Katelyn E. Cutinello

Katelyn E. Cutinello

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Cocca & Cutinello, LLP
 | 36 Cattano Ave, Suite 600
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-828-9000
Fax: 973-828-9999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Ms. Cutinello’s current practice areas include general litigation, medical & nursing malpractice, nursing home negligence, professional liability, hospital law, regulatory & compliance issues, professional licensure, automobile negligence, premises liability, insurance coverage and appellate practice.   She has actively participated in the defense of a number of notable cases resulting in groundbreaking Appellate Division and Supreme Court decisions, including Brugaletta v. Garcia, 234 N.J. 225 (2018); Brugaletta v. Garcia, 448 N.J. Super. 404 (App. Div. 2017), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 234 N.J. 225 (2018); Ptaszynski v. Atl. Health Sys., 440 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2015), cert. denied, 2016 N.J. LEXIS 988 (2016); Hurwitz v. AHS Hosp. Corp., 438 N.J. Super. 269 (App. Div. 2014), as well as numerous unpublished decisions.  Ms. Cutinello has argued in the Appellate Division and appeared as Amicus Curiae in the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association, resulting in the Rodriguez v. Walmart opinion.  In addition to litigation, Ms. Cutinello has provided guidance to healthcare facilities on various regulatory and compliance issues, including developing, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, Patient Safety Act compliance, assistance and representation in Joint Commission and Department of Health inquiries, medical staff matters and licensure and certifying Boards.

Prior to founding Cocca & Cutinello, Ms. Cutinello was a partner at another defense firm in Morristown, NJ.  She previously served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, then United States Magistrate Judge, currently, United States Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  She also served as a legal intern with the Governor’s Office of General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of State in the Hearing Examiner’s Office, where she assisted in professional licensure matters.

Ms. Cutinello has lectured on a number of topics including Civil Law, Appellate Practice and Women and the Law, Diversity and Inclusion.  Her publications include “Ptaszynski v. Atlantic Health Sys.: The Changing Landscape of NJ Nursing Home and Med Mal Litigation” a two-part article published in ALM’s Law Journal Newsletters - Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy.

About Katelyn Cutinello

Admitted: 2011, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.coccalaw.com/katelyn-e-cutinello/

Honors/Awards:

  • https://njdefenseassoc.com/awards/, Young Lawyer of the Year, New Jersey Defense Association, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ms. Cutinello appeared as Amicus Curiae on behalf of the New Jersey Defense Association in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. Walmart, 237 N.J. 36 (2019), 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Heart Association’s Northern NJ Go Red for Women, Member of the 2019 Executive Leadership Team, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ptaszynski v. Atlantic Health Sys.: The Changing Landscape of NJ Nursing Home and Med Mal Litigation, a two-part article discussing litigation of medical practice actions involving alleged violations of the New Jersey Nursing Home Act., Author, Ptaszynski v. Atlantic Health Sys.: The Changing Landscape of NJ Nursing Home and Med Mal Litigation, ALM - Law Journal Newsletters - Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015
  • Anthony Cocca, Esq. and Katelyn E. Cutinello, Esq. partnered with fellow defense attorney, Herbert Kruttschnitt III, Esq., to author an article for the Fall, 2019 Edition of the New Jersey Defense Association’s Magazine, New Jersey Defense. The article titled “BRUGALETTA V. GARCIA: THE PATIENT SAFETY ACT PRIVILEGE DEFINED” discusses the history of the self-critical analysis privilege, how the absolute privilege has been clarified by Brugaletta v. Garcia, 234 N.J. 225 (2018) and the next steps following the Supreme Court’s decision., Author, Brugaletta v. Garcia: The Patient Safety Act Privilege Defined, New Jersey Defense Association’s Magazine, New Jersey Defense, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • New Jersey Defense Association, Board of Directors, 2018-2021; Past Vice President - Northern Region, 2017-2018; Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Committee, 2018 to present
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Office Location for Katelyn E. Cutinello

36 Cattano Ave
Suite 600
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Last Updated: 1/1/2020

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