BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARIES (click on attorney's name for more info)

MICHAEL A. ELLENBERG   Partner - mellenberg@eghfllaw.com
Education:
State University of New York at Albany (B.A. 1973); New York University (J.D. 1976).

Bar Admissions
:
New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1977) and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1982).

Member
:
Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute;
Association of Trial Lawyers of America; New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas:
General Litigation; Insurance Coverage and Defense; Medical and Dental Malpractice; Appeals; Criminal Law; Commercial Litigation, Construction Liability; Premises Liability; Property Damage.

Mr. Ellenberg, formerly a partner at LeBouef, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, has spent most of his career in the defense of insurers and their insureds. During the past 22 years, Mr. Ellenberg has been most actively involved in the defense of physicians in malpractice cases. In the past he has represented architectural firms, engineers and construction managers, including Gibbs & Hill, Inc. and TAMS, and defended product manufacturers. He has handled numerous trials and appeals, most significantly McDougald v. Garber and its companion case Nussbaum v. Gibstein, in which the New York State Court of Appeals eliminated "loss of enjoyment of life" as a separate element of damages in personal injury cases. Mr. Ellenberg's practice also includes commercial litigation of all types.

SUZANNE RAPISARDA   Partner - srapisarda@eghfllaw.com
Education:
State University of New York at Farmingdale (A.A.S. 1978); Adelphi University (B.S.N. 1981);
St. John's University (J.D. 1986). Registered Professional Nurse, New York, 1978.

Bar Admissions:
New York and Connecticut (1986); U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1990).

Member:
Connecticut, New York State and American Bar Associations.

Practice Areas:
Medical and Dental Malpractice; Premises Liability; Insurance Coverage and Defense;
Construction Liability; Appeals; Professional Misconduct Defense.

DAVID A. GANNON   Partner - dgannon@eghfllaw.com

Education:
Brooklyn College (CUNY) (B.A. Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989);
Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1992)(Assoc. Editor Law Review 1990-92);

Bar Admissions:
New York (1993). Experience: Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney's Office (1992-1996); McAloon & Friedman, P.C. (1996-1999).

Practice Areas:
Criminal Law; Medical and Dental Malpractice; Insurance Coverage; Construction Law.

JOHN HENNINGER   Partner - jhenninger@eghfllaw.com

Education:
NYU-Bachelors of Arts 1986. St. John’s JD 1989.

Bar Admissions:
New York 1989.

Member:
Nassau County Bar Assn medical legal cmte, AHRMNY.

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice defense.

CHARLES LIM   Partner - clim@eghfllaw.com

Education:
Binghamton University (B.A., 1997); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2000). Fordham Moot Court.

Bar Admissions:
New York (2002); Experience: Assistant District Attorney, Kings County (2000-2003).
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (2008).

Member:
American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas:
General Litigation; Insurance Coverage and Defense; Medical and Dental Malpractice; Appeals; Criminal Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Liability; Premises Liability; Property Damage.

STACY FITZMAURICE   Partner - sfitzmaurice@eghfllaw.com

Education:
State University of New York at Albany (Bachelor of Arts, 1988)
St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 1988)

Bar Admissions:
New York (1992); U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1995)

Member:
Nassau County Bar Association, AHRMNY.

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice defense, Professional Misconduct defense, Insurance Defense.

BETH KAUFMAN   Associate - bkaufman@eghfllaw.com
Education:
University at Buffalo Law School, J.D. 2009 (Cum Laude, Buffalo Law Review)
Binghamton University, B.A. 2006 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions:
2010, New York; 2009, New Jersey

Member:
New York State Bar Association, New York Women’s Bar Association

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice

Formerly, Assistant Law Clerk to Honorable Judith J. Gische 2009-2011

COREY SHULMAN   Associate - cshulman@eghfllaw.com
Education:
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 2014 (Moot Court)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. 2009 (With Honors)

Bar Admissions:
New York, 2015

Member:
New York State Bar Association

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice
JENNIFER MALDONADO   Associate - jmaldonado@eghfllaw.com

Education:
University of Scranton (B.S. 2009).
Touro Law Center (J.D. 2013).

Bar Admissions:
New York

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice Defense.

CLAIRE PERSICO   Associate - cpersico@eghfllaw.com

Education:
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (2016)
Binghamton University, State University of New York (2013)

Bar Admissions:
New York (2017)

Member:
Nassau County Bar Association

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice Defense