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Attorney Profiles

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Alan M. Shapey

Alan M. Shapey has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury trials for over twenty years. He specializes in municipal liability, automotive product defects, and lead poisoning cases. Mr. Shapey has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, involving lead poisoning, a brain damage lawsuit, and a subway platform accident.
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Mark Manus

Mark Manus established the firm with Mr. Lipsig in 1989. Since then he has won several multi-million-dollar settlements for injured clients, including a boy who drowned while on a canoe trip; an amputee who lost his remaining leg after being struck by a bus; and several families of victims of the Happyland Social Club fire.
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Marc Fruend

Marc Eli Freund

Since joining The Lipsig Firm from Fordham Law School in 2005, Marc has worked closely with Tom Moverman. Under Tom’s leadership, and with the guidance of Alan Shapey, Mark Manus and our great team of lawyers, Marc has consistently obtained outstanding verdicts and settlements for our clients.
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Tom Moverman

Tom Moverman established the firm with Harry Lipsig and his partners in 1989; his focus is in products liability. His cases involve defective machinery, household and workplace products, motor vehicles and toxic drugs and chemicals. He has won several large verdicts against product manufacturers and was invited to write for a Products Liability Law text book.
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Charles Wisell, Esq. Profile

Charles E. Wisell

Charles E. Wisell joined the firm in early 2014 and brings with him over twenty years of experience in plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Mr. Wisell focuses on construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and premises accidents. He is an experienced trial attorney with an ability to recover awards for his clients on seemingly unwinnable cases. He specializes in cases for clients that are undocumented aliens injured through the negligence of others.

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Mr. Wisell, fluent in Spanish and English, has appeared on CNN Español as a guest speaker providing legal and practical insight on legal events in the news. He has also been a featured legal guest speaker at events hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working for Lipsig, Mr. Wisell worked in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he zealously defended the rights of injured Hispanic clients.

Education

  • Touro Law School, Central Islip, NY

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1996
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of New York

Recent Case Results

$4.5 Million- obtained a settlement after a jury was selected for our client who fell 15 feet when a ladder slipped out during construction work. Our client suffered injuries to both of his heels and needed surgery to both lower legs.

$2.25 Million- 32 year old undocumented construction worker who fell between floors at work and injured his knee and lower back.

$1.75 Million- 36 year old undocumented construction worker who fell from a ladder and injured his lower back and fractured his wrist.

$1,000,000.00- Settlement during trial against The City of New York for a 64 year old construction worker who suffered a fractured leg when an unsecured panel fell upon him.

$800,000.00- 26 year old construction worker who fell off a scaffold while performing masonry work and dislocated his ankle.

$750,000.00- Arbitration award for a 45 year old male who suffered a cervical injury in a motor vehicle accident that required surgery.

$550,000.00- 24 year old undocumented construction worker who fell off a ladder at work while painting and fractured his wrist.

$500,000.00 28 year old cell phone repairman struck by a newspaper delivery truck and suffered shoulder and knee injury requiring micro surgeries.

$500.000.00- 22 year old undocumented nanny struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Queens and suffered a fractured leg

$383,000.00- 39 year old undocumented cook who was knocked off his bicycle and suffered a knee injury requiring micro surgery

$250,000.00- 86 year old retired homemaker who slipped on ice and suffered a hip fracture.

$240,000.00- 26 year old trade show model who slipped and fell on water in a hotel and sustained a minor facial laceration


Erin Hurley, Esq. Profile

Erin K. Hurley

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Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Northern District

Current Memberships/Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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C. Michelle Clemmens

Michelle Clemmens has been practicing law exclusively in the area of personal injury law since her admission to the New York State Bar in 2006. She has litigated hundreds of cases involving construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability and medical malpractice. Ms. Clemmens handles all aspects of a lawsuit from inception through trial. She is also admitted to the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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Education

  • Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan.

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District

Memberships/Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

 


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James Neville

James had extensive business experience before entering the legal profession, owning and managing highly profitable ventures for over a decade. He has been practicing, exclusively in the area of personal injury law, since his admission to the New York State Bar in 2000 and continues to employ his business acumen in negotiating with defense attorneys and insurance carriers to obtain the best results for his clients.

James has been both a litigator and manager for some of New York’s notable law firms before joining Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in 2008.

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Education

  • St. John’s School of Law
  • Finance and Business Administration at Hofstra University

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District

Thomas Patrick O'Malley

Thomas Patrick O’Malley

Tom O’Malley   joined Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. in 2013.  He is best known for his work in the courtroom.  Mr. O’Malley began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he successfully convicted criminals for assault, robbery, sale of narcotics and murder.  Mr. O’Malley now handles a large array of complex civil actions in construction and labor law, roadway design, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, pharmaceutical liability and medical malpractice.

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With over fifteen years as a civil litigator, Mr. O’Malley has taken over sixty verdicts throughout the City of New York, Long Island and upstate New York, with several of the juries awarding his clients in excess of one million dollars.

Mr. O’Malley recently convinced a Brooklyn jury to return a verdict of $2,000,000 for his client, an undocumented subway rider who fell and fractured his leg when a stairwell handrail broke as he grabbed it.  He successfully negotiated a $4,900,000 settlement from the City of New York for an infant plaintiff who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a car being pursued by the police hit him.  He successfully negotiated another $4,900,000 settlement for a nurse who suffered and died from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. O’Malley recently secured a settlement of $2,900,000 for a pedestrian who suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a car and negotiated a settlement during trial of $2,800,000  for a worker who fell off a ladder and suffered a back injury that required surgery.

Education:

  • St. John’s University, School of Law
  • University of Notre Dame

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Recent Case Results

  • $2,500,000 Jury Verdict in Manhattan for a 34 year old physician’s assistant who suffered  serious physical injuries requiring multiple injuries when her car was struck by another car driven by an intoxicated driver.
  • $2,500,000 Jury Verdict in Buffalo for a 48 year old woman who suffered a debilitating injury to her colon.
  • $2,000,000 Jury Verdict in Brooklyn for a 41 year old undocumented client who fell down stairs and fractured his leg when the stairwell handrail broke.
  • $1,550,000 Jury Verdict in Queens for a 56 year old man who suffered a small bowel injury that required surgery.
  • $1,060,000 Jury Verdict in Manhattan for a 67 year old construction worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell from a scaffold.
  • $4,900,000 Settlement in a case against The City of New York for infant plaintiff who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a car being pursued by the police.
  • $4,900,000 Settlement for a 38 year old nurse, who suffered and died from a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • $2,900,000 Settlement for a 46 year old pedestrian who was required to undergo surgery to his knee as a result of being struck by defendant’s car.
  • $2,800,000 Settlement during trial for a 29 year old construction worker who suffered a back injury that required surgery when he fell from a ladder.
  • $1,500,000 Settlement during trial against a forklift manufacturer for a worker who suffered a below the knee amputation of his leg.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement during trial for a 56 year old laborer who suffered an injury to his back when a temporary construction ramp he was using broke.
  • $1,050,000 Settlement during trial for an infant plaintiff who suffered a neurological injury to his arm.
  • $1,050,000 Settlement for a 46 year old police officer who suffered an injury to his knee that required surgery when he fell in a hole in the roadway while directing traffic.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement for a 36 year old mechanic who suffered a knee injury that required several surgeries when he tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk.
  • $1,800,000 Settlement during trial for a 54 year old man who suffered a back injury that required surgery after his car was struck from behind by another vehicle.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement for a 24 year old apprentice carpenter who was paralyzed below the waist when a wall collapsed on him.
  • $2,500,000 Settlement for a 65 year old man who suffered an amputation of his arm.

Carmine J Goncalves

Carmine J. Goncalves

Since 2000, Carmine has practiced in the field of personal injury law, exclusively representing victims of other people’s negligence and wrongful acts.  He has worked on thousands of cases and has developed a broad range of litigation experience. Currently, a majority of Carmine’s work is focused on construction accidents, representing workers injured due to the lack of proper safety equipment.  He also represents those injured in automobiles, those injured due to improperly maintained premises and those injured due to defective products.

Carmine has been an associate with the Lipsig firm since 2008.

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Education

  • Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School
  • Undergraduate Degree from NYU

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York

Recent Case Results

$2,600,000 – Settlement for worker who fell from scaffold

$1,750,000 – Settlement for worker fell from scaffold

$1,700,000 – Settlement for worker who fell from scaffold

$1,350,000 – Settlement for worker who fell through hazardous opening

$1,000,000 – Settlement for passenger in taxi

$500,000 – Settlement for hotel worker fell on construction materials

$425,000 – Settlement for Minor injured at Yeshiva University

$400,000 – Settlement for patron who slipped on liquid