White Plains, NY (July 6, 2022) – White Plains-based law firm Fullerton Beck LLP has promoted Joseph Sauer to Special Litigation Counsel. This is Sauer’s second promotion in two years. In July 2020, he was promoted from Associate to Senior Counsel.

“In a short time, Joe has taken on a leadership role in many ways, including expanding the firm’s elevator accident practice and playing a key role in our Child Victim’s Act practice,” shared Eileen Fullerton, the managing partner. “His experience as an assistant corporation counsel for the city of New York in the Bronx Tort Division prepared him to be an effective and versatile litigator and trial attorney.”

Sauer served five years as assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York in the Bronx Tort Division, spending two years as a full-time trial attorney. He handled various cases for city agencies, including the New York Police Department, Department of Corrections, New York Fire Department and Department of Education, involving different issues including civil rights, intentional torts, negligent supervision, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases. 

In this role, Sauer obtained numerous favorable outcomes, including several defense verdicts, and he received the Division Chief Awards twice for his outstanding work during his tenure. 

Sauer has been named for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars since 2019.

Sauer earned his J.D. from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (2013), graduating magna cum laude while working full-time as a paralegal at a White Plains-based insurance defense firm. He received a B.A. Johns Hopkins University (2003).