Construction Accidents from the Trenches - Strategies to Win Your Labor Law Case -- From Intake Through Trial


June 1 & 8, 2017 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM


6 Areas of Professional Practice  CLE credits 

This seminar has been approved for transitional and non-transitional credit.

Credits accepted in NJ 


  • How to intake and properly investigate/evaluate the case.
  • How to interact with Workers Compensation and your client’s medical care.
  • When and whether to allow your client to settle out the Workers’ Compensation case and its effect on the Third-Party Action.
  • How to properly conduct discovery.
  • How to conduct Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s depositions.
  • Winning your §240 Motion and recent developments (O’Brien v. Port Authority and Falling Objects – First Department vs. Second Department).
  • Defense perspective on sole proximate cause and recalcitrant worker defenses.
  • Defense perspective on lost earnings/inability to work.
  • Retention of the proper Experts-working up your case.
  • Getting your case sent out for trial and judicial settlement talks.
  • How to try a Labor Law case – Liability and Damages.




Nick Gjelaj, Esq. – Co-Chair

Vice Chair – Labor Law Committee

Mullaney & Gjelaj, P.L.L.C.


John Zaremba, Esq. – Co-Chair

Vice Chair – Labor Law Committee

Zaremba Brown, P.L.L.C.    


Hon. Justice Doris M. Gonzalez

STP Judge – Supreme Court, Bronx County


John V. Fabiani, Jr., Esq. 

Fabiani, Cohen & Hall, LLP


Cheryl D. Fuchs, Esq.

Wade Clark Mulcahy


Matthew Funk, Esq.

NYSTLA President-Elect

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, L.L.P.


Brian J. Isaac, Esq.

Co-Chair - Amicus Committee

Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, L.L.P.     


Michael Jaffe, Esq.

Co-Chair - Labor Law Committee

NYSTLA Past President

Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C.


Michael S. Levine, Esq.

NYSTLA Past President

Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP


James J. McCrorie, Esq.

Sacks & Sacks, L.L.P.


David L. Scher, Esq.

Block, O’Toole, & Murphy




Following the seminar on June 1st, ESS Settlement Services will sponsor a complimentary happy hour. 




New York, NY

132 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
(212) 349-5890


Subway Information

  • 2 or 3 to Park Place or Fulton Street
  • 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge
  • A or C to Broadway Nassau
  • R to City Hall

Cancellation Policy

NYSTLI requires 24 hour prior notice to cancel seminar attendance. No refunds will be given for later cancellations, or once the seminar begins.