Selwyn N. Bartholomew is a Senior Associate in MKCI’s New York City office and is admitted to practice in New York State and federal courts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice focuses on claims arising from products liability, general liability, premises liability, toxic tort, and construction liability matters. Selwyn has handled various general liability claims involving personal injury and property damage for property owners and managers, business owners, and construction contractors arising from electrical fires, water leaks, construction site accidents, premises liability, and other casualty claims with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Selwyn has fire investigation experience that can be particularly valuable to clients, in particular those which manufacture and distribute household appliances and consumer electronics.
Selwyn highly values the importance of keeping his clients updated regarding their cases, claim and cost trends, and developments in the litigation overall. In addition, Selwyn’s electrical engineering and technology background makes him a staunch advocate, representing product manufacturers and retailers of numerous products that include residential and commercial appliances, automotive, plumbing and electrical supplies, construction equipment, children’s furniture, and consumer electronics.
Before joining MKCI, Selwyn worked at a national litigation defense firm and an intellectual property firm, where he handled various tort cases and prosecuted patent applications involving wireless telecommunication systems and home appliances before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
On a personal level, Selwyn is involved in several civic activities that include mentoring young people and supporting small businesses within his community. Selwyn also loves traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Selwyn obtained his Juris Doctorate from SUNY Buffalo Law School. While in law school, he was the Black Law Student Association president and worked as an intern for nearly two years at a top-tier automotive/medical-device products liability defense firm in Buffalo, New York. Upon graduation, The Minority Bar Association of Western New York awarded Selwyn its highest award for his academic achievement and leadership. In addition, Selwyn earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and a minor in applied mathematics from CUNY at City College.