Sean P. Dwyer

                                        Sean P. Dwyer is an accomplished trial attorney whose broad                                                   practice is focused on the handling of civil and criminal litigation                                           matters. Sean represents clients in professional liability and                                                   healthcare matters, criminal defense and corporate investigations,                                         casualty claims, environmental and construction claims, business                                           and commercial matters, insurance coverage disputes, and                                                       professional disciplinary proceedings. He has appeared as trial                                               and appellate counsel on behalf of a wide range of private,                                                       governmental, corporate and insurance clients. As a trial attorney with almost thirty years of experience, Sean has tried numerous civil and criminal matters with many proceeding to verdict.

 

As a former prosecutor specializing in serious crimes and complex white collar investigations, Sean has counseled and defended many private clients, construction entities, health care professionals and corporate entities in the successful defense of criminal and administrative prosecutions brought by governmental authorities. These matters have also included the handling of serious felony charges, DWI, Medicare fraud, complex white collar investigations, administrative hearings, subpoena investigations, debarment and non-responsibility proceedings, and inquiries brought by the Inspector General Offices of federal, state and municipal agencies.

 

Sean has served as defense counsel-of-choice for several hospitals in the New York area and has successfully represented many professionals in the medical, dental, nursing and therapy fields.  In this capacity, Sean has previously been designated a Certified Medical Malpractice Trial Counsel by a nationally recognized professional liability carrier and he has been the recipient of awards for outstanding advocacy in the health care field by insurance and risk management entities. He has also regularly represents the interests of many healthcare professionals before disciplinary and peer review boards.

 

Beyond his extensive litigation practice, as a LEED® Accredited Professional and a Member of the United States Green Building Council, Sean has been recognized as a legal authority in green building and sustainable design. He advises construction and design professionals, engineers, brokers and insurance carriers in LEED and regulatory compliance, construction disputes, professional liability claims and insurance coverage matters arising in green building projects. Sean also specializes in providing green building consulting services nationally in both commercial and residential projects. He is among the first attorneys in New York State to earn the LEED® Accreditation. Sean has lectured on green building and he has provided presentations and training sessions for construction professionals, insurance carriers, and risk managers throughout the United States.

 

Sean frequently lectures on trial and litigation issues for the bar and has authored many publications and articles on advocacy. Sean has been certified as a Continuing Education instructor in over a dozen states and his legal lectures have been recorded for national distribution for attorneys and insurance professionals pursuing continuing education certification.

 

Prior to entering private practice, Sean was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County. During his tenure, Sean served in the Trial Division and the Rackets Bureau in the Labor Racketeering/Construction Industry Strike Force. Sean has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for New York State.

 

Before joining LaSalle LaSalle & Dwyer PC, Sean has been a Partner and served as trial counsel at several firms in the New York metropolitan area. 

 

Sean earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1987. He is a member of the Order of Barristers and received the Professor Vincent LoLordo Award for Excellence. He received his B.A. from Manhattan College and attended Regis High School in Manhattan. He is admitted to practice in New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and District of Connecticut.

 

 

 

Recent Presentations:

  • Uninsured Motorist Litigation (NBI 2016)

  • The Ultimate Guide to Civil Trial (NBI 2016)

  • Electronic Evidence (NBI 2015)

  • Going Paperless for the Paralegal (Institute for Paralegal Education 2015)

  • Affordable Care Act in Civil Litigation (NBI 2014)

  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation (NBI 2014)

  • Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media—In the Trenches (NBI 2014)

  • Incorporating Technology into your Law Practice (NBI 2013)

  • Technology in the Courtroom (NBI 2013)

  • Evidence in Civil Cases (NBI 2013)

  • Medicare Offset and CMS Guidelines (NBI 2013)

  • EPA Training Publication for EPA analysts and science personnel on Sustainable Construction

  • No Fault Auto Litigation (NBI 2012)

  • The New Medicare Statutory Scheme and Insurer Obligations (NBI 2012)

  • Coordinating and Defending Corporate Clients in Governmental Investigations:  The Conundrum of the Attorney-Client Privilege (Strafford Pub. 2012)

  • Representing the Foreign Client in Criminal Proceedings after Padilla (Suffolk 2010)

  • The Nuisances of Diplomatic Immunity in Criminal and Governmental Investigations (2010)

  • Defending the Professional in Disciplinary and Licensing Proceedings (Guardian, Fortress Ins 2011)

  • Defending the Professional in Disciplinary and Licensing Proceedings (Monitor,  OMSNIC Ins 2011 )

  • Defending Governmental and Collateral Investigations (EDIC Ins. 2010)

  • A Professional’s Primer for Responding to OPD Investigations (2010)

  • Medical Liens in New York (Insurance Coverage Law Reporter 2010)

  • A Primer on Construction Defect Law in New York (Strafford Publications 2010)

  • The New Medical Lien Law: General Obligations Law 5-332 Suffolk Bar (2010)

  • Medical Malpractice A-Z National Business Institute (2010)

  • Investigation and Defense of Commercial Drivers before the DMV HRRV (2009)

  • Green Building and Environmental Issues, Nassau Bar Academy of Law (2009)

  • Advising Construction Professional in Sustainable Design Global Education (2009)

  • Architectural and Engineering Liability

  • Ethical Considerations for Trial Attorneys National Business Institute (2009)

  • Raising the Bar: Long Island’s First LEED® Accredited Attorney, Building Long Island Magazine (2008)

  • New Medicare rule may fuel litigation, National Law Journal (09/24/2007)

  • Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (2007)

  • Conducting Depositions: Practical Strategies that Win Cases, National Business Institute (2007)

  • The Art of the Settlement, National Business Institute (2007)

  • How to Get Your Expert Testimony Admitted into Evidence, National Business Institute (2006)

  • Evidence in Trial Practice in New York, National Business Institute (2005, 2006)

  • Trying the Soft Tissue Case, National Business Institute (2004)

  • Fundamentals of Construction Law in New York, Sterling Education Services (2004, 2005)

  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice in New York, National Business Institute (2004)

  • Using the Internet in Medical Malpractice Litigation, National Business Institute (2004)

  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, CLE Publication (2003)

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation in New York, National Business Institute (2003)

  • Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice Litigation, National Business Institute (2003)

  • The Art of Trial Preparation, CLE Publication (2001)

  • Moore’s Federal Digest Practice 3d. Ed., Ch. 7 and 10 (Federal Pleadings) (Matthew Bender Publications 1997)

 

  • Presentations:

  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation (NBI 2014)

  • Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media—In the Trenches (NBI 2014)

  • Incorporating Technology into your Law Practice (NBI 2013)

  • Technology in the Courtroom (NBI 2013)

  • Evidence in Civil Cases (NBI 2013)

  • Medicare Offset and CMS Guidelines (NBI 2013)

  • Risk Management in Clinical Practice (Dominican Medical Society Conference 2012)

  • EPA Training Symposium: Enhancing the Triple Bottom Line in Sustainable Construction (2012)

  • No Fault Litigation (NBI 2012)

  • Risk Management in Clinical Practice (Dominican Medical Society Conference 2011)

  • Representing Medicare Clients and Estate Administration (NBI 2011)

  • A View from the Bench: Civil Practice (NBI 2011)

  • Trial Practice (NBI 2011)

  • Defending Professionals in Criminal and White Collar Investigations (Global Pub. 2010)

  • Risk Management in Clinical Practice (Dominican Medical Society Conference 2010)

  • Handling Your First Civil Trial (NBI 2010)

  • The Ethics of Dealing with Adverse Evidence (NBI 2010)

  • Civil Litigation 101 (NBI 2010)

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines (Fortress Insurance 2010)

  • Green Building Insurance Coverage Seminar (April 2010)

  • Medicine for Attorneys 101(National Teleconference—NBI April, 2010)

  • Trial Skills (NBI February 2010)

  • Medical Malpractice A-Z (February 2010)

  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses (June 2009)

  • Municipal and Governmental Liability in Sustainable Design (Town of New Castle 2009)

  • Green Building Risk Westchester Bar Association (June 2009)

  • Emerging Trends in the Domestic Carbon Market, Teleconference (March 2009)

  • Carbon Cap and Trade Regulations, Willis International Conference (January 2009)

  • International Carbon Trade Regulations, American Banking Association (January 2009)

  • No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies (December 2008)

  • Risk and Insurance in Green Construction (October 2008)

  • Mitigating Green Building Project Risks (October 2008)

  • Introduction to Green Building Technology and Methods (September 2008)

  • Risk Management, Insurance Issues and the Developing Liability for Owners, Contractors and Design Professionals in Green Building (September 2008)

  • Trial Techniques: Opening Statements (September 2008)

  • New CMS Policy on Preventable Injuries: Limiting Liability Exposure and Protecting Hospital (September 2008)

  • The Ramifications of the new CMS Policy on Preventable Injuries (July 2008)

  • Trial Techniques for Effective Litigation (June 2008)

  • Is the Grass Greener in Green Construction?: The New Risks and Liabilities of Construction Defects in Green Building (May 2008)

  • Perfecting Your Expert Witness Depositions

  • (April 2008)

  • The New Risks and Liabilities of Green Building (March 2008)

  • Winning Strategies for Jury Selection (February 2008)

  • New CMS Policy on Preventable Injuries (January 2008)

  • Depositions A to Z (January 2008)

  • Powerful Discovery Techniques (January 2008)

  • Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving And Using Evidence to Support Your Case

  • (November 2007)

  • Finding the “Green” In Green Construction

  • (International Risk Management Institute Construction Risk Conference, October 2007)

  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims (2006)

  • Evidence in Trial Practice in New York (2005, 2006)

  • How to Get Your Expert Testimony Admitted into Evidence (2006)  

  • Fundamentals of Construction Law in New York (2004, 2005)

  • The Art of Trial Preparation (2001-2005)

  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice in New York (2004)

  • Using the Internet in Medical Malpractice Litigation (2004)

  • Trying the Soft Tissue Case (2004)

  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses (2003)

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation in New York (2003)

  • Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice Litigation (2003) 

Sean has counseled and defended many private clients, construction entities, health care professionals and corporate entities in the successful defense of criminal and administrative prosecutions brought by governmental authorities. These matters have also included the handling of serious felony charges, DWI, Medicare fraud, complex white collar investigations, administrative hearings, subpoena investigations, debarment and non-responsibility proceedings, and inquiries brought by the Inspector General Offices of federal, state and municipal agencies.

 

Sean has served as defense counsel-of-choice for several hospitals in the New York area and has successfully represented many professionals in the medical, dental, nursing and therapy fields.  In this capacity, Sean has previously been designated a Certified Medical Malpractice Trial Counsel by a nationally recognized professional liability carrier and he has been the recipient of awards for outstanding advocacy in the health care field by insurance and risk management entities. He has also regularly represents the interests of many healthcare professionals before disciplinary and peer review boards.

 

Beyond his extensive litigation practice, as a LEED® Accredited Professional and a Member of the United States Green Building Council, Sean has been recognized as a legal authority in green building and sustainable design. He advises construction and design professionals, engineers, brokers and insurance carriers in LEED and regulatory compliance, construction disputes, professional liability claims and insurance coverage matters arising in green building projects. Sean also specializes in providing green building consulting services nationally in both commercial and residential projects. He is among the first attorneys in New York State to earn the LEED® Accreditation. Sean has lectured on green building and he has provided presentations and training sessions for construction professionals, insurance carriers, and risk managers throughout the United States.

 

Sean frequently lectures on trial and litigation issues for the bar and has authored many publications and articles on advocacy. Sean has been certified as a Continuing Education instructor in over a dozen states and his legal lectures have been recorded for national distribution for attorneys and insurance professionals pursuing continuing education certification.

 

Prior to entering private practice, Sean was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County. During his tenure, Sean served in the Trial Division and the Rackets Bureau in the Labor Racketeering/Construction Industry Strike Force. Sean has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for New York State.

 

Before joining LaSalle LaSalle & Dwyer PC, Sean has been a Partner and served as trial counsel at several firms in the New York metropolitan area. 

 

Sean earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1987. He is a member of the Order of Barristers and received the Professor Vincent LoLordo Award for Excellence. He received his B.A. from Manhattan College and attended Regis High School in Manhattan. He is admitted to practice in New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and District of Connecticut.