Alison O’Dwyer – Partner
Alison O’Dwyer, a lawyer and registered nurse, focuses her practice on defending hospitals and healthcare professionals in high-exposure medical malpractice claims. Her experience in the medical field enables her to swiftly and accurately analyze medical malpractice claims to determine her litigation strategy.
Alison represents clients – hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, optometrists and other allied healthcare professionals – in the full range of malpractice claims arising across all areas of medical specialty, from failure to diagnose cancer to negligent performance of surgery. She also represents healthcare professionals in license and misconduct proceedings before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Alison handles complex cases from inception through trial preparation and has been successful in obtaining dismissals on summary judgment, defeating motions for leave to file a late notice of claim, and negotiating discontinuances. As a former delivery room nurse, Alison has been involved in numerous obstetric and gynecological cases, including high-exposure claims alleging failure to timely and appropriately deliver leading to infant brain damage and other serious injuries.
Alison is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is a member of the New York State Bar and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.
Alison graduated with a J.D. from Pace University School of Law, where she was case note and comment editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review.