Alan Kaminsky

Partner

  • location icon New York, NY
    77 Water Street
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10005

Alan Kaminsky is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Kaminsky and his team have litigated and tried scores of actions in which plaintiffs have alleged violations of New York State’s Labor Law (Sections 240, 241(6) and 200) and the Industrial Code. Many of these cases have involved complex contractual relationships that involve indemnification and coverage entitlements, including the administration of Owner Controlled Insurance Programs and Policies. He specializes in defending clients against high exposure personal injury lawsuits, including construction accidents, premises security lawsuits, and catastrophic occurrences. 

Mr. Kaminsky has obtained over 50 defense verdicts, including cases pertaining to transportation accidents, fires, wrongful death, lead paint poisoning, and sexual assaults. His defense verdict in a trial involving a terrorist attack in Egypt was cited as one of the top ten defense verdicts of the year by The National Law Journal. Mr. Kaminsky has worked with many of the country’s top medical and vocational experts in formulating successful defense strategies for scores of cases. Mr. Kaminksy was qualified as an expert witness in the case of Manuel Angeles v. Jeffrey A. Aronsky in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He has authored 3 books and is a contributing author to various legal publications, and he has been a featured speaker at over 100 programs. 

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Legal Experience

  • Twice cited by National Law Journal for obtaining one of the Top Ten Defense Verdicts of the Year, and by the Jury Verdict Reporter for Defense Verdict of the Month
  • Obtained over 50 defense verdicts in personal injury matters with many cases presenting multi-million dollar exposure
  • Recognized by New York Magazine as one of the Top Personal injury trial lawyers in New York for 15 consecutive years, 2000-2015
  • Cited by New York Times as one of the top 5% of “Super Lawyers” in the New York Tri-State Area for 10 consecutive years, 2006-2015
  • Consulted on dozens of prominent cases throughout the United States
  • AV Rated for 12 consecutive years by Martindale Hubbell for highest possible peer review ratings for ethical standards and ability 

Publications

  • “A Complete Guide to Lead Paint Litigation,” published by American Bar Association 
  • “A Complete Guide to Premises Security Litigation,” published by American Bar Association (Edition; 2nd Edition; 3rd Edition)
  • New York Law Journal, Guest Columnist: “Appellate Case Review”; “Cross-Examining Economists”; “Confusion Persists on Tortfeasor Liability”; “Lead Paint Poisoning Litigation”;
  • “Landowner Liability for Violent Crimes”; “Court of Appeals Decision Reviewed”; “Apportionment of Liability”
  • National Law Journal: “Crime Victims Bring Lawsuits vs. Landowners”; “Landlord Liability for Lead Paint Exposure”; “Premises Liability Decisions”
  • Coauthor, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Lead Paint, Asbestos and Chinese Drywall” American Bar Association 

Professional Presentations

Guest Speaker at over 100 programs, including national presentations by Defense Research Institute, American Society for Industrial Security, Mealy’s, International Counsel of Shopping Centers, New York Bar Association, Hotel/Motel Tourism Boards, Various National Trade Organizations, and Real Estate, Insurance and Legal symposiums across the country.

Admissions

New York

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Honors

AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer, Insurance Law, 2016

Education

Hofstra University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1983

New York University

Bachelor of Arts, 1980

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