Teresa M. Spina has over 30 years of litigation experience and over 15 years in law office management. As the former attorney of record of GEICO’s NY No-Fault staff counsel, the largest in-house No-Fault office in the country, Ms. Spina has an in-depth knowledge in the No-Fault arena that is unparalleled. She supervised the ardent defense of no-fault litigation and arbitration of thousands of cases dealing with issues such as medical necessity, coverage, staged accidents, and policy exclusions. Prior to that, Ms. Spina spent over 10 years as a litigator, handling personal injury and general liability defense from inception through trial. Her expertise includes auto accidents, premises liability, municipal liability, school district liability, products liability, ERISA and life insurance disputes and construction accidents.
Ms. Spina also has considerable experience in negotiating and interpreting contracts in a variety of business settings. In addition, her skills at mediating settlements are reflected in the over 35,000 cases she was able to resolve in bulk settlements, without the aid of the courts. Ms. Spina has also drafted proposed legislation and stands committed to no-fault reform for insurers.
Of Counsel to Russell Friedman & Associates, Ms. Spina is a member of the No-Fault & Health Care Law Department.