Marie Castronuovo handles New York Labor Law and premises liability cases through all phases of litigation, including discovery, making and arguing discovery motions and motions for summary judgment, negotiating and mediating settlements, trial, and appellate proceedings. She regularly defends insurance carriers and cleaning contractors in premises liability cases. She has extensive experience in New York Labor Law, defending corporations and contractors in construction site accident claims. Her reported decisions include:
● Davis v. Rochdale Village Inc., 63 AD3d 870, 882 NYS2d 194 (2d Dept. 2009)
● Gordon v. Muchnick, 180 AD2d 715, 579 NYS2d 745 (2d Dept. 1992)
● Baca v. HRH Construction, 200 AD2d 538, 607 NYS2d 21 (1st Dept. 1994)
Marie is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Before joining Russo & Gould in 2007, she was in-house counsel at Atlantic Mutual for 18 years. Previously, she held a limited license to practice law in a legal clinic in Washington State, where she served indigent and elderly clients and helped to lay the foundation for a mediation and arbitration center in Spokane.
Outside of practicing law, Marie is a freelance writer and has been published in New Jersey newspapers, ParentGuide Magazine, and in several online publications. She served as president of a women's writers' collective in New Jersey for two years and regularly runs groups for writers.
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.
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.