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"Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer—and after 42 years of practice, I still do."



Gary primarily concentrates his practice on insurance litigation, with a specific focus on catastrophic-injury cases, including traumatic brain injuries resulting from automobile and industrial accidents. Gary serves as outside counsel to numerous national insurance companies, representing their insureds in a wide variety of matters, and additionally represents hotels, restaurants, and sports venues in patron injury claims.

Gary additionally defends landlords in lead-paint lawsuits claiming cognitive and behavioral issues to children throughout Upstate New York.

In addition to his own practice, Gary serves as chair of the firm's Billing Committee.

Bar Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Representative Experience

  • Successfully argued before the Court of Appeals in Giles v. Yi, the companion case to Hamilton v. Miller, that plaintiff counsel in lead-poisoning cases must produce medical reports in accordance with 22 NYCRR 202.17(b)(1) before defendants are required to schedule any independent medical examinations.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: PI – General: Defense, 2008-2019

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Lead Litigation Conference, “Summary Judgment Motion: Skirting the Pitfalls”
  • Lead Litigation Conference, “Case Law Spotlight and Update”
  • Lead Litigation Conference, “Understanding and Applying Epidemiology Studies/What Constitutes an Injury”
  • Lead Litigation Conference, “Discovering the Keys to Winning Discovery Techniques”

Selected Publications & Media

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