Marie A. Castronuovo

Marie A. Castronuovo

Offices: New York
Partner

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.

Education
1986 J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law
1982 B.S. from St. John's University, 1982
Experience
Practicing attorney for over 25 years
Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy

REPORTED DECISIONS
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)
Admissions
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
New York State Bar
Memberships
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Association of New York
New York State Bar Association

News Insights

April 14, 2021

Florina Altshiler on Court TV

Russo & Gould partner Florina Altshiler appeared on Court TV on April 13. Florina provided commentary and legal analysis of the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota.

April 1, 2021

Marcin Kurzatkowski obtained a summary judgment dismissal of the plaintiff's Labor Law 200 and 241(6) claims against a subcontractor at the construction site

On March 18, 2021, Marcin Kurzatkowski obtained a summary judgment dismissal of the plaintiff's Labor Law 200 and 241(6) claims against a subcontractor at the construction site. The plaintiff alleged that he tripped and fell over a copper pipe that was left behind on the floor. Mr. Kurzatkowski represented the subcontractor that was responsible for providing carting and cleaning services at the construction site.

March 23, 2021

Defending Nursing Homes

Representing nurses is different from representing doctors. Doctors implement orders and nurses follow them, so their mindset is different. Doctors are more likely to have their own insurance policies, and because some require the doctor''s consent to settle, medical malpractice cases are more likely to go to trial. Nurses on the other hand are less likely to be familiar with, and more apprehensive about, being the subject of litigation since they are but one employee among many on the same nursing home policy.