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Steven Balson-Cohen

Steven Balson-Cohen has been practicing law for over thirty-five years. He is a trial attorney with experience handling both state and federal matters involving transportation litigation, premises liability, anti-fraud Civil Rico, professional liability, toxic torts, product liability, labor law, intellectual property and insurance coverage disputes. He has practiced in New York and other jurisdictions as pro hac vice trial counsel.

Steven has litigation experience in all phases of complex civil cases, appellate work and conducting Frye/Daubert hearings on the admissibility of expert evidence. He is listed on Wikipedia as “prominent” trial counsel in “Forensic Biomechanics.”

Additionally, Steve has extensive experience handling the representation of medical and other allied health care professionals before disciplinary committees along with criminal court representation in DWI and other serious criminal matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of nationally known food manufacturer against claims of product liability
  • Representation of nationally known trucking company in litigation regarding highway accidents
  • Representation of internationally known insurance concern in coverage litigation
  • Representation of hospitals, physicians and other allied health care workers against claims of professional liability
  • Representation of manufacturing corporation in toxic tort litigation
  • Representation of numerous insurance companies and their insureds at Frye and Daubert hearings on the admission of expert testimony in both state and federal courts
  • Counseled livery insurance company on the initiation and implementation of anti-fraud declaratory judgment action program
  • Implemented biomechanical expert program for no-fault litigation for a regional insurance company
  • Appeared as pro hac vice trial counsel in jurisdictions outside New York as a member of the national trial counsel panel

Publications

  • The Spoliation Doctrine and Lost Medical Records, New York Law Journal, Cited In: Simon’s NY Rules of Prof. Conduct Section 3.4:6, December 2018 Update
  • Winning the Biomechanical Frye Hearing, New York Law Journal
  • Trial by Ambush and the Treating Physician, New York Law Journal, Cited In: Kish V. Graham, 40 A.D. 3d 118, 833 N.Y.S. 2d 313, 4th Dept. 2007
  • Requiem for The Biomechanical Frye Hearing, New York Law Journal
  • Alice’s Law – Waterloo for Staged Accident Fraudsters, New York Law Journal

Lectures

  • Dental Records – How to Avoid Problems in Court, 2005 Annual NY Dental Meeting at Jacob Javits Center, Sponsored by the New York State Dental Society.
  • Frye Hearings and the Use of Biomechanical Experts at Trial, 2018 CLE Lecture, Presented by the Defense Associate of New York and the NYC Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Biomechanics of Injury Causation – Traumatic Brain Injuries, 2020 CLE Lecture, Presented by the Defense Associate of New York and the NYC Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates

Activities and Membership

  • Diplomate American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Defense Association of New York
  • The Defense Research Institute

Contacts

T/F (347) 308-5896

sbalsoncohen@hickeysmith.com

1040 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 9C
New York, NY 10018

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Education

JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1982

Bar Admissions

 

New York

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits

 

United States Supreme Court