New York City & Westchester
Kristian Karl Larsen, the principal of Larsen Advocates P.C., is graduate of University of California at Berkeley and Brooklyn Law School. Kristian has significant experience and a record of success in resolving a variety of business and commercial disputes and providing advice to a diverse array of the firm’s individual and corporate clients. Kristian firmly believes that it is important to become intimately familiar with each client’s business model and commercial practices in order to provide effective legal services. This familiarity enables him to most effectively and zealously negotiate transactions and to litigate when necessary. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New York and New Jersey, the Federal District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kenneth F. McCallion heads an accomplished team of civil litigation and estates/trusts attorneys at McCallion & Associates. He has more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of legal practice areas, including: complex civil litigation; environmental/pollution law; toxic torts/personal injuries; real estate and contract disputes; wills and trust litigation; employment discrimination; deprivation of civil rights/ human rights; consumer protection; product liability; and wrongful death. Mr. McCallion is a graduate of Yale University and Fordham Law School and is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School.
Mr. McCallion has an outstanding record of victories and has handled some of the country’s largest, multi-million dollar cases, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill case in Alaska, the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant litigation, the Gulf War case, and the Bhopal Gas disaster litigation. As lead counsel in the federal class action litigation against various French banks, Mr. McCallion successfully represented Holocaust survivors and the families of victims, resulting in the establishment of a substantial settlement fund and claims procedure.
Throughout his career, Mr. McCallion has litigated numerous significant civil RICO and other class actions that have collectively resulted in recoveries well in excess of $1 billion. For example, in County of Suffolk v. Long Island Lighting Company, in which he served as co-lead trial counsel, the Second Circuit upheld a $400 million class settlement, quoting the opinion of the trial judge, Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, that “counsel [has] done a superb job [and] tried this case as well as I have ever seen any case tried.” 907 F.2d 1295, 1327 (2d Cir. 1990).
Mr. McCallion also represented Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, in her civil RICO case against Paul Manafort and others in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that served as part of the basis for the Department of Justice and Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments of Mr. Manafort and Mr. Gates for various federal criminal offenses.
Additionally, he represented thousands of World War II victims of forced and slave labor in their successful settlement claims against the German government and German industries. Mr. McCallion won a major jury verdict against a pesticide company on behalf of a family exposed to Dursban TC, a pesticide manufactured by Dow Chemical Corp. Mr. McCallion represented families of the victims of the American Airlines crash Flight 587 and veterans of the first Gulf War (in 1991) who were injured after exposure to chemicals sold to the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq by various European chemical companies. Mr. McCallion also represented the families of victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, and he also represents Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, in a case involving wrongful imprisonment and human rights violations.
Yale University, 1968
Fordham Law School, 1972
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Claims
United States District Courts for: Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
District of Massachusetts
Northern District of Illinois
James D. Burchetta, Esq., Counsel to McCallion & Associates LLP, has over 40 years of experience handling complex matters, including cases involving serious Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury. He has been involved in many high profile cases, including the well know wrongful death action, Brian Watkins vs. NYC, which received international attention when Brian, a visitor from Utah, was robbed and stabbed on a subway platform in presence of his family and died as a result of improper emergency care by the City.
Mr Burchetta launched a national program to assist parents of brain damages children from birth to get proper legal advice and medical review known as “Why my Child” and represented hundreds of families get the advice they needed “why my child” and “who will take care of my child when I am gone.”
Mr Burchetta graduated from Villanova University and Fordham law School. He is a member of the State and Federal courts in New York and the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. He is also a member of various professional groups including the New York Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice.