Marie is an experienced lawyer who handles a wide range of personal injury cases with experience in all phases of litigation including appellate practice. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
While living in Washington State, Marie held a limited license to practice law in a legal clinic serving indigent and elderly clients in cases involving landlord/tenant, employment, personal injury and other issues and disputes. She also conducted research on dispute resolution centers in Washington State and helped to lay the foundation for a mediation and arbitration center in Spokane.
Marie is also a freelance writer and has served on the board and as President of a New Jersey-based writers' collective for women. She has been published in several New Jersey newspapers, ParentGuide Magazine and in several online publications.
On May 28, 2021 Marie A. Castronuovo won summary judgment for our clients in a slip and fall case in Kings County. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped on a wet floor inside the lobby of defendant''s building because defendants building owner and cleaning contractor placed an inadequate amount of weather mats on the lobby floor and failed to place them in proper positions.
Florina Altshiler''s article, entitled "Employing Generally Accepted Scientific Principles to Address False Eyewitness Testimony Through Trial," Appears in the 2021 Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law.
Please join us in welcoming Nima Baratzadeh to Russo & Gould. Nima has substantial litigation experience. He has worked in insurance defense for several years, after gaining valuable insight into the workings of opposing counsel during his tenure with a high-volume plaintiff''s personal injury firm. Nima started his legal career with the Chicago Public Defender''s Homicide Task Force.