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AriannaKwiatkowski

Associate

"As a former insurance agent, I bring a unique perspective and understanding to insurance defense and insurance-coverage issues."

Overview

Biography

Arianna primarily concentrates her practice on commercial insurance defense, malpractice defense, products-liability defense, and insurance-coverage disputes. She routinely counsels clients on pre-suit negotiations, pre-trial discovery, depositions, motion practice, and settlement, and she conducts depositions of plaintiffs, defendants, and non-party witnesses in insurance defense and malpractice cases.

In addition to her own practice, Arianna serves as a member of the firm's Next Generation Committee.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a toxic-exposure and NYS Labor Law case with significant injuries claimed.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a commercial-property owner in premises-liability cases.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a NYS Labor Law case with intricate Workers’ Compensation Law issues.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a toxic exposure and inhalation case with products liability and NYS Labor Law claims.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Summer Associate
  • Erie Community College to Kristin Klein Wheaton, Law Clerk
  • GEICO Insurance Agency, Insurance Agent

Selected Community Activities

  • Lawyers for Learning, Tutor

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch: Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: PI – Products: Defense, 2020

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