Marvin has over 15 years of experience defending clients in state and federal courts. He represents a wide range of corporate, municipal, and individual defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters, including insurance law, municipal law, construction, premises liability, discrimination, negligence, and product liability claims. Marvin also litigates commercial disputes. Marvin represents several Fortune 500 companies, as well as defending national retailers, property owners, and individuals. Additionally, Marvin navigates complex New York Labor Law litigation for owners, contractors and employers.
Marvin is OSHA 10 certified. This training gives him a unique perspective in recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. He understands the need to zealously represent clients while minimizing the cost of litigation. To that end, he is a skilled negotiator who seeks resolution by regularly representing clients in alternative dispute resolution forums and mediations.
Marvin previously served as outside counsel to a major insurance company. In that role, he defended coverage disputes, vehicular negligence, uninsured motorist claims, and no-fault claims. In addition, Marvin has experience litigating breach of contract matters and negotiating settlements on behalf of general contractors, medical service providers, and alarm companies.
Marvin practices in New York and New Jersey and was named a Rising Star in New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2015-2016. While receiving his juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School, Marvin was the recipient of Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award in Commercial Paper. He graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with degrees in Sociology and Administration of Justice.
Marvin is the firm’s first Latino Partner. When not working, Marvin enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is also active in his local Parent-Teachers Association
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2002 (Dean’s List)
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award in Commercial Paper
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Administration of Justice, B.S. and Sociology, B.A., 1999 (Dean’s List)
New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015-2016, 2019-2022
Rising Star in New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2015-2016.
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Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
Hispanic National Bar Association
Represented national retail store in a claim involving alleged serious personal injuries following a slip and fall accident. Marvin obtained summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s case in Federal Court.
Represented a pool maintenance company in a product liability/wrongful death action. After engaging in extensive discovery, Marvin obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of the client while the other parties contributed the bulk of a multi-million-dollar settlement.
Represented a national retailer in a trip and fall accident. Marvin established that the condition plaintiff tripped over was open and obvious and not inherently dangerous and obtained summary judgment for his client. The dismissal was upheld on appeal.
Parent-Teachers Association, JFK Middle School, Bethpage
Presenter, “Honing you Deposition Skills: Basic and Beyond,” New York State Bar Association, New York, NY November 21, 2019
Co-Presenter, “Premises Liability Involving Snow & Ice Conditions in the NY Tri-State Area,” Lawline, May 11, 2017.
Co-Author, “Training your Expert”, DRI for the Defense, April 2020
Author, “Snow and Ice Liability: A Property Owner’s Guide”, New York Law Journal, December 12, 2016
Author, “Construction Defect Claims: A 2016 Update,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Construction Defects Insurance, June 2016
Author, “Stormy Weather: An Analysis of Snow and Ice Defenses,” New York Law Journal, September 24, 2015
Author, “Construction Defect Claims: An Update,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Construction Defects Insurance, June 2016