Daniel M. Schiavetta

Daniel M. Schiavetta

Of Counsel

Daniel received a J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law in 1992, after a previous career as a social worker. At UC Davis he was the only member of his class to be named both a Law Review Editor and a Moot Court Judge.

He specializes in nursing home and adult residential facility defense, and has wide experience in appellate and insurance coverage litigation. He has prosecuted rescission, declaratory judgment and interpleader actions in state and federal court on behalf of various insurers, and has tried cases involving medical malpractice and premises liability.

David gives presentations to nursing homes as to charting and litigation issues and is responsible for two changes in case law which have benefited his clients, Springstead v. Ciba-Geigy, 27 A.D.3d 720 (2nd Dept. 2006) (allowing recovery of costs in pursing third party actions), and Randi A.J. v. Long Island Surgi-Center, 46 A.D.3d 74 (2nd Dept. 2007) (requiring "clear and convincing" evidence for punitive damages).

Education
1992 University of California, Davis School of Law
1980 B.A. State University of New York
Admissions
New York and New Jersey Federal Courts
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Memberships
Westchester County Bar Association
New Rochelle Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

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