Paul V. Mullin has been a Partner since 1996. He handles criminal law, medical... more
Paul V. Mullin has been a Partner since 1996. He handles criminal law, medical malpractice and licensure issues, product liability claims, municipal law, premises liability, toxic torts and wrongful death cases. His expertise covers a multitude of additional matters including personal injury suits and civil rights, and constitutional discrimination claims. A former Onondaga County Assistant... view profile
I help businesses and individuals in resolving their civil legal disputes. I am an... more
I help businesses and individuals in resolving their civil legal disputes. I am an experienced litigator, oral advocate, trial attorney, federal court mediator, lecturer and community volunteer and leader. I have demontrated winning results in innumerable civil matters in New York federal and state trial and appellate courts and experience in cases involving, among other issues, constitution... view profile
Kevin R. Van Duser, a partner since 2005, serves as the chair of the Insurance... more
Kevin R. Van Duser, a partner since 2005, serves as the chair of the Insurance Coverage Department at the Sugarman Law Firm, where he has handled many coverage disputes involving high risk, high exposure claims on behalf of both insurers and insureds. He also manages the Motions and Appeals Department, and is a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort Department where he defends claims involving exposur... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies can offer and the rates they can charge. Because there are so many different kinds of insurance, a good insurance lawyer is very helpful. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies will deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.