A seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience, he helps clients in all aspects of personal injury litigation 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 has also represented clients in real estate transactions, wills/trusts and probate proceedings.
One of John's strengths is counseling clients through the litigation process. Some of them have never been involved in litigation before and they have questions and concerns. John is known for the personal attention he provides during the process and for the courtesy and respect his clients receive from him. He analyzes each case and creates a plan of action designed to provide each client with the best results possible.
Active in his community, John has served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, and member of the parish council of his local church. He has volunteered his time, including representing two families of victims of the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001, in seeking relief from the Victims' Compensation Fund. This was a profound moment in his career. John has also been involved in his professional community as a current or past member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the Columbian Lawyers Association.
Russo & Gould Partner Kevin Horbatiuk spent his weekend on the Hudson River with Heroes on the Hudson and the Wounded Warrior Project. Kevin and members of NYC Kayak Clubs helped provide a day of fun on the water to former servicemen and servicewomen. All enjoyed a beautiful day of kayaking, sailing, and being together.
Congratulations to Senior Associate, Audrey D. Medd who secured a Judgment of Nonsuit against Plaintiff for her client which effectively dismissed the Plaintiff''s Complaint. Plaintiff now faces a difficult battle in the next four months if she decides to move to open the judgment as it is up to the Court''s discretion.
The New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate have passed Bill S74A, known as the Grieving Families Act. NYS Gov. Kathy Hochul''s signature is the remaining last step to turn it into law. If signed into law, it will be the first update to New York''s wrongful death statute in more than 150 years.