John J. Komar, Esq.

Partner

 

212-482-0001x147

jkomar@russotoner.com

John attained the distinction of partner in 2009.  Prior to becoming partner he was a senior associate having started with the firm in 2004.  His practice encompasses cases involving labor law/construction liability, coverage claims, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.  Mr. Komar is currently eligible for Court appointments as a Guardian, Guardian Ad Litem, Court Evaluator and Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person in New York County, Bronx County and/or Kings County.

 

Education:

  • 1988 J.D. from Pace University, School of Law

  • 1982 M.A. American Literature, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • 1980 B.A. English, State University of New York College at Purchase

 

Experience:

  • AIG staff counsel trying cases of high damages.

  • NITA program of AIG’s rising stars.

  • Has tried over 100 cases ending in verdicts, many in defense verdicts or damages awards well below the reserve.

  • Written and argued appeals in First, Second and Third Departments of the Appellate Division.

  • Real Estate Transactions— representing lenders and borrowers, purchasers and sellers.

  • Surrogate’s Court  Practice.

  • Preparation and Execution of Will and Trusts.     

 

Admissions:

  • United State Supreme Court

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • New York State Bar

 

Speaking Engagements:

  • Lecturer on Trial Practice and Rules of Evidence at National Business Institute

 

Reported Decisions:

  • Daubert v. Flyte Time, 1 AD3d 395n (2nd. Dept. 2003)

  • Plowden v. Stevens Partners, 5 AD3d 609, 45 AD3d 659 (2nd. Dept 2005)

  • Agosto v. 30th Place Holding, 73 AD3d 492 (2nd. Dept 2010)

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