TEANECK, N.J., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent New Jersey law firm DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP has announced the addition of five new lawyers, representing a significant expansion of the firm's Health Care Practice Group. Catherine J. Flynn and Michael A. Moroney will join the firm as partners. Paul J. Miller, Randall S. Watts and Stefanie L. Rokosz will join as associates.
The DeCotiis firm has a long history of representing clients in a wide range of complex health care issues, and with this addition the practice group gains significant additional expertise.
"We're very proud to welcome Catherine, Mike and their colleagues to the firm – they are an important addition to the services we provide clients in the health care arena," stated Joseph DeCotiis, Managing Partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole. "With this practice group expansion we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal advice, representation and counsel."
"My colleagues and I are very excited about joining the DeCotiis law firm, and we look forward to our roles in supporting the firm's health care practice," added Catherine Flynn. "There are few firms who can boast as much talent and skill under one roof – especially in terms of health care – and we are pleased to be a part of this expansion."
Catherine J. Flynn has a history of expert representation in health care law, having counseled medical institutions, private practices, health professionals, and individual clients. As an active malpractice defense lawyer for over 26 years, she has successfully argued cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, in addition to providing representation in administrative professional licensure matters, and Federal and State regulatory and compliance cases.
Michael Moroney has represented physicians, PPOs and health care institutions in Federal and State courts regarding matters of professional negligence, regulatory & compliance plans, product liability defense, HIPAA, HITECH, and fraud & abuse investigations. He has earned the highest ranking for ethical standards and professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell, and has lectured on a wide range of health care topics including HIPAA, Social Media, ACO's, fraud & abuse, the False Claims Act, Stark Laws, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Compliance plans.
Paul Miller specializes in healthcare law, working with clients in medical malpractice matters. He has spent years representing hospitals, dialysis centers, surgical centers, physicians, nurses, dentists, and physician's assistants before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. He also has experience handling general liability and personal injury matters, multistate litigation involving failure to warn, and product liability claims asserted against pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
Randall Watts has dedicated his practice to medical malpractice defense, as well as other areas of health care law. He is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and has worked as a Victim Advisor with the Domestic Violence Clinic and as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Roger F. Mahon, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hunterdon County, Criminal and Probate Parts.
Stefanie Rokosz is a passionate advocate for clients in medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. Before graduating cum laude from Albany Law School with a Health Law Concentration with honors, Stefanie represented people battling HIV/AIDS and Cancer in social security and disability claims, and interned at the Consumer Affairs Counseling Section of the New Jersey Attorney General's Law Division. She recently authored an article in the Food and Drug Law Journal entitled "Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Advances in Medical Practice or Human Subject Research".
About DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP, is a sixty plus-lawyer, full-service firm headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey. They are a group of exceptionally skilled, experienced attorneys, who practice in a wide variety of specialties. A partial list of their practice areas includes real estate, labor law, public procurement, litigation, environmental law, public finance, tax, municipal law, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare law, corporate law, banking and bankruptcy. For more information about the firm's roster of accomplished attorneys please visit decotiislaw.com
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