Catherine J. Fiorentino

Associate

(212) 482-0001 x133

cfiorentino@russotoner.com

Catherine J. Fiorentino focuses her practice on the defense of high exposure construction accident and general liability cases.  She has experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases, making her a unique asset to the firm's growing practice.  Ms. Fiorentino has consistently appeared in state and federal courts throughout New York and New Jersey, handling cases from inception through resolution, including dispositive motion practice, settlements, trials, and appeals.

Education:

  • 2010 J.D., Hofstra University

  • 2007 B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Criminal Justice, Long Island University / CW. Post

 

Admissions:

  • New York State Bar

  • New Jersey State Bar

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

 

Memberships:

  • New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance

  • The Defense Association of New York

 

Speaking Engagements:

  • Defending the Construction Accident/Labor Law Case in New York, insurance personnel training program, November 1, 2017, Southington, Connecticut

  • The Strategic Defense of High Exposure Construction Accident Claims – Insurance Personnel Training Program - New York, New York, July 2019

  • Ethics in Settlement Negotiation & Mediation – Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Panel Discussion – New York, New York, October 2019

Reported Decisions:

  • Iskhakbayev v. Casol Realty, LLC, 183 A.D.3d 706 (2d Dep’t 2020)

  • Gutierrez v. 451 Lexington Realty LLC, 179 A.D.3d 422 (1st Dep’t 2020)

  • Ramirez v. A.W.&S. Constr. Co., Inc., 178 A.D.3d 555 (1st Dep’t 2019)

  • Gutierrez v. 451 Lexington Realty LLC, 156 A.D.3d 418 (1st Dep’t 2017)

  • Pinon v. 99 Lynn Ave.,LLC. 124 A.D.3d 746 (2d Dep't 2015)

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