Top New York State litigator to lead Appellate Advocacy Practice Group at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP

NEW YORK, NY, March 03, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP is pleased to announce Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent and prolific appellate litigators in New York State, has joined the law firm as a partner in its Garden City office. He will be Chair of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy Practice Group.

Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick was a partner at Goldberg Segalla. He lives in Huntington, New York.

Mr. Fitzpatrick has briefed more than 800 appeals, argued nearly 500, and achieved appellate reversal or affirmance for clients before all Appellate Divisions in New York State, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. His extensive body of appellate experience spans a wide range of topics, including insurance coverage, contract disputes, product liability, constitutional law, and negligence.

He is a Fellow of the invitation-only American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL), a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Defense Association of New York (DANY), and a frequent author on appellate practice. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. (For more information, please see Mr. Fitzpatrick’s biography on the Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady website.)

“Our clients will see the impact of Brendan’s experience almost immediately, even if their matter isn’t on appeal,” said William G. Kelly, a founding partner of the firm. “Brendan has published articles on the long-term value of involving appellate counsel at all stages of a case, and I’ve seen it firsthand. Having his vast knowledge as an in-house resource for our litigators and trial lawyers further enhances the value and efficiency we provide.”

“Adding Brendan to our appellate practice gives our clients a whole new level of confidence and security,” added John J. Jablonski, the firm’s Managing Partner. “He’s shown his knack for winning appeals across New York and in federal circuits. Brendan is one of the finest lawyers I’ve ever met, and his blend of professionalism and approachability makes him fit right in with our culture. We’re all thrilled that he chose to come work with us and fight for our clients.”

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with the outstanding lawyers and clients at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady,” Mr. Fitzpatrick said. “It’s not only an elite group, with great people I’ve known for a long time as regional and national leaders in their fields — the firm is also doing some truly innovative things to modernize the practice of law, give clients the cost certainty they desire, and operate much more nimbly than the old-school brick-and-mortar models. I’m excited to be part of this and to get right to work for the firm’s clients.”

About Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP

Headquartered in New York, New York, Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP is a law firm dedicated to providing clients with exceptional legal services combined with unparalleled value and efficiency. With more than 30 lawyers operating out of eight offices in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and London, England, we provide legal counsel and advocacy to businesses, insurers, and professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

Named in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” our team comprises industry leaders, seasoned trial attorneys, and nationally recognized authorities in a broad range of practice areas. We cultivate a working environment that provides a humane, sustainable approach to earning a living and living in our world — for ourselves and for our clients. We are committed to reducing our costs, and our impact on the planet, through integrating virtually and innovative practices to avoid the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm.

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