Cecil E. Floyd

Cecil E. Floyd

Offices: New York
Partner

Cecil Floyd, a Partner in Russo & Gould's New York City and Hartford, CT offices, has more than 35 years of trial and litigation experience. Cecil's practice focuses on the defense of general liability matters including construction site accidents/Labor Law, premises liability, commercial transportation, automobile, Dram Shop claims, wrongful death, product liability, construction defects and property damage, as well as medical malpractice actions. He has represented a broad range of clients including construction companies, property owners and managers, restaurants, trucking companies, product manufacturers, gas stations, bus companies, utilities and small businesses.

Over his career, Cecil has taken dozens of high exposure cases to verdict on behalf of numerous major liability and casualty insurance carriers and has a substantial record of obtaining defense verdicts. More recently, a significant part of his work has included matters involving biomechanical analysis of injury causation. His published opinion, Shah v. Rahman, 167 A.D.3d 671 (2nd Dept. 2018) is frequently cited favorably in cases involving the admissibility of biomechanical testimony at trial and is referenced in the National Law Foundation's CLE materials on "Expert Witnesses in New York." Prior to joining Russo & Gould, Cecil served as a senior trial attorney for Nationwide and Scottsdale Insurance Companies, handling complex commercial cases from inception through verdict.

Cecil is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Defense Association of New York. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and billiards. His favorite pastime is playing jazz, blues and classical guitar. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Colby College.

Education
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1983
B.A., Colby College, 1978
Experience
Shah v. Rahman, 167 A.D.3d 671 (2nd Dept. 2018)
Dozens of verdicts on behalf of numerous major liability and casualty insurance carriers
In-house senior trial attorney for Nationwide and Scottsdale Insurance Companies
Admissions
New York
Connecticut
United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Memberships
New York State Bar Association
Defense Association of New York

News Insights

September 9, 2021

Cecil Floyd Elevated to Partner

Please join us in congratulating our newest partner, Cecil Floyd! Cecil joined us in 2012, bringing his decades of experience to the firm. He focuses on the defense of general liability matters and works with a broad range of clients, including construction companies, property owners and managers, restaurants, trucking companies, product manufacturers, gas stations, bus companies, utilities and small businesses.

May 19, 2022

David Gould to Present on Defense of Bad Faith Claims

Bad faith law in New York has rarely been more relevant. David Gould will present a CLE program on best practices in the defense of bad faith claims at a New York State Bar Association CLE program on May 24. The program will explore the current state of Bad Faith law in New York, the impact of recent decisions, ethical considerations, the proposed legislation, and practice tips.

May 9, 2022

Russo & Gould Welcomes John Magrino

Russo & Gould welcomes John Magrino back! Before rejoining the firm, John worked with other New York and New Jersey based firms representing clients in all aspects of personal injury litigation both Plaintiff and defense from inception through trial. He has litigated cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability and product liability. John now brings with him additional experience and his continuing hard work on behalf of his clients.