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Cellino & Barnes Attorney, Christian Oliver, Named as “Rising Star” in New York Metro SuperLawyers

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Cellino & Barnes is proud to announce that personal injury attorney Christian R. Oliver has been selected for inclusion into the 2011 Metro edition of New York Super Lawyers as “Rising Star”.

Following law school graduation, Christian declined an offer from one of the nation’s top corporate law firms and  instead decided to pursue his life-long dream  to work as a trial attorney on behalf of injured individuals.

Inspired by his own personal injury accident, Christian experienced the consequences of a life changing injury and understands first-hand how important it is to have an advocate willing to fight for you. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes Welcomes Douglas Shayne

Friday, June 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

Cellino & Barnes is proud to announce that personal injury attorney Douglas E. Shayne has joined the firm.

Mr. Shayne graduated cum laude from Brooklyn College in 1995, where he obtained his BA. He then went on to obtain his JD at New York Law School.

Mr. Shayne brings over ten years of experience with him and was previously associated with the firm of Brecher, Fishman, Pasternack, Walsh, Tilker & Ziegler, P.C. located in Garden City, New York. (more…)

What is a Free Consultation

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

I was recently asked, “Exactly what is a free consultation, anyway?”

A free consultation is when an attorney discusses the facts surrounding your case for free.   The consultation can take place over the phone or in person.

Typically the initial contact is made when a potential client calls our office.   A receptionist will answer the phone, but all calls involving accident cases are then routed to an attorney.   You will be able to confidentially discuss the facts with an attorney – some law firms have paralegals screen their calls but at our firm the attorneys handle each and every call.   If after discussing the facts of the case with the prospective client, we believe there is a legitimate case, we will take the next step and schedule an appointment to meet with the client.  In situations where you are unable to travel to meet us, an attorney in our office can travel to meet you.   At that meeting there is another more in-depth consultation that will take place and of course that is also free. (more…)

Cellino & Barnes – Statement of Client’s Rights

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes believe it is important that each client understand their rights.  This is our promise to you.

  1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your attorney and the other attorneys and personnel in our office.
  2. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your case competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.  If you are not satisfied with how your case is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some cases and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge). (more…)

Common No-Fault Insurance Questions

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

Regardless of whether you have or have not ever been in an auto accident, we understand that no-fault insurance can be somewhat overwhelming to deal with.

I have been an attorney for over twenty-five years and because of the difficult and time sensitive issues surrounding no fault, Cellino & Barnes chose many years ago to take care of our clients’ no-fault issues for them.

The most common no-fault questions we hear are:

  •      What is no-fault and what does it cover?
  •      Is there a Deadline?
  •      How much coverage is there?
  •      Do I need a referral to see a doctor?
  •      Is there a deadline for submitting medical bills for payment?
  •      What if no-fault denies payment?

We understand the issues surrounding an auto accident can be overwhelming. To learn the answers to these questions and more, click on no-fault insurance questions.

If you need to speak with me (Ross Cellino) or another attorney at Cellino & Barnes contact us today. 800-621-2020.

Sincerely,

Ross Cellino

Cellino & Barnes – Gulf Disaster Update

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

The Presidential panel investigating the BP oil spill concluded that three corporations were at fault for causing the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. They include BP, Halliburton and Transocean.

The result of the investigation described systemic problems within the offshore energy industry and government regulators who oversee it.

The investigation concluded that the bottom line cause of the explosion was poor decision making that led to technical problems.  Each of the three companies involved made individual decisions that increased the risk of a blowout. Why were bad decisions made, to save time and money.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster boiled down to one single failure, and that was management.  This report is bad news for the companies involved. The losses and damages, both personal and emotional will be felt for years to come.