John E. Sparling
St. Joseph's College (B.A., 1984); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1987). Medaille Scholarship
Member, Staff Writer, 1985-1986 and Associate Editor, 1986-1987, Hofstra Law Review. Member: New York State and American Bar Associations. (Member, Committees on Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
Admitted to Practice
Admitted to bar, 1988, New York and United States District Court, Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.
Areas of Practice
Insurance defense litigation, including insurance coverage and declaratory judgment actions. Litigation of large catastrophic fires, floods, construction and building claims. Litigation specializing in the area of construction claims and products liability, including the representation of tractor and agricultural product manufacturers and manufacturers of power press equipment on a national and local basis, and manufacturers of, among other things, automobiles, motors, heating and ventilating equipment, aluminum bus bars, chairs and stools, tampons, excavation, construction and industrial machinery, boats and boating equipment, knitting machines, kerosene heaters, traffic signals, Street lights, flue gas desulfurization units, forklifts, snowmobiles and snowthrowing equipment, printing presses, fire extinguishers, fabric and sleepwear, golf carts, chainsaws, medical devices, and a myriad of consumer products; defense of toxic tort claims including manufacturers of asbestos, silicone and latex products and chemicals. Trials and Appeals in all courts.
Decisions and Updates