Korri Abrams Frampton serves as Senior Counsel for Hickey Smith and brings over twenty years of legal experience to the firm. Skilled in torts, arbitration, trial practice, and legal writing, she also has substantial experience in all aspects of defense litigation. Korri received her J.D. from Syracuse University, graduating magna cum laude, and served as the editor of the Survey of New York Law for the Syracuse Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Korri was a New York State, Licensed Insurance Broker, (Property & Casualty and Life, Accident & Health), which equips her with the unique ability to combine legal expertise with extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and regulations, and provide a broad business perspective on a myriad of issues.
Korri began her legal career representing clients in a variety of civil litigations, and has conducted extensive factual and legal research regarding insurance fraud, with a concentration in no-fault. Korri’s expansive knowledge of insurance law led to many successful trials and arbitration for bodily injury action cases, handling each case from inception to trial. She has prepared multiple declaratory judgments, arbitration contentions, and successful appellate briefs.
Experienced in managing diverse case-loads, Korri handles complex, critical disputes with ease. Her extensive background in insurance litigation and regulations enables her to use her relevant knowledge and leadership to exceed clients’ expectations.
- Successful in Appellate Division matters representing insurance companies’ good faith right to use various disclosure tools, drafting successful appellate briefs. See, i.e., One Beacon Ins. Group, LLC v. Midland Medical Care, P.C., 54 A.D.3d 738, 863 N.Y.S.2d 728 (2d Dep’t 2008); American Exp. Property Cas. Co. v. Vinci, 63 A.D.3d 1055, 881 N.Y.S.2d 484 (2d Dep’t 2009).
- Conducted multiple civil litigations with successful results, handling all aspects of the action or litigation from inception through trial, including depositions, hearings and TROs.
- Successfully represented insureds and claimants in multiple personal injury actions.
- Advised multiple clients on best practices for insurance claims compliance regarding various regulation requirements.
Published Works and Lectures
- 25 Family Law Review II: “The New Scarlet Letter: Must an Attorney Disclose a Client’s Intent to Inflict an Unsuspecting Third Person with the HIV Virus?”, March 1993
- N.Y.S.B.A Committee on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar, 1992
Activities and Membership
- New York State, Suffolk County Bar Association
- Awarded New York State Bar Association Legal Ethics Award, 1992
- Justinian National Honor Society, 1993
- Order of the Coif., 1993