Category Archives: Current News

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


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


You may not have that additional insured coverage you thought you had! In a potentially landmark decision that could send shivers through construction projects throughout the State of New York, the Appellate Division First Department recently ruled in a declaratory … Continue reading

BSMH Welcomes Thomas J. Wilkinson, Esq.

We are pleased to welcome Thomas J. Wilkinson to the firm this September, as Counsel. Thomas is a 1983 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law who has worked with Civil & Criminal Defense Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense, Labor Law, Premises and Product Liability among other areas, prior … Continue reading