Pleasantville, New York (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
The New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, is proud to announce that senior partner, Shana De Caro has been appointed to the newly formed New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, judicial screening committee.
De Caro will be one of 15 statewide representatives to the committee. The committee will vet the candidates selected to fill a vacancy in the New York Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest court because of a vacancy created by the death of Judge Jones. In the future, this committee will screen and interview other Court of Appeals candidates and candidates for the Appellate Divisions in New York State.
De Caro, a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors said, “I’m honored to be selected for this important and prestigious position. All New Yorkers are affected by the important legal determinations made by our Court of Appeals and I look forward to participating in selecting the most qualified candidate to assume this position.”
The brain injury lawyer also serves as elected secretary of the Civil Justice Foundation, a national group of trial attorneys that makes grants to nonprofit organizations with innovative programs designed to preserve and protect the civil justice system. With her expertise and experience in traumatic brain injury litigation, she serves as the elected secretary of the executive committee of the American Association of Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. De Caro has been named one of the top one hundred trial lawyers in New York State by the American Trial Lawyers Association. She also serves on the board of advisors of the American Association of Justice Interstate Bus Accident Litigation Group and is a member of the association’s Nursing Home Litigation Group and Truck Accident Litigation Group.
With her partner, Michael V. Kaplen, the personal injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, in Pleasantville, New York handles a wide range of personal injury litigation throughout New York State including car accidents, bus and truck accidents, injuries caused by unsafe construction work sites, landlord negligence, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, hospital malpractice, and nursing home neglect. More information about De Caro and her New York brain trauma law firm can be found on its website, http://www.BrainLaw.com.