Mr. Lissauer, who specializes in appellate advocacy, joined Finkelstein & Partners in 1996. He is considered by his peers to be one of the premiere appellate advocates in regard to construction accidents and trial appeals. Mr. Lissauer has argued appeals in all four Appellate Divisions within New York State and has handled cases of first impression before the highest Court in New York, The Court of Appeals. He successfully argued the matter of Riglioni v. Chambers Four Tractor Sales Inc., 2005 08243, 2006 01746 where summary judgment was denied to a distributor and a retailer in a strict products liability action, resulting in a settlement for the plaintiff. Also, in Alvarado v. Dillon, 67 A.D.3d 1214, the Appellate Division upheld an award to a client of the firm struck by a police vehicle. In Corwise v. Lefrak Org., 2011 01752 Mr. Lissauer successfully argued an application for leave to amend a pleading and to raise the addendum clause. In Kearns v. Adirondack Trailways, 59 A.D.3d 774. Mr. Lissauer successfully defeated summary judgment at both the trial level and at the appellate level for a client who fell while disembarking a commercial bus. In Butler v. Grimes, 2006 0551, Mr. Lissauer successfully upheld a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of a client of the firm. In Casiero v. Stamer, 2002 06587, a jury verdict rendered on behalf of the defendant doctor in a medical malpractice case was overturned on a finding of judicial error, resulting in a new trial for the claimant. In Baez v. New York City Transit Authority, 15 A.D.3d 309, the New York City Transit Authority sought reduction of a verdict for pain and suffering and, after argument, the First Department affirmed the award of $600,000 for past pain and suffering and $380,000 for future pain and suffering.