Danielle concentrates her practice in the areas of asbestos exposure, products liability, and personal injury. Danielle also has experience in environmental coverage disputes and workers' compensation matters.
As a litigation attorney, Danielle has represented clients in all New York State courts, including successfully defending clients before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Her experience in asbestos exposure defense began in 2002 and she maintains an active lead role in asbestos litigation, frequently acting as defense liaison counsel in numerous matters. In addition, Danielle's practice includes the defense of companies and individuals in a wide variety of personal injury matters whose litigation stems from motor vehicle accidents, sports and recreational accidents, and premises liability, among others. Danielle’s practice also includes the drafting, preparing, and argument of appeals.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Danielle practiced as a diagnostic medical sonographer in several local area hospitals, giving her vast knowledge and acute appreciation for all types of medical conditions, which she uses today in her assessment of injuries. She continues to maintain her certification as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
- Successfully defended numerous asbestos claims, resulting in awards of summary judgment for the client on various defenses including lack of product identification, statute of limitations, and the second injury rule, among others.
- Successfully defended a child care services client in the Supreme Court and Appellate Division, Fourth Department against negligence and failure to warn claims involved in an alleged assault committed by a child, resulting in an summary judgment award to the client which was upheld by the Appellate Division.
- Preparedand orally argued the motion for summary judgment and prepared the Appellate Brief to the Fourth Department in Eighth Judicial District Asbestos Litigation, Gorzka v. Insulation Distributors, Inc., et al, which ultimately made law in New York that a plaintiff’s failure to identify a defendant in their interrogatories is an admission that the plaintiff was not exposed to such defendant’s products. This is case law routinely relied upon by defendants in the asbestos litigation.
- Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., cum laude, 1996
- University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 2002
- New York
- New York State Bar Association
- Erie County Bar Association
- American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Mass & Toxic Torts and Torts & Products Liability Defense, 2017, 2018
- Super Lawyers Rising Star for General Personal Injury Defense, 2013
- Damon Morey LLP, Partner