Vincent P. Pozzuto is an experienced civil litigator who defends corporations, property owners, general contractors, construction managers, and lower tier contractors in all types of casualty cases, including construction accidents, toxic torts, premises liability claims, products liability claims, construction defect claims, and ground surface accidents. His practice also includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation.
Vincent concentrates his practice on the defense of catastrophic injury claims and large exposure property damage claims. He also has experience representing corporate directors and officers and resolving complex claims through both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He handles the defense of civil cases from inception through trial.
He is also well versed in briefing and arguing appeals. Vincent also litigates professional liability claims, including employment discrimination claims, legal malpractice claims, insurance broker malpractice claims, and the defense of securities arbitrations.
Vincent frequently lectures on topics that affect his practice area. He is the past president of the board of directors of the Defense Association of New York and contributes a quarterly article entitled “Worthy of Note” to The Defendant magazine, the well-respected publication of the Defense Association of New York.
Vincent is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Torts and Insurance Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Vincent earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1992 and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
- Won summary judgment at the appellate level on behalf of a Fortune 500 company in a personal injury case by showing that the plaintiffs failed to raise a triable issue as to whether the client created the alleged dangerous condition on its premises, or had actual or constructive knowledge thereof.
- Successfully appealed the trial court’s denial of summary judgment in a case in which the plaintiff was severely burned when the blouse she was wearing caught fire. On appeal, we convinced the court that the claims against the alleged blouse manufacturer should be dismissed because the plaintiff failed to establish product identification.
- Defeated plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in connection with claims brought against a construction industry client under Section 240 of the New York State Labor Law after the plaintiff fell from a ladder at work, where the plaintiff acknowledged that he had not used the ladder properly.
- Won summary judgment on behalf of numerous clients in cases involving issues such as the New York Labor Law, premises liability, the “grave injury” standard for employer liability in work site accident cases, contractual indemnity, and general negligence.
- Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a Turks & Caicos resort in a personal injury case stemming from a slip-and-fall that the plaintiff alleged resulted in a severe knee injury. The case was tried in Brooklyn, NY, and the jury returned a full defense verdict after deliberating for only approximately 30 minutes.
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1995
- Fordham University, B.A., 1992
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; New York
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — New Jersey
- American Bar Association
- Defense Association of New York
- New York State Bar Association
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