Jack Babchik

Jack Babchik is one of the principals of Babchik & Young LLP. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1977 with a Juris Doctorate, and was admitted to practice in New York in March 1978. His other admissions include:
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• United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York 
• United States Supreme Court

• United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 

 

Other Accomplishments

He has also been registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office since 1978, and is a Certified Mediator, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is the author of articles for the profession and a lecturer on professional liability, legal ethics and construction litigation to professional groups and insurance companies. He was also a certified mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District. He has more than 30 years of experience, including trial and appellate practice and has argued before the First and Second Departments, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York State Court of Appeals. His areas of concentration include:

 

• Insurance Defense
• Professional Liability (including Architects and Engineers, Accountants, Attorneys, Insurance  Brokers, Real Estate Brokers and Appraisers) Directors and Officers
• Construction Litigation
• Employment Discrimination
• Employment Discrimination
• Products Liability
• Toxic Torts
• General Liability Defense

 
He was formerly associated with Kenyon & Kenyon, a patent and trademark litigation firm that represented Fortune 500 companies, and Hart & Hume, a professional liability and construction litigation firm catering to the insurance industry. In 1983, along with two partners from Hart & Hume, he formed the firm of Bergadano, Zichello & Babchik and expanded the firm’s services to include not only professional liability, but also products liability, labor and employment law. In 1996, he founded Babchik & Mond, LLP and established a successful practice geared to the insurance industry, professionals, and corporate clients. In 1999, the firm became Babchik & Young, LLP and continued the practice of its predecessor while incorporating new areas of expertise in vertical transportation and general liability.

Jack Babchik is a member of:

• The American Bar Association (Section on Torts and Insurance Practice)
• New York State Bar Association (Section on Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law)

 • The Westchester County Bar Association
 • The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)


He became Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (“WCBA”) from 2009 to 2011 and was included in the New York and Westchester County editions of Super Lawyers® in the areas of professional liability and insurance defense. He has attained Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent. He has successfully tried professional malpractice cases to verdict, directed verdict or had his clients dismissed or discontinued mid-trial. He lectures on behalf of the New York State Bar Association with regard to claims against lawyers and for the WCBA in the area of legal ethics. He understands his clients’ needs and works diligently on their behalf at reasonable cost. He has received high praise from carriers and clients.

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