Bob Avallone, the firm’s Managing Partner, is responsible for the daily supervision and management of Lewis Johs’ work in the areas of litigation, professional and municipal liability defense, appeals, corporate practice and insurance coverage. Bob began his legal career in 1979 with a Manhattan defense litigation firm, and in 1981, he joined a large national law firm where he became Supervising Attorney of the firm’s New York Litigation Department. Throughout his career, Bob has lectured extensively to both public and private sector audiences, and at legal seminars, on a wide range of coverage and litigation related topics. Additionally Bob is an approved Guardian Ad Litem and Receiver, and acts as Counsel to Receivers for the New York State Unified Court System, practicing in the State, Surrogate and Federal Courts in New York. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its highest “AV” rating and Long Island Pulse Magazine rated Bob a Top Legal Eagle in Suffolk and Nassau Counties for litigation and insurance coverage.
Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the SUNY Geneseo Foundation and as an active member for the Centerport United Methodist Church. He was also a former member of The Board of Governors for the New York State Unified Court System Attorney-Client Dispute Resolution Program.
Bob Avallone was admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1980, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in 1997, the United States Supreme Court in 2001, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Torts/Insurance Committee, the New York State Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Primerus Defense Institute and its Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Group, the Nassau County Bar Association and its Grievance Committee, the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, New York Claims Association and Nassau Suffolk Claim Managers Council.
Bob received his Juris Doctor Degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1979. In 1976 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science and Economics, cum laude, from State University of New York College at Geneseo.