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Michael A. Calandra Sr


Partner
212-244-9090
mcalandra@dopfnyc.com

Education
J.D., Fordham Law School, 1971
B.A., Fordham College, 1967

Professional
Member, Bar of the State of New York
Member, Bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Member, Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Member, Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Member, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

Legal Employment History
>Dopf, P.C.
Member, January 2015 - Present
>Dopf, P.C.
Of Counsel, December 2013 – December 2014
>Peltz & Walker
Of Counsel, 2004 – 2013
>Velella, Basso & Calandra
Partner, 1989 – 2004
>Peltz & Walker
Trial Associate, 1988 - 1997
>Dwyer Peltz & Walker
Of Counsel, 1982 – 1989
>Law Secretary to the Honorable Manuel Ramos
Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County, 1972 - 1982
>Assistant Attorney General
State of New York, 1972

Legal Associations
Member, New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Bronx County Bar Association

Litigation Background
At Peltz & Walker the focus of practice was primarily in the defense of medical malpractice actions for various insurance companies, including Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Travelers, Hartford, American Insurance Group, Chubb and GEICO, among others. Mr. Calandra has tried numerous cases to verdicts in the New York State Supreme Court and the New York City Civil and Criminal Courts in New York, Bronx, Westchester, Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He has also served as Panel Chairman and as single Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court Compulsory Arbitration Program, and as an attorney-panelist for Medical Malpractice Panel Hearings, in Supreme Court, New York and Bronx Counties; has practiced before the U.S. Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and has argued appeals before the Appellate Divisions of the First, Second and Third Departments of the New York Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has successfully brought a writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Calandra has been deemed qualified to run for judicial office by the Judicial Screening Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
 
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