Category Archives: Current News

BSMH welcomes new associate Erin K. Hayner, Esq.

We are pleased to welcome new Associate Erin K. Hayner, Esq. to the firm, this September. Erin is a 2004 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University who has worked for several litigation practice firms over the past 9 years in both … Continue reading

Judith Aumand makes partner at BSMH!

In July 2015 the firm was proud to announce that Judith B. Aumand has been named partner in the firm.  Judi came to the firm in 2006 after graduating Albany Law School of Union University and has grown with us, handling … Continue reading

Thomas Mortati is now a member of CLM.

Thomas J. Mortati, Esq. is now a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).  CLM is a non-partisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Selected attorneys … Continue reading

BSMH welcomes Lia B. Mitchell, Esq. back to the firm!

The firm is pleased to announce the return of Associate Lia B. Mitchell, Esq. Lia is a 2005 graduate of Whittier Law School, in Costa Mesa, California.  She first worked with the firm from April of 2012 until September 2013, … Continue reading

BSMH Welcomes Attorneys Adam C. Hover, Esq. and Heather S. Lanza, Esq.

The firm is pleased to announce the return of Associate Adam C. Hover, Esq. and welcomes new Associate Heather S. Lanza, Esq. Adam is a 2008 graduate of Western New England College School of Law who began his legal career with the firm in 2008 … Continue reading

Jeffrey Hurd, Esq. ~ President Federal Court Bar Assoc.

Partner Jeffrey Hurd has been named President of the Federal Court Bar Association for the Northern District of New York for 2015.   Congratulations Jeff!

Thomas Mortati, Esq. ~ 2015 President of CDTLA

Thomas Mortati, Esq has been named President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association for 2015. Tom has been a board member since 2009 .  In 2013 Tom served as Treasurer on the CDTLA board and as Vice President in 2014. The CDTLA … Continue reading

Peter Balouskas makes partner at BSMH!!

In January 2015 the firm was proud to announce that Peter B. Balouskas has been named partner in the firm.  Peter has been practicing law since 2000 and handles a wide variety of complex cases including medical malpractice, construction, toxic … Continue reading

Sara B. Fedele, Esq. and Bryan D. Richmond. Esq. join the firm

The firm is pleased to announce that Sara B. Fedele, Esq. and Bryan D. Richmond, Esq. have joined the firm as Associates. Sara is a 2006 graduate of Albany Law School who comes to us with an impressive resume. Throughout … Continue reading

Malpractice total payouts amounts increased for the first time since 2003

Malpractice total payouts amounts increased for the first time since 2003, according to an analysis done by Deiderich Healthcare. They used data recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank during 2013. In actual dollars, the increase in 2013 was $168 … Continue reading