Trishe L.A. Hynes

Trishe L.A. Hynes

Offices: Buffalo
Associate

Trishe's advises a wide range of clients on complex insurance defense matters, including labor law, construction defect, high exposure multi-party motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice defense and appellate advocacy.

Her experience includes all aspects of litigation, including appeals, motion practice, court appearances, oral argument on motions, depositions and hearings.

She returned to the firm after honing her skills as an attorney for the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department and at a major law firm.

Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude 2016
University at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012
Admissions
New York State Bar, Western District of New York
Memberships
Erie County Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

News Insights

April 21, 2021

Trishé Hynes Obtains Summary Dismissal of Third-party Complaint

Trishé Hynes obtained a summary judgment dismissal of a third-party complaint brought against a driver who was rear-ended while merging onto the highway.

January 24, 2023

Marie Castronuovo Wins Summary Judgement - Laura Marks v. Lessings, Inc.

On January 9, 2023, Marie Castronuovo''s motion for summary judgment was granted on behalf of our client in the case of Laura Marks v. Lessings, Inc. This case involved a plaintiff who fell down exterior steps at Whitby Castle, claiming the steps were visually confusing. To establish that the steps were not visually confusing Ms Castronuovo presented the Court with the photos of the steps marked at plaintiff''s deposition which depicted various shades of gray on each step, and a darker landing as well as a white framed threshold. She also argued that plaintiff''s expert failed to identify a Building Code violation and admitted that the steps were well lit. Plaintiff opposed the motion, arguing that the steps were an optical illusion and required a mid-handrail. This was rebutted by Ms. Castronuovo who argued that plaintiff''s expert''s opinion only provided suggestions for making the steps safer and did not identify any Building Code requiring a mid-handrail. She further cited to plaintiff''s testimony that she was looking straight ahead as she exited the building, instead of down at the staircase.

January 23, 2023

Marie Castronuovo Wins Summary Judgement - Brian Crosby v. AJA Turnpike et al

On January 3, 2023, Marie Castronuovo''s motion for summary judgment was granted on behalf of our clients in the case of Brian Crosby v. AJA Turnpike et al. Ms. Castronuovo moved for a dismissal of plaintiff''s Labor Law 200, 240 and 241 claims against various Sonic entities. Plaintiff opposed the motion, arguing that there was an agency relationship between the Sonic entities and the owner of the property and the general contractor on the job. Judge Frank Nervo agreed with Ms. Castronuovo''s argument that no agency relationship existed and that the Sonic entities were not subject to the Labor Law.