Education Bachelor of Arts State University of New York at Binghamton, 1976 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award Departmental Honors, Foreign Policy Juris Doctor Albany Law School of Union University, 1981 Albany Law School Full Tuition Merit Scholarship Professional Employment Senior Partner Silberstein Awad & Miklos, P.C. (Inc. 1980) Nationally Certified Preeminent Law Firm (Recognized for the highest level of legal ability and standards of ethics and reliability), 1996-present U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms Featured Law Firm, Forbes Magazine, May 9, 2011 Professional Recognitions Board Certified Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy An American Bar Association Accredited Organization, August 2002 Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present Best Lawyers in New York, 2006-Present New York Super Lawyers, 2006-Present Legal Eagle Award, Long Island, 2010-Present Martindale-Hubbell Rating Highest Rating (AV) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Nationally Recognized Preeminent Lawyer, 2000-Present Public Service Appointments New York State Governor’s Medical Malpractice Task Force, Member, 2007-2010 New York State Court of Appeals Judicial Screening Committee for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Member, 2006-Present Professional Appointments President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2007 Chair, LawPAC, Most Affluent Political Action Committee for Lawyers, Nationally, 2003-Present Governor, American Association for Justice, 2004-2011 Director, National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, 2002-2009 Community Service Awards Chair, Dominico-American Society of Queens, 2008-Present ( Joseph Awad’s President’s Message) New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. Recognition for Protecting New York’s Civil Justice System, 2009 Dominico-American Society of Queens’ Philanthropic Leadership and Volunteerism Award, 2007 Notable Achievements The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award and Membership Recoveries of One Million Dollars or greater in over seventy (70) lawsuits Largest Verdict in History for Failure to Timely Diagnose Cervical Cancer Largest Verdict in History, Medical Malpractice Cause of Action Recovery for Blindness Top Twenty Verdicts, New York State, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011 Sustained Largest Appellate Court Decision for Pain and Suffering, 2003 Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York State Top Ten Medical Malpractice Verdict in the United States Lifetime Appointment, Registry of Who’s Who American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award Additional Professional Appointments Immediate Past President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2008 President-Elect, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2006 Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-2005 Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2003-2004 Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2003 Secretary, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2001-2002 Vice-President/Secretary/Treasurer, Long Island Affiliation of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2001 Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-Present Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2002-2006 Chair, NYSTLA Statewide Symposium on Legal Advertising and Disciplinary Rules Trustee, LawPAC, 2001-Present Director, Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Memberships Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice (Section Member: Professional Negligence, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section; Office Management Section; Litigation Group Member: Birth Defect, Birth Trauma, Breast Cancer, Inadequate Security, Laparoscopy, Construction Site Accident) Sustaining Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section) The National Crime Victim Bar Association Bronx County and Queens County Bar Associations Reported Appellate Advocacy Kletnieks v. Hertz, 54 A.D.3d 660 (2nd Dept., 2008) Durney v. Terk, 42 A.D.3d 335 (1st Dept., 2007) Dowd v. City of New York, 40 A.D.3d 908 (2nd Dept., 2007) Jumawan v. Schnitt, 35 A.D.3d 382 (2nd Dept., 2006) Vassell v. Magno, 30 A.D.3d 406 (2nd Dept., 2006) Ramos v. Nouveau Industries, Inc., 29 A.D.3d 555 (2nd Dept., 2006) Spano v. Bertocci, 22 A.D.3d 828 (2nd Dept., 2005) Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 5 A.D.3d 454 (2nd Dept., 2004) Michalowski v. D’Alessandro, 2 A.D.3d 508 (2nd Dept., 2003) Maccaro v. Legouri, 306 A.D.2d 323 (2nd Dept., 2003) David v. County of Suffolk, 1 N.Y.3d 525 (N.Y., 2003) Stokes v. New York Medical Group, 304 A.D.2d 449 (1st Dept. 2003) David v. County of Suffolk, 295 A.D.2d 556 (2nd Dept., 2002) Spano v. Bertocci, 299 A.D.2d 335 (2nd Dept., 2002) Quinn v. Nyack Hospital, 286 A.D.2d 675 (2nd Dept., 2001) Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 276 A.D.2d 474 (2nd Dept., 2000) Lugo v. Angle of Green, Inc., 268 A.D.2d 567 (2nd Dept., 2000) Lounda Foreman v. B&L Properties Company, 261 A.D.2d 301, 691 (1stDept., 1999) Aghabi v. Sebro, 256 A.D.2d 287 (2nd Dept., 1998) Serfaty v. New York City Transit Authority, 254 A.D.2d 476 (2nd Dept., 1998) Slutskaya v. Landau, 250 A.D.2d 594 (2nd Dept., 1998) Cordero v. City of New York, 236 A.D. 2d 577 (2nd Dept., 1997) Ramnarine v. New York City Bd. of Educ., 231 A.D.2d 724 (2nd Dept., 1996) Harrell v. County of Nassau, 227 A.D.2d 590 (2nd Dept., 1996) Farrukh by Farrukh v. Board of Educ. of the City of New York, 227 A.D.2d 440 (2nd Dept., 1996) Epstein v. Eastman Kodak Co., Inc., 225 A.D.2d 516 (2nd Dept., 1996) Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 198 A.D.2d 346 (2nd Dept., 1993) Staines v. Nassau Queens Medical Group, 176 A.D.2d 718 (2 Dept., 1991) Ruiz v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., 165 A.D.2d 75 (1st Dept., 1991) Areas of Practice Medical Malpractice Personal Injury Municipal Liability Construction Site and Work Place Injury Premises Liability Product Liability Appellate practice Lecturer New York State Trial Lawyers Association National Crime Victim Bar Association New York State Bar Association and various local bar associations Faculty Lecturer to the Judiciary, New York State Judicial Institute, 2002-2006 Chairperson 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, Long Island Section Recent Papers Presented at Professional Meetings “Proximate Cause in Negligent Security Cases” “Trial of First Personal Injury Lawsuit” “The Use of a Paralegal in a Personal Injury Law Practice” “Discovery Update” “Openings in a Medical Malpractice Case” “Health Care for Minorities in New York State” “Depositions” “Labor Law 241(6)” “Openings” “Voir Dire” “Preliminary Conference Negotiations and the Law” “Construction Site Accidents and Federal Jurisdiction” “Daubert, Frye, Expert Witness Testimony in NYS Supreme Court” “Ethics Update” “Motions and Pleadings Update” “Metaphors and Use of Linguistics in Jury Trials” “Summations” “Law Firm Advertising and the First Amendment” “Article 31 of the CPLR and Discovery” “Negligent Security and Supervision”
Joseph P. Awad
Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
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