Brendan T. Fitzpatrick concentrates his practice in all aspects of appellate litigation. In his years of experience, he has briefed and argued appeals in every appellate court in New York, including the New York State Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. These appeals have covered a diverse range of issues, including constitutional law, contracts, insurance coverage, products liability, and negligence.
As a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee for the Defense Association of New York (DANY), he contributed to the preparation of amicus briefs to the New York State Court of Appeals on significant cases that impact the defense bar throughout the state.
Brendan has published articles with the New York Law Journal, through Aspatore Publishing, and USLAW Magazine on topics such as insurance coverage, the value of having an appellate attorney involved throughout the litigation process, the impact of e-discovery amendments on the Federal Rules of Evidence, and trade dress.
For his work with DANY, the organization honored him with its Literary Award “in recognition of his outstanding work on the Amicus Curiae Committee” in 2009 and 2014. Brendan has also been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|New York Metro Super Lawyers 2010-11, 2013-18||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Literary Award, 2009, 2014||Defense Association of New York||N/A|
|Partner||Goldberg Segalla, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute: Appellate and Ethics Committees||Member||N/A|
|Defense Association of New York: Amicus Curiae Committee||Member||N/A|
|American Academy of Appellate Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York Law Journal||Author, "First in, Last out: The Benefits of Appellate Counsel,"||2017|
|Preparing for and Trying the Civil Lawsuit, 2d Ed., 2016 Rev., New York State Bar Association||Co-Author, “Jury Instructions,”||2016|
|DRI For the Defense||Co-Author, “Fraudulent Misjoinder: Combating Artful Pleadings Designed to Destroy Diversity Jurisdiction,”||2015|
|Defense Research Institute||Featured in “And The Defense Wins,”||2014|
|Law360||Co-Author, “Not Business as Usual for NY Court of Appeals,”||2014|
|DRI Covered Events, Newsletter of the Insurance Coverage Committee||Author, “The D&O Landscape After Sandusky,”||2013|
|USLAW Magazine||Co-Author, “Product-Design Trade Dress: A Corporate Asset Worthy of Protection,”||2011|
|Aspatore Publishing||Author, Instant Awareness: An Immediate Look at Legal, Governmental, and Economic Ramifications of the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Electronic Discovery: The Cost of Prevention in E-Discovery,||2008|
|Aspatore Publishing||Author, Inside the Minds: Domestic and International Litigation Strategies: Learning to Deal with Uncertainty||2007|
|New York Law Journal||Co-Author, “Pecker: Contract Interpretation and Contribution Among Insurers,”||2004|
|New York Law Journal||Co-Author, “The Use of Excess Clauses in Additional Insured Endorsements,”||2003|
|New York Law Journal||Co-Author, “Good News for Counsel Defending Against ‘Kinney’ Claim,”||1998|
|Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Notre Dame||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|New York State Bar Association CLE, New York, NY||Presenter, "Labor Law Claims, Coverage and Litigation"||2016|
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