News & Press

Lynda E. Liebhauser Joins The Firm As Partner

New York, NY –Tri-State area firm Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC is proud to announce and welcome Lynda E. Liebhauser as a partner of the firm. With over twenty years’ experience as a litigator in the areas of premises liability, construction defect litigation, automobile liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, labor law, professional liability, and all aspects […]

NJ Appellate Court Vacates $117 Million Talc Verdict Against J&J and Imerys

Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its talc supplier, Imerys, obtained an enormous victory on Wednesday when a New Jersey appeals court reversed a $117 million verdict, arising from allegations that Stephen Lanzo’s mesothelioma resulted from the use of “asbestos-contaminated” baby powder. The appellate court ruled plaintiff’s expert testimony that non-asbestiform minerals could cause mesothelioma was […]

Successful Early Case Dismissal

Associate attorney Ryan Rayder successfully obtained an early dismissal on behalf of a landowner defendant.  Plaintiff slipped and fell on a sidewalk and filed suit in Richmond County. However, he repeatedly failed to appear for his 50h hearing and a deposition despite the statutory requirement and numerous court orders requiring the plaintiff to appear.  Plaintiff […]

Deposing in the Era of Social Distancing

COVID-19 has changed how attorneys in New York City conduct discovery.  While virtual conferences will likely remain with us, a greater impact has seen changes in depositions in this era of social distancing.  Gone for now are the days when five lawyers would squeeze into a deposition room at a court reporter’s office in Queens […]

Partner David Schultz Obtained Two Successful Decisions

Partner David Schultz obtained two successful decisions on behalf of clients of the firm.  In the first case, the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the lower court’s decision against the firm’s client.  David successfully argued that the trial judge committed reversible error in awarding summary judgment to a plaintiff on his Labor Law § 240(1) […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore Celebrates Black History Month

Barry McTiernan & Moore is proud to join in the nationwide celebration of Black History Month, which honors the African-American journey to freedom while recognizing the past and present struggles endured in overcoming the seemingly never-ending fight for equality. As exemplified by Macon Bolling Allen, the first African-American lawyer in the United States to argue […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore Joins The Ranks of Women-Led Law Firms

Barry McTiernan & Moore, a leading insurance-defense litigation firm in the Tri-State area, is pleased to announce the role expansion of Suzanne Halbardier, who will now be the firm’s executive partner and majority stakeholder. The leadership continuity will bring even greater focus towards delivering outstanding service to our clients and protecting their interests.   A well-known and […]

Suzanne Halbardier panelist at Perrin Conferences New York Asbestos Litigation virtual 2020

Suzanne Halbardier participated at Perrin Conferences New York Asbestos Litigation virtual 2020 panel discussing Trials During COVID-19 and Ethical Issues to Consider. The panel was framed around issues of ethics and how to proceed with trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel addressed concerns around trial proceedings for immune-compromised clients, jurors, and overall health safety […]

Cara Manz elected to firm Partnership

Barry McTiernan & Moore is pleased to announce it has elected Cara Manz to the firm Partnership, effective January 1, 2021.  Cara Manz has demonstrated that she has the legal skills, client orientation and business insight to succeed as a partner at Barry, McTiernan & Moore. Cara Manz has a broad range of experience in […]

Big Victory in Labor Law Case

Patrick W. Kenny, a partner in our New York City office, obtained summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients in a labor law case.  The plaintiff was injured on a construction site where he traversed horizontal scaffolding crossbars to move from one area of the jobsite to another.  Our firm represented the owner and […]

Justice Adam Silvera Appointed as NYCAL Coordinating Judge

Justice Adam Silvera has been announced as the new NYCAL Coordinating Judge, replacing Justice Manuel Mendez who was recently appointed to the Appellate Division. Judge Silvera obtained his undergraduate degree in 1994 from the City University of New York and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2001. Prior to become a Judge, […]

Dismissal of Suit for Restaurant Owner

Anthony Guidice and Anthony Perchiacca of our New Jersey office have successfully obtained a dismissal of our client, the owner of a restaurant.  Plaintiff tripped and fell on a pothole as she crossed a public roadway from a parking lot used by the restaurant’s patrons.  The lawsuit named the owner of the road, the restaurant, […]

Jim Burbage Named as One of America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020

Barry McTiernan &  Moore LLC  attorney James Burbage has been recognized by the American Registry as One of America’s Most Honored Lawyers for 2020. The American Registry catalogs accolades of attorneys around the country and rigorously reviews peer ratings and industry analyses to identify the most deserving. Jim’s expertise, professionalism and results driven practice placed […]

Several Firm Partners Named to Annual Super Lawyers List

Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC is proud to announce that partners Suzanne Halbardier, Roger Paul McTiernan, Claire Rush & Richard Wedinger have been included in the New York Times Annual List of Super Lawyers.  Partner Patrick Kenny was also recognized as a Rising Star.  The list, which is published in the New York Times, includes […]

Summary Judgment Granted in NJ Negligence Case

Cara Manz of our New Jersey office recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of our clients, a franchisee, its management company, and the owner of the property. Plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell due to a substance on the floor and a napkin. Ms. Manz successfully argued that the Mode of Operation doctrine was inapplicable to […]

Thomas J. Leonard: 1959-2020

It is with great sadness that the firm announces the death of our partner and friend, Thomas J. Leonard who passed away on April 8, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. Tom was a great trial attorney, dear friend and wonderful husband and father.  He started his legal career as an assistant district attorney in […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC and COVID-19

Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC, with offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, is fully operational and continues to offer guidance to our clients despite the heavy impact of the Coronavirus on our personal and professional lives.  A number of individuals and businesses will be faced with unprecedented concerns and questions, and Barry McTiernan […]