Nancy Y. Morgan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Newburgh, NY

Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
 | 1279 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12551
Phone: 800-529-2676
Fax: 845-245-2318
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Senior Trial Attorney and Partner, Nancy Morgan, joined the Newburgh, New York, law firm of Finkelstein & Partners in early 1987. She is licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. In her first five years, she took more than 45 verdicts. She moved with her military husband from 1991-1996 to Colorado and Pittsburgh where she worked as a litigation attorney for two fortune 50 Companies. She returned to New York in 1996.

 Ms. Morgan focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, veteran's disability, negligent supervision or security, and ski liability cases.

Ms. Morgan has represented children in cases against school districts that failed to report child abuse and other negligent actions of school teachers and other school officials. She has represented cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, ski injury, and negligent security. Ms. Morgan received her law degree from the University of Louisville Law School.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - Products (100%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Products Liability

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Nancy Morgan

Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawampm.com/attorneys/nancy-y-morgan-personal-in...

Honors/Awards:

  • Nancy Morgan, founder of the Finkelstein & Partners Veterans' Services Group, has been named Hudson Valley Hero this month for her dedication to providing quality legal services to disabled veterans.  Read article here: http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Hero/January-2015/Nancy-Morgan-Veteran-Services-Group-Founder/, Hudson Valley Hero, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2017
  • County Bar Association award for member of the legal community that gives back to the community., Professional Service Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Organization choses the top 100 trial attorneys in each state., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • highest rating, AVVO, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified to practice at the Court of Appeals Veterans Claims and Board of Veterans Appeals Licensed to practice in PA and NJ.  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors Orange County Bar Association, Officer
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Member New York State Bar Association
  • Member, National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Section Chair for New Jersey State Bar Association -NJSBA. Military law and Veterans Section. Oct 2017 was responsible to run the 16th annual Military and Veterans Symposium in New Brunswick., 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • In November 2013 Ms. Morgan served as a Pro Bono veterans attorney at a free legal clinic offered by Albany Law School to veterans in the community seeking legal assistance.  Because of the positive feedback and need in the community, presented again in 2014. She has been asked to teach other lawyers how to represent Veterans by NYSBA and NJSBA 2014 and 2015., 2013
  • Mentor/coach Lacordaire Academy Mock Trial Team
  • Mentor for students at the Newburgh Prep-Alternative charter school in Newburgh for students that have dropped out of the public school, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Update on the law of Veterans Disability practice., author, America's Warriors are now entitled to legal representation, NYSTLA, 2012
  • Artlcle identifies how to represent Veterans at the Regional office and Board of Veterans Appeals. It explains eligibility factors to assist Veterans obtain disability benefits., Representing America's Warriors, Pro Bono News, NYSBA, 2013
  • I presented a CLE on behalf of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans on Wednesday June 15, 2016 entitled "From Discharge Upgrades to VA Benefits." The CLE was hosted by Orrick, Herrington, and Suttcliffe, LLP in their Manhattan office. The CLE was well attended by approximately 80 attorneys from New York and New Jersey spanning both the private and public sectors, with an interest in serving Veterans., 2016 CLE on Veterans Law
  • Oct 14, 2017. Prented 2 hour CLE for accreditation to the Veterans Administration. Covered required topics including necessary law for representing Veterans., presenter, NJSBA, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Impatient Driver Causes Crash - $500,000 Recovery, 2019
  • Full $500,000 Policy Awarded, 2018
  • Nancy attended an arbitration on a very unique injury that required the removal of a rib and received a decision by the arbitrator of 300K.
  • Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. where she developed the national litigation defense for asbestos products used in ship building called Fire Resistant Decorative Micarta.
  • 30 yr old plaintiff was stopped and defendant hit rear of his car. He sustained a lumbar bulging disc and treated primarily with chiropractor. The jury awarded him 125K.
  • 125K Settlement-from lack of security at an apartment complex. The security guard was given a photo of the individual and a copy of the restraining order against the person who attacked the woman in her apartment.
  • Schools have a mandatory duty to report suspected child abuse. A little girl was being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, and the parent of another student reported it to school officials. The school failed to report it to the proper agency and the abuse continued for 9 more months until the child’s mother discovered it. The administrators of the school were terminated. Finkelstein and Partners brought an action against the school. We are currently preparing a brief for the NY state Appellate Division 2nd Department on this issue.
  • 2M after jury selection-to a Johnson County woman who was blinded in one eye during a school field event. She was hit with a water balloon that was catapulted from a goal post. The school district agreed to pay 2 million in damages.
  • $250,000 full policy settlement. Hit in rear MVA. Lumbar surgery., 2014
  • 900K Settlement during trial-elementary school student was sexually molested while at school.
  • Nancy returned to New York when her husband was selected as the Special Assistant to the Commandant at West Point in 1996. She returned to Finkelstein & Partners and continued taking verdicts and settling cases.
  • 44 yr old female was in a head-on motor vehicle collision and suffered bulging lumbar discs in her back. The jury awarded her 150K.
  • 3 million dollar verdict for victim of rape-lack of security case. 2 million settlement after jury selection woman blinded one eye during school field day event. 285K arb award for surgical herniated disc. $150K settlement for fractures related to a fall from a ski chair lift.
  • A student at a school for troubled boys was acting out and a teacher grabbed him, causing him to fall and fracture his leg. We recently settled this matter at Mediation for fair compensation for this young boy.
  • 285K Arbitration award-a 36 yr old Rensselaer County woman was awarded damages at arbitration for a spinal injury with surgery that resulted from a rear end motor vehicle accident.
  • $450,000. Hit in rear MVA. Cervical surgery. Underlying $100K policy offered. U/M arbitration. Awarded additional $350,000 dispite fact not able to show lost wages., 2013
  • 300K Settlement-was negotiated on behalf of a 51 yrold Dutchess County woman who while operating a motor vehicle making a left hand turn, was struck by a vehicle coming from the opposite direction but in an improper lane. As a result of the collision, our client sustained a fractured elbow, a tear to the ligament in her knee and a serious back injury. Case settled for policy limits.
  • Nancy traveled to Syracuse to take a verdict on a case that had been tried by another attorney, lost and appealed. This time the jury awarded her client 250K for a thoracic surgery.
  • Colorado Interstate Gas Company (Coastal Corp) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was the senior trial attorney and handled litigation including oil and gas litigation, bankruptcy issues, ad valorum tax matters, libel, slander and employment issues.
  • Four 1st grade boys were sexually molested by an unsupervised 14 year old student in a bathroom near the principals office. The parents of the boys came to us, and we brought a lawsuit against the perpetrator and the school. The school district asked the judge to dismiss the case, but on November 7, 2011 the judge found that the actions of the school should be evaluated by a jury.
  • 275K Settlement-a 36 yr old Orange County woman fell on ice in a parking lot and sustained an injury to her knee requiring surgery.
  • Poughkeepsie woman delivered a 7 month, stillborn child at the Westchester Hospital. When she asked for the remains, she learned the hospital lost the fetus. The jury awarded her damages for the emotional distress.
  • 3M awarded-an 83 yr old Orange County woman from Port Jervis Housing Authority for their negligence in not repairing a broken window, which allowed a rapist to harm plaintiff.
  • several BVA decisions granting Veterans Past Disability benefits totalling more than $250,000. Settled several Personal Injury cases between $100,000 and $750,000., 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Lack of security, lack of supervision, ski accident, general personal injury, and Veterans Disability practice.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Past School Board President of West Point School Recently developed Veterans services group at firm to address the needs of the thousands of veterans who have been denied benefits. Is certified and accredited. Active in National Association of Veterans Advocates.

Educational Background:

  • University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law 1986
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Office Location for Nancy Y. Morgan

1279 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12551

Phone: 800-529-2676

Fax: 845-245-2318

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Last Updated: 9/30/2019

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