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New York’s Elder Law team

Richard S. Scanlan

  • Member


245 Main Street
Suite 500
White Plains, NY 10601





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Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Civil Trial Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M.
  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A.

Representative Cases

  • Yarnell -vs.- NY Presb. Hosp., et al., Sup. NY Index #104975/06
  • Est. Soderlund -vs.- Mermaid Manor Adult Home & Jewish Bd. Fam. & Children Serv., Sup.Kings Index #22933/03
  • Keane v. Sloan-Kettering, 96 A.D.2d 505, 464 N.Y.S. 2d 548, 1983, 2d Dept.
  • Zappolo v. Put. Com. Hosp., et al, 2nd Dept., 1991
  • McGuire vs. Zarlengo, et al., 250 A.D. 2d 823; 673 N.Y.S. 2d 200, 2d Dept.
  • Delany v. Empress Ambulance, Sup. Ct. Westch., Index #19834/97
  • Herman v. Parkview Adult Home and Our Lady of Mercy Med. Center, Index# 22834/00 , Sup. Ct. Bronx
  • Morales v. Stern, Sup.Ct. Westch., Index #13042
  • Trenchfield o/b/o Est. Mingoya -vs.- Northshore Univ. Hosp., et al., Index# 12072/00, Sup.Ct.Queens
  • Stiglich v. Albany Medical Center Hosp., Index #11670/99, Sup. Ct. Westch.
  • Moran v. Weidt, Sup.Westch., Index # 03346/05


  • J. P. Morgan Chase

Professional Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member
  • Bronx County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York County Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Columbian Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • State of New York, Litigation and Claims Bureaus, Assistant Attorney General, 1970 to 1973
  • 9th Judicial District, Member of the Grievance Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • State of New York , Litigation and Claims Bureaus, Assistant Attorney General


  • Spanish


  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Phi