Alimonti Mediation Services
Mediation with Preparation
Rick Alimonti has officially taken on the role of Chair for the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (TIPS) Section Dispute Resolution Committee
Personal Injury/Premises Liability
Rick Alimonti has practiced personal injury defense throughout his career and is proud of the respect that he has garnered, and relationships established, with both plaintiff and defense bars. His litigated cases included scores of products liability, premises liability, aviation, and negligence cases. He has mediated claims across a broad spectrum of personal injury and negligence cases, including complex product liability.
Insurance coverage has been a staple of Mr. Alimonti’s practice for over twenty years. He has represented insured and insurers in proceedings ranging from declaratory judgment actions, motion practice, mediations, and appraisal proceedings. His practice emphasizes property and liability coverage, as well as subrogation.
Rick’s background in aviation litigation provides a deep breadth of experience in highly complex product liability cases. His experience includes representation of major component manufacturers, engine manufacturers, and airframe manufacturers. He has handled claims in New York, out of state, and internationally sounding in negligence, strict liability, and failure to warn. His experience includes threshold jurisdictional issues for out-of-state manufacturers. His mediated cases, as neutral, include settling a claim with an international manufacturer of “zip ties,” the alleged failure of which led to the loss of an eye.
Mr. Alimonti regularly handles employment discrimination cases under state and federal employment and anti-discrimination law claims as a member of the Mediation Panel for the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. These cases are assigned to mandatory mediation, and include cases prosecuted by the EEOC. Past mediations include claims involving sexual harassment, ADA violations, and age, racial and religious-based discriminations.
Mr. Alimonti is a nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in aviation and aviation litigation. Alimonti is a licensed pilot and has handled all aspects of aviation litigation. Exemplar clients include manufacturers, airlines, fixed base operators, flight schools, airport owner/operators, and ground handlers. Alimonti has forged a strong reputation among both the defense and plaintiff’s bars and is well known among them as a CLE educator on aviation law, mediation, and legal ethics – often combining these fields.
Ian LanePartner at Hannum Feretic Prendergrast & Merlino
In my 30 years of practice, I have come across a few truly great mediators. These outstanding mediators have somehow managed to master the art of mediation and manage to settle even the most difficult cases. Mr. Alimonti is one of these master mediators. I have used Mr. Alimonti on several of my most difficult cases and they have all settled. It is not possible to settle every case but it is possible to give 100% of your time, attention and effort to settle a case. This is something that Mr. Alimonti gives without reservation. From the initial contact to the final settlement Mr. Alimonti is involved in the process. I can’t tell you exactly how he does it but I can tell you that what he does is excellent. I am proud and happy to recommend Mr. Alimonti without reservation for any mediation and am happy to provide additional details should you have any questions.
Brooke Dana YoungwirthPartner at Mackey, Butts & Whalen LLP Attorneys at Law
Rick is the most skilled mediator I have ever worked with. He has the unique ability to see and articulate both parties’ perspectives to one another in a way that is objective and productive for settlement. He is unbiased and patient, which often results in extremely adversarial actions being resolved with all parties satisfied. I recommend him highly to all litigants and attorneys, whether defending or prosecuting an action. He is truly in a class of his own.