Liza R. Fleissig Partner

Phone: 212-319-1000 ext: 216
Fax: 212-319-1064


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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994)
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S.E., 1988) 

Practice Areas:
Products Liability; Construction; Litigation; Appellate; Commercial; Insurance

LIZA R. FLEISSIG is a partner at Quirk and Bakalor, P.C and a member of the firm’s Products Liability, Construction/Labor Law, General Litigation, Appellate, Commercial and Insurance Groups. She represents a broad diverse base of clients, both directly and through insurance, including medical device manufacturers, construction equipment manufacturers, home entertainment systems manufacturers, property and business owners, construction developers, general contractors, high net worth individuals, subcontractors, insurers and law firms.

Ms. Fleissig brings years of courtroom experience to her practice that covers both state and federal litigation, including multi-district litigation, involving a broad array of claims in connection with complex product liability; traumatic brain injury; medical malpractice; legal malpractice; catastrophic accidents; construction accidents under New York’s Labor Law; major construction defect; disastrous property damage; breach of contract; declaratory judgment cases; fire and other flammable accident cases; assault and battery; hot liquid spills; negligent supervision; lead paint and other toxic torts.

Her cases present a myriad of substantive and procedural legal issues, which she tackles from intake to resolution, including the preparation of pleadings, case investigation, depositions, dispositive motion practice, settlement negotiations, trials and appeals. Her practice is active both at the State and Federal level, having tried numerous cases to verdict in both venues; and she also has successfully handled various appeals over the years.

Ms. Fleissig joined Quirk and Bakalor in 1996. Prior thereto, Ms. Fleissig practiced in New York, New York as an associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, where she was part of their general litigation group. She has also co-authored a chapter in West’s Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts series, is a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School and has coached various national trial teams. Ms. Fleissig received her Bachelor of Science and Economics Degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988; and received her Juris Doctorate in 1994 from the Cadozo School of Law, where she was an Editor for its Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.

Ms. Fleissig was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts in 1996; the Northern District in 2004; and the Western District in 2007.

Representative Matters:
Aberbach v. Biomedical Tissue Services, Ltd., 48 A.D.3d 716, 854 N.Y.S.2d 143 (2d Dept. 2008) - Case against Medtronic dismissed because bone tissue used was not a “sale” to trigger no fault products liability.

Alberto v. Nassau Sling Co., 11 A.D.3d 571, 782 N.Y.S.2d 677 (2d Dept. 2004) - Summary judgment reversed because no entitlement to indemnity where settling party did not demonstrate that it was legally liable to the party it paid.

Ray Realty Fulton, Inc. v. Kwang Hee Lee, 7 A.D.3d 772, 776 N.Y.S.2d 964 (2d Dept. 2004) - Default vacated and permission granted to assert counterclaim for money judgment for past rents and profits in excess of any mortgage payment set off.

AJ Contracting Co. Inc. v. Forest Datacom Services Inc., 309 A.D.2d 616, 767 N.Y.S.2d 411 (1st Dept. 2003) - Issue of fact whether insurer accepted tender of claim orally, rather than strictly enforcing its policy requirement of written notice.

Sheikh v. New York City Transit Authority, 258 A.D.2d 347, 685 N.Y.S.2d 223 (1st Dept. 1999) - Failure to comply with court orders was inexcusable and case dismissed.

Representative Case Links:
· Verdict
· Verdict
· Aberbach v. BTS, Medtronic, et. al.
· Alberto v. Nassau Sling Co.
· Ray Realty Fulton, Inc. v. Kwang Hee Lee
· AJ Contracting Co. Inc. v. Forest Datacom Services Inc.
· Sheikh v. New York City Transit Authority

1995, New York
1996, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
2007, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York 

New York State Bar Association
Defense Association of New York
Benjamin N. Cardozo National Trial Team, 1992-1994
Recipient, New York State Bar Association Trial Advocacy Achievement Award