Robert Devine graduated from Georgetown University in 1961 and received his law degree from Georgetown Law Center in 1964. He was associated with the firm of O’Leary and O’Leary from 1965 through 1983. He was licensed to practice in New York in 1965 and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1967.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association and was Chairman of that Section in 1991 and 1992; he was Chairman of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education for that section for nine years. In that capacity, he organized and put on seminars across the state on various subjects concerning civil litigation and medical malpractice. He is the Editor of Medical Malpractice in New York (Third Edition) published by the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Devine is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® (Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0) and was a member of Action Unit #6, which was the Committee of the New York State Bar Association that studied ways of improving the New York court system.
Mr. Devine is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyers’ Association, and he is a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
He has defended malpractice, automobile liability, construction, general liability and products liability cases.
Recent Appeal Decisions:
Chin v. Long Island College Hosp., 119 A.D.3d 833 (2d Dep’t 2014) (granting summary judgment to defendant physician, reversing lower court which had denied the motion)
Waggaman v. Arauzo, 117 A.D.3d 724 (2d Dep’t 2014) (affirming dismissal of action against Texas physician for lack of jurisdiction)
Jacobs v. Mostow, 69 A.D.3d 575 (2d Dep’t 2010) (affirming dismissal of case against physician in breach of contract action)
Chambers v. Mirkinson, 68 A.D.3d 702 (2d Dep’t 2009) (doctrine of continuous treatment did not apply to toll statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims against ophthalmologist and eye clinic)
Cardenales v. Queens-Long Island Medical Group, P.C., 49 A.D.3d 585 (2d Dep’t 2008)
Williams v. Sahay, 12 A.D.3d 366 (2d Dep’t 2004) (granting our client summary judgment, reversing the lower court decision which had denied that motion).