Mastriano, Maria

Maria Mastriano Associate C Maria Mastriano Associate E-mail: mmastriano@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Syracuse, NY Maria has extensive experience in handling all phases of complex civil litigation in both federal and state court, including managing multi-million dollar litigation from the initial stages of discovery to resolution.  Maria has litigated a diverse caseload throughout her career, including complex multi-party litigation, products liability, toxic tort, general litigation, construction matters, and complex commercial litigation.  She has represented two of the largest worldwide pharmaceutical companies in complex mass tort litigation in nationwide multidistrict litigations and state court proceedings.  Maria has also represented a Fortune 500 company in a constitutional challenge to the validity of a section of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Maria graduated valedictorian from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, receiving an M.S. in Environmental Science in 2001.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree from The George Washington University Law School graduating with honors. Professional Affiliations New York State Bar Association Distinctions George Washington Scholar – The George Washington University Law School Valedictorian, Class of 1997 – State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Practice Areas ConstructionDram Shop LiabilityEnvironmental & Toxic TortGeneral LiabilityProducts LiabilitySubrogationTransportation & Trucking Admissions BarNew YorkCommonwealth of VirginiaDistrict of Columbia CourtsU.S. District Court, Northern District of New York Education The George Washington University Law School, J.D.SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, M.S., summa cum laudeSUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, B.S., summa cum...
Bernabei III, Ernest J.

Bernabei III, Ernest J.

Ernest J. Bernabei III Partner C Ernest J. Bernabei III Partner E-mail: ebernabei@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Philadelphia,PA | Roseland, NJ Ernest has been a practicing trial attorney for over 34 years. He has tried well over 200 cases  to jury verdict in numerous state and federal courts in the areas of mass tort, construction,  professional malpractice, general liability, and products liability. He has represented lawyers, physicians, architects, engineers, accountants, real estate, insurance professionals, health care organizations, carriers and self-insured corporations in courtrooms, mediations, as well as in an advisory role. He has acted as a consultant to various Lloyds of London syndicates and served as regional counsel to several major corporations. Ernest has been retained to represent defense clients on a pro hac vice basis in high exposure cases throughout the United States. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Ernest is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. Ernest graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and a JD from Dickinson School of Law in 1986 where he was a member of the Law Review. Professional Affiliations Pennsylvania Bar Association Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Liability Underwriting Society RIMS Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionEmployment PracticesGeneral LiabilityPharmaceutical LiabilityProducts LiabilityProfessional LiabilityWorker’s Compensation Admissions Bar Pennsylvania New Jersey District of Columbia Courts U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey District of Columbia Court of Appeals Education Dickinson School of Law, J.D. University of Pennsylvania, B.A. PMT news about Ernest J....

Cote, Raymond A.

Raymond A. Cote Associate C Raymond A. Cote Associate E-mail: rcote@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY | Norwalk, CT Raymond has represented clients for over fifteen years in all areas of casualty defense, including construction accidents, premises liability, products liability, professional malpractice, and general negligence. He has tried cases throughout the New York metropolitan area and has also successfully represented clients at alternative dispute forums including mediation and arbitration.  Ray has also drafted and orally argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Courts, achieving a high rate of success. Prior to joining PMT, Ray was an Administrative Law Judge with the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).  He served as a Trustee and President of the local School Board and is currently a Member of the local Planning Board.  Ray also provides Pro-Bono legal services to families of disabled children with regard to education, accommodations, guardianship and trusts. Professional Affiliations New York State Bar Association Westchester County Bar Association   Practice Areas Automobile General Liability Products Liability Admissions Bar Connecticut District of Columbia New York Courts U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York Education Pace University School of Law; D. City University of New York, M.A. Mercy College,...

Buchman, Lawrence J.

Lawrence J. Buchman Partner C Lawrence J. Buchman Partner E-mail: lbuchman@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY | Oceanside, NY Larry has been a practicing trial and negligence attorney for over 27 years.  He has litigated all types of civil and negligence matters, including Construction/Labor Law, automobile, premises liability, malpractice, dram shop and assault, employment and discrimination matters, municipal liability, products liability and environmental and toxic torts. Larry also handles numerous types of matters and hearings involving various State and Local Governmental and Quasi-Governmental Agencies.  He is a senior trial attorney.  He had his own practice for over three years where he handled a wide range of civil, commercial and real estate matters.  Lawrence has also been involved in over 175 trials, with over 110 verdicts.  He is local New York Counsel to American Youth Hostels, New York Hostelling (formerly the Five-Borough Bike Tour). Professional Affiliations Nassau County and Queens County Bar Associations New York State Bar Association New York State Trial Lawyers Association Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionGeneral Liability Admissions BarDistrict of ColumbiaNew York Education New York Law School, J.D.Springfield College, magna cum laude, B.A. PMT news about Lawrence J. Buchman PMT Winning in Court: Battle Tough and Trial Ready (Jan 2020) What makes a successful trial attorney? There are many people who are able to try cases, but there is a huge difference between trying a case and winning a case. […] Posted in News, PMT Trial Wins | Comments Off on PMT Winning in Court: Battle Tough and Trial Ready (Jan 2020) Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP Is Pleased to Report Some of Our Most Recent Trial Results Trial Attorney: Lawrence J. Buchman (Nassau County)...