Alecia Walters-Hinds is a partner in the New York and Hartford offices of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the General Liability Practice. She is also a trial attorney and the President of New York City ABOTA. Her practice focuses on defense of claims in a variety of areas. She specializes in the handling of high exposure and catastrophic injuries. She handles wrongful deaths, construction, labor law, dram shop, toxic tort, premises, motor vehicle (personal and commercial), and property damage claims. Ms. Walters-Hinds has also represented physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists. In addition, she represented hospitals, outpatient medical facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care providers. She has defended municipal and social service agencies.
Ms. Walters-Hinds has obtained many defense verdicts and verdicts involving awards of low amounts in cases in Brooklyn, New York, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. In addition, she has mediated and handled the negotiation of favorable settlements both before and during trial.
She has tried over 100 cases and taken over 50 verdicts. She began her career at the New York City Law Department Corporation Counsel, and then went to one of the largest insurance defense firms in New York. She has handled a lot of high exposure cases resulting in favorable verdicts or favorable resolutions through mediation or during trial.
She specializes in catastrophic injuries and those cases where plaintiffs rely upon sympathy for large awards. She enjoys meeting with clients and prepping them for trial.
She is currently the president for the New York City Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization of experienced trial lawyers and Judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the right to civil jury trials provided by the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution. Ms. Walters-Hinds has also been named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for excellence in practice. She has published best practices articles in the New York Law Journal and New York State Bar Association’s One on One. She has also been a presenter at Continuing Legal Education courses on Trial Advocacy.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
- National Trial Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
- Long-Term Care & Elder Law
- COVID-19: Healthcare/Long-Term Care/Regulatory
United States District Courts
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- President, American Board of Trial Advocates, New York City Chapter
- Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
- Board Member, Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush
- Member, Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
- Small Claims Court Arbitrator
- New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance (NYCTLA), Member
Hofstra University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts
- Author, “The Insurer verses Insured,” published by New York State Bar Association “One On One," 2012
- Author, “Insurance Defense Counsel’s Approach to the Tripartite Relationship,” published by New York Law Journal, March 28, 2012