Joseph C. Fegan, Esq.

Joseph C. Fegan, Esq.

Offices: New York
Of Counsel

Joseph is an experienced trial and appellate attorney specializing in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims in cases arising out of premises liability, construction site accidents and fires and explosions.

Education
1975 J.D., St. John's Law School of Law
1972 B.A., Literature, St. John's University
Experience
Practicing Attorney for more than 42 years.
Has tried over 100 jury trial cases to verdict.
Has briefed and argued more than 60 appeals.
Began career as staff counsel with Liberty Mutual, later became partner and Litigation Department Head at Cullen & Dykman.
Admissions
New York State Bar
United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts
District of New York
Memberships
Brooklyn Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
New York Claims Association (former member)
Speaking Engagements
Lectured on defense cases involving fires and explosions, construction accidents, trial practice and premises liability for the New York Claims Association, the New York Claim Managers Association, The New York State Bar Association and The Brooklyn Women's Bar Association.

News Insights

April 14, 2021

Florina Altshiler on Court TV

Russo & Gould partner Florina Altshiler appeared on Court TV on April 13. Florina provided commentary and legal analysis of the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota.

April 1, 2021

Marcin Kurzatkowski obtained a summary judgment dismissal of the plaintiff's Labor Law 200 and 241(6) claims against a subcontractor at the construction site

On March 18, 2021, Marcin Kurzatkowski obtained a summary judgment dismissal of the plaintiff's Labor Law 200 and 241(6) claims against a subcontractor at the construction site. The plaintiff alleged that he tripped and fell over a copper pipe that was left behind on the floor. Mr. Kurzatkowski represented the subcontractor that was responsible for providing carting and cleaning services at the construction site.

March 23, 2021

Defending Nursing Homes

Representing nurses is different from representing doctors. Doctors implement orders and nurses follow them, so their mindset is different. Doctors are more likely to have their own insurance policies, and because some require the doctor''s consent to settle, medical malpractice cases are more likely to go to trial. Nurses on the other hand are less likely to be familiar with, and more apprehensive about, being the subject of litigation since they are but one employee among many on the same nursing home policy.