B.A., University at Albany, 1996
J.D., Union University, Albany Law School, 1999
Anina H. Monte is one of the firms founding partners. Her practice focuses on the defense of business owners, professionals, doctors, and hospitals in all manners of liability litigation involving the client’s practice, corporations and premises. Anina attended the State University of New York at Albany, where she focused on political science and biology. She continued her education at Albany Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1999. While in law school, she had the honor of serving as the State’s first legal aid to the newly formed Attorney General’s Health Care Investigations Bureau. She was recognized and inducted into the Order of the Barristers and served on the Moot Court Board.
Upon completion of her study of law, Anina joined the Kings County District Attorney’s office where she became a member of the Sex Crimes Unit. As an Assistant District Attorney, she conducted complex investigations and prosecuted Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, and Major Felony Crimes; bringing multiple cases to trial during that time.
In 2003, Anina transitioned to civil practice. Since then, she has defended actions involving personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, hospital and facility liability, the defense of physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, as well as their respective corporate entities. During the course of her career, her clients have come to her with a variety of issues and problems. As a result, based upon the client’s needs she has represented their interests in guardianship actions, Civil Rights Actions under §1983 and §1981, fraud and recoupment actions, as well as appellate practice. Anina has represented clients before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and has conducted mediations and arbitrations in multiple forums of dispute resolution. She has practiced extensively throughout the New York metropolitan area, having secured defense verdicts in medical malpractice actions, and success on behalf of her clients before the Supreme and Appellate courts in the Greater Metropolitan area, Federal Court, and New Jersey.
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