Ms. Kagan is a seasoned attorney with an extensive background in numerous types of litigation and appellate experience including toxic tort, asbestos, medical malpractice and personal injury. Her experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She is a Partner and practices in both New York and New Jersey.
Previously, she was a Partner at a New Jersey law firm heading up the New York Asbestos Litigation Practice. Ms. Kagan has extensive experience defending Fortune 500 and smaller family owned corporate clients in asbestos related actions and practices in the firm’s Asbestos Unit. She is involved in all facets of the litigation, working closely with her clients on high value matters obtaining favorable results including building defenses to minimize financial exposure.
Ms. Kagan was awarded a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell in areas of Toxic Torts, Litigation and Environmental Law. She is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, where selected attorneys are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Significant decisions include Karl Felten v. York International Corp., Supreme Court State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 114005/06, dated November 16, 2007 where the New York Supreme Court found a manufacturer of an air conditioning unit used in commercial use not liable for asbestos insulation as it was not foreseeable that the unit would be insulated with asbestos. Published decisions include Eugene Charlop v. A.O. Smith Water Products, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, Index No. 106190/07, entered July 21, 2009.
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