The first annual Carmen Rivera-Gotay Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Huntington High School senior Erin Plante. Carmen’s mother, Carolyn Gotay, presented the award at the Huntington High School Annual Awards Dinner, saying, “This scholarship honors Carmen’s memory by recognizing a student who shines because of the fullness of her heart, brightness of personality and …continue reading
The New York Law Journal has published its list of Top New York Jury Verdicts for 2013 and cited Carol L. Schlitt for two of the top verdicts in New York. Carol L. Schlitt was one of the few attorneys to have more than one case listed among the top verdicts in New York. The …continue reading
Carol L. Schlitt has been featured in The New York Times Magazine as one of the top women attorneys in New York, as recognized by Super Lawyers magazine in its 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. The recognition was included in the New York Times Magazine’s March 23, 2014 issue and was based on Carol Schlitt’s inclusion in Super Lawyers as one of the top women …continue reading
The Schlitt Law Firm is sponsoring the Walking Warriors Teams in the Huntington High School Relay for Life on Saturday, June 7, 2014.The Walking Warrior Teams were formed by the special needs classes at Huntington High School. The Relay for Life is a fundraising event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Huntington …continue reading
Huntington, NY: Beginning the first week of April, the Huntington Yoga and Wellness Studio will make temporary use of space at the Schlitt Law Firm to hold classes. The story of how a yoga studio and a law firm came together speaks of the spirit of two female entrepreneurs committed to making their businesses succeed …continue reading
Carmen Rivera-Gotay had just completed her junior year at Huntington High School when she died in a car accident. To honor her memory, her mother, Carolyn Gotay, and the Schlitt Law Firm have created the Carmen Rivera-Gotay Memorial Scholarship. The Huntington School Board officially recognized the scholarship at their meeting on March 24, 2014. “Carmen was …continue reading
The Schlitt Law Firm announced that its newly redesigned website has been listed as one of the best legal websites in the nation. The highly respected, award winning law firm handles personal injury and medical malpractice cases in the New York metropolitan area. Founding partner Carol L. Schlitt said, “We wanted a website that was …continue reading
The Schlitt Law Firm, a personal injury law firm, has promoted Thomas McHugh of East Islip to Personal Injury Legal Assistant. Mr. McHugh had originally been hired as part of the firm’s intern program. Carol L. Schlitt, As a Legal Assistant, Mr. McHugh assists in the development of cases for settlement and supports the prosecution …continue reading
On December 5, The Schlitt Law Firm held a fundraiser for Project T.O.Y., a holiday charity program sponsored by the Tri-Community and Youth Agency (Tri-CYA) and the Family Service League of Long Island. The party, held in the offices of the Schlitt Law Firm, collected toys and donations and was capped off when Carol Schlitt, presented Debbie Rimler, the Director of the Tri-CYA with a $500 check for Project T.O.Y.
The Schlitt Law Firm has selected Thomas McHugh from East Islip and Matthew Parente of Oyster Bay for its fall legal internship program. Carol L. Schlitt, the founding partner of the Schlitt Law Firm, said, “Tom and Matt represent everything we value: they are smart, curious, driven, detail-oriented, responsible and enthusiastic. They have already made key contributions and show promising futures.”
Carol L. Schlitt has been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York for personal injury law for the fourth year in a row. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Ms. Schlitt said, “It is an honor that my peers have recognized the value of the service that we provide for clients.”
Mineola, NY, September 9, 2013: Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Randy Sue Marber granted a $4.9 million award to a Nassau County nurse, Marie Sweeney, for the damages she suffered as a result of a vicious and violent attack upon her by a patient. The court found the defendant, Donte Oakes, liable for his assault …continue reading
The Schlitt Law Firm is sponsoring the Walking Warriors Teams in the Huntington High School Relay for Life on Friday, May 17, 2013.The Walking Warrior Teams were formed by the special needs classes at Huntington High School. The Relay for Life is a fundraising event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
New York (September 13, 2012): After 15 years of solo practice as a New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, Carol L. Schlitt has expanded her practice and created The Schlitt Law Firm. Carol L. Schlitt explains, “When I worked by myself, it felt right to refer to my practice as the Law Office …continue reading
After 15 years of solo practice as a New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, Carol L. Schlitt has expanded her practice and created The Schlitt Law Firm. Carol L. Schlitt explains, “When I worked by myself, it felt right to refer to my practice as the Law Office of Carol L. Schlitt. The new name, The Schlitt Law Firm, better reflects the breadth and depth of our resources.”
Huntington, NY: The Schlitt Law Firm has expanded its internship and scholarship program to include a third student. The Firm has selected Ki Yun (Tony) Kim from Plainview for its legal internship program. Carol L. Schlitt, the founding partner of the Schlitt Law Firm, said, “Tony represents everything we value: he’s smart, curious, driven, responsible …continue reading
Carol L. Schlitt has been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York for personal injury law. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Ms. Schlitt said, “I am pleased that my peers have recognized the value of the service that I provide for my clients.”
On September 27, 2010, a Manhattan jury awarded Antonia Reyes $500,000 in compensation for the injuries she suffered when knocked down by a New York City Transit Authority bus. The jury made the award in the case Antonia Reyes v. New York City Transit Authority (Index No. 106304/05).
The case stemmed from a December 23, 2004 incident when Ms. Reyes, at the time a 74-year-old factory worker, crossed 181st Street at the intersection with St. Nicholas Avenue. As she reached the curb, the Bx3 bus pulled up to the intersection and hit Ms. Reyes. The impact, while not very hard, knocked Ms. Reyes to the ground. While some passer-bys offered assistance, Ms. Reyes refused immediate medical attention. Ms. Reyes testified that the bus driver, who was a relief driver temporarily assigned to that route, asked her not to say anything because the bus driver would get in trouble.
Manhattan, NY – June 4, 2008 – Attorney Carol L. Schlitt has announced that she negotiated a $300,000 settlement with Felix Associates, a major New York construction firm, for damages caused by an unsecured roadway plate that crushed a man’s foot. The New York County case (116586/06) was settled as part of a mediation with …continue reading
Bronx, NY – May 20, 2008 – More than six years ago, Markking Smalls suffered serious injuries in a car accident in the Bronx when the car he was riding in crashed into a dumpster left in the street. On May 19, 2008 a Bronx Supreme Court jury found the dumpster company and the driver …continue reading
Albany, NY – February 14, 2008 – On February 12, 2008, the New York Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision reversing an Appellate Court decision in the case of Markking Smalls v AJI Industries and Jahkim A Jenkins. Carol L. Schlitt, trial counsel for the plaintiff, hailed the decision, “The court agreed with our …continue reading
Huntington, NY – September 10, 2007 – Carol L. Schlitt has just celebrated her twenty-first year as an attorney and she remains a leader among female attorneys in New York. When Ms. Schlitt graduated from St. John’s Law School in 1986, women attorneys had to swim against the tide of male dominance. The American Bar …continue reading
Brooklyn, NY – September 28, 2005 – On August 22, 2005, Federal Magistrate Roanne L. Mann issued an award for $225,000 in the matter of Garcia v. Khemraj Basdeo (04-CV-4129) involving a man injured while sitting in a parked car in Brooklyn New York. The case stemmed from an August 2002 incident when Jose Garcia …continue reading