Lisa Viscardi, a Senior Associate with the firm, is a talented insurance defense litigator, with an emphasis on labor law/construction site liability, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage claims and automobile liability. With 30 years of litigation experience, she can effectively handle a trial from start to finish. Her clients include large national insurance companies.
Lisa started her career as Felony Assistant District Attorney serving in the Domestic Violence/Sex Crimes Bureau in Bronx County, handling the prosecution of crimes against children and other special victims. She moved to private practice in 1993. Prior to joining Russo & Gould, Lisa was associated with another defense firm in New York.
When not at work, you may find Lisa visiting a museum, walking her two dogs or engrossed in a good book. She's looking forward to getting back to the theater, and giving unsolicited advice to her daughters, one of whom is now attending law school.
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.
David is a proud named partner of Russo & Gould LLP, a firm he's been with since 2002 and served as partner since 2007. As a trial attorney, David has tried more than 75 cases to verdict throughout New York, and has participated in more than 100 trials. Litigation is not the only path he looks for on behalf of his clients; he also heads Russo & Gould's Early Settlement Division and has settled hundreds of cases on behalf of insurance carriers and self-insured entities within 12 months of their inception. For the past 25 years, David has been an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York, Queens College where he teaches courses such as Freedom of Speech, Trial Advocacy and Media Law and Ethics. Several of his former students have been hired as paralegals at the firm. He also lectures frequently for the National Business Institute continuing legal education series and has taught such courses as: Advanced Trial Tactics, Trial Skills Workshop, Mini Med School for Attorneys, Working with Experts and Using Medical Records to Prove Your Case.
David Gould and Josh Kardisch to Present on NBI''s Mini Med School For Attorneys Program Legal cases involving medical issues require a strong grasp of how the body functions, how injuries impede those functions and what the prognoses and treatments look like. Attorneys need to know how to effectively evaluate medical records, depose doctors and more. Russo & Gould's David Gould and Josh Kardisch are on the panel for this NBI CLE program on September 30, 2021.