Lisa Shrewsberry is the managing partner of the firm’s New York and Connecticut offices. She is also a seasoned litigator and consummate professional who focuses her practice on protecting the reputations and livelihoods of other professionals who find themselves facing career-threatening civil lawsuits or disciplinary actions. She understands the importance of resolving matters quickly and economically, providing clear, timely communication, and listening to as well as addressing her clients concerns.

Practicing in the firm’s professional liability, employment practices liability, and directors and officers liability areas, Lisa has represented lawyers, accountants, actuaries, insurance agents, broker/dealers, registered representatives, architects and engineers in all phases of litigation and arbitration. Lisa has also supervised defense counsel on a national basis in litigation and arbitration on behalf of directors and officers liability insurers, life insurance carriers, life insurance agents, securities brokers/dealers and registered representatives, and their errors and omissions carriers. In insurance coverage matters, Lisa’s practice includes policy drafting and policy interpretation as well as coverage and bad faith litigation.

Lisa served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School for two years, where she taught courses in legal research and analysis, legal writing, oral argument, and drafting litigation documents. After graduating, cum laude, from Central Connecticut State University, Lisa earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
  • Central Connecticut State University,  B.S., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community Affiliations

Noteworthy Cases

  • Melchner v. Quinn Law Firm, PLLC, N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3621, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 31846 (2015)
  • Horn v. City of Yonkers Police Officer Dean Politopoulos, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17814 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Front v. Khalil, 24 N.Y.3d 713, 4 N.Y.S.3d 581 (2015)
  • Estate of Shaw v. Marcus, 2015 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 127720 (S.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Benishai v. Epstein, 116 A.D.3d 726, 983 N.Y.S.2d 618 (2d Dep’t 2014)
  • DSW Lenox, LLC v. Rosetree on Lenox Ave., LLC, 2014 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2302, 2014 Slip Op. 31311 (2014)
  • Catlin Specialty Ins. Co. v. QA3 Fin. Corp., 36 F.Supp.3d 336 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Strumwasser v Zeiderman, 102 A.D.3d 630, 958 N.Y.S.2d 395 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • Rosenbaum v. Sheresky Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, 100 A.D.3d 731, 954 N.Y.S.2d 123 (2d Dep’t 2012)
  • David v. Hack, 97 A.D.3d 437, 948 N.Y.S.2d 583 (1st Dep’t 2012)
  • Country Serv., Inc. v. Feiden & Assoc., P.C., 92 A.D.3d 914, 938 N.Y.S.2d 913 (2d Sep’t 2012)
  • Magidson v. Badash, 92 A.D.3d 644, 937 N.Y.S.2d 889 (2d Dep’t 2012)
  • Webster v. Penzetta, 458 Fed. Appx. 23 (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Allen v. Mattingly, 478 Fed. Appx. (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Pandozy v. Gabay, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112303 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
  • McKnight v. Middleton, 434 Fed. Appx. 32 (2d Cir. 2011)
  • Quanta Specialty Lines Ins. Co. v. Investors Capital Corp., 403 Fed. Appx. 530 (2d Cir. 2010)
  • Reichenbaum v. Cilmi, 64 A.D.3d 693, 884 N.Y.S.2d 88 (2d Dep’t 2009)
  • Frenchman v Queller, Fisher, Dienst, Serrins, Washor & Kool, LLP, 24 Misc.3d 486, 884 N.Y.S.2d 596 (2009)
  • Ciccone v. Hersh, 530 F. Supp. 2d 574 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Cummings v. Donovan, 36 A.D.3d 648, 828 N.Y.S.2d 475 (2d Dep’t 2007)
  • Casement v. O’Neill, 28 A.D.3d 508, 812 N.Y.S.2d 649 (2d Dep’t 2006)
  • MONY Life Ins. Co. v. Cordero, 22 A.D.3d 815, 802 N.Y.S.2d 632 (2d Dep’t 2005)
  • Tese-Milner v. TPAC, LLC, 313 B.R. 46 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Manfro v. McGivney, 11 A.D. 3d 662, 783 N.Y.S. 2d 288 (2d Dep’t 2004)
  • Wender v. Gilberg Agency, Inc., 304 A.D. 2d 311, 757 N.Y.S. 2d 286 (1st Dep’t 2003)
  • Gambella v. Guardian Investor Svcs. Corp., 75 F.Supp.297 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
  • Nauheimer v. Archdiocese of New York, 260 A.D.2d 615, 688 N.Y.S.2d 700 (2d Dep’t 1999)
  • Hudson Envelope Corp. v. Klausner, 249 A.D.2d 31, 670 N.Y.S.2d 104 (1st Dep’t 1998)
  • Glantz v. Rosenberg, 220 A.D.2d 719, 633 N.Y.S.2d 77 (2d Dep’t 1995)
  • Plentino Realty v. Gitomer, 216 A.D.2d 87, 628 N.Y.S.2d 75 (1st Dep’t 1995)
  • Glendora v. Duberstein, 215 A.D.2d 352, 625 N.Y.S.2d 648 (2d Dep’t 1995)
  • Tal-Spons Corp. v. Nurnberg, 213 A.D.2d 395, 623 N.Y.S.2d 604 (2d Dep’t 1995)
  • Pressman v. The Estate of Steinvorth, 860 F.Supp. 171 (S.D.N.Y. 1994)
  • Devine v. Village of Port Jefferson, 849 F.Supp. 185 (E.D.N.Y 1994)
  • Gagliardi v. Village of Pawling, 18 F.3d 188 (2nd Cir. 1994)
  • Vezzetti v. Pellegrini, 22 F.3d 483 (2nd Cir. 1994)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Risk Management for Law Firms,” New York State Bar Association, New York, NY, November, 2016
  • “Legal Malpractice,” New York State Bar Association, New York, NY, March 2015
  • “LPL/Legal Malpractice: Leading Underwriting, Claims Handling, Risk Management & Defense Strategies,” American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum, New York, NY, November 2014
  • “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word: When to Admit Liability at Trial”,” American Bar Association, San Francisco, CA, September 2014