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Kevin G. Faley

Practice Areas

  • Construction/Labor Law
  • Architects & Engineers Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Liability
  • Senior Trial Attorney

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • Colgate 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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KEVIN G. FALEY  became associated with Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley in September 1987 and became a partner in 1994.  Mr. Faley concentrates in litigation and trial work with an emphasis in construction litigation. He has tried cases in all of the counties of New York City, Long Island and the northern suburbs and has also tried cases in New Jersey. Mr. Faley has published legal articles in The New York Law Journal, The ABA Journal, The Brief, Sky Lines, The Defense Research Institute Journal, The Cornerstone, The Torts Insurance and Compensation Journal of the New York State Bar and The Defendant.  He is a frequent lecturer on Insurance Defense topics at Insurance Companies, Bar Associations, Claims Associations and The Defense Association of New York. 

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant District Attorney for Nassau County (1984-1987)

AWARDS

Mr. Faley was selected to the 2011, 2012, 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. Faley 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 he has garnered from the professional community and his commitment to providing excellent legal counsel in his specific area of expertise: insurance defense.  

PUBLICATIONS

Second Dept. Takes Charge: The Burden of Excluding Third-Party Observers
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal -February 26, 2021

‘Greene’: Court of Appeals Narrowly Expands Recovery for Emotional Harm
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal - February 23, 2021

NY Labor Law §240: What Is a ‘Structure’?
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – November 17, 2020

Snow and Ice Cases: Storm in Progress Doctrine
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
The Journal of the Defense Association of New York – November 2020

The Dram Shop Act: An Update
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – October 24, 2020

Damages for Wrongful Death and Survivorship: Two Distinct Causes of Action
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – September 15, 2020

Interest and Excess Verdicts
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – January 23, 2020

A Jury Verdict” Now What?”
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – December 13, 2019

‘High -Low’ Settlements: Insurance Against Bad Faith Claims
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – November 21, 2019

NY Court of Appeals Continues to Expand Prior Written Notice Protections for Municipalities
By Kenneth E. Pitcoff and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – June 10, 2019

Back to the Future” Stunning Reversal in IME “Watchdogs” Case Leaves Obscurity in Discovery Demands
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – May 10, 2019

The Intersect of Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – November 21, 2018

The Application of Labor Law §240(1) to Accidents Involving Ramps
By Kevin G. Faley and Lina C. Rossillo

Calculating Loss of Future Earnings
By Kevin G. Faley and Lina C. Rossillo

The Role of Patient Advocates at an Independent Medical Examination
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – October 27, 2017

Update on ‘Serious Injury’
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – October 2, 2017

Capacity of Infants to Testify
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley,
New York Law Journal – September 7, 2017

Consent, I Presume? VTL § 388 and Permissive Use
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – August 8, 2017

Settlement Techniques High-Low Agreements
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – July 26, 2017

The ‘Creation Exception’ to the Pothole Law: Difficult to Prove
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – June 13, 2017

The Elevation of the Expert
By: Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – May 25, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury as a 'Grave Injury': An Examination of 'Rubeis' and Its Progeny
By: Kevin G. Faley and Christopher R. Invidiata
New York Law Journal – March 31, 2017

Hazard Vehicles: When Does Reckless Disregard Standard Apply?
By Kenneth E. Pitcoff and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – September 7, 2016

When Same-Sex Harassment Creates a Hostile Work Environment
By Kenneth E. Pitcoff and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – June 2, 2016

Insurance Claims Files: How Privileged Are They?
By Andrea M. Alonso and Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – April 29, 2016

Proper Objections at a Personal Injury Deposition
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – March 21, 2016

Priority of Insurance in Construction Accidents
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – February 18, 2016

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

Timing of Expert Disclosure Under CPLR 3101(d)
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. 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

The Missing Witness Charge: A Powerful Tool for Trial
By Kevin G. Faley and Rebecca Rosedale
Defendant – Winter 2015 – Vol. 15 – No.2

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

The Erosion of the 'One Bite' Rule
By Kevin G. Faley
NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal – Fall 2014 – Vol. 43 – No.1

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

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

 

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

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

‘Kabir’ Update: ‘Worst Fears’ Realized Prompts Proposed Amendments
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – September 4, 2013

‘Kabir’ and Its Progeny: A Reckless Disregard for Common Sense
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – August 1, 2012

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

Car vs. Bike: Rules of the Road
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – December 13, 2011

Court of Appeals Holds That Conditions Involving Snow or Ice Need Not Be Immediately Created in Order to Hold a Municipality Liable Under the Affirmative Creation Exception to the Prior Written Notice Rule
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal – Winter 2011 – Vol. 40 – No.2

Spoliation of Evidence: Considerations and Remedies
By Kevin G. Faley and Andrea M. Alonso
New York Law Journal – July 25, 2011

Failure to Provide Police Protection and Special Relationship Exception
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – April 8, 2011

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

State High Court Tweaks Additional Insurance Coverage
By Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – September 7, 2010

Motorcycle Litigation: No Easy Ride
By Kevin G. Faley and Kenneth E. Pitcoff
New York Law Journal – September 3, 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

The Gravity of the Labor Law
By Kevin G. Faley
New York Law Journal – February 22, 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

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

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

  • New York County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Officer at The Defense Association of New York

 



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