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AriannaKwiatkowski

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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.
  • Former employee filed sexual harassment claims (hostile work environment and quid pro quo) with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After investigation, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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

Featured Media

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