Rosario M. Vignali

Partner at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Rosario M. Vignali

Rosario M. Vignali

Partner at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Biography

Russ Vignali is a tenacious advocate who focuses his litigation practice on the defense of products liability matters and related commercial disputes in New York state and federal courts. He also handles a variety of claims in the general liability area and has experience with related insurance coverage matters. Russ joined Wilson Elser in 1982 out of law school and developed his service approach within a firm culture that values a high level of responsiveness and open communication with clients.

In the products liability area, Russ for many years has defended large manufacturers and retailers in claims brought in New York involving table saws, circular saws, grinders, drills and other stationary and portable power tools. On behalf of insurers, trade associations and corporate clients, he also has defended industrial machinery, including conveyors, packaging machinery, punch presses, lathes and press brakes; outdoor power equipment, including lawn mowers and snow throwers; and hoists and lift devices. In addition, Russ counsels many corporate clients regarding product recalls and various regulatory matters, and he regularly handles consumer warranty claims. His clients include several self-insured risk retention groups, to which he has lectured on various insurance and products liability topics.

The general liability portion of Russ’ practice involves the defense of clients in litigation involving premises liability, negligent security, motor vehicle accidents and other casualty claims. Russ has developed particular experience in youth sports liability matters and serves on the board of directors of his local Little League baseball organization.

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Co-Chair, Class Action Defense Practice at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

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Rosario M. Vignali
Partner at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1982

New York Law School is a private law school in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. It is an ABA-approved law school. In 2014, the ABA identified the school as one of 18 law schools with a decline in enrollment of more than 30 percent in the last three years.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1980

The City College of New York (CCNY), the first college of The City University of New York (CUNY), is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

Career History
Partner
1982 - Current

Wilson, Elser, Moscowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP offers legal services. The company serves clients in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
New York University School of Law - American Jurisprudence Award , Insurance Law
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