Category Archives: Current News

Adam C. Hover makes Partner at Burke, Scolamiero & Hurd

In January 2017 the firm was proud to announce that Adam C. Hover has been named partner in the firm.  Adam came to the firm in 2008 and has grown with us, handling a wide variety of complex cases including medical … Continue reading

ATTORNEY MELISSA SMALLACOMBE SECURES ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE WHERE PLAINTIFF WAS SEEKING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES

The plaintiff was employed by an HVAC company and was dropping off piping at public school location for work to be performed on a later date. When plaintiff and her supervisor reached the second floor of the school, they entered … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce the addition of Attorney George J. Hoffman to the firm!

George J. Hoffman, Jr. has more than 20 years of experience handling all aspects of civil and criminal litigation.  Throughout this time, George has concentrated his practice on appellate litigation.  George has handled all aspects of civil and criminal appellate … Continue reading

BSMH is proud to announce that Kelly Magnuson has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney!

With over 19 years of litigation experience, Kelly knows what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for her clients. She concentrates her practice on the defense of medical malpractice matters. Kelly has a special interest in dental and … Continue reading

Newly Admitted BSMH Attorney Heather Pollock’s First Summary Judgment Win Dismissing Complaint!!

This action arose from a trip and fall on a sidewalk outside of a church.  The Plaintiff testified at a 50-H hearing that she could not identify the cause of her fall and that she walked up and down the … Continue reading

PETER SCOLAMIERO OBTAINS ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT AT TRIAL – THIS TIME INVOLVING A CLAIM OF LOSS OF SEPULCHER

The plaintiff sought damages for loss of sepulcher contending that the defendant, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, failed to make adequate attempts to locate her following her brother’s death, who was a patient at the facility. Mr. Scolamiero demonstrated … Continue reading

Tom Cullen Successfully Defends Landlord from a Slip and Fall Lawsuit at Trial

A plaintiff, a tenant in a 2-family home, claimed that his absentee landlord was negligent in failing to adequately clear snow and ice from the home’s front steps. As a result, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice causing … Continue reading

NY Ruling Curtails Contractors Additional Insured Coverage

NEW YORK RULING CURTAILS CONTRACTORS ADDITIONAL INSURED COVERAGE The Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, ruled this week that a common insurance policy endorsement extends coverage to additional insureds only when an injury is proximately caused by the named … Continue reading

Judi Aumand has another successful win on a motion for summary judgment

This case arises out of an assault and battery by a former employee against his foreman, the plaintiff.  Plaintiff had terminated the assailant two weeks prior to the incident for parking violations at the construction site at the direction of … Continue reading

New Year Brings New Staff To The Firm

We are growing again!  BSMH is pleased to announce the following new personnel who have joined our team this January. Jessica L. Darrow, Esq. is a 1994 graduate from Northwestern University School of Law and joins us with a great deal of knowledge with insurance … Continue reading