Yousra Depalma focuses her practice on general liability defense, construction, labor law, as well as insurance coverage and litigation.
Ms. Depalma’s general liability defense and construction law work includes representing construction contractors and property owners in claims that allege violations of labor law, construction defects, as well as premises liability claims arising from alleged hazardous conditions. She works on complex accident liability cases, representing general and independent contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, building/property owners, and other parties. Ms. DePalma defends claims in motor vehicle accidents which include bodily injury and property damage.
In her labor law work, she defends contractors and property owners in personal injury actions arising out of Labor Law sections 240(1), 241(6) and 200, and suits brought against them in construction defect claims. Additionally, she represents clients in employment-related matters such as alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).
Ms Depalma’s insurance coverage and litigation work includes managing directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability, and commercial general liability (CGL). Her experience includes litigating complex insurance coverage matters for insurers and drafting coverage position opinions and letters. She manages the full process of litigation from arguing motions, leading and defending depositions, acting as trial counsel, and representing clients in mediation and settlement conferences.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Depalma served as an associate at New York law firms working in commercial and premises liability, complex construction litigation and defects, automobile, toxic tort, and wrongful death. Previously, she also defended hospitals, nursing homes and physicians in medical malpractice lawsuits.
- New York
- U.S. District Court
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Pace University School of Law, J.D.
- Arizona State University, B.A. magna cum laude, B.S. magna cum laude
- New York State Bar Association