Appellate Win for Andrea Ferruci , Congratulations for a summary judgment dismissal of the claim of Omar Tawancy v. Daniel Fitzsimmons (64764/2013). The plaintiff, Omar Tawancy, was struck by the defendant’s vehicle as he was walking over the Fire Island Inlet bridge of the Robert Moses Causeway (in the roadway) at 4:00 a.m. on August 10, 2013. The plaintiff testified on the evening before the accident he was at a party on Fire Island and drank several beers. He was walking over the bridge at the time of the accident and sustained serious injuries from the accident. Probably not the best of choices to cross the Fire Island Bridge in the travel lane for cars while intoxicated at 4:00 a.m. Read the complete decision here.
As Managing Attorney of the Summary Judgment and Appellate Department, Andrea heads the team responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on every file involving bodily injury claims. Since taking over the department, she has implemented numerous procedures to expedite and streamline matters. She is an organized and efficient manager as well as a stellar attorney. She has drafted and argued close to 70 appeals since 2009 when she took over the Appellate Department. Read full bio