Eileen H. Libutti

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Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in New York, NY

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
 | 61 Broadway, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 631-386-8370
Fax: 212-233-7196
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    The managing partner of the New York, New York, office of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, Eileen H. Libutti is a strong and passionate representative for her clients. Ms. Libutti established the firm's Special Education Practice Group, through which she helps to represent children and their families as they go through the individualized education plan process. Through this practice area, she has led a team that has helped numerous children with learning and developmental disabilities get the specialized services they need to succeed in school.

    Ms. Libutti also defends hospitals, other health care facilities and doctors when they are sued for alleged medical malpractice. In her defense practice, she works closely with her clients from the beginning of their cases all the way through the end. She also represents corporate clients when they are sued for negligence in premises liability and other cases.

    A recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in 1988, Ms. Libutti pursued her legal education at the New York Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1991. Before coming to work for her current firm, she previously gained experience working in the medical malpractice defense practice of another law firm. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Libutti has been with Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, for the past 22 years in increasingly responsible roles.

    Ms. Libutti has received several honors and awards for her dedication and practice. In 2003, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society gave her its MS Leadership Class Award, and in that same year, the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County gave her its Jurisperitus Award. Ms. Libutti actively participates in the American, New York State and Nassau County bar associations.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Schools & Education
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Education, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About Eileen Libutti

    Admitted: 1992, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lewisjohs.com/attorneys/eileen-h-libutti/


    • Jurisperitus Award, Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County
    • Eileen was selected in 2015 as one of Long Island's leaders in professional services, Who's Who in Women in Professional Services, Long Island Business News., 2015
    • Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
    • Professional of the Month Award, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
    • One of Long Island's 40 Rising Stars Under 40, Long Island Business News, 2003
    • MS Leadership Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 1992
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, Long Beach Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1991
    • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
    • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
    • New Jersey, 1991
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Defense Research Institute

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Since the inception of the Special Education Group at Lewis Johs, Eileen and her team have made it a mission to represent individuals with learning differences. The Education team has worked with many non-profit organizations, and families in financial need to access an appropriate placement and education services for students, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, reading help, tutoring, and evaluations as is contemplated by the Individuals with Disablities Education Act (IDEA).

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Cross Examination in Malpractice Cases, the New York State Trial Lawyers, Long Island’s Women’s Symposium, American Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
    • Cross Examination in Malpractice Cases, the New York State Trial Lawyers, Long Island’s Women’s Symposium, Excess Lines Association of New York
    • Quality of Life: Flexibility is Key to Balancing Busy Family Life with a Thriving Law Practice, Best Practices, The Primerus Paradigm, Primerus
    • Non-Compete Clauses: Uses and Enforceability Although non compete clauses are generally unpopular in the courts, they are often enforceable. This article outlines the parameters and gives important information for doctors, physician assistants, medical groups and other employers and employess parameters for what to expect with regard to these agreements.  , Co author, Non Compete Clauses: Uses and Enforceability, Primerus Paradigm, International Society Of Primerus Law Firms
    • Pool Owners: Minimize the Likelihood of an Accident Reducing the Risk of Liabililty This article describes the risks and duties that arise with homeowners and renters with relation to their swimming pools., Co author, LJAA Alert
    • Brutal Blizzards: What the NY Homeowner Should Consider This article outlines the duty of the homeowner in situations where there is someone injured as a result of a slip and fall on snow., Co author, Brutal Blizzards: What the NY Homeowner Should Consider, LJAA Alert
    • This article explores the liability potential for parents and homeowners when serving alcohol to minors., Co author, Underage Drinking: What's the harm?, LJAA Alert

    Educational Background:

    • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1988
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    Office Location for Eileen H. Libutti

    61 Broadway
    Suite 2000
    New York, NY 10006

    Phone: 631-386-8370

    Fax: 212-233-7196

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    Last Updated: 1/6/2021

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