Josh H. Kardisch

Josh H. Kardisch

Offices: New York
Of Counsel

As of counsel to the firm, Josh Kardisch litigates personal injury matters involving defective products, toxic substances, faulty sidewalks/roadways, motor vehicle accidents and animal attacks; claims of workplace discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, pregnancy, whistle-blower status, retaliation, and sexual harassment; complex insurance issues, and; disputes between business entities.

Josh has been representing individuals and businesses before State and Federal courts (trial and appellate levels) and administrative agencies nationwide for 30 years. He also advises clients on proper workplace practices and programs designed to curtail litigation and he negotiates and prepares many types of business-related documents, such as employment handbooks, severance packages, non-compete clauses/restrictive covenants and partnership dissolution agreements.

For 20 years prior to joining Russo & Gould LLC, Josh was the managing partner of his own litigation firm. Between 1985 and 1996, Josh was an associate and a partner in a large national firm, where he defended pesticide, lead and asbestos exposure, environmental, product liability, insurance, commercial and labor law suits at the trial and appellate levels for small through Fortune 500 companies.

Education
1984 J.D., Boston University School of Law
1980 B.A., City University of New York
Experience
ARTICLES
Long Island Business News, The Jury's Out on Cyber Consultations (March 9, 2011)

REPORTED DECISIONS
Johnson v. Levy, 812 F. Supp.2d 167 (EDNY 2011)
Allianz Insurance v. Lerner, 416 F.3d 109 (2d. Cir. 2005)
Tejada v. City of New York, 309 A.D.2d 676, 765 N.Y.S.2d 866 (1st Dept. 2003)
Elkman v. S.G. Owners Corp., 246 A.D.2d 314; 668 N.Y.S.2d 11 (1st Dept. 1999)







Admissions
State of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Memberships
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association: Member of the Speaker's Bureau and Labor Employment Committee
Brandeis Association
International Product Safety & Liability Prevention Association
Speaking Engagements
News 12 Long Island: Family and Medical Leave Act violations and discrimination based upon pregnancy (June 2008)

CNBC, Bill Griffiths: Tobacco Industry Knowledge of Hazards, Potential Future Liability and Recent Congressional Hearings (May 17, 1994)

Coverage Issues in Toxic Tort Litigation: The Issue of Occurrence in Light of Recent Case Law, New York State Liquidation Bureau (March 2005)

News Insights

June 7, 2019

Josh H. Kardisch Authored an Article on Insurance Coverage for Mold Claims

Josh H. Kardisch recently authored an article on insurance coverage for mold claims which appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of Claims Litigation Management: Construction Claims.

February 8, 2019

Josh H. Kardisch and Florina Altshiler Secure Reversal of $1.6 Million Verdict

On February 1, 2019, the Fourth Department issued a Decision in the matter of Flowers v. Harborcenter Development, LLC, et al., Docket No. CA 18-00261; Index No.: 802298/15, vacating $1.6 million of a $1.8 million jury verdict against our client, the defendants in this Erie County Labor Law 240 (1) case.

December 12, 2018

Cecil Floyd and Josh Kardisch Prevail on Plaintiff's Appeal Before the Second Department

On December 5, 2018, the Second Department issued a Decision and Order in the matter of Syed A. Shah v. Mo M. Rahman, et al. under Docket No. 2016-04719 which affirmed the Judgment of the Court below.