Alexandra L. Alvarez

Alexandra L. Alvarez

Offices: New York, New Jersey
Senior Associate

Alexandra focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on personal injury actions that include motor vehicle accidents, product liability matters and property damage cases. She has written and argued numerous successful appeals in the 1st and 2nd Departments.

Alexandra has presented continuing legal education courses for insurance carriers on issues such as defending New York's "serious injury" cases as well as the current law regarding bad faith litigation. She also provides assistance to junior associates and paralegals regarding New York Practice and Procedure.

In addition, Alexandra has been integral to the firm drafting several coverage opinions related to both New York and New Jersey law, as well as multiple appeals.

Education
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Fordham University, B.A., Mathematics/Economics, 2006
Experience
Judicial Intern for the Honorable Laura Visitacion-Lewis, Supreme Court, New York County, 2011
Judicial Intern for the Honorable James F. Reitz, County Court, Putnam County, 2010
Admissions
New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
Honors
Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 2011
Memberships
New York State Women's Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Lectured on various insurance law-related topics for New York-based insurance companies.

News Insights

October 6, 2021

Alexandra Alvarez Wins Motion for Summary Judgment for ConEd and Other Defendants

Congratulations to Senior Associate Alexandra Alvarez for winning Motions for Summary Judgment for firm client, Con Edison and others. Alexandra appeared for oral argument before Justice Katherine Levine of the Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District on September 15. She successfully argued the motions for ConEd, Verizon, Five Star Electric Corp. and the MTA/NYCTA.

July 10, 2019

Alexandra Alvarez Wins at the Appellate Division on Theodora Renee Harrison v. Andrea M. Toyloy and Andrew Toyloy

Alexandra Alvarez was victorious after oral argument before the Appellate Division in the Second Department.

January 24, 2023

Marie Castronuovo Wins Summary Judgement - Laura Marks v. Lessings, Inc.

On January 9, 2023, Marie Castronuovo''s motion for summary judgment was granted on behalf of our client in the case of Laura Marks v. Lessings, Inc. This case involved a plaintiff who fell down exterior steps at Whitby Castle, claiming the steps were visually confusing. To establish that the steps were not visually confusing Ms Castronuovo presented the Court with the photos of the steps marked at plaintiff''s deposition which depicted various shades of gray on each step, and a darker landing as well as a white framed threshold. She also argued that plaintiff''s expert failed to identify a Building Code violation and admitted that the steps were well lit. Plaintiff opposed the motion, arguing that the steps were an optical illusion and required a mid-handrail. This was rebutted by Ms. Castronuovo who argued that plaintiff''s expert''s opinion only provided suggestions for making the steps safer and did not identify any Building Code requiring a mid-handrail. She further cited to plaintiff''s testimony that she was looking straight ahead as she exited the building, instead of down at the staircase.