Michael E. Kolb

Michael E. Kolb, Esq.

Associate

Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C.

130 North Front Street, Suite 100
Kingston, NY 12401

Michael Kolb was born and raised in Newburgh, New York and is a graduate of Chestnut Street School, North Junior High School, Newburgh Free Academy, Cornell University and Columbia University Law School.

He was admitted to the bar in 1976 and has practiced law in a variety of settings for more than 35 years. Early in his career he served as a Law Secretary to a Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department for almost two years.

At present, his practice consists primarily of representing persons injured by defective machines and other products. He also represents injured persons in other types of personal injury cases. He also handles some commercial litigation.

He is the proud father of three sons, Michael, Johnathan, and David.


AREAS OF PRACTICE


Jones Act
Complex Litigation
Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
Property Damage -- Plaintiff
Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
Alcoholic Beverages
Apparel
Asbestos
Chemicals & Cosmetics
Firearms
Food & Agricultural Products
Machinery & Tools
Medical Products & Devices
Motor Vehicle Defects
Pharmaceutical Products
Recreational Products
Tobacco
Medical Malpractice


LITIGATION PERCENTAGE


100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


BAR ADMISSIONS


New York, 1976
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1986


EDUCATION


Columbia Law School, New York, New York

J.D. - 1975

Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 1st & 3rd Years

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

B.A. - 1972

Major: Sociology & Government


REPRESENTATIVE CASES


Kirschner v. Berger, 42 N.Y.2d 970, 398 N.Y.S.2d 272 (1977)
Fuegel v. Fuegel, 271 A.D.2d 404, 705 N.Y.S.2d 400 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 2000)
Liecar Liquors Ltd. v. CRS Business Computers Inc., 205 A.D.2d 868, 613 N.Y.S.2d 298 (3rd Dept. 1994)
Vitti v. Vitti, 202 A.D.2d 917, 609 N.Y.S.2d 686 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept. 1994)
People v. Daniels, 189 A.D.2d 892, 592 N.Y.S.2d 793 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1993)
Morano v. County of Dutchess, 160 A.D.2d 690, 553 N.Y.S.2d 779 (2d Dept. 1990)
People v. Gaines, 136 A.D.2d 731, 524 N.Y.S.2d 70 (2d Dept. 1988)
Dacey v. Dutchess County, 121 A.D.2d 536, 503 N.Y.S.2d 845 (N.Y.A.D.2 Dept. 1986)
Pollnow v. Poughkeepsie Newspapers, Inc., 107 A.D.2d 10, 486 N.Y.S.2d 11 (2d Dept. 1985)
Daugherty v. Popick, 95 A.D.2d 911, 463 N.Y.S.2d 905 (N.Y.A.D. 3rd Dept. 1983)
DeOlden v. State, 91 A.D.2d 1057, 458 N.Y.S.2d 666 (2d Dept. 1983)
Bradford v. Blum, 507 F.Supp. 526 (S.D.N.Y. 1981)
Hurley v. Toia, 432 F.Supp. 1170 (S.D.N.Y. 1977)


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