Paul S. Devine: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Paul S. Devine

Partner
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone646.292.8719

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • General Liability
  • Construction
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 646.292.8719
Fax: 646.292.8701
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/paul-s-devine
 
University Villanova University, B.A., 1974
 
Law SchoolLoyola University, J.D., 1979
 
Admitted1980, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•Defense Research Institute
•New York State Bar Association: Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section; Trial Lawyers Section
•Trucking Industry Defense Association
•Defense Association of New York, Inc.
•American Trucking Association
•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance: President, Long Island Chapter; member, Alternative Fee Arrangements Committee

 
BornBrooklyn, New York, June 24, 1952
 
Biography

Paul Devine, a partner in the firm's Garden City office, has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has recorded more than 100 verdicts in state and federal courts. He has successfully defended owners and contractors in construction work site accidents, railroad accidents, and catastrophic injury cases. Paul has experience in defending public and school transportation providers in municipal liability, product liability, and civil rights claims, and he represented the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Cases. He continues to represent the Port Authority and contractors in matters involving workplace accidents at the World Trade Center.

He appears frequently in the Appellate Divisions of New York's First and Second Judicial Departments, successfully arguing appeals in those courts. He is the past Chairman of the Trial Lawyers' Section of the Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Paul possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the firm's Professional Guidance Group and its Quick Response Team for transportation-related claims, and also serves as administrator in the firm's complex tort litigation practice.

Honors
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
New York Metro Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense)

Publications/Presentations
•Presenter, Honing Your Deposition Skills 2014: Practice Pointers,” New York State Bar Association CLE, Melville, NY, October 24, 2014
• Quoted in “ Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys ,” New York Law Journal, October 14, 2014
•Panelist, “CLE: Labor Law Update,” CLM Long Island Chapter Educational and Networking Event, Garden City, NY, June 5, 2014
•Quoted in “How to Form a Non-Business Business Connection,” Long Island Business News, June 8, 2012
•Presenter, “Discovery Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills 2011
•Presenter, “Direct Examination of Experts”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Expert Testimony - What You Need to Know in New York 2010
•Presenter, “Premise Liability claims Overview”, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Law School for the Claims Professionals, 2007
•Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, November 2005
•Presenter, Volunteer Sports Coaches and Protection from Personal Liability, Nassau County Bar Association Seminar, October 2005
•Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice Seminar - The Trial, 2004
•Presenter, Students Victimized by Students: Bullying, Harassment and Hazing, for the Nassau County Bar Association Community Relations and Public Education Committee, November 2003
•Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, 2002
•Presenter, Objections, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Sweating the Small Stuff - The Basics on Motions, Objections and Discovery, October 2000
•Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, March 2000
•Presenter, Defendant's Perspective, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case, October 1998
•Presenter, Trial Techniques - Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspectives of Using Medical Evidence at Trial, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Medicine in the Courtroom, October 1997
•Presenter, Summations - Defendant's Perspective, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Handle a Neck and Back Injury Case, April 1997
•Presenter, Cross Examination, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills - Basic Practice - The Trial, September 1996
•Presenter, The Discovery Plan, New York State Bar Association Seminar: Fishing Expeditions and Searching for the Smoking Gun: A Civil Litigator's Guide to Discovery Under New York Law, May 1996
•Presenter, Discovery, New York State Bar Association Seminar: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, October 1991
•Presenter, Premises Cases: Perils and Pitfalls, Nassau Academy of Law, Nassau County Bar Association Seminar: Selecting the Ideal Jury in a Civil Trial, March 1991
•Presenter, Athletic Field Liability, Recreation Safety Institute, 1990
•Presenter, Direct Examination of Law Witnesses, New York State Bar Association Trial Practice Skills Seminar, December 1989

Civic Activities
•Northport Lacrosse Club, Executive Officer
•Mepham High School Mock Trial Team, Coach
•Attorney Volunteer for Student Courthouse Tours, Nassau County Bar Association

Publications
• Paul Devine Quoted in Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys, New York Law Journal
October 14, 2014
• Paul S. Devine Interviewed on Maintaining Strong Client Relationships - Long Island Business News
June 8, 2012

Presentations
•Honing Your Deposition Skills 2014: Practice Pointers,” New York State Bar Association CLE
October 24, 2014
•“CLE: Labor Law Update,” CLM Long Island Chapter Educational and Networking Event
June 5, 2014

News
Twenty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014

Blog
Professional Liability Matters

Successes
Timing is Everything - Re-try of World Trade Center 1993 Bombing Case

Achievements
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2013
Five Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Metro/Westchester New York Super Lawyers
October 2012
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2011 New York Super Lawyers - Westchester and Metro Editions
September 21, 2011
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Rated Long Island's Top Legal Eagles
September 1, 2010
Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition 2010
September 1, 2010

 
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When and How to Report Ethics Violations
Paul S. Devine,Seth L. Laver,Jessica L. Wuebker, November 27, 2014
The legal profession is somewhat unique in that it permits self-policing. An attorney has an obligation to report misconduct; however, a threat to report misconduct may itself run afoul of the ethical rules. At issue are at least two competing rules of professional conduct. We all want to make sure...


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Paul S. Devine

600 Lexington Avenue, Suite 900
New YorkNY 10022




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