Partners

Kevin P. Burke, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email: kevin@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • General Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Municipal Liability

Professional Experience: Mr. Burke concentrates in the area of complex personal injury litigation with a particular focus on the defense of construction accidents, professional malpractice and products liability.

Education:

  • Siena College, Bachelor of Arts – 1985, Dean’s List
  • Albany Law School of Union University; Juris Doctorate – 1988.

Admissions & Associations: Mr. Burke is admitted to practice in New York State; the U.S. District Court, and Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York. He has a professional affiliation with the Albany County Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Defense Research Institute, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Recognitions: Kevin has been awarded recognition on the “Rising Stars” list in Super Lawyers for Personal Injury-General Defense.  He has also been nominated for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers directory every year since 2007 and has received “Top Attorney” recognition. Mr. Burke has also lectured on defense and trial tactics for the New York State Bar Association and various hospital associations.  He has been honored by his colleagues with the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV rating, recognizing him as preeminent in his field, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. Kevin scored 5 out of 5 on all categories including •Legal Knowledge – •Analytical Capabilities – •Judgment – •Communication Ability – and Legal Experience.

Title: Mr. Burke is the managing Partner of the Firm.

Peter M. Scolamiero, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax

Email: pete@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas:

  • General Negligence
  • Construction Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Malpractice
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Matrimonial Law

Professional Experience: Mr. Scolamiero concentrates in the area of litigation defense with particular focus on complex personal injury, medical malpractice, construction law and municipal liability. He has received numerous awards that include New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Award and J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award for outstanding legal service in the community.

Education:

  • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelor of Arts – 1985
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctorate – 1988.

Admissions & Associations: Mr. Scolamiero is admitted to practice in New York State,the U.S. District Court, and Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Scolamiero is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Defense Research Institute, Italian-American Bar Association and Saratoga County Bar Association.

Recognitions: Since 1993, Peter Scolamiero has concentrated his practice in the areas of complex personal injury litigation with particular focus on the defense of municipalities, professional malpractice and products liability.  Peter has also been selected as one the Top Attorneys in New York State and is member of “Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.”    He has lectured on defense and trial tactics for numerous municipalities and various hospital associations.  He has been honored by his colleagues with the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV rating, recognizing him as preeminent in his field, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity.

Title: Mr. Scolamiero is a Partner of the Firm.

Melissa J. Smallacombe, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email:
 melissa@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas: Ms. Smallacombe has nearly three decades of experience defending Commercial General Liability cases including Labor Law, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Contractual Liability and Coverage Disputes as well as Auto Liability cases (Commercial, Personal, Coverage and SUM/UM). She has successfully tried cases in courts throughout New York State.

Professional Experience: Ms. Smallacombe is responsible for all phases of litigation and trial practice through jury selection and verdict. Ms. Smallacombe is a Federal District Court Trained Mediator (2001-present) and also serves on the New York State Committee on Character & Fitness (2009-present) and previously serve on the Red Cross Board of Directors for Northeastern New York (2005-2009).

Education: 

  • Albany Law School, Union College, Juris Doctor – 1984
  • SUNY College at New Paltz, Bachelor of Arts – 1980

Admissions & Associations:  Ms. Smallacombe is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Title: Ms. Smallacombe is a Partner with the Firm

Richard R. Maguire, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email:
rmaguire@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas: Mr. Maguire has thirty-three (33) years of experience in personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice and other complex cases. He is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the Capital District, having been involved in nearly one hundred (100) jury trials in counties throughout New York State.

Professional Experience: As an experienced litigator, Mr. Maguire is responsible for all phases of litigation. He prepares pleadings and other important pre-trial discovery. He attends depositions with clients and cross-examines other witnesses. Mr. Maguire also has extensive experience with motions and appeals. His experience at trial is extensive.

Education: 

  • Albany Law School, Juris Doctor – 1989
  • Siena College, Bachelor of Arts – 1986

Admissions & Associations:  Mr. Maguire is admitted to practice law in New York State and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is an active member in many bar associations and trial lawyer associations.

Title: Mr. Maguire is a Partner with the Firm 

Judith B. Aumand, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email: judi@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas:

  • General Negligence
  • Construction and Labor Law
  • Medical & Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Criminal Defense

Professional Experience: Responsible for all phases of litigation and trial preparation.

Education:

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor 2006
  • Elizabethtown College, Bachelor of Arts 2003

Associations:  New York State Bar Association

Title: Ms. Aumand is a Partner with the Firm.

Crystal Navarra, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email: cnavarra@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Professional Experience: Responsible for all phases of litigation and trial preparation.

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor 2010
  • Florida Southern College, 2007

Admissions & Associations: Ms. Navarra is admitted to practice in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Title: Ms. Navarra is a Partner of the Firm.

Andrea P. Demers, Esq.

7 Washington Square
PO Box 15085
Albany, New York 12212-5085
518-862-1386
518-862-1393 Fax
Email: ademers@bshlaw.us

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • General Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law

Professional Experience: Responsible for all phases of litigation and trial preparation.

Education:

  • College of William and Mary, Juris Doctor 2006
  • Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts, 2003

Admissions & Associations: Ms. Demers is admitted to practice in New York State and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Title: Andrea is a Partner of the Firm.