Caryn Lilling is a co-owner and managing partner of Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP, the largest firm in New York dedicated to appeals. For the last 20 years, MLN has nimbly handled state and federal matters in various appellate courts around the region including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. With our staff of experienced appellate practitioners and former law clerks to appellate judges, we know what works and our rate of success proves it. Our overall rate of success on appeal is 70 percent, far exceeding the national average.
Whether an institution or an individual, our commitment is to provide an exceptional product accompanied by the best service available, anywhere. MLN is a firm with a conscience. We pride ourselves on always trying our best to do the "right thing" by our clients. Our goal is to achieve the best possible result in the most cost efficient manner.
Ms. Lilling joined the firm 20 years ago as its first associate upon graduation from law school. Ms. Lilling has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating of AV, having been designated as Preeminent in appellate practice. This distinction is awarded to less than five percent of all United States lawyers.
In 2010, Ms. Lilling was recognized by Long Island Business News for inclusion in its list of Who’s Who In Professional Women, and in 2011 she was named one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by the same publication. In 2011, she was also selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the field of Appellate Law.
Ms. Lilling has handled hundreds of civil appeals in state and federal courts, and has argued cases in the New York State Court of Appeals. Her name appears on hundreds opinions in a wide variety of practice areas, and she has published extensively on a various topics in her field. She is a frequent lecturer for in-house counsel, insurance companies, hospitals and bar associations on appellate advocacy, New York’s structured judgment statutes and the newly enacted Medical Indemnity Fund.
In 2007, she was sworn in as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate in Nassau County, New York. The Family Court Advocate Program provides the court with trained volunteers who investigate, monitor and report to the court on the status of individual children in foster care.
Ms. Lilling holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court in the Eastern and Southern districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Awards||Long Island Business News||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Super Lawyer - Appellate Law||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Who's Who in Professional Women||Long Island Business News||2010|
|Managing Partner||Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2009 - Present|
|Gotham Networking - Long Island Legal Group||Member||2005 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||N/A|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Novikov v. Zamdborg||Case Dismissed|
|Reisman v. Bay Shore Union Free District||Reversed in favor of our client|
|Coizza v. 164-50 Crossbay Realty||Appellate Division found in favor of our client finding that they were entitled to specific performance of the property as well as other items of damages.|
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|DRI - In House Defense Quarterly||An Appellate Perspective: Early Case Evaluation and Risk Management||2010|
|New York Law Journal||Premises Owners Have A Greater Incentive To Provide Adequate Security||2002|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Physical Injuries May Have Psychogenic Origins||1999|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Damage Award Inflators In Claims of Psychological Injury||1997|
|New York Negligence Reporter||The Defense of Mental Health Professionals In Sexual Misconduct Claims||1995|
|Hofstra Labor Law Journal||The Civil Rights Act of 1991: An Examination of the Storm Preceding The Compromise of America's Civil Rights||1991|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Michigan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Risk Management - An Appellate Perspective||A Practical Guide To CPLR Article 50-A||2010|
|Nassau County Women’s Bar Association||Increase Your Odds on Appeal: Techniques That Every Litigator Needs To Make The ‘Perfect’ Record In The Trial Court And Navigate The Appellate Process||2008|
|Nuts and Bolts of New York Appellate Practice: Winning Strategies for the New York Appellate Litigator||Strategies for the New York Appellate Litigator||2004|
|Unknown||Appellate Practice Techniques and Tips||2003|
|Hofstra University School of Law||The Art of Oral Advocacy||2001|
|Unknown||Why Retain Appellate Counsel, Boutique Law Firms||2001|