Jamie is a Partner in the firm’s General Litigation, Construction, and Municipal and Government Practice Groups. She has years of experience in defending large construction companies and national retailers in civil litigation matters in the State Courts of the State of New York and the federal court system. Jamie has handled high exposure cases dealing with catastrophic injuries, complex contractual agreements, and insurance coverage issues.
Jamie has been named as a Rising Star in New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2015-2018. Jamie’s background includes working as in-house counsel for a major insurance company and interning at the U.S Attorney’s Office.
Jamie graduated in the top 7 percent of her class from Hofstra Law School. While in law school, she was selected for the Dean’s Scholar Program and was a senior editor of the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law. Jamie attended undergraduate school at SUNY Buffalo where she graduated summa cum laude. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
During her free time, Jamie loves spending time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
King v. Village of Patchogue, et al., Index Number 610064/15
In an action against a local municipality, plaintiff claimed she tripped and fell over a tree well that was installed by the municipality several years before the accident. Jamie successfully obtained summary judgment by arguing that the municipality did not create the condition. Specifically, it was argued that any height differential between the tree well and the sidewalk was the result of soil settling, which was a natural, evolving condition.
Jamie has achieved dismissals of a number of actions brought against municipal entities and incorporated villages on Long Island. Specifically, in several personal injury cases, Jamie has been successful in arguing that the subject personal injury accidents occurred outside of the municipality’s jurisdiction, that the municipality did not have prior written notice of the alleged defective condition, and that the municipalities did not create the defect that plaintiffs alleged caused their accidents.
Persaud v. St. Joseph’s Medical Center, et al., Index Number 2263/13
Jamie succeeded in convincing the court that there were triable issues of fact under Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) in an action in which plaintiff fell from a height while performing HVAC work.
Mechanical Force Case
In a personal injury action venued in Bronx County, plaintiff alleged serious injury as a result of his leg becoming pinned against the side of a building while he was working on a suspended scaffold. Jamie was successful in obtaining partial summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s Labor Law 240(1) claim by arguing that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by a mechanical force and not from the application of the force of gravity.