Eric  West

Eric West

Offices: New York
Senior Associate

Eric practices insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on municipal tort liability. He is a former Senior Counsel at the NYC Law Department.

Education
1999 J.D., Brooklyn Law School
1996 B.A., Binghamton University
Experience
10+ years practicing insurance defense litigation
Former Senior Counsel at NYC Law Department

REPORTED DECISIONS
"Matter of Hereford Ins. Co. v. Frota" NYLJ Oct. 17, 2005
"Zaki v. Hereford Ins. Co." NYLJ, July 24, 2006
Admissions
New York State Bar
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Memberships
New York City Bar Association

News Insights

February 23, 2021

New York's New Amended Uniform Court Rules: How to Make Them Your Friend

This program will address the implementation of significant amendments to the Uniform Court Rules for the Trial Courts of the State of New York. The program will focus on the most important rule changes that will materially affect the day to day practice in the Civil Trial Courts. The course will not only focus on the changes but how to best adjust your practice habits to be in compliance.

February 5, 2021

Lee-David Weiner Wins Summary Judgment On Behalf Of A Project Manager In A Trip And Fall On The Side

Mr. Weiner wins summary judgment In Stakey v. Town of Riverhead et al. Suffolk County Index No: 15-00089. The Court in an 8-page decision held that our client did not perform any work on the subject sidewalk and was not responsible for the safety or means and methods of each individual contractor pursuant to the contract between our client and the subcontractor performing the work.

January 29, 2021

Employing Generally Accepted Principles of Neuroscience and Memory in the Legal Field to Address False Eyewitness Testimony Through Trial

On May 12, 2015, a suspect who attacked an NYPD officer with a hammer was shot by police in the middle of the day, on a crowded Midtown Manhattan street. There were multiple eyewitnesses to the incident. Almost all of the witness reports were incorrect. Several people inaccurately reported that the police officers shot an unarmed man while he was on the ground and handcuffed. The incident was recorded on surveillance video, documenting the suspect attacking one of the officers with a hammer and that officer''s partner then shooting the man while he was in the midst of the attack.