Meghan A. Cavalieri


Meghan Cavalieri is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Construction Practices. She manages a litigation team and has trial experience in New York State, Family and Federal Courts. She practices in the areas of General Liability, Products Liability, Civil Rights, and Construction, and specializes in the defense of NY Labor Law claims on behalf of owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, and others. Meghan handles the defense of large exposure personal injury and complex construction cases from initial investigation through resolution and supervises a rapid response investigation team. Meghan regularly provides safety training seminars and works with clients regarding accident prevention and response.

Meghan also has experience litigating Section 1983 Constitutional cases involving claims of Municipal Liability, False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution and Excessive Force and Wrongful Death in state and federal courts.

Ms. Cavalieri began her career as a Juvenile Prosecutor in Bronx, NY, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony juvenile delinquency cases. She then practiced in the Special Federal Litigation Unit of the New York City Law Department, specializing in municipal defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 matters. She has experience litigating personal injury, premises liability and constitutional matters.


Professional Presentations

  • “Right, Wrong & Somewhere in Between: Identifying Ethical Dilemmas We Face,” Lewis Brisbois Client Presentation, April 2024
  • LBBS Webinar Series – Accident Investigation I: Construction, August 17, 2022
  • An Advanced Discussion of the New York Labor Law, Chubb Insurance, March 10, 2022
  • An Overview of the NY Labor Law, Broadspire, December 1, 2021
  • Accident Investigation and the Labor Law, Triton Construction, September 16, 2021 & September 27, 2021
  • Labor Law 101 and Accident Investigation Protocols, American Airlines, September 15, 2021
  • Labor Law Updates and Accident Investigation Protocols, ESIS and Chubb, June 9, 2021
  • An Overview of Labor Law, Chubb North American Claims, New Jersey, November, 2019
  • New York Labor Law, Safety Training and Accident Investigation, TSX Broadway, August, 2019
  • An Overview of New York Labor Law, Chubb North American Claims, Alpharetta, GA, October 2018
  • Accident Investigation Training, New York City School Construction Authority, June 2018
  • Post-Accident Investigation Training, Tishman Speyer, et al., May, 2018
  • New York Construction Risks & Emerging Trends, Chubb North American Claims, November, 2017
  • Defending Construction Accidents Under New York Labor Law, Chubb North American Claims, August 2017
  • Defending Construction Accidents Under New York Labor Law: Risks, Prevention, Investigation and Defense, Extell Development Company, New York, March 2016
  • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Personal Injury Litigation, Allied World Assurance Company, New York, September 2014
  • Defending Construction Accidents Under the New York Labor Law: And Prosecution of Third-Party Common Law, Contractual Indemnity and Partial Indemnity Claims, AIG/Lexington, Boston September 25, 2013
  • Cross Examining the Life Care Planner and Undermining the Life Care Plan, Hartford Insurance June 12, 2013


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York
  • State Supreme Courts
    • State of New York Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York State and Federal Courts

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Awards & Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 — Litigation - Construction


Hofstra Law School

Juris Doctor, 2004

Fordham University

Bachelor of Arts, 2001

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