June 25, 2020

On June 20th, 2020 Stephen Toner was voted into membership in the American Board of Trial Advocacy, an invitation only national organization of civil trial lawyers who have a demonstrated proficiency and experience in handling significant trials to verdict.

Founded in 1...

June 23, 2020

Russo &Toner, LLP is pleased to announce that Terre Villani has been appointed a Special Master for the Second Department Mandatory Mediation program.  Ms. Villani’s appointment involves mediating appeals that have been perfected in the Second Department.

We hope that your loved ones and you are safe and healthy.  As we safely move forward in the current Covid-19 environment, Russo & Toner remains fully available to you and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients.  We have been staying abreast and monitoring Execu...

April 23, 2020

            As we all know, many states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have ordered “nonessential businesses” to shut down.  As of this writing the order in New York extends until May 15; in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the orders are in effect until...

March 2, 2020

On February 26 partner Dan Schiavetta gave two presentations at an all-day conference in Syracuse, N.Y. sponsored by the National Business Institute: How to Handle Liens on Settlements and Judgments, and Defense Strategies to Limit Pain and Suffering Evidence.  He also...

November 18, 2019

In a swift victory, Senior Partner, Stephen B. Toner, Esq., recently won a unanimous defense verdict, before the Honorable Jack L. Libert, for our client in the medical malpractice action for Barahona v. Adamo in the Supreme Court, Nassau County.

The Plaintiff, Mario Ba...

August 15, 2019


Florina Altshiler’s sixth-floor office is a shrine of sorts to her career.

One wall is adorned with uniform patches gifted to her from various law enforcement organizations she worked with as a prosecutor. Another boasts a mix of commendations and media...

July 11, 2019

On July 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. Florina Altshiler presented a CLE course entitled “Insurance Coverage for Sexual Assault Claims”

The #MeToo movement has brought forth widespread attention to the issue of sexual assault.  With it, comes significant litigation implications an...

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July 23, 2020

In February, 2018, Josh Kardisch won the reversal of summary judgment for plaintiff in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Bonczar v. America...

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