Dana M. Whitfield
Dana M. Whitfield is an associate in the personal injury department of the firm. Ms. Whitfield has gained exceptional trial experience representing large insurance companies and various New York City agencies. Presently with the firm, Ms. Whitfield's practice area is concentrated in negligence issues involving automobile, premises and slip and fall accidents. She has successfully advocated for hundreds of clients and has obtained awards and trial verdicts in cases ranging from simple to life altering injuries.
Awards and Honors
- Oral Advocate Award, Touro College of Law
- Metropolitan Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- New York County Lawyers Association
- Brooklyn Bar Association
- Women's Bar Association
Recent Cases and Settlements of Note
Ms. Whitfield was successful in an appeal of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Department. In re:
New York Central Mutual Fire Ins. Co. v. Alfred L. Dukes. In this proceeding pursuant to CPLR Article 75 to stay the arbitration of an uninsured motorist claim, the Court upheld an Order directing that petitioner was obligated to defend and indemnify its insured.
Ms. Whitfield is a public speaker and advocate for End Distracted Driving – a program that warns against the perils of distracted driving to High School students all over the country.
New York Law Journal, January 31, 2005
Ms. Whitfield is an arbitrator in the Small Claims court in Kings County, helping litigants resolve claims who cannot afford an attorney.
Dana M. Whitfield
- Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D.
- Hampton University, B.A.
- Ahmuty, Demers, Mc Manus, Esqs., Lozner & Mastropietro, P.C.
- White, Fleischner & Fino, LLP
*Employed by Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP