Albert J. D'Aquino: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Albert J. D'Aquino

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • General Liability
  • Appellate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5453
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1982
Law SchoolPace University School of Law, J.D., 1985 Editorial Board, Pace Law Review
Admitted1986, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

•Professional Liability Defense Federation: Former President
•Defense Research Institute: Trucking Law Committee (SLDO Vice Chair; Former Editor, In Transit (E-newsletter of Trucking Committee)); Medical Liability Committee (Marketing Chair)
•Trucking Industry Defense Association
•New York State Bar Association
•Bar Association of Erie County

BornSyracuse, New York, May 4, 1960

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.


•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


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 Whos Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012
• 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


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My Colleague’s Keeper - Benefits & Pitfalls of Law Firm Structures
Albert J. D'Aquino,Seth L. Laver,Jessica L. Wuebker, March 12, 2015
There are many benefits to working in a professional firm including the ability to collaborate and seek support from colleagues. Teamwork amongst colleagues may improve efficiency, innovation, flexibility and branding. But, through the doctrine of vicarious liability, a professional may be liable...

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Albert J. D'Aquino

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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