For over eight years prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Millman worked with an insurance defense firm and routinely handled the defense of multi-million dollar claims, including wrongful death and lead paint cases. He defended many injury claims brought under the Labor Law and has consistently obtained favorable results on numerous cases.
Mr. Millman has further obtained numerous impressive results litigating civil matters involving insurance issues, property damage claims and property disputes in both state and federal court. He has also litigated numerous Article 78 proceedings, many of them involving zoning matters, and has further handled Mediations and Article 75 proceedings in Arbitration matters.
An individual or company being sued for negligence as a result of personal injury or property damage often faces significant consequences and needs an attorney with the appropriate experience. For over eight years prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Millman worked with an insurance defense firm and routinely handled the defense of multi-million dollar claims, including wrongful death and lead paint cases. He represented many clients sued for injuries under the Labor Law in matters involving complex issues and multiple defendants and has consistently obtained favorable results on numerous cases through intense negotiation or by proceeding to trial.
While working for an insurance defense firm, Mr. Millman was often called upon to litigate cases involving coverage dispute issues. He has worked with and against large insurance carriers in a variety of cases involving the interpretation and legal effect of provisions in insurance contracts. This experience serves to the benefit of any litigant embroiled in such an action.
Property Damage Claims
Mr. Millman’s experience has involved many property damage claims and he has represented both individuals and companies in such matters. In doing so, he has gained invaluable experience in maximizing or minimizing damages – and obtaining the appropriate evidence to do so – on behalf of a variety of clients in a variety of contexts. His experience in working with insurance carriers provides an advantage to clients of his who are involved in such litigation.
Mr. Millman has substantial experience in handling cases between property owners and those occupying neighboring properties. Those cases have included litigations related to easement rights, property uses with an adverse impact upon the community and allegations of illegal property use made by the government against property owners. Mr. Millman’s experience includes representation of those seeking and opposing injunctions against the prohibited use of property. This exposure has provided him with a broad perspective in negotiating such matters with the appropriate town authorities on behalf of clients.
Article 78 Proceedings
Proceedings challenging the legality of government actions and/or decisions move forward through a unique set of procedural rules that differ in several respects from typical lawsuits. One seeking relief in an Article 78 proceeding must comply with certain procedural requirements before bringing such a proceeding and there are several deadlines that must be met which are unique to these types of proceedings. Mr. Millman has handled numerous Article 78 proceedings and has engaged in extensive dealings with attorneys representing government agencies in a variety of matters, including those involving prohibited land use and the denial of special permits and variances.
Mediation and Arbitration
Rulings made in the context of mediation and arbitration proceedings are controlled by a specific set of rules and can only be challenged on specified bases within a particular period of time. Mr. Millman has not only handled mediation and arbitration hearings but has further been called upon to mount challenges to decisions made pursuant to such hearings. He has the experience to arbitrate or mediate as well as attack arbitration and mediation decisions.