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Managing Partner

 Mr. Orlando has been associated with the law firm of O'Connor Redd LLP since 2000, became a partner in 2005, managing partner in 2010 and became a member of the firm in 2018. He handles the day-to-day operations of the firm and its associates. He is also a senior trial attorney handling all aspects of general liability claims specializing in NYS Labor Law/construction accident claims, as well as insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Orlando has conducted over a dozen trials to verdict in both New York and Connecticut state courts for both plaintiff and defendant. He has successfully argued appeals in the First, Second and Third Departments and is admitted to the Eastern and Southern District Courts of the United States. Mr. Orlando has represented an assortment of clients, third-party administrators and insurance companies, including Harleysville Insurance Co., Lexington Insurance, Chartis Insurance, Farmers Insurance, General Star Insurance, CNA Insurance, Travelers Insurance and Zurich Insurance. Mr. Orlando resides in Putnam County with his wife, Santa, and their two sons.  He enjoys hiking, softball and snow boarding in his spare time.

Manhattan College, B.S. in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1991
Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Connecticut State Bar, 1997
New York State Bar, 1998
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2011
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2011

New York State Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association

Notable cases:

Burke v. Red Oaks Mill Carpet: defense verdict for client in Dutchess County where the issue that went to the jury was whether defendant's employee had permission to use the company vehicle which ended up striking a police officer.

Duran v. TG Nickel, et al. Directed Verdict in favor of Client. Nassau County. The trial judge granted our motion for a directed verdict at the close of evidence on liability finding that the work which the injured plaintiff was performing at the time of his alleged accident was outside the scope of our client’s construction management agreement with the property owner.  Any additional work that arose during the course of job could only be authorized to our client via a written Change Order executed by the Owner.  Owner failed to produce evidence of any such written Change Order for the subject work.

Endall v. Sublink: defense verdict in Kings County on a Labor Law case where the plaintiff alleged that defendant failed to provide hoisting equipment and adequate manpower to prevent a steel grating from falling onto plaintiff's foot. Markedly different versions of how the accident happened and plaintiff's lack of credibility warranted defense verdict.

McCurdy v. Lachmund: jury verdict in Superior Court, Meriden, Connecticut :- motor vehicle accident, hit in the rear, bulging discs in lower back on 20 year old woman, jury rendered verdict of $60,000 for pain and suffering and medical specials. Sanders v. Nathanson Consulting: jury verdict of $70,000 on damages only trial in Queens County where plaintiff fell from a ladder, Labor Law §240 was granted in plaintiff's favor, plaintiff sustained bilateral wrist fractures treated via closed reduction.

Williams v. DMJ Restaurant: defense verdict in Ulster County on motor vehicle accident case, hit in the rear, damages only. Jury held that plaintiff did not sustain a "serious injury".

Zielenska v. Moy: jury verdict in Queens County of $15,000 in total for two plaintiffs. Case involved a hit in the rear motor vehicle accident where liability was conceded. Injuries were soft tissue.  

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