Michael York: A Litigation Luminary at Novins, York, Jacobus & Dooley

Dedicated Partner brings over two decades of legal expertise to civil litigation.

Michael York, Partner at NYJD

Michael York, Partner at NYJD

TOMS RIVER, N.J.Oct. 4, 2023PRLog — Novins, York, Jacobus & Dooley (NYJD), a prominent law firm serving New Jersey, is pleased to spotlight the remarkable expertise and unwavering commitment of Michael York, a distinguished Partner renowned for his extensive experience in Civil Litigation.

With over two decades of legal experience, York has become a true pillar in the field of litigation, offering his clients unparalleled legal counsel and representation. His areas of specialization include Real Estate, Land Use & Planning, Banking & Corporate, and the ever-thriving arena of Civil Litigation.

Navigating the Legal Landscape
Litigation is thriving, and York has been at the forefront for 21 years. In fact, his dedication knows no county bounds. He emphasizes, “I primarily serve Ocean, Monmouth and Atlantic Counties, however the county in which the litigation occurs does not make a difference.”

One shining example of York’s expertise is a case where a recommendation spoke volumes. In a unique scenario involving a cohabiting couple, York litigated against one party, ultimately securing a victory. Even though the opposing party may not have been pleased, he referred his own mother to York because he recognized exceptional results when he saw them. “He may have disliked me personally,” York remembers, “but he acknowledged that I was good at what I do.”

Advice for Potential Clients
With a wealth of experience, York offers valuable advice to potential clients. He notes, “The challenge with litigation, in general, is that the litigants sometimes pay their lawyers more than the case is worth. It’s essential to consider whether proceeding down this route is financially viable.” He also emphasizes the importance of compromise: “Be prepared to compromise. You won’t always get everything you want. If I can secure half of what you desire, consider it a victory.” York highlights that less than one percent of cases go to trial, and the litigation process typically spans about two years from inception to resolution.

A Firm with a Unique Character
NYJD is a firm that holds a special place for Michael York. “I love the path we are on; we’ve kept it small,” he shares. “With just five lawyers currently on the team, we enjoy the small-town feel of Ocean County and a practice where there aren’t many conflicting opinions among the partnership. Everyone gets along great, which sets us apart from other firms.” York’s approach to networking is unique too. “Building strong relationships is key to our success. I focus on maintaining strong connections, even with fellow lawyers, to ensure doors remain open for future negotiations.”

A Commitment to Community
York is also an active member of the community. A native of Ocean County, he graduated from Toms River High School South and remains deeply involved within the community. He serves as a board member for several local and regional chambers of commerce, professional associations, healthcare and educational organizations and facilities, youth groups, and charities.

Among his current board memberships are Ocean County College, Bright Harbor Healthcare, and the 21 Plus Foundation. He has also served as a board member for organizations such as Field of Dreams, 21 Plus, United Way, the Ocean County Jewish Federation, and Community Medical Center.

York has been an invaluable part of NYJD since 2005. Before joining the firm, he honed his skills at the white-collar criminal defense firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iasson and Silberberg, and the litigation firm Martin, Clearwater & Bell, where he specialized in the defense of healthcare institutions, manufacturers, and other professionals. He and his wife, Lori, currently reside in New York City with their son and daughter.

To learn more about NYJD and their legal services, please visit https://nyplaw.com/.

About Novins, York, Jacobus and Dooley Attorneys at Law
Founded in 1936, Novins, York, Jacobus & Dooley is a distinguished full-service law firm serving clients throughout the state of New Jersey in a wide variety of practice areas. The firm strives to provide top-tier legal services with a personal touch. To learn more, visit https://nyplaw.com.

Litigation Attorney Robert White Returns to Henderson Franklin

 Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is delighted to welcome back seasoned litigation lawyer Robert White to the firm. His experience in the field, exceeding a decade, has rendered him a powerhouse of knowledge and insight when it comes to representing insureds on various issues, such as motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, and construction defects. Matthew Belcastro, Chair of the firm’s Tort & Insurance Litigation Department, shares:

“We are thrilled to welcome Robert back to our litigation team. His expertise and dedication to providing exceptional services to his clients make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

White deals with every case with careful examination from all angles and collaborates closely with his clients to establish litigation strategies that are in line with their goals. His work in the field won him recognition as “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America in 2021. White shares, “I am excited to return to Henderson Franklin and rejoin such a talented and dedicated team of attorneys. The firm’s commitment to providing exceptional legal services and its focus on client success aligns with my approach to practicing law. I am looking forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success.”

White is admitted to practice in all Florida and Alabama state courts. He earned his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama. White may be reached at robert.white@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1237.

About Henderson Franklin
Henderson Franklin, having been in business since 1924, provides a range of legal services to the communities of Southwest Florida, including business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin has four offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sarasota (by appointment). To learn more about White or Henderson Franklin, visit www.henlaw.com.

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Gail Lamarche



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Healthcare Litigation Firm Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp Promotes Four New Partners

SAN DIEGOSept. 7, 2022PRLog — Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp is proud to announce the elevation of four associates to partnership, effective July 1, 2022. Their appointment is part of the firm’s continuing growth strategy and the first for the San Diego office since opening in 1991.

“Our new partners reflect our firm’s commitment to excellence and an equal voice in leadership,” Managing Partner Scott D. Buchholz, Esq. remarks.  “They have earned our clients’ trust and our firm’s confidence in their professional abilities.  It is a privilege to refer to these individuals as fellow partners.”

Our New Partners Are:

Moira S. Brennan, Esq. (San Diego):  Ms. Brennan’s practice spans healthcare law, business litigation, and employment law.  Ms. Brennan has expertise in matters related to healthcare including mental health care, as well as product and general liability, in both state and federal court.  Along with advocacy in litigation, Ms. Brennan also advises on policies and practices to curtail regulatory issues and curtail litigation.  Ms. Brennan offers consultations and presentations on healthcare compliance, evolving healthcare laws, best nursing practices, documentation, healthcare and employment policies, hiring, discrimination and harassment training.

Pari H. Granum, Esq. (San Diego): Ms. Granum focuses her practice on defending healthcare systems, hospitals, and individual health care providers in professional liability matters.  She also defends general liability claims against major retail centers and other businesses throughout California.  Ms. Granum has successfully resolved claims through dispositive motions and skilled settlement negotiations.  She prides herself on her writing skills and ability to foster strong client relationships to ensure superior representation.

Harmon B. Levine, Esq. (Los Angeles): Mr. Levine has devoted the vast majority of his legal career to the defense of doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals, handling alleged medical malpractice, nursing malpractice and dependent adult / elder abuse actions, with outstanding results.  He is committed to the most effective and highest quality defense of our clients.  He has achieved a number of jury trial defense verdicts (including high exposure cases) in his representation of hospitals.

Nicole G. Wells, Esq. (San Diego): Ms. Wells proudly represents doctors, hospital entities, and non-profit organizations and lectures on a variety of risk reduction and regulatory compliance topics.  She has successfully defended individual providers and healthcare organizations against actions spanning catastrophic birth and brain injury to complex medical issues.  This broad spectrum of experience allows her to quickly identify, understand and address medical-legal issues that commonly and uncommonly arise in litigation.

Our Firm’s Services:

Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp was established in 1975 to defend and serve California’s healthcare providers and hospital industry.  While this remains the firm’s focus, our successful representation of healthcare clients has naturally expanded the firm’s practice to include defense of employment law claims, casualty, personal injury, and general business litigation.  Our team approach is designed to deliver big-firm results with small firm responsiveness.

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