After many years of heading his own firm, Salvatore Calabrese joined Ahmuty, Demers & McManus in March of 2008, where he works in the New York City office. Mr. Calabrese focuses in mass tort defense and is currently leading the defense of over 1,000 cases arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Calabrese has tried numerous significant cases throughout lower New York State, and has handled many appeals involving a wide range of issues including insurance coverage and indemnification disputes. He presented and argued the widely cited case of Burgos v. Aqueduct Realty in the New York State Court of Appeals. Burgos remains the leading case in New York concerning the duty of a residential landlord to provide security to tenants.
Mr. Calabrese has a medical background and much of his career has focused on the defense of medical malpractice cases in the New York metropolitan area. He sat on many Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels as the attorney panel member in Westchester and Bronx Counties and has defended numerous cases for individual physicians and institutions.
Mr. Calabrese has lectured on Article 50A and 50B of the New York CPLR, depositions of non-party witnesses and post trial motions.