Paul D. McCormick

Paul D. McCormick: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Biography

Selected for inclusion on Business First's Who's Who in Law and multiple times to Thomson Reuters' Upstate New York Super Lawyers lists, Paul McCormick is a litigator and trial lawyer with 20 years of experience defending corporations, insurance companies, and insureds in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, transportation litigation, premises liability, product liability, New York worksite injuries, and complex toxic tort liability.

Paul concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation. He has successfully defended clients in a variety of areas, including no-fault insurance coverage, UM/UIM/SUM insurance coverage, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, construction site personal injury accidents (Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241 (6)), and police misconduct (42 USC Section 1983) civil rights litigation. He has handled tractor-trailer loss-transfer arbitration hearings and property damage claims. Paul practices in courts throughout New York, including the state's appellate courts, and is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Paul co-authored a chapter on the emerging topic of mergers and acquisitions insurance for New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, a seminal treatise on insurance law in the United States. He authored Countering Plaintiff's Attempts to Maximize Damages: Communicating with Jurors about Money, an article published in the DRI's For The Defense magazine, and he co-authored an article titled Potential Causation and Damage Issues in Hurriance Irene Insurance Claims in the Westlaw Journal: Insurance Coverage. Paul is a frequent writer and panelist for continuing legal education seminars on such topics as no-fault insurance coverage, UM/UIM/SUM insurance coverage, trial tactics, and premises liability.

Honors

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-17
Business First's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2017
Business First's Who's Who in Law list

Community Involvement

•Cub Master and Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 1776, Greater Niagara Frontier Council (Red Jacket District), Boy Scouts of America
•Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Council

News

•The Best Lawyers in America 2018 names Neil A. Goldberg, Thomas P. Bernier, Albert J. DAquino, and David L. Brown Lawyers of the Year, Lists Thirty-two Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 17, 2017
•Goldberg Segalla Names Five New Partners, Two New Special Counsel
January 1, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Sarah J. Delaney and Paul D. McCormick Co-Author Chapter on M&A Insurance for Appleman Treatise
July 20, 2011

Blog

•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report

Publications/Presentations

•Co-Author, “Potential Causation and Damage Issues in Hurricane Irene Insurance Claims,” Westlaw Journal: Insurance Coverage, September 30, 2011
•Presenter, Update on Bad Faith in New York, 2011 Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York Bar Association, September 28, 2011
•Presenter, Making an Ethical Appeal, National Business Institute Seminar - Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process, September 16, 2011
•Presenter, Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law: A Balanced Look at Overcoming Challenges in UM/UIM Law, National Business Institute, Buffalo, NY, May 4, 2011
•Co-Author, Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, LexisNexis, Chapter 32, May 2011
•Buffalo Co-Chair, 2010 New York State Bar Association Seminar - 2010 Law School for Insurance Professionals More than the Basics
•Author and Lecturer, Making An Ethical Appeal and Drafting A Winning Appellate Brief, National Business Institute Seminar, 2010
•Author and Lecturer, Discovery Ethics and Electronic Discovery In A Nutshell, National Business Institute Seminar - Practical Discovery From A to Z, 2010
•Author and Lecturer, Key Elements of UM/SUM Coverage, National Business Institute Seminar - Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim, 2010
•Author and Lecturer, 2010 Lorman Educational Services Live Teleconference Seminar - New York Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues
•Author and Lecturer, Insurance Company Management of a Claim and Responding to the No-Fault Claim and Bases For Denial, National Business Institute Seminar - Effective No-Fault Strategies, 2009
•Presenter and Author, “Effective No Fault Strategies,” National Business Institute, November 2009
•Presenter and Author, ”Understand what the Insurer Is-And Isn’t-Responsible For” Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, National Business Institute, 2007-2009
•Presenter and Author, “No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies,” National Business Institute, November 2008
•Author and Lecturer, Understanding New York’s No-Fault System and Handling A No-Fault Claim, National Business Institute Seminar - No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies, 2008
•Author, Countering Plaintiff’s Attempts to Maximize Damages: Communicating with Jurors about Money, 49 No. 9 DRI For The Defense 39, September 2007
•Author and Lecturer, No-Fault Claims and Benefits, Lorman Educational Services Seminar - Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured And Accident Litigation in New York, 2006 and 2007
•Presenter and Author, “Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation in New York,” Lorman Educational Services Seminar, 2006-2007
•Presenter and Author, “Inside the Jury: Influencing Damage Awards in New York,” Communicating with Jurors about Money, Lorman Education Services CLE Seminar, 2006-2007
•Lecturer, Serious Injury Threshold and SUM/UIM/UM Coverage, Buffalo Claims Association 2006 Law Day Seminar, June 2006
•Lecturer, Exterior Premises Liability, Buffalo Claims Association, February 2006
•Author and Lecturer, Exterior Premises Liability, New York State Bar Association Seminar - Basics of Premises Liability, 2005
•Author and Lecturer, 'Who is Covered' Under a Personal Auto or Homeowners Policy? , New York State Bar Association Seminar - Insurance Coverage Issues - With a Focus on Personal Lines, 2003
•Presenter and Author, What is Covered?, New York State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education seminar Communicating with Jurors about Money, Lorman Education Services CLE Seminar Insurance Coverage Issues - With a Focus on Personal Lines, May 2003
•Co-Author, Assessing the Risks of Post-Sale Duty to Warn Litigation in the United States, Excess and Surplus Lines Claims Association London Claims Seminar - Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process, 2001

Successes

•Insurer Prevails on Appeal in No-Fault Bad Faith Case
October 31, 2013
•Insurer Defeats $1.2 Million Bad Faith Claim
June 27, 2013
•Appellate Win Vacates Million-Dollar SUM Arbitration Award
July 10, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Achieves Appellate Reversal in Flood-Exclusion Coverage Dispute
November 18, 2011
•Representative Cases

Achievements

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in 2017 Legal Elite
September 2017
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
•Thirty-Nine 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

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Transportation
  • Global Insurance Services
  • General Liability
  • Appellate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5466  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/paul-d-mccormick
University Attended:
Canisius College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1993
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. Supreme Court; 1994, New York
Memberships:

Civic Activities

•Cub Scout Den Co-Leader, Cub Scout Pack 1776, Greater Niagara Frontier Council (Red Jacket District), Boy Scouts of America
•Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Council

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, February 8, 1968
ISLN:
910510781
Payment Information:
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.5/5.0 (12 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.5/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.3/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.6/5.0
    • Communication

      4.4/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.7/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/24/15 in Personal Injury Defense

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      Paul is always a professional. He is prepared for his cases and practices with skill and ethics.

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