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Spiegel, Brown, Fichera & Acard, LLP
Donald Brown

272 Mill St.
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
(845) 452-7400

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Spiegel, Brown, Fichera & Acard, LLP

Donald D. Brown, Senior Partner of Spiegel, Brown, Fichera & Acard, LLP is a former Judge and former prosecutor who has represented clients in cases in numerous States of the Union, from California to Puerto Rico and in foreign countries.  He is a Past President of the Dutchess County Bar Assn. and a Member of the Amer. Board of Trial Advocates and The Million Dollar Roundtable. 

The firm's entire practice is limited to representing persons who have sustained serious personal injuries; and assuring that full compensation is achieved for their clients.  This end is achieved as the result of more than 85 collective years of practice in the field of personal injury trials and settlements; and a pre-eminent expertise in the field of Insurance Law. 

The field of Insurance Law is rife with pitfalls and traps for the unwary client or the attorney who is taking on more than he is ready for.  Top results require focus, time, energy, experience and the financial wherewithal to successfully prosecute a serious injury case.  Spiegel Brown practices only in the field of personal injury; and has achieved numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for its clients.


   Representing Catastrophically Injured Clients - Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Traumatic Amputations - Spiegel, Brown, Fichera, & Acard have obtained some of the largest recoveries on record in the area for our clients in the Hudson Valley and throughout the country, including numerous multimillion dollar awards for clients suffering from catastrophic injuries including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and traumatic amputations. Multimillion dollar recoveries have been obtained for injured clients in automobile accident negligence cases, defective product cases, labor law construction accidents and train/subway accidents.

   In addition to handling catastrophic injury cases, the firm also focuses on serious injury cases arising from automobile accidents, defective products, construction accidents and falls.

   Automobile Accidents - Our attorneys have handled thousands of automobile accident cases, ranging from small cases to substantial awards. We work closely with our clients assisting in no-fault matters and remaining in close contact with the clients throughout each stage of the litigation through settlement or trial.

   Construction Accidents - We handle all types of construction accident cases ranging from falls off of scaffolding to building collapses. Clients should be aware that we can often obtain a substantial award for your pain and suffering from a responsible third party, in addition to any lost wages and other payments collected through your employer's worker's compensation carrier.

   Defective Products - Our firm has experience successfully handling numerous cases involving defective products, ranging from electric heaters and lawn tractors to snowboards and bicycles. Our extensive experience in this area allows us to find the expert most suitable for proving your case.

   Premises Liability (Including Slip and Fall Cases) - The firm has handled thousands of slip and fall cases to successful conclusion. We have handled cases involving slips on snow and ice as well as defective sidewalks and fall downs caused by foreign substances left on floors.

   Medical Malpractice Litigation - The firm is extremely selective in the types of medical malpractice cases that it accepts for prosecution. A thorough medical/legal review is conducted by the firm and, following same, appropriate cases are reviewed by one of the firm's panel of outstanding legal medical experts, all of whom are affiliated with prominent teaching hospitals and medical schools throughout the United States.


   Automobile and General Liability Litigation - The firm has 40 years experience litigating all matters of automobile and general liability claims in both State and Federal Court on behalf of insurance carriers such as Travelers, Liberty Mutual, GMAC Insurance Group, Crum & Forster Insurance, GEICO and AIG (to name only a few). The nature of the types of cases that the firm has handled over the years runs the gamut from automobile accidents to DRAM shop liability to State and multi-district Federal Court defense of the largest dairy cattle dealer of the eastern United States in multi-million dollars civil fraud actions.

   Insurance No-fault Litigation - The firm, since its inception, had a specialty in Insurance Law and has advised the insurance industry in all matter of coverage issues. In addition, the firm has litigated all matters of insurance coverage litigation, as well as no-fault litigation.

   Defective Products Liability - The firm has over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of products liability defense. We have been privileged to serve as regional counsel for such clients as Ford Motor Company, A.O. Smith Corporation, Rockwell International and Chart Industries, Inc. in product liability cases. The nature and extent of these cases is broad and runs from claimed automobile defects, to power machinery, to claimed construction claims to anti-tipping warning devices to the successful defense of a multi-million dollar class action claiming extensive commercial losses due to allegedly defective farm storage equipment. The partners have offered leading articles and course materials utilized by the New York State Bar Association for its members in the area of products liability.

   Professional Malpractice (Architectural Engineering, etc.) - Over the past 25 years, the firm has had extensive experience in defending architects and engineers in malpractice actions arising out of a broad variety of construction projects such as sewer districts, prisons and sky scrapers. The firm has also served as defense counsel in actions alleging professional malpractice against real estate brokers, insurance brokers, bank mangers (and even a hairstylist).

   General Commercial Litigation - The firm has been involved in almost every conceivable area of commercial litigation. Real estate litigation and eminent domain/ condemnation matters, commercial contract disputes, employment contract disputes, liable/slander, claims of unfair business practices, civil RICO litigation - all have, and continue, to be a part of the firm's practice and experience. In the 90's the firm successfully litigated, in the Federal Court of the United States and the Civil Courts of the State of Israel, an extensive breach of contract case with international law issues. The firm has also litigated matters before the arbitration forums of the New York Mercantile Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

   Contract/Construction Litigation - In addition to defending architects and engineers, the firm has also represented, over the years, numerous contractors in connection with claims relating to construction projects in both moderate and substantial scope. The firm has also successfully represented owners of a substantial luxury condominium project against the developer.

Please Call : 845-452-7400

Please Call : 845-452-7400


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