Testimonials from Senior Trial Partner Laurie Annunziato’s peers and clients say it all: “Laurie is a highly competent litigator with profound knowledge of the law and courts”; “a skilled litigator who zealously defends her clients”; “an excellent attorney with high ethical standards”; and “a role model and mentor for younger attorneys.” These comments reflect the esteem and compassion Laurie has for health care professionals, and her resolve to provide them with the best and strongest legal representation possible so that they may perform their essential work without distraction.
A Firm partner since 2011, Laurie meets the challenges of each case she takes with steady determination and focus. She is a seasoned litigator with both prosecutorial and defense experience, and is therefore uniquely adept at navigating the myriad complexities of a case while maintaining credibility with the jury at all times. In addition to her legal skills, she has extensive knowledge about medicine and treatment protocols. Her 24+ years of experience include:
- Representation of physicians and major healthcare institutions in state and federal medical malpractice actions.
- Defense of physicians in professional liability cases in state and federal investigations.
- Representation of health care professionals in professional disciplinary proceedings before the New York State Department of Health and its Offices of Professional Medical Conduct.
- Successful verdicts in several complex, high-exposure cases.
As noted, Laurie has been highly reviewed by her peers, and she is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating.
Laurie is a member of the Firm’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and has published articles in MD News. She has also been a guest speaker at several outside seminars involving topics related to nursing care and support, interdisciplinary support in hospital settings, and electronic medical records.