Tracy Abatemarco is a seasoned, results-oriented litigator that aggressively handles matters and obtains early resolution and favorable settlements where appropriate. She is a powerful communicator which dovetails into her reputation as a celebrated defense litigator throughout the Northeastern United States. As a founding partner of the New York office, Tracy has been instrumental in navigating the international reputation of being the go-to law firm for a host of matters due to her creative strategies and sage litigation prowess. Tracy also serves as the co-managing partner of the New York office and takes pride in the results, trial verdicts and impressive string of consistent results which continue to fuel the reputation and growth of WSHB’s footprint in New York State.
Tracy focuses her practice on construction and labor law litigation, premises, lead paint, mold, toxic tort, transportation and complex general liability and casualty actions. Her clients include insurance companies, financial institutions, and real estate owners and managers. She has extensive experience in state and appellate practice and has enjoyed success in the trial, appellate and arbitration forums. Tracy has developed protocols for compliance with lead paint guidelines for private landlords and real estate managers. Tracy obtained a prominent defense verdict in a lead poisoning action where it was alleged that the infant-plaintiff was brain damaged and sustained neurological and cognitive impairments.
Widely regarded as a thought leader in the legal industry, Tracy lectures throughout the country and recently spoke at the 2023 CLM Construction Conference in Austin, Texas on "Breaking Down New York Labor Law: Strategies for Successful Resolution." She also lectures and teaches courses for CLM's Claims College on such topics as trial techniques and strategies. She additionally teaches CLE courses on taking and defending depositions involving NY Labor Law and Premises Liability. As a result of her accomplishments, Tracy was recognized in 2023 as a top rated construction litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Tracy is active in a variety of initiatives that involve promoting diversity and inclusion. She takes particular pride in the fact that WSHB consistently ranks as one of the top law firms nationally for diversity, female lawyers and female partners. Outside of litigation, Tracy can be found on the soccer field where she is a fierce advocate for her daughter or on the sidelines advocating for her son as he competes in marathons.
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1991)
- University at Albany (B.A., 1988)
Licensed to Practice in
- New York
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Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- "Breaking Down New York Labor Law: Strategies for Successful Resolution," Speaker, 2023 CLM Construction Conference
- Instructor on “Trials,” 2022 - 2021 Claims College School of Litigation Management
- "TBI: Truth or Fiction: A Defense Perspective," Speaker, 2019 Construction Law Boot Camp
- Seminars, Baltimore, MD, 9.7.22
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