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Dennis A. First - Albany, NY

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard4th Floor Albany, NY 12211

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Updated: 09/14/2020

Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Overview

Dennis A. First attended Vassar College and graduated with honors from Ohio State University in 1975. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University in 1978. After serving as law clerk to the Hon. Joseph Harris of Albany County Court, he entered private practice in 1979...

About Dennis A. First

Frequent Case Types

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Albany County Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association, Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law and Environment Law Sections (Member)
  • State Bar Association, Appointed Member (Special Committee to Confer with the State's Medical Society)
  • DRI (Member)
  • Council on Litigation Management (Member)
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers (Member)

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, 1978
    J.D.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1975
    B.A.
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Political Science
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Past Positions

  • Supreme Court, Hon. Joseph Harris, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
  • Carter, Conboy, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C., 1980 - 1994

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer: “Basic Civil Practice-The Trial”, New York State Bar Association, - 1993
  • “New York Medical Malpractice”, National Business Institute, - 1993
  • “Psychiatric Malpractice Issues in New York”, American Psychiatric Association, Northeastern New York Region, - 1993
  • “Federal Practice”, New York State Bar Association, 1995 - 1996
  • “Products Liability”, Albany County Claims Association, - 2000
  • “Medical Malpractice”, New York Psychiatric Association, - 2000
  • “Trial Preparation Secrets”, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, - 2001
  • “Expert Witness: Procedures, Discovery and Trial Issues in New York”, Lorman Education Services, - 2005
  • “Construction Site Accidents: The Law and the Trial”, New York State Bar Association, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Trial practice and procedure, New York State Bar Association

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Dennis A. First

Included on the 2022 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Albany Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" - 2018
  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Albany, NY - 2017
  • Super Lawyers 2007-2019 Upstate New York Personal Injury Defense
  • Super Lawyers 2007-2018 - Top 25 Hudson Valley
  • Super Lawyers - Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers, 2007-2020
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rated-Very High to Preeminent
  • New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Law Firm Award
  • Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers 2019, Personal Injury Litigation, General Defense

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Address

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard4th Floor Albany, NY 12211

Fax

  • 518-465-0015

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