Garden City, Nassau County Lawyer
Donald S. Neumann, Jr. was admitted to the Bar in New York State in 1974 and began his career with Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley in the same year. Initially, he focused exclusively in trial practice, gaining a broad range of experience in automobile, premises, municipal, medical malpractice, and products liability.
Beginning in 1980, his practice concentrated primarily in medical malpractice defense. His practice focus included vascular and bypass surgery, general surgery, and infectious diseases. He managed a caseload of approximately eighty cases.
Since 1988, he has headed the firm’s insurance and appellate law departments. He has argued more than 240 cases covering a broad cross section of law, including insurance coverage, labor law, medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile and no-fault law, municipal and police liability, and intentional torts. Cases decided in the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, include Tate by McMahon v. Colabello, 58 NY2d 84 (1983); Toeffer v. Long Island R.R., 4 NY3d 399 (2005); ELRAC, Inc. v. Ward, 96 NY2d 58 (2001); and Meath v. Mishrick, 68 N.Y. 2d 922 (1986).
In the case of Meath v. Mishrick, 68 N.Y. 2d 922 (1986), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the complaint and held, as a matter of first impression, that, in the absence of an agency or other relevant relationship between a pathologist and the patient’s treating physician, or of a continuing relationship between a pathologist and the patient, the continuous treatment of the patient by an attending physician does not extend the statute of limitations against either the hospital pathologist, who misread the biopsy of the patient, or the hospital.
Massachusetts (1973); New York (1974); United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1975); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1975); United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2003); United States Supreme Court (2007).
Colby College (BA, 1969); Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1972).
Areas of Practice:
- Trial Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Associations and Memberships:
- Member, Nassau County Bar Association
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Associations
- Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
- Defense Association of New York
- Defense Research Institute