Michael J. Battiste is an Associate in the firm’s Medical Malpractice and Litigation practice groups. Mr. Battiste represents physicians, healthcare providers, hospitals and insurance companies in medical malpractice and professional liability actions. Mr. Battiste also defends personal injury cases arising out of automobile accidents, labor law matters, premises liability cases, and general negligence matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Battiste was an associate at prominent New York law firms, where he represented clients in a variety of product liability and complex toxic tort matters, in both domestic and international jurisdictions. His practice included defending personal injury and property damage claims brought against premises owners, manufacturers, and distributors of consumer and intermediary goods and equipment. Mr. Battiste obtained his bachelor degree from Loyola College in Maryland in 2002 and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 2009. Mr. Battiste has been admitted to practice in New York since 2010.