MICHAEL A. CALLINAN is a partner and principal with Callinan & Smith, LLP. His practice includes the defense of general liability claims, motor vehicle negligence claims, premises liability claims, commercial litigation claims, insurance coverage disputes and suspect/fraudulent insurance claims. In addition, he represents various insurers in declaratory judgment actions and in affirmative actions to recoup no-fault monies paid to fraudulently incorporated no-fault medical clinics. Mr. Callinan currently serves as the Attorney Liaison to the Board of Directors for the New York Anti-Car Theft and Fraud Association (NYACT). Prior to forming Callinan & Smith LLP, Mr. Callinan was a partner and principal with Bruno, Gerbino & Soriano. At that firm, his practice included the defense of general liability claims, motor vehicle negligence claims, premises liability claims, commercial litigation claims, insurance coverage disputes and suspect/fraudulent insurance claims. In addition, he represents various insurers in declaratory judgment actions and in affirmative actions to recoup no-fault monies paid to fraudulently incorporated no-fault medical clinics, as well as in bad faith and extra-contractual claims against the insurer. Mr. Callinan also interned for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the New York Litigation Department. Mr. Callinan provided support for general liability claims, premises liability claims and did extensive work and research pertaining to personal injury claims and businesses interruption claims as a result of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Michael A. Callinan was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 2003, the United State District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts in 2004, The United States District Court for the Western District of New York in 2015, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2016. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2002. While a student at Hofstra, Mr. Callinan was a member of the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Team and also Vice-President of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Callinan received a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science/Public Policy from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1999. His Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science was conferred upon him, Cum Laude, by SUNY Stony Brook in 1998.
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