Donna Marie Baloy is an experienced litigator and accomplished trial attorney who focuses her practice primarily in the areas of civil, commercial and business litigation, defending professional and general liability claims and local government / municipal law.
Clients and colleagues place their confidence in Donna based on her track record of assertive advocacy, responsiveness and results. She has more than 20 years of experience before state and federal courts, frequently representing client interests before state regulatory agencies and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Donna devotes a high degree of personal attention to every assignment. She provides candid assessments of the options available, including strengths, weaknesses and likely outcomes, enabling clients to chart their course of action and decide on the most advantageous and cost-effective path.
Areas of Focus
Donna has a strong litigation background representing businesses, corporations, municipalities, educational institutions and individuals with their diverse legal needs. As a zealous advocate and accomplished trial attorney, Donna has taken countless favorable verdicts for her clients throughout the state.
Medical & Dental Malpractice
In the malpractice area, Donna defends claims against a myriad of licensed and certified health care professionals and facilities, including physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, physicians' assistants, nurses, therapists, cosmetologists, aestheticians, pharmacists, optometrists, audiologists, aides, hospitals, laser centers, radiology groups, dialysis centers, labs, nursing homes, adult care homes and assisted-living facilities. She also handles claims against licensed and certified health care professionals accused of misconduct before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
General Liability & Casualty
Donna's diverse general liability practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, wrongful death and property damage claims arising from various types of accidents, including automotive, premises, construction, slip and fall, products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and sports, recreation and exercise equipment. Many of the general liability cases Donna handles involve catastrophic accidents and injuries.
Donna has significant experience representing educational institutions in lawsuits involving personal injury and property damage claims as well as bullying, assault and sexual misconduct allegations and academic freedom issues.
Over her career, Donna has handled numerous governmental, public official & police/prisoner liability matters. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, she worked as an attorney for the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York where she represented police officers in a number of high-profile cases alleging civil rights violations, racial and sexual discrimination, and excessive force. She is a founding partner of the firm's Municipal/Local Government practice.
Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)
The Use of Botulinum Toxin Products in Cosmetic Applications - What's the Litigation Risk?
June 25, 2014
Botulinum toxin products such as Botox and Dysport are used cosmetically for temporary improvement in the appearance of glabellar lines (“frown lines”) and lateral canthal lines (“crow's feet”) in adults. Essentially, these products employ a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, which works by weakening or paralyzing muscles and/or blocking nerves. In addition to its cosmetic uses, botulinum toxin is also approved by the FDA for use in a variety of therapeutic applications: overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, migraine headaches, upper limb spasticity, cervical dystonia (painful contraction of neck muscles), hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating), blepherospasm and strabisimus.
Donna Marie Baloy Argues No Deviation from Standard of Care to Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict
March 26, 2015
Selmeci, Baloy and Endick Obtain Reversal of Med Mal Case from the Appellate Division
September 30, 2014
Donna Marie Baloy Obtains Defense Verdict in Dental Malpractice Case
September 24, 2014
Donna Marie Baloy Successfully Defends Physical Therapist from Claims of Negligence and Malpractice
July 18, 2014 (Also at New York, New York Office)