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Attorney Jody C. Benard Wins Summary Judgment For Commercial Property Owner/Landlord Client

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Hickey Smith Dodd recognizes contributions to client success

Jody C. Benard, Partner and New York Team Leader for the firm’s Insurance Defense Practice Group, recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a commercial property owner/landlord client of the firm. She then used that decision to recover all defense fees and costs from a Co-Defendant. Read More

Insurance Carrier Reports That Hickey Smith Dodd’s Outsourced Staff Counsel Model Reduces Legal Costs By 48.7%

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Risk and Insurance Magazine highlights case study: Tackling Rising Litigation Costs

In 2017, the North American division of one of the 20 largest general insurance and reinsurance carriers worldwide selected Hickey Smith Dodd to participate in its “Outsourced Staff Counsel Pilot Program.”

Based on prior experience, members of the carrier’s management team believed that a well-executed internal staff counsel program typically results in significantly lower legal spend and shorter cycle times as compared to the engagement of retained counsel, while at the same time providing comparable or better outcomes for the claims litigated. The objective of the pilot was to test whether an outside (non-captive) law firm could effectively implement cost- and time-saving elements of an internal staff counsel model.
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Attorney Korri Abrams Frampton Wins Summary Judgment For Real Estate Listing Agent Client

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Hickey Smith Dodd recognizes contributions to client success

Attorney Korri Abrams Frampton, Senior Counsel in Hickey Smith Dodd’s New York Insurance Defense Practice Group, recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a real estate listing agent client of the firm. Plaintiff and her friend, a prospective buyer, were touring a single family residence listed for sale. During the tour, Plaintiff sustained a serious injury when she fell on a one-step height variation from one room into another.
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Hickey Smith Dodd Welcomes Christopher Caiazzo To The Firm

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Senior Counsel Brings 25+ Years of Experience To New York Insurance Defense Practice Group

Hickey Smith Dodd LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Caiazzo, Esq. has joined the firm as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Insurance Defense Practice Group in New York. Mr. Caiazzo brings more than twenty-five years of experience representing clients in all aspects of general and premises liability, New York labor law, and professional liability matters—including medical device and dental malpractice litigation.
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Hickey Smith Dodd Welcomes Michael Mars To The Firm

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Senior Counsel Brings 25+ Years of Experience To California Insurance Defense Practice Group

Hickey Smith Dodd LLP is pleased to announce that Michael S. Mars, Esq. has joined the firm as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Insurance Defense Practice Group in Southern California. Mr. Mars brings more than twenty-five years of experience representing clients in all aspects of property damage and personal injury matters, including matters involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death.
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