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Lenore Benessere
Associate

Lenore Benessere joined D’Amato & Lynch in 2013 and focuses on representing clients in personal injury, premises liability and construction accident cases. Ms. Benessere also has extensive experience...

Lloyd J. Herman
Associate

Lloyd Herman handles litigation from initial pleadings through discovery, trial and appeal, focusing on the defense of insurance agents under their errors and omissions policies.

Thomas W. Comer
Partner

Richard F. Russell
Of Counsel

Richard Russell has over 39 years of experience in a broad range of commercial litigation, involving antitrust, securities, banking, bankruptcy and a variety of contract law issues, including financial...

Catherine L. Casavant
Associate

Neal M. Glazer
Partner

Neal Glazer's practice concentrates on casualty and professional liability insurance and reinsurance coverage counseling, litigation and arbitration.

Jan H. Duffalo
Partner

Jan Duffalo represents major U.S., Bermudian and European insurers and reinsurers in complex disputes and transactions, including coverage claims involving bad faith, asbestos, environmental liability,...

James E. Tolan, II
Partner

For over 17 years, Mr. Tolan has been involved in coverage disputes involving directors and officers liability, professional liability, errors and omissions and financial institutions.

Edward Copeland
Partner

Edward Copeland is a partner in D’Amato & Lynch, LLP concentrating on employment law, media law, First Amendment law, and complex litigation. He represents clients in a wide variety of matters across...

Mary Jo Barry
Partner

Thomas F. Breen
Partner

For over 25 years, Thomas Breen has specialized in all aspects of claim evaluation and litigation assessment, with emphasis on prompt exposure reporting and efficient resolution.

John H. FitzSimons
Partner

John FitzSimons practices in the areas of Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Coverage.

Peter A. Stroili
Partner

Peter Stroili focuses on the defense of large, complex commercial cases, including the arbitration and litigation defense of insurance coverage matters, the defense of officers and directors, reinsurance,...

Alfred A. D'Agostino, Jr.
Partner

For over 30 years, Alfred D'Agostino has concentrated on casualty and professional liability insurance litigation and has defended professionals and their corporate entities.

David J. Kuffler
Partner

David Kuffler provides advice on complex issues relating to directors and officers liability insurance matters as well as a wide range of professional liability insurance matters.

Kevin J. Windels
Partner

For more than 25 years, Kevin Windels has been handling professional liability and commercial litigation,

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  • Brett E. Zuckerman
    Associate

    Brett E. Zuckerman focuses his practice on insurance defense, complex claims and litigation in disputes ranging from serious personal injuries to commercial matters in State and Federal court.

    Liza A. Chafiian
    Associate

    Liza Chafiian’s expertise lies in commercial litigation and insurance defense litigation in both state and federal court.

    Alexander M. Razi
    Associate

    Alexander Razi's practice is focused primarily on insurance coverage, particularly with respect to directors and officers liability insurance and other professional liability insurance.

    Stephen F. Willig
    Partner

    Steve Willig has been defending professionals, business owners and contractors and representing insurers in commercial and casualty litigation for more than twenty-five years.

    Samuel F. Paniccia
    Partner

    For over 22 years, Samuel Paniccia has handled ERISA fiduciary liability claims for insurers and has also acted as monitoring and coverage counsel for numerous insurance companies.

    Robert D. Lang
    Partner

    Laurie P. Beatus
    Associate

    For over 20 years, Laurie Beatus has focused on personal injury, bankruptcy, casualty and insurance litigation, arbitration and mediation.

    Frances Buckley
    Partner

    For over 20 years, Frances Buckley has represented insurers in complex coverage matters in domestic London Market and affiliate markets.

    Annemarie Mazzone Smith
    Partner

    Annemarie M. Smith practices in the areas of directors and officers liability, employment practices and professional liability including bankers, securities broker/dealer, investment advisor/banking, and...

    Maxine Nakamura
    Associate

    Maxine Nakamura is an associate who concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage consultation and policy analysis.

    Craig W. Kavanagh
    Associate

    Craig Kavanagh focuses his practice on directors and officers liability, and other lines of professional liability insurance coverage.

    Arturo M. Boutin
    Partner

    Maryann Taylor
    Partner

    Maryann Taylor’s practice concentrates on reinsurance and regulatory matters, including coverage, transactional and dispute resolution. She has over 20 years of reinsurance arbitration experience involving...

    Luke D. Lynch, Jr.
    Partner

    Luke D. Lynch, Jr. is the managing partner of D'Amato & Lynch. His practice includes corporate, banking and insurance matters.

    Rachel Nudel
    Associate

    Rachel Nudel concentrates in the defense of corporations in general liability matters, including litigation in both state and federal courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She also handles insurance...

    Siobhan A. Breen
    Associate

    Siobhan A. Breen is an associate whose practice focuses on directors and officers liability, as well as other lines of professional liability insurance coverage.

    Deborah M. Collins
    Partner

    For over 20 years, Deborah Collins has represented carriers in matters involving directors and officers liability, financial institutions professional liability, lawyers professional liability and other...

    Jonathan L. Kranz
    Partner

    Jonathan Kranz handles casualty, professional, E&O and D&O liability insurance and reinsurance coverage matters and coverage-related litigation, mediation and arbitration, representing both domestic...

    David A. Boyar
    Partner

    For over 30 years, David Boyar has focused on the representation of lawyers and accountants in malpractice actions and insurance carriers in coverage disputes.

    Neil R. Morrison
    Partner

    The attorneys at D’Amato & Lynch, LLP have the experience, maturity and skill to handle a wide range of legal matters. Dedicated to their clients’ objectives and needs, offering more than expertise – they offer diverse resources coupled with accessibility and responsiveness.

    NameTitlePractice AreasDirect DialEmail
    Barry, Mary JoPartner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Insurance Professional Liability
    Insurance Regulation and Compliance
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2188
    Beatus, Laurie P.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Fidelity and Surety
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    212-909-2144
    Benessere, Lenore Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Construction Defects
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Product Liability
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2069
    Boutin, Arturo M.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    Directors and Officers Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Product Liability
    212-909-2028
    Boyar, David A.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Accountants Professional Liability Defense
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    212-909-2081
    Breen, Siobhan A.Associate Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2055
    Breen, Thomas F.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Accountants Professional Liability Defense
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers Professional Liability
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Fidelity and Surety
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Auditing Services
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Reinsurance
    212-909-2024
    Buckley, Frances Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Environmental Coverage and Litigation
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2010
    Casavant, Catherine L.Associate Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices and Benefits
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Reinsurance
    212-909-2162
    Chafiian, Liza A.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2092
    Collins, Deborah M.Partner Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Bankruptcy Practice
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2135
    Comer, Thomas W.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    212-909-2061
    Copeland, Edward Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices and Benefits
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    212-909-2006
    D'Agostino, Jr., Alfred A.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Accountants Professional Liability Defense
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Product Liability
    212-909-2101
    Duffalo, Jan H.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Construction Defects
    Environmental Coverage and Litigation
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Reinsurance
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2034
    FitzSimons, John H.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Auditing Services
    Insurance Bankruptcy Practice
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Insurance Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2184
    Glazer, Neal M.Partner Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers Professional Liability
    Construction Defects
    Environmental Coverage and Litigation
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Reinsurance
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2011
    Herman, Lloyd J.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Product Liability
    212-909-2143
    Kavanagh, Craig W.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2048
    Kranz, Jonathan L.Partner Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers Professional Liability
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Environmental Coverage and Litigation
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Insurance Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Reinsurance
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2175
    Kuffler, David J.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Insurance Regulation and Compliance
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2067
    Lang, Robert D.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices and Benefits
    Fidelity and Surety
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Product Liability
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2088
    Le, Megan M.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Product Liability
    Toxic Tort Coverage and Litigation
    212-909-2082
    Lynch, Jr., Luke D.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Bankruptcy Practice
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Insurance Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Reinsurance
    212-909-2140
    Morrison, Neil R.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fidelity and Surety
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2208
    Nakamura, Maxine Associate Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Auditing Services
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2098
    Nudel, Rachel Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Corporate, Banking and Finance
    Directors and Officers Liability
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    212-909-2117
    Paniccia, Samuel F.Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices and Benefits
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Auditing Services
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2103
    Razi, Alexander M.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers Professional Liability
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary, ERISA and Employee Benefit Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2125
    Russell, Richard F.Of Counsel Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2145
    Smith, Annemarie MazzonePartner Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2043
    Stroili, Peter A.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Accountants Professional Liability Defense
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    Reinsurance
    212-909-2093
    Taylor, Maryann Partner Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Regulation and Compliance
    Reinsurance
    212-909-2008
    Tolan, II, James E.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Policy Drafting
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2052
    Willig, Stephen F.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Accountants Professional Liability Defense
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Fidelity and Surety
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Lawyers Professional Liability Defense
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Defense
    212-909-2096
    Windels, Kevin J.Partner Accountants Professional Liability
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Directors and Officers Liability
    Employment Practices and Benefits
    Employment Practices Liability
    Financial Institution Professional Liability
    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
    Insurance Regulation and Compliance
    Lawyers Professional Liability
    Miscellaneous Professional Liability
    212-909-2086
    Zuckerman, Brett E.Associate Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Appellate Practice
    Commercial and Business Litigation
    Construction and Labor Law
    Construction Defects
    General Liability and Casualty Defense
    Product Liability
    212-909-2084