Daniel M. Schiavetta

Partner

212-482-0001 x 113

dschiavetta@russotoner.com

DANIEL M. SCHIAVETTA 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 received his Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York in 1980, graduating magna cum laude.  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.  Mr. Schiavetta gives presentations to nursing homes as to charting and litigation issues and is responsible for two changes in case law which have benefitted 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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