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Michael B. Titowsky

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Labor Law/Construction
  • General Liability
  • Insurance/Indemnification Claims
  • Bad Faith Claims

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory 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
 
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MICHAEL B. TITOWSKY has worked exclusively in the civil litigation field since his graduation from law school. He became associated with Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley in August of 1993 and became a partner in 1997.  Michael Titowsky has obtained numerous defendants’ verdicts and dismissals at trial in premises, motor vehicle, general liability, labor law and medical malpractice cases in all five boroughs. 
Mr. Titowsky has published legal articles in The Torts Insurance and Compensation Journal of the New York State Bar and has also lectured on various topics at insurance companies and bar associations.  More recently, he has lectured extensively on bad faith claims in New York.  Mr. Titowsky is married to Jeannette B. Price and has two daughters. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he is active in youth sports programs, including the West Side Soccer League and the West Side Little League.  He is a certified (AYSO and USSF) soccer referee and referee instructor.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

  • Law Offices of Donald F. Ayers
  • Thurm and Heller, LLP
  • Levenson Pressman

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Defendant’s verdict in medical malpractice case for general practitioner who allegedly failed to diagnose hypertension and prevent fatal stroke;
  • Dismissal at trial in medical malpractice case for ob/gyn who allegedly failed to diagnose rubella infection during pregnancy;
  • Defendant’s verdict in premises liability case against municipal authority that allegedly designed and installed defective playground equipment and safety matting;
  • Defendant’s verdict in premises liability case against movie theater that allegedly failed to properly maintain hallways outside of the theater;
  • Defendant’s verdict in motor vehicle case for public authority whose bus washing system allegedly caused slippery condition on public roadway;
  • Minimal damages award of $180,000 (less than settlement offer) in Labor Law Section 240/damages only trial where plaintiff claimed bilateral hip replacements and plaintiff’s attorney  asked the Bronx County jury for over $6 million;
  • Minimal damages award of $40,000 in motor vehicle/damages only trial where plaintiff was claiming bilateral elbow surgeries;
  • Defendant’s verdict in medical malpractice case against orthopedic surgeon who allegedly removed excessive amount of bone during foot surgery;
  • Zero damages award in case against public authority whose track fire allegedly caused  chronic persistent asthma and lung damage to subway train passenger; 
  • Defendant’s verdict in premises case where business owner allegedly provided defective ladder for plaintiff.

PUBLICATIONS

Proximate Cause of Negligent Security Cases: The Predicted Effects of Burgos and Gomez
Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Journal – Spring 1999

PRESENTATIONS

Bad Faith Claims in New York

ORGANIZATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bronx Bar Association


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