Attorneys

Michael A. Calandra, Sr.

OF COUNSEL

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.

Education

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

Legal Employment History

DOPF, P.C.
Of Counsel, December 2013 – Present
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

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 Associations

  • Member, New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bronx County Bar Association

For more information please contact Partners:

Glenn W. Dopf & Joseph R. Cammarosano

Glenn W. Dopf
Joseph R. Cammarosano