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Joseph W. Szalyga

A partner in the firm, Joseph Szalyga concentrates his practice in the areas of general and professional liability defense and subrogation.

Mr. Szalyga is routinely called upon to defend property owners, contractors and other commercial clients in catastrophic bodily injury cases. He also has extensive experience in leading investigations and defending the firm’s clients in high profile property damage cases, including large fires, explosions, structural collapses and matters involving damage to adjacent structures during demolition, excavation, underpinning and construction.

Additionally, Mr. Szalyga has prosecuted and tried numerous subrogation matters ranging from simple fires and floods to complex boiler and machinery losses. He has directly handled several seven figure recoveries.


Mr. Szalyga earned his B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in 2000 and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2003.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Szalyga is authorized to practice law in New York and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Professional Associations

Mr. Szalyga is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association.


Mr. Szalyga was selected as a New York Rising Star in 2015.  Each year, the list of Rising Star attorneys is published in New York Super Lawyers magazine.  The Rising Star designation is an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys who are under the age of 40 or have less than 10 years of legal experience.

Joseph W. Szalyga
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