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Caryn Lilling





Caryn Lilling

Caryn joined the firm over 20 years ago as its first associate upon graduation from law school.  She has handled hundreds of civil appeals in state and federal courts, and has argued cases in the New York State Court of Appeals. Her name appears on hundreds of opinions in a wide variety of practice areas, and she has publishedextensively on a various topics in her field.  She is a frequent lecturer for in-house counsel, insurance companies, hospitals and bar associations on appellate advocacy, New York’s enigmatic structured judgment statutes (CPLR Articles 50-A and 50-B), the Medical Indemnity Fund and alternative approaches to defending damages.

Caryn has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating of AV®, having been designated as Preeminent™ in appellate practice. This distinction is awarded to less than five percent of all United States lawyers.  Caryn was also recently named as one of the nine top women attorneys in the New York Metro Area specializing in appellate practice as spotlighted in the New York Times Magazine, and the firm was recognized by the New York Law Journal as the eighth largest women-owned firm in New York State.

In 2010, Caryn was recognized by Long Island Business News for inclusion in its list of “Who’s Who In Professional Women,” and in 2011 she was named one of Long Island’s “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business“ by the same publication.  Each year from 2011-2016 she was selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the field of Appellate Law.

Caryn is an active member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and was recently elected as a member of the highly-selective Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Caryn holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court in the Eastern and Southern districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.