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Andrea M. Alonso



Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • St. John's University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
 
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ANDREA M. ALONSO has been associated with Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley since 1981 and became a named partner in 1992.  Ms. Alonso specializes in appellate litigation.  She has argued in the Appellate Terms and Apellate Divisions of the State of New York, the New York Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  She is a frequent lecturer at insurance companies, bar associations, claims associations, and law schools.  Ms. Alonso is fluent in Spanish.  

AWARDS

Ms. Alonso was selected to the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers list for excellence in insurance defense.  Each year no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. 

Ms. Alonso has received a rating of AV Preeminent 5 out 5, the highest peer review rating available from Martindale-Hubbel.  This peer review is a reflection of both the respect that she has garnered from the professional community and her commitment to providing excellent legal counsel in her specific area of expertise: insurance defense.  

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Ms. Alonso served as appellate counsel in the matter O'Toole v. Greenberg.  In that matter, it was alleged that following a tubal ligation procedure, plaintiff gave birth to a healthy child.  Prior to the birth, plaintiffs (husband and wife) commenced a malpractice suit seeking, inter alia, damages for the expenses incurred during pregnancy and the expenses involved in caring and rearing the expectant child.  The trial court dismissed plaintiff's claim for damages stemming from the expenses involved in caring and rearing the expectant child, which order was upheld by the Appellate Division, Second Department.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision, holding that the birth of a healthy child does not constitute a cognizable legal harm for which an action in tort is available.  

PUBLICATIONS

Pope’s New Rule on Annulment: Will the Law Keep Up?
By Andrea M. Alonso & Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – December 18, 2015

Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Book Review By Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal - November 30, 2015

Timing of Expert Disclosure Under CPLR 3101(d)
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea Alonso
New York Law Journal - April 21, 2015

Uber: Does New Ticket to Ride Carry Personal Risks?
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal - March 4, 2015

10 Timeless Rules for a Defense Practice
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
Defendant - Winter 2015 - Vol. 15 - No.2

Tort Liability When Bystanders Are in the ‘Zone of Danger’
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – August 27, 2014

Basic Rules for OCI and Summer Associate Programs
By Larry Cunningham and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal - August 18, 2014 

How to Respond to Politically Incorrect Comments in a Professional Setting
By Andrea M. Alonso
DRI Today - May 22, 2014

Sun Glare and the Emergency Doctrine in Auto Cases
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – May 20, 2014

Dram Shop Update: Extent of Liability for Serving Liquor
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – March 13, 2014

Conversion in the Electronic Age
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – January 21, 2014

Health Club Liability: Work Out The Law Before You Get Physical
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – December 11, 2013

Diversity at the Interview - How to Approach It
By Andrea M. Alonso
DRI Today - February 11, 2013

Municipal Liability for Property Damage Cause by Flooding
By Andrea M. Alonso and Carl S. Sandel
New York Law Journal – September 24, 2012

Pattern Jury Instructions and Premises Liability
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – June 11, 2012

Spoliation of Evidence: Considerations and Remedies
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – July 25, 2011
Emergency Doctrine
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
The Defense Association of New York – Spring/Summer 2011

Pattern Jury Instructions and Automobile Accidents
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – December 27, 2010

Classifying and Expanding Protected Activities Under Labor Law 240(1)
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – June 9, 2010

Recovering Damages for Death: Two Separate Causes of Action
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – February 1, 2010

New York City Traffic Regulations As ‘Some Evidence’ of Negligence
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – 2009

Tightening the Labor Law: Falling Objects and § 240(1)
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – October 1, 2009

Broadening of the Recalcitrant Worker Defense in Labor Law Actions
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – July 24, 2009

Wage Recovery for Illegal Aliens in New York Under the Labor Law
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – May 26, 2009

New Definition of ‘Creation Exception’ to Pothole Law
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – March 6, 2007

Marked Ready for Trial: An Insurance Professional’s Guide to Pre-Trial Preparation
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
Claims – November 2006

The Effect of Spousal Immunity on Car Insurance Coverage
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – October 27, 2005

Security Guard Liability
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – August 5, 2005

The Erosion of the “Integral and Necessary” Standard Under the Labor Law
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
Defendant – Spring 2005

“Close Those Files or Else!” The Need for Case Resolution Planning
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
The Brief – Spring 2005

Liability Exemptions for Emergency Vehicles
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – May 23, 2005

Postscript: Head Injuries, and Workers’ Compensation Law After ‘Rubeis’
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – January 27, 2005

Head Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Law
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – September 24, 2004

The State of Dram Shop Liability in New York
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – March 18, 2004

The Extent of Personal Liability for Serving Liquor in New York
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – December 24, 2003

Parental Liability for the Negligent Acts of Their Children
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – November 19, 2003

The Dram Shop Act and The Visible Intoxication Standard
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal – Volume 29, No.1,Winter 2000

The Changing Insurance Defense Climate – Law Firm Survival
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
For the Defense – August 2000

A Claims Professional’s Bill of Rights
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
Claims – November 1999

There Are No Bad Dogs – Recent Ruling in Dog Bite Cases
By Kevin G. Faley, Andrea M. Alonso, and Pamela A. Smith
The Journal of the Defense Association of New York – Spring 1999

Applying the 1996 Three-Year Limit in Professional Malpractice Cases
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – February 22, 1999

High-Low Agreements: Misunderstood Litigation Technique
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – March 27, 1998

The Law Firm Culture of Abuse
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
ABA Journal – November 1998

An Offer You Can’t Refuse – A Proposal for a New State Offer of Judgment Rule
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York State Bar Journal – March/April 1998

ORGANIZATIONS

  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Defense Association of New York
  • Past President of St. John's University
    School of Law Alumni Association


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