We congratulate Partner Matthew A. Funk on his election as Deputy Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. His term will begin on July 1st. Mr. Funk has been practicing law since 1999 and became a partner at the firm in 2007. He is a member of the Injured Workers Bar Association, participating in online round table discussions regarding the rights of injured workers. He is a Workers Compensation Committee member of the New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Mr. Funk regularly lectures on the workers compensation law to various labor organizations. Currently, he is actively engaged in extensive workers compensation litigation.
We also congratulate Senior Partner Catherine Stanton on her election as a Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Stanton began working with the firm as an attorney in 1990 and became a partner in 1998. She was the 2012 president of WILG, Workers’ Injury & Law Advocacy Group, the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. Ms. Stanton has once been named as a Super Lawyer each year from 2007-2013 in the area of workers compensation by Super Lawyers magazine. In addition, Super Lawyers named Ms. Stanton one of the Top Women Attorneys in New York for 2013.
About The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
The NYSTLA was founded in 1953 by a group of trial lawyers who were concerned that New York had no forum for plaintiffs’ lawyers. Today, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association is a 4,000-member trade association.
NYSTLA assures that the wrongfully injured have full access to the civil justice system. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the federal and state constitution rights to trial by jury. They fight to see that:
- injured people are not barred from the civil justice system;
- wrongdoers are not immunized from liability;
- juries are free to determine the proper amount of compensation without arbitrary legislative interference; and
- obstacles are not placed in the way of litigating all meritorious actions.
NYSTLA also supports proposals to increase available insurance. When needed, NYSTLA works at the federal level to assure that our clients’ rights are not limited by Congress. NYSTLA does not hesitate to use the courts to advocate on behalf of consumers.
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