Todd E. Weisman
Mr. Weisman is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and was admitted to practice in New York in 1983. He is a cum laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo. Todd is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts in the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. Todd has tried a wide variety of jury trials in all five boroughs as well as in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Mr. Weisman began his legal career as an investigator for a law firm in Nassau County, NY. After being admitted to the Bar he rose through the ranks early in his career the “old school” way – being handed a file on a Friday afternoon and selecting a jury on Monday. He has tried negligent security cases including a favorable verdict involving a knife point rape in NY County (i.e. unified trial), and has gone the distance in apartment complex wrongful death shooting cases, and serial sexual assaults upon a minor in a Bronx youth club as well as representing security guard companies and entertainment venues in connection with inadequate security claims. Todd has obtained defense verdicts in supermarket/shopping mall slip and fall cases. He has obtained very favorable results for taverns/restaurants in Dram Shop cases including involving death and catastrophic injuries such as brain damage to a minor and above the knee amputation of a motorcyclist struck by a patron of the insured tavern. He has significant experience in NY State Labor Law 200, 241(6) and 240(1) cases and has been successful on summary judgment motions including the sole proximate cause defense and has been successful in obtaining indemnification in favor of the owner and/or a GC as against a subcontractor. Mr. Weisman has represented catering halls including a defense verdict in Kings County involving the full thickness laceration of an infant male’s genitalia on an alleged defective toilet seat in a unified trial – the list goes on. Mr. Weisman also becomes involved in the firm’s large loss subrogation matters. Mr. Weisman is adept at negotiating fair settlements; however, when an adverse party is unwilling to resolve a case in a fair and equitable manner then Mr. Weisman will be prepared to present the case to a jury and judge.