Joseph Laird

Joseph Laird is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on the defense of personal injury and property damage claims. Joseph has extensive experience in state and federal courts, and has successfully tried cases to verdict in virtually every county in the New York City metropolitan area. He also has prepared briefs and argued appeals before the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions.

Joseph represents individuals, corporations and self-insured entities in automobile liability, premises liability, general negligence and product liability cases, as well as clients charged with violations of New York State Labor Law. He has developed particular experience handling claims involving sports facilities and construction sites and also regularly defends contractors, engineers, design professionals and developers in construction defect litigation involving significant property damage claims.

Based on insights gained in defending numerous liability and negligence claims, Joseph is able to quickly identify potential issues in a particular case and provide the client with a good sense of where the case is headed. Whether the client’s interests are best served by early case resolution or trial, Joseph is equipped to handle all aspects of litigation from inception through resolution.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation
Law School St. John's University, School of Law
Education Queens College of the City University of New York
Most recent firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
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