In September 2018, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the trial court’s order granting our motion to dismiss the complaint in this toxic tort premises liability case. The plaintiff, the child of a former employee of the Long Island Lighting Company (“LILCO”), commenced this action to recover damages for injuries he allegedly sustained due to exposure to lead and other hazardous substances in utero and in the first seven months of his life. Plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to provide his father with proper protection at his wor
Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly litigators combine superior writing and oral advocacy skills with a deep understanding of federal and state appeals processes.
Success on the appellate level requires specialized skills. An appellate litigator must possess superior legal writing and research skills, collaborate effectively with other counsel, maintain a comprehensive understanding of state and federal appellate court procedures and have the persuasive speaking skills needed to serve as the client’s trial and appellate advocate.
Our trial and appellate advocates represent clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and in state appellate courts across the country. Each has extensive experience in successfully drafting, prosecuting and defending federal and state civil appeals, complex motion practice, and emergency applications. Our attorneys resolve appeals involving product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation, insurance coverage, and construction litigation among numerous others.
Our attorneys meticulously research and analyze federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law and draft legal research memoranda addressing what are often complex and novel legal questions. Members of our appellate team are passionate advocates. We work closely with our clients and are committed to the efficient and favorable resolution of complex and high-stakes appeals.