Audrey D. Medd, a seasoned trial attorney, is a senior associate with Russo & Gould. Her practice areas include all aspects of insurance defense in both Connecticut and New York including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. Audrey has been practicing law since 2004. She has tried multiple cases to verdict in both New York and Connecticut and was even admitted pro hac vice upon request of a client to try a case in state Court located in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Audrey is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the State of Connecticut, as well as the United States District Courts of the Southern and Northern District of New York and the District of Connecticut.
Recent notable decisions that Audrey won for clients include:
Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant, FANELLI v OPPENHEIMER, Supreme Court, Ulster County, Index No.: 3392/19. Won Summary Judgment on behalf of defendant dentist in this fact specific dental malpractice case involving mini dental implants.
Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant, BARGELLINI v GOTTESFELD, Et. Al., Supreme Court, Westchester County, Index No: 54404/2017. Won Summary Judgment on behalf of defendant physician and his practice in a complicated medical malpractice case which involved a failure to diagnose appendicitis.
Audrey earned her B.A. from University of Delaware and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she earned the "Excellence in Clinical Work" award. Audrey was also a member of the Mock Trial Society and Moot Court Honor Society and served as a Senator on the Student Bar Association and an Associate Justice on the Quinnipiac University School of Law Judicial Board.
A Hudson Valley, New York native, Audrey now lives in Danbury, CT with her husband, a professional brewer, her dog, Dennis and her cat, Barley. When not in the courtroom, you can find her practicing Yoga, enjoying the craft beer scene, playing around in her craft room with some mixed media, or reading an entertaining book.
David Gould does it again, this time in a case before Judge John Katsonis in the Queens County Civil Court. The plaintiff in the case was a driver in a two-car collision in December 2014, in Nassau County. The only issue to be decided was whether the plaintiff established a "serious injury." She claimed that she sustained a herniated disc in her neck and bulging discs in her back as a result of the accident. David argued that the impact was so slight that it could not have caused the injuries she claimed. The jury deliberated for all of 19 minutes and rendered a unanimous defense verdict holding that she did not sustain a "serious injury."
Congratulations to our Senior Associate, Audrey D. Medd for achieving a favorable settlement for our clients in a highly contentious matter. In this case, venued in the Federal Court, District of Connecticut, plaintiffs alleged housing code violations, including mold and other toxic contaminant exposure which plaintiffs alleged caused serious injuries and demanded an amount in excess of seven figures. After filing Motions to Dismiss and attending a grueling half day mediation with Federal District Judge Vatti, the parties settled the matter for an undisclosed amount, well under the plaintiffs'' demand.
Bad faith law in New York has rarely been more relevant. David Gould will present a CLE program on best practices in the defense of bad faith claims at a New York State Bar Association CLE program on May 24. The program will explore the current state of Bad Faith law in New York, the impact of recent decisions, ethical considerations, the proposed legislation, and practice tips.