Michael LoGiudice is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars. Michael handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He also has a unique connection with municipality claims and construction accidents [New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6)]. Michael started his law practice by advertising “WE SUE NYC”. For years he built a reputation as a fierce adversary of all State, City and Local municipalities. For over 20 years he has dedicated his professional career to representing all victims of police misconduct, civil rights violations, bus, train, sidewalk and crosswalk accidents.
Michael also brings a very unique prospective to construction accidents and N.Y.S. Labor Law cases. At an early age he was involved in his family’s construction and building maintenance business. He also has owned, operated and/or managed construction, roofing, painting and janitorial companies. Michael is OSHA certified and has taught and conducted many Toolbox Safety Meetings. In his prior life, Michael was a member of two local unions.
Recently Michael became a member of the ABA (American Bar Association). His latest success involved a settlement for a roofer that fell over 20 feet to the ground in which he obtained a $6,500,000.00. His vast knowledge of construction safety and OSHA laws helped facilitate the settlement.
Michael LoGiudice, LLP is a limited practice. We are very selective of the clients and types of cases we take. What that means to clients is that every client gets his personal cell phone number and email address. Michael makes himself available to every client both day and night. He understands the financial, personal, physical and emotional difficulties that often occur with severe injuries. He is always there for his clients!
I often hear from clients that their prior attorney failed to communicate with them, return their calls or keep them updated. The good news is that if you are experiencing that now with your current attorney, call Michael. We will keep you updated every step of the way.
Patrice Coleman, Partner
Patrice Coleman graduated from Albany Law School and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1986. She follows two prior generations of lawyers representing injury victims in accident and medical malpractice cases. Over her more than thirty-five years of practice, she has collected tens of millions of dollars for her clients through settlements, mediations, arbitrations and trials and has handled injury cases resulting from automobile accidents, premises liability, police misconduct, medical and nursing malpractice, as well as construction site accidents that involve New York’s Labor Law.
Patrice has also successfully argued numerous motions on behalf of her clients in New York’s Trial Courts as well as having argued many appeals before the New York Appellate Courts in the First and Second Departments.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice law in the Southern District of New York.
Katherine E. Smith, Of Counsel
Katherine “Katie” Smith has successfully litigated hundreds of state and federal cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and in New York State courts. Ms. Smith’s expertise focuses on civil rights litigation, specializing in federal litigation and trial practice.
Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Smith worked for the City of New York’s Office Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division defending civil rights actions against the City and its employees. In the private sector, Ms. Smith has litigated complex class actions, consumer fraud and corporate breach of contract cases, among other practice areas.
Presently, Ms. Smith’s practice focuses on prosecuting civil rights actions against municipalities, police, and correction officers. Specifically, Ms. Smith represents clients who have been falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted, and/or subjected to unreasonable use of force by police officers, as well as other types of law enforcement misconduct. In the corrections context, Ms. Smith prosecutes correction officers for abusing inmates and otherwise failing to protect inmates from abuse. Ms. Smith also represents individuals who are victims of sexual assault.
Ms. Smith has secured clients millions of dollars in damages including victories in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as a part of several trial teams.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Smith is an adjunct professor at New York Law School, her alma-mater, where she co-developed and co-teaches “Policing the Police” a course concerning law enforcement accountability. Ms. Smith is also a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design where she co-teaches a course focusing on critical discourses on space and the built environment with respect to race, gender, and sexuality.
Ms. Smith is a regular contributor to Law & Crime where she offers her expert legal analysis on trials throughout the country.
Since 2015, Ms. Smith has been selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star.
J.D., New York Law School
B.S., Boston University
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
Federal District Courts for the Southern and Districts of New York
Courts of the State of New York
Scott Housenbold, Of Counsel
Law Offices of Scott R. Housenbold, PLLC, 2003 – present
Rappaport, Glass, Greene & Levine, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2000 – 2003
Broward County State Attorney’s Office, Assistant State Attorney, 1996 – 1999
Nova Southeastern University Shepherd Broad Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1996
University Of Miami, BBA, 1993
State of New York, 1999
State of Florida, 1996
USDC Eastern District of New York, 2001
USDC Southern District of New York, 2001
Kevin J. Abruzzese, Of Counsel
Kevin J. Abruzzese, Esq. graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 1996 where he was a four year member of their Division I baseball team. Mr. Abruzzese’s competitive nature extended from the baseball field to the legal field in 1998 when he began working as a paralegal. During his time as a paralegal he played an instrumental role assisting lawyers in all aspects of litigation. While working days as a paralegal Mr. Abruzzese attended Touro Law School’s four year night program and in 2006 was admitted as a member to the New York State Bar. As a newly admitted lawyer Mr. Abruzzese worked as an associate putting the knowledge he had acquired as a paralegal and in law school into action before starting his own law practice fully equipped with the qualities you need in a lawyer.
Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
JD – Juris Doctor, 2004
New York Institute of Technology
BS – Bachelor of Science, 1996
Nassau Community College
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association