Glenn A. Kaminska

Partner

Education

St. John's University 1998
J.D.
SUNY Stony Brook 1993
B.A. Political Science, Dean's List

Bar Admissions

State of New York, 1998
State of New Jersey, 1999
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2012

Memberships

New York State Bar Association
Defense Association of New York (DANY) - Director

Experience

Glenn A. Kaminska is a Partner at ADM. He is a co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Group. He is also a co-chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Kaminska not only provides opinions to our clients, but is responsible for litigated matters from inception through trial. He drafts briefs and argues appeals for the firm's clients.

Mr. Kaminska is often called upon, in pre-litigation situations to resolve issues through negotiations, thereby assisting clients in resolving matters without incurring excessive expenses. Often he will interact with other members of the firm to assist a trial attorney on unique issues that may arise during the course of litigation.

A lecturer before various bar associations and insurance organizations, he has authored and co-authored multiple articles for the New York Law Journal. His work has also been published in the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section of the Journal of the New York State Bar Association. He is a director for the Defense Association of New York.

Representative Cases:

  • GPH Partners LLC. v. American Home Assur. Co., 84 A.D.3d 522 (1st Dept. 2011);
  • Quest Builders Group, Inc. v. Deco Interior Const., Inc., 56 A.D.3d 744, 868 N.Y.S.2d 149 (2d Dept. 2008);
  • LaMaina v. Nathan's Famous, Inc., 25 A.D. 3d 588, 807 N.Y.S. 2d 640 (2d Dept. 2006);
  • Bordon Leasing v. Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co., 22 A.D3d 621, 801 N.Y.S.2d 920 (2d Dept. 2005);
  • Gershow Recycling Corp. v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 22 A.D.3d 460, 801 N.Y.S.2d 832 (2d Dept. 2005);
  • Pecker Iron Works v. Travelers, 99 N.Y. 2d 391, 756 N.Y.S.2d 822 (2002)

Publications:

  • Product-Design Trade Dress: A Corporate Asset Worthy of Protection, USLaw Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011;
  • Dispelling the 'Pecker v. Travelers' Myth, NYLJ, March 14, 2007;
  • Court: Parties Can Still Be Indemnified for Own Negligence, NYLJ, January 10, 2007;
  • Chapter Two: Types of Insurance, Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, NYSBA, 2006;
  • Pecker: Contract Interpretation and Contribution Among Insurers, NYLJ, February 23, 2004;
  • Splitting the Defense in Construction Site Accident Litigation, NYLJ, January 15, 2003, republished Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Summer 2003, Vol. 32, No. 1, page 35;
  • The Use of Excess Clauses in Additional Insured Endorsements, NYLJ, May 8, 2003;
  • Slip Decisions by Appellate Division: Short, but Important, NYLJ, June 5, 2002;
  • Court of Appeals Grown Less Fond of "Kinney", NYLJ, May 29, 2001;
  • Construction Site Indemnity Still Unclear Despite Recent Court of Appeals Ruling, NYLJ, January 20, 2000;
  • Excess Endorsements for Additional Insureds Rise, NYLJ, December 18, 2000;

Lectures/Seminars:

  • Advanced Coverage Issues, Ethical Obligations in the Tripartite Relationship, May 2012;
  • Lloyds/USLaw Boot Camp, London, June 2011;
  • Joint and Several Liability, An Attempt in Equity, May 2011;
  • Insurance Coverage 2011- What Every Practitioner Needs to Know, Insurance Coverage Issues: Construction Industry Litigation, Chinese Drywall and Green Insurance, NYSBA, May 2011;
  • Coverage Brief, October 2010;
  • Ethic Update, August 2010;
  • 2010 Insurance Coverage Update: Insurance Coverage Issues in the Commercial General Liability Policy- Emerging Issues for the Next Decade, "Other Insurance" Issues in Wake of BP and Bovis v. Great American, NYSBA June 2010;
  • 2009 Insurance Coverage Update, NYSBA, May 2009
  • N.Y. Late Notice Legislation, AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., N.Y. Claims Advisory Board, February 2009;
  • Law School for Claims Professional, NYSBA, September 2008
  • Understanding the Antisubrogation Rule, AIG, October 2007;
  • Product Use/Misuse Foreseeability by a Manufacturer, USLAW Network, Inc., March 2007;
  • Informational Meeting on Construction Defect Litigation, AIG Claims Service, Inc., April 2004;
  • Construction Work Site and Accident Litigation, NYSBA, October 2003;
  • Insurance Coverage Issues- With a Focus on Personal Lines, NYSBA, May 2003