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Legal Assistant Insurance

Manhattan, NY, 10001
September 28, 2020

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John J. Magarian, Esq.

*** ***** ****** **, ********, NY 11201

Phone: 347-***-**** E-Mail:


A versatile and performance-focused professional with experience in providing accurate and timely counsel to executives on a variety of legal topics, collaborating with management to devise efficient defense strategies, specifying internal governing policies and regularly monitoring compliance. Excellent Client Relationship Management and out of the box thinking with the ability to create innovative ideas for solving everyday problems more efficiently. Effective team leader with active coaching, mentoring, and training skills. Possess multi-task capacity, can work independently and in a team, and have the flexibility to meet shifting goals and tight deadlines. Possess exceptional leadership skills and vision to drive the department, the ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines with excellent organizational, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills, with exceptional focus and follow-through abilities.

Skill Areas: Excellent Communication Skills w Multi-Tasking w Detailed-Oriented w Active Listener w Legal Knowledge


JOHN J. MAGARIAN, ESQ. Brooklyn, New York (Apr 2011-Jul 2014 Apr 2018-Present)


Continue to defend City Parking, and handle other matters in the areas of subrogation, personal injury, insurance defense, consumer credit, foreclosures, and no-fault.

Appear for motions and conferences, examinations before trial, examinations under oath, and 50-h Hearings in both Kings and New York Counties.

Conduct real property transactions and litigation from contracts to closings.


General Counsel

Supervised a five-person Claims Department that processed subrogation and other tort matters for a corporation comprised of over three-hundred and fifty garages in New York City and surrounding areas.

Had settlement talks, drafted documents, and appeared for all phases of litigation.

Directed commercial leasing transactions for the use of company properties.

MOLOD, SPITZ & DESANTIS, P.C./CARL S. YOUNG & ASSOCIATES (Merger November 2010) New York, New York (Apr 2007-Apr 2011)


Focused on Plaintiff insurance subrogation matters, managing a calendar with approximately 900 cases.

Handled all aspects of cases from inception through completion. Also continued in real property, particularly closings and foreclosure.

As Mr. Young’s only associate in 2010, settlements and verdicts totaled the highest revenue for its principal insurance carrier of any year in the firm’s history.

RASKIN & KREMINS, L.L.P. New York, New York (May 2006- Feb 2007)


Gained additional experience with boutique concentrating on the plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Drafted Labor Law § 240 and other plaintiff personal injury motions, Licari opposition, argued at their hearings and negotiated settlements.

SANTORIELLA DITOMASO, P.C. Brooklyn, New York (Oct 2004-May 2006)


Concentrated in all realms of civil litigation, including real property law.

Successfully brought trials to verdict and handled arbitration hearings.

Completed real property closings on residential and commercial premises and appeared for conferences and otherwise handled foreclosure matters.

LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM PAGER Brooklyn, New York (Oct 2003-Oct 2004)


Focused on the plaintiff’s personal injury matters.

Drafted and argued motions and conducted Examinations Before Trial.

Appeared at Conferences, Examinations Under Oath, and 50-H Hearings.

Assisted in matters resulting in a high six-figure and one mid-seven figure verdicts.

MORRIS, DUFFY, ALONSO & FALEY New York, New York (May 2001-Oct 2003)

Legal Assistant

Gained experience during law school and before admission in insurance defense law.

Drafted motions and accompanying briefs, researched issues, corresponded with carriers.

Became familiar with Courts in all five of New York City’s Boroughs, as well as in Westchester and Nassau.

MCGOVERN, NOEL, & BENIK, Millburn, NJ Providence, RI (Jun 2000-Jan 2001)

Legal Assistant

Focused on Environmental law in general practice headed by former Rhode Island Governor Philip W. Noel.

Co-authored environmental law summary, R.I. Environmental Law Handbook.

Drafted documents and research memoranda and assisted with Court appearances.

THE LAW OFFICES OF FAMIGLIETTI & CARLIN Providence, RI (May 1993-Apr 1999)


Interned with Stephen R. Famiglietti, Esq., successful prosecutor in State. v. Von Bulow, after his switch to criminal defense law.

Accompanied and assisted with daily court appearances, hearings, and trials.

Drafted Interrogatories, summarized depositions, completed research.



Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Philosophy with High Distinction, University Of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1997

Bar Admission

Admission to the Federal District Court, Eastern District of NY, 2007

Admission to the Federal District Court, Southern District of NY, 2007

Admission to the New York State Bar Association, 2003

Awards & Honors

Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Member, Phi Psi National Honor Society

Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

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