Albert D'Aquino, a founding partner of the firm, is one of Goldberg Segalla's very experienced trial attorneys whose practice includes product liability and trucking industry defense, professional malfeasance defense, and litigation of cases presenting catastrophic damages. Al has served the legal needs of clients throughout New York State for more than 25 years, participating in some of the most difficult cases with many of New York's top trial lawyers.
On every case, Al strives to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective litigation services to his clients, taking an innovative and goal-oriented approach to trial and pre-trial proceedings. With his broad depth of trial experience, Al is the Co-Chair of Goldberg Segalla's General Liability Practice Group and he has been responsible for the trial technique training of associates across the firm's footprint.
In the complex and challenging area of product liability defense, Al has successfully represented numerous regional and national corporations facing an array of high-exposure claims involving catastrophic personal injuries, wrongful death, property damage, and economic losses.
Al has earned a national reputation for his experience in the defense of clients in the transportation industry, including cases involving personal injury and property damage. He represents insured and self-insured common carriers and private fleets in all aspects of defense litigation. He is active in the national Trucking Industry Defense Association as well as the Defense Research Institute's Trucking Law Committee. He has been a speaker and author for national audiences concerning successful accident reconstruction strategies and aggressive defense techniques.
Al has a long and successful track record of defending attorneys, physicians and other medical practitioners, and a wide variety of other professionals against claims of malpractice and malfeasance. He is a past President of the Professional Liability Defense Federation, a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals, and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.
•Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015 (Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Professional Liability: Defense)
•Business First's Who's Who in Law (Medical Malpractice)
Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists Eighteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 22, 2014
Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year,” Lists Fifteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 15, 2013
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
Ten Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013
September 20, 2012
Twenty-Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2012
Goldberg Segalla Names Albert J. D'Aquino Co-Chair of General Litigation Practice Group
September 29, 2011
publication & presentation
Presenter, Goliath vs. David: Defending the FDIC's Aggressive Claims Against Counsel to Failed Banks, Professional Liability Defense Federation's Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 17-19, 2014
Speaker, Electronic Health Records & Litigation: Designing Systems to Support, Not Thwart, Defense of Liability Claims, ICA Annual Conference, Orlando, Fla., September 30 - October 2, 2012.
Quoted in “Apps for Attorneys Changing the Game,” Buffalo Law Journal, February 20, 2012
Author, “Writing to Win: Plain English for Lawyers Redux 2011,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, April 2011
Presenter, It Is a 'Practice' - Tactics For the Experienced Trial Defense Lawyer, DRI Medical Liability & Health Care Law Seminar, March 2007
Presenter, Expert Opinions in Trucking Accident Reconstruction, Lorman Educational Services Seminar - Trucking Litigation and DOT Regulations in New York, July 2006
Co-Author, End of Life Decision-Making and Ethical Implications, DRI Medical Liability & Health Care Law Seminar, March 2006
Author, Counseling the Collaborative Clinical Practice, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2005
Author, Defending Radiologists, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, November 2004
Faculty Speaker, DRI Seminar on Electronic Discovery, April 2004
Author, Federal Nursing Home Surveys, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, October 2003
Speaker, A.C.I. Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 2002
Invited Speaker, Threshold for Admissibility of Opinions on Accident Causation, DRI Trucking Seminar, St. Louis, MO, April 2002
Ethical Considerations in Malpractice Litigation, New York State Bar Association Seminar
Author, Trucking Accident Reconstruction: Unlocking the Kumho Gates, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, March 2001
A Pretrial Procedure for Excluding Testimony, Pace Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 3
Goliath vs. David: Defending the FDIC's Aggressive Claims Against Counsel to Failed Banks, Professional Liability Defense Federation's Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
September 17-19, 2014
Professional Liability Matters