Eileen R. Fullerton
Eileen R. Fullerton – Managing Partner
Eileen R. Fullerton has more than 20 years of experience in general liability and insurance defense, with a focus in construction accident and New York Labor Law litigation, negligent security claims, premises liability, municipal liability, and long-term care litigation. Eileen’s clients include prominent property owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals and private security companies. She routinely handles high-profile and significant exposure actions from pre-suit investigation through resolution/trial. She defends clients throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess counties.
Eileen started her career with the New York City Law Department’s Bronx Tort Division. As an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of New York, she handled all aspects of personal injury defense including trials in high-exposure cases involving the NYPD, in Bronx County Supreme Court. After nearly five years with Corporation Counsel, she transitioned to private insurance defense, where she has become a highly sought-after attorney in labor law and construction litigation. Eileen routinely conducts site investigations at dangerous building collapses, and fire scenes, and is not afraid to get her hands dirty to investigate claims and protect her clients’ interests. To provide the most comprehensive service to her clients, she earned OSHA-10 certification and has lectured on the implication of OSHA training and labor laws. She also lectures to attorneys, insurers, and contractors on defending labor law actions in New York
Eileen prides herself on her ability to not only defend her clients, but in pursuing risk transfer opportunities, and being conscious of litigation expenses and potential exposures, thereby aggressively moving cases towards a speedy and favorable outcome.
Recognized for her accomplishments, Eileen has been named for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers in the practice of Construction Litigation and in 2021, was honored with the coveted Women in Business award presented by Business Insurance magazine.
Eileen earned her JD degree from Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is admitted to practice New York and in the US District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Northern District of New York, as well as Connecticut.