Picciano & Scahill, P.C. Practice Areas:

Driven to achieve results, Picciano & Scahill has a team of over fifty attorneys, with experience in over 11 areas of practice from automobile and construction litigation to premises liability and appellate practice.  Every member of our team abides by our Golden Rule  of Responsiveness, and all are dedicated to the successful outcome of your case.  Clients rely on us to defend complex and high-exposure liability claims in many areas, including:

Automobile Litigation

On average, we resolve, through aggressive motion practice, and successful trial techniques, hundreds of claims per year saving clients millions of dollars in potential liability.

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No-Fault Litigation

Our No-Fault department has extensive experience investigating and resolving these claims efficiently. The team is particularly skilled at recognizing and establishing fraud.

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Construction Litigation

Our attorneys defend construction accident claims against site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and other professionals. Our team is particularly knowledgeable about the broad liability imposed under New York State labor law provisions that apply to work related and construction accidents.

Fraud Investigations

We have substantial experience conducting investigations of suspected fraudulent insurance claims. Our team includes several attorneys with an FBI, Military Department of Intelligence, police or other investigations background. Our use of state-of-the-art investigation tools, including social media investigations is particularly beneficial in identifying and proving fraud.

General Litigation

The firm defends our insurance carrier clients and insureds in a wide variety of personal injury and professional liability claims.

Labor Law Litigation

Our labor law defense practice litigates claims involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and breach of employment agreements. We handle matters from large self-insured corporations as well as insurance companies.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

We represent insurance companies in coverage disputes arising from significant bodily injury and property damage claims. Our role encompasses counseling Insurance carriers on their legal obligations and defenses as well as handling litigated matters from inception through resolution.

Premises Liability

We handle a broad range of litigation arising from the ownership or use of commercial or residential premises. These claims typically relate to security and hazardous conditions, but also raise additional issues of assumption of risk, notice, obvious and trivial defects, rights and duties of absentee landlords, and indemnity.

Uninsured Motorist/Supplemental Uninsured Motorist (UM/SUM)

Our extensive experience with automobile accident cases encompasses the unique issues of UM/SUM coverage. We advise insurers whether disclaimer, cancellation, contact, coverage or prejudice issues apply in a given case. We represent clients in litigation as well as at uninsured motorist arbitrations.

Appellate Practice

Our Appeals Bureau, led by Andrea Ferrucci, Esq., prosecutes and defends appeals in all New York State venues and Federal Court. We have successfully argued and prevailed in over 200 appeals including favorable decisions from the New York Court of Appeals and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Our firm controls appellate expenses by expediting the appeals process and a collaborative effort from our attorneys in our Law and Motions Department.

Pro Bono Work

Picciano & Scahill is Pro Bono Counsel to the United States Marine Garrison in Garden City and the United States Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.  Representation of active duty personnel in Civil and Criminal matters is coordinated through the JAG offices in Garden City and Brooklyn.

Everyone in the firm participates in the program.  Our legal services may involve an adoption, real estate transactions, divorce, criminal matter or other areas of the law.  We are proud to offer Pro Bono legal services to active duty military personnel.

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