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Scott D. Kagan

scott.kagan@ansalaw.com
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Phone: (914) 259-8810
Direct: (914) 298-2272
Fax: (914) 298-2270

707 Westchester Ave #309
White Plains, New York 10604

Scott Kagan is a New York attorney with a national practice litigating complex product liability cases in a wide array of matters, including automotive crashworthiness, consumer products and heavy machinery. Scott also handles selected catastrophic injury cases that present complex liability issues. Specifically, he handles cases involving medium and heavy trucks, motor vehicle defects and various product defects, personal injury accidents, medical malpractice, boiler and pressure vessel failures, and escalator and elevator malfunctions. He has litigated significant injury cases in New York and several out-of-state jurisdictions.

Scott has worked in personal injury litigation from both the plaintiff and defendant side, giving him greater insight into the thought process of the defense. This insight allows him to work closely with his clients to explain in detail every facet of their case. Scott enjoys managing all aspect of his cases, focusing on all of his clients individually and at a personal level from intake through completion. Scott is always striving for perfect and consistently applies that attitude to all of his cases.

Education

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2011
Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor;
Moot Court Board, Staff Member

B.S., University of Massachusetts, 2008
Magna cum laude
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York State, 2012
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Featured Cases

Timoschuk v. Daimler Trucks North America, LLC d/b/a Freightliner, LLC, et al., No. SA-12-CV-816 XR, 2014 WL 2533789 (W.D. Tex. June 4, 2014)

Cruz v. Mack Trucks, Inc. & Ballard Mack Sales & Serv., Inc., No. 8:12-CV-200 MAD/CFH, 2015 WL 2193796 (N.D.N.Y. May 11, 2015)

Jimenez v. Steinemann Tech. AG, et al., 2017 Slip Op 50453(U) (Sup. Ct. Queens County Apr. 11, 2017)

Sweener v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 1:17-CV-0532 LEK/DJS, 2018 WL 748742 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2018)

Articles

“Motor Vehicles with CAT Like Reflexes: A primer on Crash Avoidance Technology”, Scott D. Kagan, AAJ Product Liability Newsletter, Winter 2017

Made In America? Hidden Labels and Defects in Carbon Fiber Bicycles, Scott D. Kagan & Terrence E. McCartney, AIEG Voice Summer, 2014

How To Prove the Defect In a New York Product Liability Case, Scott D. Kagan & Paul Rheingold, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Bill of Particulars, Vol. 1 2014

Certifications

Super Lawyers Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2015-2018

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2017