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Our team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

Our team

 
 

PARTNER

Anthony F. DeStefano

Since joining MLN in 2003, Anthony has handled numerous appeals across a broad range of issues. In particular, he concentrates his practice mostly on New York’s Labor Law and insurance coverage disputes.  He has argued appeals in these practice areas in all four departments of the Appellate Division and in the New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court).  Anthony also routinely litigates declaratory judgment actions and provides complex coverage opinions. Read more

 

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
adestefano@mlnappeals.com

 
 

 
 
 

PARTNER

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. Read more

 

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
clilling@mlnappeals.com

 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Richard J. Montes

Since joining MLN in 2003, Rich has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts.  He has successfully handled matters involving medical and other professional malpractice; punitive damages; employment law; general negligence; toxic tort; products liability; and commercial litigation.

In 2012, Rich was inducted by Long Island Business News into its Class of 2012 “40 Under 40.”  In 2011 and 2012, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.  And in 2013-2015, he was recognized as a New Metro “Super Lawyer”. Read more

 

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
rmontes@mlnappeals.com

 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Matthew W. Naparty

Since joining MLN more than 15 years ago, Matt has prepared and argued hundreds of significant pre- and post-trial motions and appeals in state and federal courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, across broad areas of practice.  He is noted for several key appellate decisions involving the interpretation of New York’s Labor Law (the so-called “scaffold law”), medical malpractice, premises liability and matrimonial law.  He is routinely called upon for his appellate expertise and strategic, beyond-the-box thinking in high exposure and complex matters by major insurance companies, corporations, hospitals, individuals and other attorneys. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
mnaparty@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

PARTNER

Seth M. Weinberg

Prior to joining MLN, Seth was an appellate associate at one of Long Island’s largest defense firms.  He has handled appeals and complex motions in a wide array of practice areas, including commercial disputes, medical malpractice actions, construction accidents, premises liability cases, automotive accidents and real property disputes.

Seth is a cum laude graduate of Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where he received CALI awards for excellence for achieving the highest honors in Legal Methods (Best Oral Advocate), Appellate Advocacy and Trial Practice. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
sweinberg@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 

Of Counsel


 
 

 
 
 

Of Counsel

Adam Bobkin

Prior to joining MLN, Adam was an associate with Milberg LLP, where he focused on the litigation of complex matters including securities matters, consumer class actions, privacy litigation, and eDiscovery.  Adam gained substantial experience at nearly every phase of litigation, litigating several complex cases to the eve of trial and on appeal.

Adam earned his law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from Baruch College, majoring in Finance and Investments and minoring in Economics. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
abobkin@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

OF COUNSEL

Gregory A. Cascino

Greg began his legal career clerking for United States District Court Judge John T. Elfvin, of the Western District of New York.  After completing his federal clerkship, he served as a Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department where he prepared confidential reports for the Appellate Justices in a wide range of practice areas. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
gcascino@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

OF COUNSEL

Catherine R. Everett

Prior to joining MLN, Catherine worked for over a decade in a large litigation firm in the areas of Appellate Practice/Trial Support and Insurance Coverage. She has handled appeals and motions in all practice areas including complex insurance coverage matters, the World Trade Center disaster litigation with regard to both the bodily injury claims and insurance coverage disputes, construction site accidents, premises liability cases, automotive accidents, real property disputes and discrimination. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
ceverett@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

OF COUNSEL

Eric Z. Leiter

Eric has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals, and has represented defendants in high exposure cases for more than a decade.

Eric received his B.S. from Cornell University. He went on to receive his J.D. from Boston University School of Law with a concentration in litigation and dispute resolution awarded with honors. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
eleiter@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

OF COUNSEL

Katherine Herr Solomon

Since joining the firm in 1998, Katherine has applied her vast appellate experience in handling appeals in a wide variety of practice areas, including medical malpractice; lead paint liability; dental, legal and architectural malpractice; general negligence; professional licensing; and commercial litigation. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
ksolomon@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 

Associates


 
 

 
 
 

Associates

Kathryn M. Beer

Prior to joining MLN, Katie worked in the litigation practice group of a Long Island insurance defense firm, where she handled cases in all areas of personal injury defense from inception to trial, including school district and municipality defense, construction and labor law defense, and premises liability defense. Katie was also involved in that firm’s appellate practice authoring appellate briefs and arguing appeals to the New York State Appellate Division. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
kbeer@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATES

Melissa A. Danowski

Melissa A. Danowski is a graduate of Loyola University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law.  While in law school, Melissa was a member of the Journal of International Business and Law, Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association, and the Moot Court Board. She was a Regional Champion and recipient of the Best Brief Award and Best Oral Advocate Award at the 2011 National Moot Court Competition. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
mdanowski@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATES

Jennifer B. Ettenger

Bio coming soon... Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
jettenger@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATES

Margaret E. Greco

Prior to joining MLN, Margaret clerked for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she spent two years drafting orders and memoranda on various issues including, among other things, construction defects, medical malpractice, insurance disputes and constitutional challenges to statutes. While in law school, Margaret worked as a Student Attorney drafting appellate briefs for indigent litigants and interned for two U.S. District Court Judges. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
mgreco@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATES

Jerika Morris

Jerika is currently pending admission to the New York Bar. She received her law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she earned Dean’s List Honors. She received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Binghamton University, majoring in Accounting. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
jmorris@mlnappeals.com

 
 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATES

Nicole D. Rogers

Nicole is an experienced litigator who has defended medical malpractice claims and matters involving nursing home, municipal, premises, and product liability in state and federal court. 

Nicole earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was the Senior Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review and the recipient of its 2010 Bankruptcy Law Award. Read more

 

Contact

Phone:
516.487.5800

Email:
nrogers@mlnappeals.com