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Jerri DeCamp focuses her litigation practice in the areas of construction law, general liability and premises liability throughout New York.  Over the course of her career, Ms. DeCamp has gained extensive experience defending property owners, general contractors, construction managers, site safety consultants and subcontractors in bodily injury construction-related claims.  She has effectively advocated for her clients before the First and Second Departments of the New York State Appellate Court, represented insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions and advised excess carriers as monitoring counsel in large exposure cases. 

A graduate of Binghamton University, Ms. DeCamp earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law where she was a Courtroom Advocate with Fordham’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Center and Editor of the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Competition Team as a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board.  She is a former member of the Construction Claims Community of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) .

An avid runner who enjoys participating in local races and half marathons, Ms. DeCamp enjoys spending time with her husband and two children when not serving her clients.

Connecticut State Bar, 2002
New York State Bar, 2003
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Binghamton University, B.A. in English, Literature & Rhetoric, Cum Laude, 1999
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2002

Notable Decisions:

Granite State Ins. Co. v. Moklam Enters., 193 A.D.3d 616, 142 N.Y.S.3d 815 (1st Dept. 2021)(obtained reversal of lower court's denial of motions for summary judgment to insurer client and granted insurer client order declaring that insurer had no duty to defend of indemnify defendant contractor for claims of common law contribution or indemnification asserted against contractor in two underlying personal injury actions where insurer made prima facie showing that the alleged injuries sustained do not qualify as “grave injuries” within the meaning of Workers' Compensation Law §11).

Carrillo v. 457-467, et al., 193 A.D.3d 911, 147 N.Y.S.3d 108 (2d Dept. 2021)(obtained reversal of lower court's denial of contractor's motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of third-party action claims for contribution & common-law indemnification in Labor Law case by demonstrating that contractor did not employ the plaintiff, his supervisor or co-worker, did not have employees at the site on the date of accident and did not have the ability to direct, supervise or control the work; it was also demonstrated through admissible evidence that the contractor's bundle of metal sheets that fell on plaintiff was leaning against the wall for 3-4 days without incident and that the bundle moved and fell on plaintiff only because he, his supervisor and his coworker attempted to move it).

Goya v. Longwood Hous. Dev. Fund Co., 192 A.D.3d 581, 146 N.Y.S.3d 59 (1st Dept. 2021)(in N.Y.S. Labor Law action, obtained reversal of lower court's grant of summary judgment to defendant Owner over client contractor for contractual indemnity in holding that issues of fact exist as to Owner's negligence in its maintenance of the fire escape drop ladder which plaintiff claimed is defective and from which he allegedly fell; obtained reversal of lower court's grant of summary judgment to defendant Owner over client contractor for breach of contract for failure to procure insurance where commercial general liability policy with endorsement was submitted as evidence of no breach; obtained reversal of lower court's denial of our motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of Labor Law §241(6) claim premised on Industrial Code provision §23-1.7(d) in demonstrating through admissible evidence that the ladder rungs were not slippery, resulting in dismissal of plaintiff's Labor Law §241(6) claim against the client in its entirety; and affirmed lower court's denial of co-defendants/subcontractors' motions [Cross and C&W] seeking dismissal of our client's claims for common law indemnification and contribution).

Derosas v. Rosmarins Land Holdings, LLC, 148 A.D.3d 988, 50 N.Y.S.3d 124 (2d Dept. 2017)(affirmed lower court's grant of the defendants' motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's causes of action alleging violations of Labor Law §§240(1) and 241(6) as tree cutting and removal are not activities covered by those statutory provision; affirmed lower court's grant of defendant landowner's motion for summary judgment dismissing the cause of action alleging a violation of Labor Law §200 and common law negligence as defendant did not have authority to supervise or control the means and method of the work and that to the extent plaintiff's claims were based on a dangerous condition, the defendant landowner, as an out of possession landlord, was not responsible for the plaintiff's injuries were it relinquished control of the property to the camp/employer with all responsibility for landscaping and maintenance placed on the camp).

Wood v. City of New York, 98 A.D.3d 845, 950 N.Y.S.2d 373 (1st Dept. 2012)(obtained reversal of lower court's denial of summary judgment motion of property owner and contractor, who erected construction fence between property and public sidewalk, in personal injury action where plaintiff tripped on a sidewalk crack and struck his head on a muni-meter south of defendants' lot/construction site, claiming that the narrowing of the sidewalk up ahead caused him to move into the area of the sidewalk with the alleged defect; the appellate court held that the sidewalk defect that caused plaintiff's injury was significantly south of the moving defendants' property, that defendants cannot be found to have a duty to a pedestrian who fell on a defect on an adjacent sidewalk where no encroachment exists and where the narrowed sidewalk in front of defendants' property cannot be said to have proximity caused plaintiff's injury).

McCarthy v. Turner Constr. Inc., 71 A.D.3d 511, 899 N.Y.S.2d 595 (1st Dept. 2010)(affirmed trial court's denial of general contractor's motion for a directed verdict on its claim for contractual indemnification against client trade contractor).

Cueto v. Hamilton Plaza Co., Inc., 67 A.D.3d 772, 889 N.Y.S.2d 66 (1st Dept. 2009)(affirmed denial of Workers' Compensation carrier's motion pursuant to CPLR §3211(a)(7) to dismiss the cause of action in the third-party complaint for common-law indemnification and contribution in finding that the pleadings sufficiently alleged that plaintiff suffered a “grave injury” so as to permit the prosecution of the contribution and common law indemnification claims of the general contractor against plaintiff's employer).

Andro v. City of New York, 62 A.D.3d, 880 N.Y.S.2d 111 (2d Dept. 2009)(obtained reversal of lower court's grant of summary judgement to plaintiff on liability under Labor Law §240(1) by demonstrating that questions of fact exist as to whether plaintiff's failure to use available safety devices at the work site, furnished by his employer, constituted the sole proximate cause of his accident).

McCarthy v. Turner Constr. Inc., 52 A.D.3d 333, 859 N.Y.S.2d 648 (1st Dept. 2008)(affirmed lower court's grant of contractor's motion for summary judgment in Labor Law action on its claim for contractual indemnification against plaintiff's employer and denying employer's motion to dismiss contractor's claims against it for contractual indemnification and breach of contract).

McLeod v. Corporation of Presiding Bishop of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 41 A.D.3d 796, 839 N.Y.S.2d 164 (2d Dept. 2007)(obtained dismissal of plaintiff's Labor Law §200 claim by establishing, via admissible evidence, that the defendant general contractor did not have authority to supervise or control the plaintiff's work of dismantling a crane; the dismissal of plaintiff's Labor Law §200 claim resulted in the dismissal of plaintiff's case in its entirety).

Speaking Engagements:
“Additional Insured Coverage: Can the Risk Really Be Shifted?” 2017 Law School for Insurance Professionals, New York State Bar Association (September 13, 2017).“Tools of Tomorrow: Role of Technology in Design, Construction & Dispute Resolution,” Panel Moderator, CLM National Construction Claims Conference, San Diego, CA (September 2016).
“The Social Media Goldmine,” Client Claims Seminar, New York, NY (June 2016).
“Responding to Accidents & Defending Premises Liability Claims,” Client Claims Seminar, Brooklyn, NY (April 2016).
“New York State Labor Law 240(1): Recent Trends and How to Defend,” Client Claims Seminar, Manchester, NH (April 2014).

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