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Robert Devine


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Senior Trial Partner Robert Devine is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his law degree from Georgetown Law Center.  Bob is universally regarded as one of the nation’s pre-eminent trial attorneys having tried 100’s of malpractice, automobile liability, construction, general liability and products liability cases to verdict.

Mr. Devine is a member of the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association and has served as Chairman of that Section; he was Chairman of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education for that section for nine years.  Bob has organized and conducted seminars across the state on various subjects concerning civil litigation and professional malpractice.

He is the long term Editor-in Chief of Medical Malpractice in New York published by the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Devine is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell® (Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0) and was a member of Action Unit #6, which was the Committee of the New York State Bar Association that studied ways of improving the New York court system.

Mr. Devine is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyers’ Association, and he is a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Recent Appeal Decisions:
Chin v. Long Island College Hosp., 119 A.D.3d 833 (2d Dep’t 2014) (granting summary judgment to defendant physician, reversing lower court which had denied the motion)
Waggaman v. Arauzo, 117 A.D.3d 724 (2d Dep’t 2014) (affirming dismissal of action against Texas physician for lack of jurisdiction)
Jacobs v. Mostow, 69 A.D.3d 575 (2d Dep’t 2010) (affirming dismissal of case against physician in breach of contract action)
Chambers v. Mirkinson, 68 A.D.3d 702 (2d Dep’t 2009) (doctrine of continuous treatment did not apply to toll statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims against ophthalmologist and eye clinic)
Cardenales v. Queens-Long Island Medical Group, P.C., 49 A.D.3d 585 (2d Dep’t 2008)
Williams v. Sahay, 12 A.D.3d 366 (2d Dep’t 2004) (granting our client summary judgment, reversing the lower court decision which had denied that motion).