Audrey D. Medd, a seasoned trial attorney, is a senior associate with Russo & Gould. Her practice areas include all aspects of insurance defense in both Connecticut and New York including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. Audrey has been practicing law since 2004. She has tried multiple cases to verdict in both New York and Connecticut and was even admitted pro hac vice upon request of a client to try a case in state Court located in Nashua, New Hampshire and NYC office.
Audrey is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the State of Connecticut, as well as the United States District Courts of the Southern and Northern District of New York and the District of Connecticut.
Recent notable decisions that Audrey won for clients include:
● Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant, FANELLI v OPPENHEIMER, Supreme Court, Ulster County, Index No.: 3392/19. Won Summary Judgment on behalf of defendant dentist in this fact specific dental malpractice case involving mini dental implants.
● Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant, BARGELLINI v GOTTESFELD, Et. Al., Supreme Court, Westchester County, Index No: 54404/2017. Won Summary Judgment on behalf of defendant physician and his practice in a complicated medical malpractice case which involved a failure to diagnose appendicitis.
Audrey earned her B.A. from University of Delaware and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she earned the "Excellence in Clinical Work" award. Audrey was also a member of the Mock Trial Society and Moot Court Honor Society and served as a Senator on the Student Bar Association and an Associate Justice on the Quinnipiac University School of Law Judicial Board.
A Hudson Valley, New York native, Audrey now lives in Danbury, CT with her husband, a professional brewer, her dog, Dennis and her cat, Barley. When not in the courtroom, you can find her practicing Yoga, enjoying the craft beer scene, playing around in her craft room with some mixed media, or reading an entertaining book.
In Jackson v. 61 Warwick, LLC, et. al. Audrey secured a judgment without trial for our client in an action where plaintiff alleged mold issues in her apartment caused significant injuries. Audrey successfully challenged the legal sufficiency of the plaintiff''s Complaint through a Motion to Strike. Specifically, Audrey argued that the plaintiff could not maintain a cause of action under Connecticut General Statutes § 47a-7. After argument, Honorable James Abrams, in his well-reasoned decision, agreed with Audrey and held that "[t]he statute itself does not create a private cause of action for the tenant in the event the landlord violates any of the multiple requirements contained in Gen. Stat. § 47a-7," and struck plaintiff''s Complaint in its entirety.
In the matter of Bonczar v. AMC Theaters, the plaintiff filed suit claiming violations of Labor Law 240(1) after he fell from an A-Frame ladder he was using to install a smoke detection system. At his deposition, the plaintiff was equivocal on the issue of whether he had checked the ladder to ensure that it was locked in place when he ascended it prior to his fall, admitting that he may not have done so.
David Gould obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, before Judge Catherine Rizzo in the Alexandra Jacques v. Thomas Joseph Oliveri and Stephen J. Oliveri case, Index Number 608950-20. The plaintiff, a 52-year old Nurses Aide at Northwell Hospital, was the driver of an SUV that was stopped in traffic on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau County when the defendant, Thomas Joseph Oliveri who was 17-years old at the time of the accident, made contact with the rear of her vehicle. The case was tried solely on damages regarding whether the plaintiff sustained a "serious injury". The plaintiff underwent a right knee and right shoulder arthroscopy within four months of the accident. One of the plaintiff''s orthopedic medical experts testified that in his opinion that she will require future cervical and spinal fusion surgeries at a cost of $150,000.00 each. Mr. Gould argued that the impact was merely a minor fender bender and thus it was not the proximate cause of her past surgeries as well as any surgeries that might occur in the future.