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Robert G. Macchia

Robert G. Macchia


NY – New York
T: 212.792.9762 | F: 212.434.0105

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Bob is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience defending personal injury cases, wrongful death and property damage claims in state and federal courts. His cases often involve catastrophic injuries or massive property damage. Bob is personally involved in all aspects of his cases from inception, and he has extensive experience resolving difficult cases through mediation. Since his first jury verdict in 1990, Bob has resolved hundreds of cases for many clients through motion practice, jury verdict, appeal or settlement.

Bob focuses his practice in premises liability, product liability, fire and flood damage, motor vehicle and trucking accidents and construction site accidents. His clients have included national home furnishing retailers, large and small commercial and residential building owners, construction contractors, interstate trucking companies and utility providers.


Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal against Plaintiff who sought leave of court to amend a complaint to add our client as a defendant after the statute of limitations expired, and argued that the “relation-back doctrine” applied; the Appellate Court agreed with our attorneys that one of the elements of the doctrine was not met, and our client was not united in interest with the original defendant.
  • Obtained pre-deposition summary judgment in Bronx County, New York, against Plaintiff who allegedly sustained injuries when she slipped on construction residue and cracked cement on a broken curb adjacent to our client’s hotel property; the Court dismissed the complaint, agreeing that, per the City’s Administrative Code, our client was not responsible for the curb.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a water utility client wherein Plaintiff, a construction worker, brought claims of New York State Labor Law statute violations and common law negligence after falling into a trench to gain access to our client’s water main and sustaining injuries that later required surgeries; the Supreme Court granted the motion, dismissing Plaintiff’s claims.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a case seeking over $50 million in compensatory damages for massive flooding across two states allegedly caused by negligent maintenance and operation of three large dams during a severe storm; the plaintiffs’ claim for over $50 million in punitive damages was dismissed on summary judgment.

Representative Matters

  • Cedarwood Associates, LLC, et. al. v. County of Nassau, et. al.,  211 A.D.3d 799, 181 N.Y.S.3d 120 (2d Dept. 2022)
  • Tyberg v. The City of New York, et. al. 173 A.D.3d 1239, 104 N.Y.S.3d 703 (2d Dept. 2019)
  • Flom v. United Water New York Inc., 172 A.D.3d 1326, 98 N.Y.S.3d 902 (2d Dept. 2019)
  • Myles v. Spring Valley Marketplace, LLC, et. al., 141 A.D.3d 425, 35 N.Y.S.3d 66 (1st Dept. 2016)
  • County of Westchester v. United Water New Rochelle, 32 A.D. 3d 979, 822 N.Y.S. 2d 287 (2d Dept. 2006)
  • Jackson v. U.S. Tennis Association, Inc., 294 A.D. 2d 470, 742 N.Y.S. 2d 374 (2d Dept.2002);
  • Kleckley v. Trump Management, Inc., 237 A.D. 2d 411, 655 N.Y.S. 2d 556 (2d Dept.1997)