture defense, civil rights actions, federal telecommunications act matters, and other actions in both state and federal court. She also has a background in no-fault insurance defense work.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • District Court of the State of New York for the Eastern District

Education:

  • Touro College Jacob B. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 2018
  • Farmingdale State College, B.S., 2015

Fernando Mercado

Fernando Mercado
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0245
Email: fernandomercado@mcf-esq.com

Fernando joined the firm as an associate in 2024. Since joining, he has represented doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters. Fernando 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 the firm, Fernando clerked for the Honorable William G. Mennen in the Superior Court of New Jersey, family division, where he drafted and prepared court opinions.

While in law school, Fernando served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Alison Conlon in the Circuit Court of Cook County, chancery department, where he advised the court on the outcome of dispositive motions. Fernando also represented indigent clients through the Indiana Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Education:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington, Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2022
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2018

Rachael Miller

Rachael Miller
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0295
Email: rachaelmiller@mcf-esq.com

Rachael F. Miller joined McAloon & Friedman as an Associate Attorney in 2022.

Rachael graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2019.  While in law school, Rachael worked as a judicial intern for a civil judge at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage. Rachael spent a semester working as a legal intern for the Essex County Prosecutors’ Office, Special Victims Unit, in Newark, New Jersey and was a member of the Child Advocacy Clinic at Rutgers Law School.  While working with the Child Advocacy Clinic Rachael successfully argued a matter before an Administrative Judge in Jersey City, New Jersey, to obtain a Social Security Disability Benefit for her client, a disable child.  Additionally, she briefed a Special Immigrant Juvenile Matter, which resulted in the Superior Court of New Jersey awarding two children from Peru Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She also spent a summer interning for a mid-size matrimonial firm located in Brooklyn, New York.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Rachael was employed in private practice in Staten Island, New York where she represented parties in matrimonial proceedings, pre-nuptial agreements, and real estate transactions. Rachael also served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union Vicinage and the Supreme Court of New York, Kings County.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association

Education:

  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., 2019
  • Lehigh University, B.A., 2016

Jonathan Mui

Jonathan Mui
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0216
Email: jonathanmui@mcf-esq.com

Jonathan became an associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2021.  He defends hospital, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and represents hospitals in general liability cases.  He handles all aspects of litigation and discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting substantive motions, deposing witnesses, and participating in court conferences.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Jonathan worked as counsel at an insurance defense firm, where he litigated various complex products liability and personal injury matters in state and federal courts both within and outside of New York.  He prepared and succeeded on numerous substantive motions, including motions for summary judgment.

While at Fordham University School of Law, Jonathan gained experience in intellectual property law.  Jonathan interned at Lincoln Square Legal Services as part of Fordham University’s Intellectual Property Clinic, where he handled patent prosecution matters, including drafting patent applications.

 


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, 2019
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.S. in Neuroscience, 2015

Collin Murdock

Collin Murdock
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0433
Email: mailto:collinmurdock@mcf-esq.com

Collin Murdock became an associate at McAloon & Friedman in 2024.  He defends hospital, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and represents hospitals in general liability cases.  He handles all aspects of litigation and discovery, including formulating defense strategies, drafting substantive motions, deposing witnesses, and participating in court conferences.

Prior to joining McAloon & Friedman, Collin worked as a litigation associate at another firm, where he litigated various complex commercial matters.

While at Fordham University School of Law, Collin served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard M. Berman in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was also a member of the Stein Scholars program.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2022
  • Wittenberg University, B.A., 2011

Dan Walters

Dan Walters
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0225
Email: mailto:danwalters@mcf-esq.com

Dan Walters joined McAloon & Friedman as an associate in 2022.

Prior to joining the firm Dan worked in private practice as a criminal defense attorney. As a criminal defense attorney, he has conducted over 100 pre-trial hearings and has obtained a significant amount of non-criminal dispositions for his clients. Dan also has experience being a civil litigator handling an array of civil matters ranging from Divorce, Immigration, Probate, Landlord/Tenant and Business Law.

Dan brings his experience as a litigator to the firm where he zealously defends hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters and hospitals in general liability cases.

 

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • Touro Law Center, J.D., 2012
  • Iona College, B.A., 2008

Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang
Associate

Phone: (212) 331-0273
Email: mailto:kevinwang@mcf-esq.com

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.


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • New York University, B.A., 2012

In Memoriam

Stanley D. Friedman

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.