Brooke Youngwirth

Brooke Youngwirth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Poughkeepsie, NY

Corbally Gartland & Rappleyea, LLP
 | 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-454-1110
Fax: 845-454-4857
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brooke Dana Youngwirth represents both employees and private and public-sector employers before state and federal agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Brooke also defends private and public employers against employment harassment and discrimination, labor violations, and various other federal and state claims.

    In addition, Brooke frequently provides counsel to individuals, school districts, police departments, and other private employers on a range of topics such as wrongful termination, student disciplinary matters, employment discrimination, and the implementation of employment policies and handbooks. Brooke has held client training sessions and continuing legal education seminars on various topics including: employment discrimination and harassment prevention, institutional sexual abuse, discrimination and harassment investigations, electronic discovery and dispositive motions.

    Brooke‘s practice also focuses on handling a variety of other types of commercial and civil disputes including franchise, foreclosure, personal injury, and business litigation.  Brooke‘s litigation skills allow for a majority of cases to settle prior to going to court, eliminating risk and expenses. Brooke’s practical approach to matters ensures clients feel secure and confident while handling their business and personal matters.

    About Brooke Youngwirth

    Admitted: 2011, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://cgrlaw.com/attorneys/brooke-d-youngwirth/

    Honors/Awards:

    • "Best of Poughkeepsie 2018" Profile Series was produced by Proactive Resources for inclusion in the Poughkeepsie Journal., "Best of Poughkeepsie", Poughkeepsie Journal, 2018
    • According to the Dutchess County Bar Association, nominees character "should encompass a balance of the following criteria: Admitted 10 years or less, member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, peer recognition of civility and professionalism, service to the Bar and the community, as well as a commitment to Pro Bono service"., Nominee, Amee VanTassell Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Dutchess County Bar Association, 2017
    • According to the Dutchess County Bar Association, Nominees' character "should encompass a balance of the following criteria: Admitted 10 years or less, member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, peer recognition of civility and professionalism, service to the Bar and the community, as well as a commitment to Pro Bono service"., Nominee, Amee VanTassell Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Dutchess County Bar Association, 2018
    • According to their website, the ATHENA Awards recognizes honorees' accomplishments in their careers, community volunteer involvement, and willingness to serve as a mentor – especially to women in the business community. , Nominee, ATHENA Awards, Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce, 2018
    • The On The Rise Award program provides "national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service"., Nominee, Top 40 on the Rise Young Lawyer’s Award, American Bar Association, 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Vassar College Mock Trial Coach, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Educational webinar, Speaker, ADA Website Compliance Webinar, Employers, 2019
    • Educational webinar, Speaker and host, Covid 19 - Webinar for Employers, Employers, 2020

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successful jury verdict for Plaintiff in defamation lawsuit in excess of $80,000.00 in punitive and compensatory damages - second chair. Prior outcomes do not guarantee similar outcome and does not account for any subsequent reduction in award by Court or appellate division. , 2015
    • Successfully defended prominent Franchisor from copyright suit, which was successfully discontinued shortly upon filing., 2020
    • Successfully defended prominent Franchisor from employment discrimination lawsuit, which was discontinued shortly after initial filing., 2019
    • Successfully defended borrower in foreclosure action and successfully authored motion to dismiss and obtained court awarded sanctions and attorney’s fees client against prominent law firm and banking institution., 2020
    • Successfully represented borrower in foreclosure action. After a seven day hearing, Court found that lending institution had acted in bad faith and subsequently tolled interest and attorney’s fees., 2017
    • Successfully authored motion to dismiss copyright claims on pre-emption grounds. Kennedy v. LaCasse, No. 17-CV-2970 (KMK), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113418 (S.D.N.Y. July 20, 2017)., 2017
    • Successfully defended educational institution in lawsuit alleging discrimination based on disability and violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. F.M. v. Anderson Ctr. for Autism, No. 1:13-CV-0041 (GTS/RFT), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126215 (N.D.N.Y. Sep. 10, 2014)., 2014
    • Successfully authored Appellee Brief and opposition to NYCLU’s Motion to File an Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Rehearing. Significant case concerning the standard for qualified immunity. Gonzalez v. City of Schenectady, 728 F.3d 149 (2d Cir. 2013)., 2013

    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, 2003

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Copyright
    • Corporate
    • Federal
    • Foreclosure
    • Franchise
    • General Litigation
    • Trademark
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    Office Location for Brooke Youngwirth

    35 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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    Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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