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Ronnie Bernon Gallina, Esq.

Ronnie Bernon Gallina, Esq.

General Biography
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Maritime Admiralty
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Ronnie Bernon Gallina, Esq. has successfully mediated thousands of disputes ranging in type and complexity. She is an accomplished dispute resolution professional and enjoys a well-earned reputation for being dedicated to the issue at hand. She is tenacious, knowledgeable and fair. Ronnie does not shy away from trying circumstances, including contentious relationships between counsel or adversarial exchanges by parties with opposing interests. She will work through these nuances to achieve the best resolution possible for all parties involved.

Ronnie is a specialist in mediating medical malpractice claims. She has successfully brought hundreds of medical malpractice suits to resolution working with major hospital systems and insurers. She is respected for her meticulous preparation and experienced perspective in resolving these cases. She also has an expertise in mediating claims by disabled professionals against their long term disability insurers.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Served on the panels of several Alternative Dispute Resolution companies before joining JAMS in 2008

Representative Matters

  • Business/Commercial
      • Experience mediating class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
      • Commercial contracts disputes
      • Partnership dissolution disputes
      • Employment matters
  • Insurance
      • Disability: Mediated long term disability insurance disputes including claims governed by The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”)
      • Coverage Disputes
      • Property damage
      • Construction defects
      • Subrogation
  • Labor Law
      • Mediated hundreds of labor law cases involving catastrophic injuries to plaintiffs involving New York Labor Law Sections 240(1), 241(6) and 200, many of which included complex insurance issues among co-defendants
  • Maritime Admiralty
      • Mediated cases involving injuries aboard sea vessels
      • Mediated cases arising under the Jones Act
  • Medical Malpractice
      • Mediated cases involving claimed negligence on the parts of physicians, hospitals, dentists, physical therapists and medical technicians
      • Mediated labor and delivery, surgical, informed consent, and emergency department liability cases
      • Mediated settlement of claims asserted against nursing homes in connection with the care of elderly patients who developed decubitus ulcers
  • Personal Injury
      • Aviation
      • Motor vehicle
      • Premises liability
      • Maritime law
      • Jones Act
      • Tortious Acts
      • Lead paint
      • Mold and dust exposure
  • Professional Malpractice
      • Mediated legal malpractice claims as well as matters involving architects and insurance agents/brokers
  • Toxic Torts
      • Cases involving personal injury due to exposure to lead paint and mold

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Named Top Ten Mediator in New York by The New York Law Journal, 2010-2013
  • Named Top Arbitrator in The New York Law Journal, 2013
  • Lecturer on settlement and mediation for New York State Trial Lawyers, New York State Bar Association and numerous insurance companies
  • Achieving Legal Excellence Award, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997
  • Member, New York State Bar, New York State Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Bar Admissions: Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Supreme Court of the United States; New York, First Department; Florida

Background and Education

  • Mediator and Arbitrator, various Alternative Dispute Resolution organizations, 2003-2008
  • Managing Attorney, Gallina & Connolly, and Attorney of Record for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • Trial Attorney, Lester, Schwab, Katz & Dwyer, New York, NY
  • Trial Attorney, Travelers Insurance Company, Coral Gables, Florida
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., Boston University


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