Mary Beth Macina is an experienced litigation attorney with more than 19 years of expertise in the areas of general litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense, automobile liability, commercial real estate litigation, debt collection, employment discrimination, lawyers professional, personal injury, and criminal prosecution.
Mary Beth brings tremendous experience on all sides of a case. She has represented plaintiffs, defendants, and decided cases as a pro bono arbitrator.
Before joining Hickey Smith, Mary Beth worked as a litigation attorney handling civil, criminal, and administrative cases, including drafting pleadings, discovery, motions and memoranda of law, and negotiating settlements.
As a litigation associate earlier in her career, Mary Beth specialized in insurance defense and small business litigation. In addition to devising litigation strategies and negotiating settlements, her work included drafting pleadings, discovery, motions, and memoranda of law, conducting and defending depositions, and evaluating liability and merits of cases, including those involving catastrophic injuries. She also represented clients in Supreme Court commercial real estate litigation matters.
As a claims analyst in the insurance industry, Mary Beth evaluated complex insurance coverage issues, made coverage determinations, and investigated exposure to liability, and potential damages related to legal malpractice claims.
Mary Beth also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she successfully prosecuted all criminal trial cases to conviction.
- Represented plaintiffs, and successfully opposed all dispositive defense motions, in complex federal mass/toxic torts, personal injury, and wrongful death cases involving WTC and Zadroga Act litigation.
- Represented plaintiffs at 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund hearings. Defended and conducted depositions, including expert witnesses.
ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS
- Mary Beth served as an arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County, Small Claims Part from 2004 to 2014, where she adjudicated cases related to real estate, automotive repairs, work performed by contractors, monetary disputes, and various other cases.