Christa D’Angelica brings more than seven years of experience representing clients in various stages of civil litigation to Hickey Smith Dodd. She has successfully defended municipalities in Federal US 1983 suits and wrongful death actions, as well as building owners, general contractors, and municipal agencies in New York Labor Law actions.
Before joining Hickey Smith Dodd, Christa worked as an associate for a New York law firm specializing in product liability and toxic tort litigation, premises liability claims, and a diverse array of defamation, employment law, municipal law, corporate law, contract law, environmental law, civil rights law, and tax foreclosure cases in New York and Connecticut state, appellate and federal courts.
Prior to her law firm employment, Christa served as an assistant law clerk for a judge with the New York State Supreme Court, where she conducted legal research and composed draft opinions on a broad range of civil matters.
Christa specializes in creative problem solving of complex legal issues through comprehensive legal research and the composition of memoranda for novel issues in civil law. She brings significant experience in drafting briefs and arguing appeals before appellate courts to Hickey Smith Dodd.
- Provided a full range of legal representation to a municipality and its agencies in the areas of premises liability, civil rights law, environmental law and contract law litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings
- As part of the national counsel team for a multinational information technology company, defended the company in asbestos lawsuits brought in state courts throughout the United States
- Obtained state and federal trademarks for non-profits and companies located in Connecticut and New York
ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS
Christa is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Westchester Bar Association. In addition, she is a member of the Volunteer Attorney Panel for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and has training in unemployment law, uncontested divorces, child support, and adoption law.