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JONATHAN E. SYMER

is a senior partner in Steinberg, Symer & Platt, LLP. Since 1987, his practice has focused almost exclusively on medical malpractice defense and ancillary medico-legal issues. He is experienced in litigating matters involving all major surgical, obstetrical, orthopedic and medical specializations including representing innumerable physicians and health care providers. He has successfully litigated scores of actions to verdict. Mr. Symer also represents physicians and health care providers before medical regulatory agencies such as the Department of Health and Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice
Medico-legal Law
Medical Regulatory Agency Defense
Premise Liability

Education:

New York Law School, J.D., 1984
Vassar College, A.B., 1980

Bar and Court Admissions:

New York State
New York State Medical Malpractice Defense Bar
United States District Court of Appeals

for the Second Circuit

United States District Court, Southern District

of New York

United States District Court, Northern District

of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District

of New York

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CLIFFORD A. PLATT

is a senior partner in Steinberg, Symer & Platt, LLP whose practice is focused on representing medical providers in medical malpractice actions, and on representing severely injured individuals in personal injury matters. His litigation experience includes defending providers in a wide array of speciality and general medical care, and prosecuting cases on behalf of injured individuals for negligence, productc liability, premise liability, and construction liability.

Cliff is an accomplished trial lawyer with decades of successful trial results involving catastrophic injuries. He has both served as an editor on the Pace Law Review and been published on insurance defense issues in the Pace Law Review.

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Construction Liability
Premises Liability

Education

Pace University School of Law, J.D.,
cum laude 1993
Casenotes Editor, Pace Law Review
State of New York, College of
Environmental Science, B.S.,
cum laude, 1982

Bar and Court Admissions:

New York State
New York State Medical Malpractice Defense Bar
United States District Court of Appeals

for the Second Circuit

United States District Court, Southern District

of New York

United States District Court, Northern District

of New York

United States District Court,Western District

of New York

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CAROL C. POLES

is a senior partner and trial attorney in the firm and has over twenty years of trial experience. She has successfully defended physicians of varied specialties and other health care professionals and institutions achieving favorable verdicts, including many cases seeking multi-million dollar damages.

In 2018, she has been honored with the Lawyers of Distinction Award.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Poles served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York where she successfully defended medical malpractice, personal injury and tort claims. She started her legal career as a prosecutor in the Office of the District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she handled, and tried to verdict, a wide variety of violent felony offenses, including homicides.

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Liability
Mental Hygiene
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Premises Liability
Criminal Defense

Education

Emory University School of Law,

J.D., 1990

University of the South, B.A., 1985

Bar and Court Admissions:

New York State
New York State Medical Malpractice Defense Bar

United States District Court, Southern District

of New York

United States District Court, Northern District

of New York

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ROBERT R. HASKINS

is a partner in the firm. Mr. Haskins’ practice centers on the defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals and nursing homes in medical malpractice litigation, and he has also represented numerous plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Mr. Haskins is involved in all aspects of medical defense litigation including case assessment, fact and medical investigation and reviews, depositions, motions and appeals. He is also an experienced, certified mediator. Mr. Haskins has taught Reproductive Law and Policy at the State University of New York at New Paltz and serves on the board of a number of local not for profit

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Liability
Premises Liability
Mediation

Education

Syracuse University School

of Law, J.D., 1984

State University of New York

at New Paltz, B.A., 1978

Bar and Court Admissions:

New York State

United States District Court, Southern District

of New York

United States District Court, Northern District

of New York

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