Howard, a partner in the firm's litigation practice group, has more than 35 years experience in insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation.  A seasoned trial attorney, Howard represents clients in trial, mediation and arbitration proceedings.  His insurance defense work involves a wide range of disputes, including automobile liability, premises liability, products liability, insurance agent and broker liability, construction liability, toxic tort, and municipal liability.  Howard's insurance coverage practice includes providing coverage guidance, and litigating coverage questions, insurance bad faith claims, and insurance fraud.  In addition to his insurance defense and insurance coverage practice, Howard is an experienced commercial litigator.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries in state and federal courts.  Howard is also a sought-after lecturer and author.  Some of his most recent offerings include:  Admissibility of Bio-Mechanical Expert Opinion on Causation, Insurance Bad Faith, Maintaining a Claim File, Social Media Discovery, Liens and Subrogation, Insurance Coverage, Late Notice, and Discovery of Pre-Accident Medical Records.

Howard J. Newman

Professional Recognition

 

▪    Super Lawyers each year continuously since 2011 - Metro New

     York Edition


▪    Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating continuously since 1989

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

▪    New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance, and

     Compensation Law Section       

 

▪    Defense Association of New York

 

 

Education

 

▪    Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1975

 

▪    New York Institute of Technology, B.S., magna cum laude, 1972

 

 

Bar Admissions

▪    New York, 1976

 

 

Court Admissions

 

▪    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

▪    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

▪    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

REPORTED COURT DECISIONS

Smith v. Pizza Hut of Am., Inc., 5533, 5534, 5535, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, 289 A.D.2d 48, 734 N.Y.S.2d 127, 2001 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 11717, Dec. 6, 2001 decided, Dec. 6, 2001 entered

 

Avendano v. Stavrakos, 2005-05768, 2005-10802, (Index No. 46089/02), Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 32 A.D.3d 449, 819 N.Y.S.2d 474, 2006 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 9987, 2006 Slip Op 6214, Aug 15, 2006 decided

 

Gervacio v. Zall, 05 Civ. 3224 (DAB), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109929 July 8, 2008 decided, July 8, 2008 filed

 

Empire Ins. Co. v. Lackowitz, 2008-06884, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 58 A.D.3d 797, 872 N.Y.S.2d 186, 2009 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 520, 2009 NY Slip Op 500, Jan. 27, 2009, decided

 

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Bautista, 2003-10819, (Index No. 16894/02), Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 11 A.D.3d 471, 782 N.Y.S.2d 372, 2004 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 11607, Sept. 9, 2004, submitted, Oct. 4, 2004 decided

 

Stamatopoulos v. Salzillo, 2007-02938, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 50 A.D.3d 885, 855 N.Y.S.2d 242, 2008 N.Y. App. Div LEXIS 3392, 2008 NY Slip Op 3444, Apr. 15, 2008, decided, appeal denied by Stamatopoulos v. Salzillo, 11 N.Y.S.3d 715, 901 N.E.2d 1287, 2009 N.Y. LEXIS 232, 873 N.Y.S.2d 533 (N.Y., Jan 15, 2009)

 

Ortiz v. Fage USA Corp., 2008-10469, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 69 A.D.3d 914, 893 N.Y.S.2d 270, 2010 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 649, 2010 NY Slip Op 659, Jan. 26, 2010, decided, subsequent appeal at, remitted by Ortiz v. Fage USA Corp., 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2162 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep't Apr. 3, 2013)

 

Smith v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2007-09078, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 56 A.D.3d 652, 867 N.Y.S.2d 546, 2008 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8608, 2008 NY Slip Op 9064, Nov. 18, 2008 decided, appeal denied by Smith v. Pizza Hut of Am., Inc., 12 N.Y.3d 705, 906 N.E.2d 1085, 2009 NY LEXIS 321, 879 N.Y.S.2d 51 (2009)

 

State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Browne, 2003-02322, 2003-07377, 2003-08754 (Index No. 13763/02), Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 12 A.D.3d 361, 785 N.Y.S.2d 460, 2004 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 12909, Oct. 8, 2004 argued, Nov. 1, 2004 decided, subsequent appeal at State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Browne, 2007 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 9989 (N.Y. App. Div.2d Dep't Sept 25, 2007)

 

Taggart v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 1215, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, 272 A.D.2d 222, 707 N.Y.S.2d 452, 2000 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5909, May 23, 2000 decided, May 23, 2000 entered

 

Matter of Mercury Ins. Group v. Ortiz, 2007-04499, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 49 A.D.3d 881, 855 N.Y.S.2d 577, 2008 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2744, 2008 NY Slip Op 2846, March 25, 2008 decided

 

Hesse v. Speece, 2000-03938, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 278 A.D.2d 368, 717 N.Y.S.2d 649, 2000 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 13202, Nov. 20, 2000 argued, Dec. 18, 2000 decided

 

Ethicon, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 85 Civ. 7640 (RO), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 805 F.Supp. 203, 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17060, Oct. 30, 1992 decided

 

Berman v. GE Cap Auto, 2001-10843, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 300 A.D.2d 881, 855 N.Y.S.2d 577, 2008 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2744, 2008 NY Slip Op 2846, March 25, 2008 decided

 

State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Browne, 2006-07041, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 43 A.D.3d 1149, 843 N.Y.S.2d 131, 2007 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 9982, 2007 NY Slip Op 6982, Sept. 25, 2007, decided

 

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Bennett, 2006-06841, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department 289 A.D.2d 496, 734 N.Y.S.2d 637, 2001 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 12910, Dec. 5, 2001 submitted, Dec. 24, 2001 decided

 

Fid. & Guar. Ins. Underwriters, Inc. v. Rodriguez, Docket Nos. 04-2682, 04-2699, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 141 Fed. Appx. 11, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 13265, July 1, 2005, decided, Rules of the Second Circuit Court Of Appeals May Limit Citation To Unpublished Opinions.  Please Refer To The Rules Of The United States Court Of Appeals For This Circuit.  Appeal after remand at, remanded by, sub nomine at Fid. & Guar. Ins. Underwriters v. Jasam, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 18328 (2d Cir. N.Y., Aug. 26, 2008)

 

Somma v. Castellano, 2003-10869, (Index No. 13413/01), (Index No. 1942/02), Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 17 A.D.3d 568, 793 N.Y.S.2d 480, 2005 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 4065, Feb. 22, 2005 argued, Apr. 18, 2005 decided

 

O'Brien v. Barretta, 2002-02057, 2002-05985, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1 A.D.3d 330, 766 N.Y.S.2d 871, 2003 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 11549, May 22, 2003 argued, Nov. 3 2003 decided, subsequent appeal at O'Brien v. Barretta, 44 A.D.3d 731, 843 N.Y.S.2d 399, 2007 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 10557, 2007 NY Slip Op 7676 (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep't, Oct. 9, 2007)

 

Fisher v. Finnegan-Curtis, 2003-10520, Index No. 45477/02, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department, 8 A.D.3d 527, 779 N.Y.S.2d 221, 2004 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8760, May 12, 2007 decided, Aug. 9, 2007 entered

 

 

Silverman v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 7699/08, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Nassau County, 22 Misc.3d 591, 867 N.Y.S.2d 881, 2008 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 6811, 2008 NY Slip Op 28468, Oct . 8, 2008 decided

 

Alamo v. McDaniel, 215, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, 44 A.D.3d 149, 841 N.Y.S.2d 477, 2007 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8919, 2007 NY Slip Op 6413, Aug. 9, 2007 decided, Aug. 9, 2007 entered

 

Vitrano v. State Farm Ins. Co., 08 Civ. 00103 (JGK), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51787, July 7, 2008, decided, July 8, 2008 filed, application denied by Vitrano v. State Farm Ins. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18449 (S.D.N.Y., Mar. 3, 2009) summary judgment granted, in part, summary judgment denied, in part by Vitrano v. State Farm Ins. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96938 (S.D.N.Y., Oct. 19. 2009)

 

Ethicon, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., No. 85 Civ. 7640 (PKL) United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 737 F.Supp. 1320, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6248, 1990-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P69, 038, May 24, 1990 filed

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