Attorneys

Gerard J. Marulli

Partner

Admitted to New York and Maryland State Bars
United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

New York University (B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972)

New York University School of Law (J.D., 1976)

Member: New York State Medical Defense Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association; New York State Bar Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Gerry is the founding partner of Marulli, Lindenbaum & Tomaszewski, LLP.  He has represented health care providers in virtually all medical specialty fields. Gerry also attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has tried numerous high exposure cases, including complex medical malpractice cases, often without the assistance of outside experts. Gerry has extensive trial experience in all counti...

Admitted to New York and Maryland State Bars
United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

New York University (B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972)

New York University School of Law (J.D., 1976)

Member: New York State Medical Defense Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association; New York State Bar Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Gerry is the founding partner of Marulli, Lindenbaum & Tomaszewski, LLP.  He has represented health care providers in virtually all medical specialty fields. Gerry also attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has tried numerous high exposure cases, including complex medical malpractice cases, often without the assistance of outside experts. Gerry has extensive trial experience in all counties of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester. He values the importance of thorough preparation and an understanding of the unique skills, background and needs of his respective clients. Gerry is comfortable in establishing good working relationships with prospective jurors, based on mutual respect and trust, in whatever county they reside.

Gerry has repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, has been listed in Who’s Who in America Law, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the State of New York. He is an Arbitrator for The American Arbitration Association.

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Sandford R. Lindenbaum

Partner

Admitted to the New York Bar 1974
United States District Court, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York

Education: George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., with Honors, 1973); Franklin & Marshall College (B.A., 1970)

Member: American Bar Association; New York Bar Association

Sandy initially honed his trial skills as an Assistant District Attorney, and then went on to private practice, focusing on the defense of complex medical malpractice matters.  Particular areas of expertise include defending claims of birth related injuries to newborns, neurosurgical injuries, and the complexities of interventional cardiology.  Representative companies include Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Company, Medical Malpractice Pool...

Admitted to the New York Bar 1974
United States District Court, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York

Education: George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., with Honors, 1973); Franklin & Marshall College (B.A., 1970)

Member: American Bar Association; New York Bar Association

Sandy initially honed his trial skills as an Assistant District Attorney, and then went on to private practice, focusing on the defense of complex medical malpractice matters.  Particular areas of expertise include defending claims of birth related injuries to newborns, neurosurgical injuries, and the complexities of interventional cardiology.  Representative companies include Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Company, Medical Malpractice Pool of New York, and Oceanus Insurance.

Over his 35 years of practice Sandy has counseled and successfully defended clients and carriers at trial in every jurisdiction in the metropolitan New York area, as well as at mediations and arbitrations. Sandy brings his extensive experience and knowledge of medicine to our complex tort defense team, which so often must now attack the novel issues of causation raised by claimants and counsel.  Sandy has come to appreciate the critical nature of uncovering and reviewing every possible medical record and document during discovery, as he counsels young attorneys “you never know which note buried in a medical record can turn a case around. It is our job and obligation to review every document and appreciate how it can impact the litigation, if we are to properly defend our clients.”

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John Tomaszewski

Partner

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1984; New Jersey Bar, 2001; United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey; Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals; New York State Court of Appeals

Education: New York Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 1983); Pace University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1980)

Member: New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Division); American Bar Association

Instructor for National Institute for Trial Advocacy

John has successfully defended scores of medical malpractice, products liability, and complex and catastrophic injury cases through trial in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. Representative companies and clients include Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Princeton Insurance Company, Physicians Reciproc...

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1984; New Jersey Bar, 2001; United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey; Federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals; New York State Court of Appeals

Education: New York Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 1983); Pace University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1980)

Member: New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Division); American Bar Association

Instructor for National Institute for Trial Advocacy

John has successfully defended scores of medical malpractice, products liability, and complex and catastrophic injury cases through trial in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. Representative companies and clients include Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Princeton Insurance Company, Physicians Reciprocal Insurers, American Insurance Company, Medical Malpractice Insurance Pool of New York, Intercare Insurance Services, NCMIC Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Company, The May Department Stores Company and Sears Roebuck & Company. He is known for his expertise in litigation involving LASIK and other laser and computer assisted surgery. Examples of recent victories include defense verdicts in Federal District Court of New Jersey in a highly publicized case involving a claim of near total vision loss in both eyes due to improperly performed LASIK, and in Bronx County, New York in which the plaintiff claimed she sustained severe retinal damage and was rendered legally blind from improperly performed cataract removal/intraocular lens implantation surgery.

John strives to obtain early dispositions through summary judgment and other means to avoid the vagaries of jury trials, and has successfully argued appeals of dismissals in New York State’s First and Second Judicial Departments and in the United States Courts of Appeals in the Second and Third Circuits. John successfully argued the seminal case of Sheppard-Mobley v. King in New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, in which the court held that a mother has no independent claim for emotional distress upon the birth of a brain injured infant in an obstetrical malpractice case. In particular, the Court was receptive to the public policy argument that to extend a claim to the mother would create a great burden on insurers in that it would have triggered two separate claimants in every infant case with double the exposure. The decision has been greatly hailed by the medical community in New York State.

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Francesca M. Erichsen

Partner

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1997; United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1997)

Education: Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1996); St. John’s University (B.S., Cum Laude, 1990)

Member: New York State Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association

Francesca is a supervising partner at Marulli, Lindenbaum & Tomaszewski, LLP who joined the firm as a law student in 1996 and then worked her way up to becoming a supervising partner.

Francesca is a New York City resident and has over 20 years’ experience defending physicians, dentists, podiatrists and other health care providers in a wide range of legal matters. Francesca has successfully represented medical providers in all aspects of litigation, including at the trial court level, and on the appe...

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1997; United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1997)

Education: Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1996); St. John’s University (B.S., Cum Laude, 1990)

Member: New York State Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association

Francesca is a supervising partner at Marulli, Lindenbaum & Tomaszewski, LLP who joined the firm as a law student in 1996 and then worked her way up to becoming a supervising partner.

Francesca is a New York City resident and has over 20 years’ experience defending physicians, dentists, podiatrists and other health care providers in a wide range of legal matters. Francesca has successfully represented medical providers in all aspects of litigation, including at the trial court level, and on the appellate level. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and her hard work and perseverance have resulted in the dismissal of numerous cases on summary judgment in very complex medical cases. She has particular expertise in the defense of dentists, podiatrists and  medical specialties including Ob-Gyns, radiologists, general surgeons, orthopedist, neurologists and ophthalmologists.

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Richard O. Mannarino

Partner

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1995; New Jersey Bar, 1994; Arizona Bar, 2011, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1996, Northern and Western Districts of New York, 2012, and the District of New Jersey, 1994

Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1994); New York University (B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1991)

Member: New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association

Over the course of his career, Richard has focused on defending complex medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and general negligence matters, in both state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, from pre-suit investigation, pleadings and discovery through trial and appeal. He has successfully tried cases involving diverse are...

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1995; New Jersey Bar, 1994; Arizona Bar, 2011, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1996, Northern and Western Districts of New York, 2012, and the District of New Jersey, 1994

Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1994); New York University (B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1991)

Member: New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association

Over the course of his career, Richard has focused on defending complex medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and general negligence matters, in both state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, from pre-suit investigation, pleadings and discovery through trial and appeal. He has successfully tried cases involving diverse areas of medicine. He has also handled many dental and podiatric malpractice cases. He has extensive experience in the defense of malpractice and negligence actions involving nursing and rehabilitation facilities, including claims brought under New York Public Health Law § 2801 (d), and nursing home class action suits. He has obtained favorable verdicts for both MTA Bus Company and the New York City Transit Authority. He has also drafted and argued appeals on a wide range of procedural and substantive issues.

Richard believes that success in litigation is achieved by keeping clients and their carriers closely involved in the decision-making process at every stage of a case, and fully informed of all developments throughout the litigation.  Richard strives to identify both the strong and weak aspects of a case early on, to help guide the defense of the client, to determine which cases may best be resolved by early settlement to avoid unnecessary litigation costs, and to have ample time to thoroughly prepare for trial those cases that cannot be resolved by settlement.

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Lauren Ehrlich

Associate

Lauren is admitted to practice law before the courts of New York and New Jersey.

Lauren obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland (B.S., 2011), and her law degree and a Business Law Certificate from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude (J.D., 2014).  While at Brooklyn Law School, Lauren worked as a Student Advisor and also served as an Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law.

Lauren focuses mainly on the defense of medical and dental malpractice cases, as well as general liability.  She is actively involved in numerous medical malpractice trials by providing valuable litigation support to senior trial counsel.  Lauren also has experience drafting and arguing motions before New York courts, conducting and attending depositions and statutory ...

Lauren is admitted to practice law before the courts of New York and New Jersey.

Lauren obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland (B.S., 2011), and her law degree and a Business Law Certificate from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude (J.D., 2014).  While at Brooklyn Law School, Lauren worked as a Student Advisor and also served as an Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law.

Lauren focuses mainly on the defense of medical and dental malpractice cases, as well as general liability.  She is actively involved in numerous medical malpractice trials by providing valuable litigation support to senior trial counsel.  Lauren also has experience drafting and arguing motions before New York courts, conducting and attending depositions and statutory hearings, handling discovery and attending court conferences.

Prior to joining our firm in 2015, Lauren worked in various other small firms, the Kings County Supreme Court Law Department, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

 

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Gregory McGuire

Associate

Bar Admissions: New York, 2014; England and Wales, 2014; Ireland, 2009

National University of Ireland, Galway (BCL, 2008); Honorable Society of King’s Inns (BL, 2009); University College Dublin (LLM, 2014)

Gregory is an associate attorney primarily focused on transportation law and the defense of public transit entities, including the New York City Transit Authority and the MTA Bus Company. Gregory’s other legal specializations include International Aviation Law.

Gregory’s day to day handling of cases includes deposition practice, motion practice, court conferences, and settlements. He has also argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Divisions.

Previously, Gregory worked at a large New York plaintiff’s personal injury firm and practiced for several years as a civil liti...

Bar Admissions: New York, 2014; England and Wales, 2014; Ireland, 2009

National University of Ireland, Galway (BCL, 2008); Honorable Society of King’s Inns (BL, 2009); University College Dublin (LLM, 2014)

Gregory is an associate attorney primarily focused on transportation law and the defense of public transit entities, including the New York City Transit Authority and the MTA Bus Company. Gregory’s other legal specializations include International Aviation Law.

Gregory’s day to day handling of cases includes deposition practice, motion practice, court conferences, and settlements. He has also argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Divisions.

Previously, Gregory worked at a large New York plaintiff’s personal injury firm and practiced for several years as a civil litigator in Ireland.

Publications:

  • “Fight-or-Flight, or Both? Article 17 ‘Accidents’ and Flight Crew Misconduct”
  • Issues in Aviation Law & Policy (Chicago, IL) – Vol. 14:1, 33 (2014)
  • “Sticks and Stones: Trespass to the Person and the Provocative Plaintiff”
  • The Bar Review (Dublin, Ireland) – Vol. 17:3, 68 (2012)

Book Reviews:

  • “Evolution of International Aviation: Phoenix Rising”
  • German Journal of Air & Space Law (ZLW) (Koln, Germany) – Vol. 64(3), 577 (2015)
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Jade Gary

Associate

Admitted to the New York Bar, 2016.

Member: American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2015); University of Nevada Las Vegas (M.Ed., Magna Cum Laude, 2012); DeVry University (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 2010)

Jade currently assists on the defense of the firm’s medical malpractice cases as well as MTA Bus Company and New York City Transit cases, providing litigation support to senior trial counsel.  Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jade served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where she gained extensive litigation and trial experience prosecuting an array of misdemeanor and felony cases.

While at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Jade stayed active as an associat...

Admitted to the New York Bar, 2016.

Member: American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2015); University of Nevada Las Vegas (M.Ed., Magna Cum Laude, 2012); DeVry University (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 2010)

Jade currently assists on the defense of the firm’s medical malpractice cases as well as MTA Bus Company and New York City Transit cases, providing litigation support to senior trial counsel.  Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jade served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where she gained extensive litigation and trial experience prosecuting an array of misdemeanor and felony cases.

While at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Jade stayed active as an associate editor for the International Law Review and Children’s Legal Rights Journal.  She also competed with the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team and as brief writer with the VIS Moot International Arbitration team.  Jade has contributed articles on various legal topics to several publications including the American Bar Association’s Small & Solo Firm Litigation Newsletter.

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Victoria Shore

Paralegal

Currently, Victoria works as a paralegal at Marulli, Lindenbaum and Tomaszewski LLP. She is also a foreign attorney, admitted to practice law in Canada in the Province of Ontario.

Victoria obtained her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada (B.A., 2011), her law degree from City University London in London, England and her Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall, York University, in Toronto, Canada.

Victoria  has experience in civil litigation with an emphasis on negligence and insurance law. She has defended interests of insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of insurance coverage and defense claims including motor vehicle accidents, errors and omissions, property damage claims and professional negligence.  She has experience attending court, drafting pleadings, co...

Currently, Victoria works as a paralegal at Marulli, Lindenbaum and Tomaszewski LLP. She is also a foreign attorney, admitted to practice law in Canada in the Province of Ontario.

Victoria obtained her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada (B.A., 2011), her law degree from City University London in London, England and her Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall, York University, in Toronto, Canada.

Victoria  has experience in civil litigation with an emphasis on negligence and insurance law. She has defended interests of insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of insurance coverage and defense claims including motor vehicle accidents, errors and omissions, property damage claims and professional negligence.  She has experience attending court, drafting pleadings, coordinating discoveries and conducting in depth legal research.

Prior to joining our firm in 2018, Victoria worked in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, as a Political Staffer for a Federal Minister in the Canadian government with a focus on military procurement and she practiced insurance defense law at an international law firm, Gowling WLG. in Ottawa, Canada, between 2016 and 2018.  Victoria is currently a Governor on the Board of Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario.  She has plans to sit for the New York bar in February 2019.

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