News & Press

Barry McTiernan & Moore’s Statement of Continued Operations

Barry McTiernan & Moore’s first priority is the health and safety of our employees, clients and business partners.  Based on the recommendations of local and state health officials, Barry McTiernan & Moore is immediately implementing a phased-in Work From Home (WFH) policy for our attorneys and staff.  This is not an office shut down.  The […]

Favorable Verdict in Bronx County Trial

Barry McTiernan & Moore Partner James Burbage obtained a favorable verdict in a difficult jurisdiction, Bronx County.  Plaintiff was 53 years old and fell on a bus. She sustained a fractured wrist and claimed bi-lateral knee injuries requiring one knee replacement and a claim for a second need replacement.  Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for […]

Early Dismissal Granted in Favor of Property Owner

Associate Jennifer Cheong of our New Jersey office obtained summary judgment in favor of a property owner client prior to completion of discovery or depositions.  Plaintiff sued a nail salon and its property owner for injuries sustained after a negligent pedicure service. Jennifer argued that the Plaintiff’s injuries were solely caused by the services performed […]

Labor Law Case Dismissed Against General Contractor

Partner Patrick W. Kenny, Esq. recently won summary judgment dismissing all of plaintiff’s Labor Law claims and his common law negligence claim against our client’s who were the general contractor, owner and managing agents with respect to a renovation construction project in Manhattan. Plaintiff who was a union member laying vinyl base at the project […]

Summary Judgment Granted In NY Slip and Fall Case

Claire Rush, a partner with the firm’s New York office, obtained summary judgment on behalf of its client, a retail store, in a matter where plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell due to a water condition at the premises.  Ms. Rush, along with partner David Schultz and associate Melissa Wolin, successfully argued that plaintiff previously walked across […]

Partners Continue to Lead Amongst Peers in the Asbestos Defense Bar

On December 11, 2019 partners Shawnette Fluitt and Suzanne Halbardier spoke at the Perrin New York Asbestos Litigation Conference. The conference was attended by attorneys, clients and insurance carriers who heard experienced litigators and Judges discuss significant issues in the New York City Asbestos Litigation. Partner Suzanne Halbardier spoke on the panel “Emerging Trends in […]

Summary Judgment Granted In NJ Auto Case

The firm’s New Jersey office obtained summary judgment on behalf of its client, a car rental company, in a matter where a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident struck the rear of Plaintiffs’ stopped vehicle. Associate Cara Manz argued that the rental company, as the owner and short term renter of the subject vehicle, […]

Firm members honored as Past Presidents and Board Members of The Defense Association of New York

On November 21, 2019 firm partners Gary Rome, Claire Rush, William Cooney, Joseph DiGregorio and Patrick Kenny, along with associate Ryan Rayder, attended the Defense Association of New York’s (DANY) annual Past Presidents dinner at The Downtown Association in the Financial District in Manhattan. The event, among other things, celebrated past presidents of DANY, which […]

Happy Thanksgiving to all

BMM kicked off the holiday season last Thursday with our annual ‘Potluck’ lunch. Everyone had the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills, and soon people were drawn to the luncheon by the irresistible aromas of turkey, gravy, casseroles and desserts. The staff exchanged recipe secrets, bonded over holiday stories of the past and shared holiday […]

Partners Suzanne Halbardier and Shawnette Fluitt to speak at the Perrin Asbestos Conference on December 11, 2019

Partner Suzanne Halbardier will be speaking at the upcoming Perrin Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel on December 11, 2019. She will be speaking on a panel called “Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation.” The conference agenda features timely topics such as “Update on Talc Litigation,” “The Judicial Perspective,” and much more. Panelists include members of the […]

Jessica L. Bornes and Anthony I. Perchiacca Join The Firm

We are excited to welcome Jessica L. Bornes and Anthony I. Perchiacca to the Barry McTiernan family. Ms. Bornes will be working in the firm’s Manhattan office and Mr. Perchiacca will be working in the firm’s New Jersey office. Ms. Bornes has three years of experience handling matters involving various practice areas, including commercial litigation, […]

Summary Judgment Granted In Car Accident Case

The firm’s New Jersey office obtained summary judgment on behalf of its client, a car rental company, in a matter where a driver involved in a four car chain reaction motor vehicle accident where the driver of the rental car was positioned as the rear most vehicle. Associate Cara Manz argued that the rental company, […]

Partner Patrick Kenny Participated In The Out Of Darkness Brooklyn Walk For The American Foundation Of Suicide Prevention

’On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Partner Patrick Kenny, participated in a fundraiser and awareness walk, the Out of Darkness Brooklyn Walk for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) with his family at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York. There were 51 teams, totaling 417 participants,  The event raised $45,854.06, namely Patrick’s team, a […]

Christine Klimczuk Joins The Firm

We are excited to welcome Christine Klimczuk to the Barry McTiernan family. Ms. Klimczuk will be working in the firm’s New Jersey office. Ms. Klimczuk has over 20 years of experience handling complex cases in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, toxic torts, personal injury and product liability litigation. Previously, Ms. Klimczuk was engaged in the […]

New Jersey Appeals Court Rules on Admissibility of Evidence in Proving Apportionment Claims In Asbestos Litigation

On September 11th, 2019, the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that defendants sued in mass tort asbestos litigation may offer into evidence statements of settled co-defendants’ as statements against interest in establishing a prima facie case for apportionment of fault. Reversing the Appellate Division and reinstating the trial court’s holding, a unanimous New Jersey Superior […]