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Partner, Jenna Klucsik, spoke at National Business Institute's recent seminar on Ethics in Syracuse.  Jenna's topic "Ethics - It's Legal, But is it Right?" touched on the State Bar Code of Ethics, real and potential conflicts of interest and questionable practices. 
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The Sugarman Law Firm sponsored the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central New York's flagship fundraising event the Wish Ball on September 12, 2015.  This year was particularly special as the chapter celebrated it's 30th anniversary.  The firm is very proud of it's continued relationship with the organization.  Click here for more information about Make-a-Wish Central New York. 
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Managing Partner, Sam Vulcano, is named to the 2016 Best Lawyers list in the Professional Malpractice Defense category.  Sam has received this distinction since 2007 and was named Lawyer of the Year in 2014.  Click here to see Sam's other distinctions.
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Sam Vulcano, Dan Cavarello, Paul Mullin, Mike Riehler, Brian Sutter, Bruce Poushter and Sam Elbadawi named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list in their respective practice areas. Danielle Fogel, Josh Gillette and Jenna Klucsik named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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The Sugarman Law Firm is pleased to welcome new associate Brittany Murgallis.  Ms. Murgallis is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and is working in the firm’s litigation department.  Click here to see Brittany’s complete bio.
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Shelby Redmond recently spoke at National Business Institute's seminar "Trusts 101-Where to Begin?" on the topic of "An Overview of Trusts".  Click here for more information about our Trusts, Estates and Elder Law Practice. 
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Sugarman Support Make-A-Wish at Golf Outing
Steve Pesarchick, Kathy Sassani and team come up with a mixed team win at the 28th Annual Onondaga Beverage Make-A-Wish Open.  Sugarman is proud to support Make-A-Wish Central New York as it celebrates 30 years of granting wishes in our community. 
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Sugarman Provides "Luxury Box" Seating at Wiffle Ball Event
The Sugarman Law Firm was excited to provide it's balcony for the First Annual Center State CEO Wiffle Ball Classic.  The Center State CEO faced off against the Syracuse Chiefs to help raise money for the MOST.  Check out Niko Tamurian's story on the event.  http://www.cnycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=1219087#.VYQSsEaYE22      
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Stephen G. Pesarchick spoke at the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) recent seminar, in Chicago, "Defending Trucking Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers" on the topic of "Deposition Dos and Don'ts for Accident Reconstructionists Experts".  Steve is a member of DRI and serves as the editor of its In Transit and For the Defense publications.
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Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel successfully defends family medicine physician at retrial. Plaintiff alleged a prescribed medication was not indicated and caused serious injury.  The jury again rejected the Plaintiff's allegations and found the physician not negligent. 
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Danielle Fogel spoke at the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers CLE "Doctors and Their Records at Trial" on May 27th at the Syracuse University College of Law.  The panel discussion took on just about every issue that might arise in a trial involving medical evidence. 
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Paul V. Mullin has achieved the highest peer review rating of AV from his peers based upon a report from national reviewer Martindale-Hubbell.  The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  The rating is based on ...


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Kevin R. Van Duser spoke at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE seminar entitled Insurance Coverage Update 2015: Coverage Disputes and Litigation. The topics presented on included claims involving Ebola, Superstorm Sandy, Cyber Crimes and Ride Sharing. Mr. Van Duser discussed whether the traditional insurance policy will respond to any of these claims, as well as Business Interruption Coverage, Exclusions that may bar coverage for these claims, and creativity to find more coverage. In addition, he discussed new types of policies being offered by various insurance companies that will...


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A great day for coaches of youth sports. The Sugarman office recently, successfully, argued that the assumption of the risk doctrine applies to time in which an athlete is in the locker room after a practice. The plaintiff alleged he was injured by another player while changing after practice. The Appellate Division Fourth Department affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the case on the basis that at the time he was in the locker room the plaintiff was still participating or involved in the activity of the sport, supporting the application of the assumption of risk doctrine. We bel...


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Sam Vulcano has received an AV Preeminent rating in the areas of Litigation and Construction Law, Professional Malpractice and Kevin R. Van Duser has received an AV Preeminent rating in the areas of Litigation and Insurance from Martindale-Hubbell.   According to Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve and is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and profes...


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