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Tort Defense

Tort Defense Legal Services

Since the founding of our firm nearly a century ago, the name and outstanding reputation of Carter Conboy endures as one of the most well-respected trial firms in upstate New York.  We are honored that individuals, business and corporations, self-insureds and national and international insurance companies continue to select Carter Conboy as defense counsel in wide range of litigation claims.

At Carter Conboy, we recognize that liability claims threaten a great deal more than financial loss.  Your hard-earned reputation, business, and livelihood are at risk.  Our clients trust us to defend them and we deliver. We deliver a talented team of attorneys and consistent record of success in protecting our clients through the complex and, and often emotional, process that accompanies tort claims.

New York Tort Defense Attorneys

While our founding members laid the foundation for our firm and our trial practice, it is our current preeminent defense team that delivers unmatched tort defense skills to our clients. We provide experience and proven results from all sides of the table – from our accomplished attorneys, to our former prosecutors, to our retired trial and appellate judges.

We work closely with our clients from the time you are served to aggressively defend your interests throughout discovery and depositions, motion and appellate practice, and resolution whether by dismissal, mediation, settlement, or trial.

 Our Tort Defense Clients

Our team of attorneys has decades of experience defending clients across industries and sectors – from individuals and self-insured businesses to national and international insurance companies – in a broad range of tort actions, including:   

  • Auto and vehicle claims
  • Banking and financial matters
  • Business torts
  • Commercial litigation
  • Constitutional law claims
  • Construction liability
  • Directors and officers litigation
  • Employers liability and employment practices claims
  • Environmental and toxic torts
  • Fiduciary and crime liability
  • Food and beverage claims
  • General liability
  • Hospital and physician liability
  • Industrial accidents and injuries
  • Insurance defense
  • Labor and employment claims
  • Manufacturing torts
  • Medical Device and pharmaceuticals claims
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Premises liability claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional liability
  • Property damage and personal injury claims
  • Public entity claims
  • Securities fraud and claims
  • Technology and cyber litigation
  • Transportation and aviation torts
  • Wrongful death claims

Local Counsel for Tort Defense in Upstate New York

Carter Conboy has established local counsel relationships with lawyers and law firms outside of New York State and upstate New York. We provide local counsel services in a variety of ways to meet the legal needs of clients, no matter the size or complexity. Our local counsel services include everything from per-diem representation at conferences, hearings, depositions, drafting of legal documents such as pleadings, motions, briefs, and appeals, and appearance as local trial counsel in state and federal courts.

New York Class Action Defense

Class action lawsuits can have a few plaintiffs or thousands. A class action can have a devastating effect – from the impact on operations and financial stability to public relations scrutiny and negative brand consequences. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are willing to spend significant time, money, and resources on winning a class action case because they are paid based on the amount of the class’s overall financial recovery.  With that in mind, the attorneys at Carter Conboy work with our clients from the early stages to mitigate the plaintiffs’ chances of success and financial recovery. 

While we are always prepared to take a class action to trial, one of our preliminary defense strategies is defeating class certification.  Additionally, we maintain credible and professional relationships with plaintiffs’ counsel and work to resolve cases outside of the courtroom through arbitration, mediation, and settlement.

Beyond Tort Defense

At Carter Conboy, we are able to support you beyond your tort defense needs. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys, combined with our diversified practice spanning 20 industries and 40 service areas, have you covered. From preparing your will, to defending you in litigation, to protecting your business interests, the strength of our team is the answer to your many legal needs.