A $144,690,039.00 jury verdict by James Linnan '72 and his law firm partner Charlene Fallon was featured by Lawyers USA as sixth in the national publication's list of Top 10 Jury Verdicts for 2012.
The case involved a claim against a hospital for failing to recognize or properly treat a heart attack for Linnan's client, causing severe and permanent damage to her heart. The resulting verdict was not only the sixth largest in the country for 2012, it was also the largest in New York state.
Linnan's firm, Linnan & Fallon, LLP, is based in Albany with offices in Glens Falls, Catskill and Oneonta, and it specializes in representing patients who have been injured while in the health care system. Linnan has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, and he has achieved a number of verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.
In addition to personal injury law, Linnan has been active in legal representation for the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and is currently the counsel for the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association. He frequently delivers lectures for the New York State Bar Association and American Board of Trial Advocates on topics such as prosecuting medical malpractice cases, civil trial tactics and premises liability.
Active with a number of community and charitable organizations, Linnan is a founding member of the Albany Ronald McDonald House.