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October 2015

Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers

July 1, 2015

Korman and Mascia Victorious in the New York Court of Appeals

June 1, 2015

Korman on panel at NYSBA CLE Symposium

November 25, 2014

Rivkin Team Victorious In The Second Circuit Court of Appeals

October 31, 2014

Gershenoff quoted in New York Law Journal article

October 17, 2014

Korman a speaker at NYS Bar Association

October 1, 2014

Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2014 New York Metro SuperLawyers

June 17, 2014

Rivkin Team Scores Victory for GEICO in Second Circuit

April 16, 2014

Rivkin Radlers Obtains Significant Victory on behalf of Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma

October 25, 2013

Cheryl Korman to Co-Chair New York State Bar Association Program

July 5, 2013

Appellate Court Upholds Insurers' Defense Verdict Involving Approx. $20 Million In Pending Claims

June 27, 2013

Cheryl Korman and Merril Biscone Victorious in a Appellate Division, First Department Decision

August 3, 2012

Cheryl Korman featured in the Long Island Business News

June 6, 2011

Rivkin Radler's Cheryl Korman To Be Honored by the Long Island Women's Agenda.

March 2011

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Police Officers' Constitutional Claims

February 2011

Second Circuit Affirms Default Judgment In A Multi-Million Dollar RICO Action Stemming From Fraudulent Dental Practices

January 2008

Cheryl Korman Announced as Chairwoman of American Heart Association's"Go Red For Women" Luncheon

September 2007

Cheryl Korman of Rivkin Radler Named Among Long Island's Who's Who in Women in Professional Services

April 27, 2007

Cheryl Korman of Rivkin Radler Named Among Long Island's 50 Most Influential Women

June 13, 2005

Local Rules Differ From One Venue to the Next

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Attorney Profile

Cheryl F. Korman


Cheryl F. Korman is an appellate lawyer who has represented clients in hundreds of appeals involving substantive and procedural issues relating to diverse areas of the law, including attorney and accountant malpractice, civil procedure, commercial litigation, insurance law, labor law, municipal liability, no-fault law, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

A partner in Rivkin Radler's Litigation & Appeals Practice Group with over two decades of experience, Cheryl regularly prosecutes and defends appeals before New York appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Before joining the firm, Cheryl served as senior court attorney for the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.

Cheryl was chosen to be a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction. Cheryl was named one of the "Top 40 Rising Stars in Business" and one of Long Island's "Most Influential Women" by Long Island Business News.  She also was named to Long Island's "Who's Who in Women in Professional Services" and a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area.

Cheryl was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in Appellate Law for 2014 and 2015.

Cheryl is active in the American Heart Association for the Long Island region. She has worked with the organization for more than 10 years, raising both funds and awareness.

Representative Cases:

Friedman v. Connecticut Gen. Life. Ins. Co., 9 N.Y.3d 105 (2007) Court held that the placement of a Relation of Earning to Insurance (REI) clause with the general provisions of a disability insurance policy complies with Insurance Law § 3216.

Collela v. Board of Assesors, 95 N.Y.2d 401 (2000) Court held that a real property taxpayer whose only complaint is that he was taxed too much because other property was omitted from the rolls has no legal recourse to complain of an individual real property tax exemption granted with respect to property of another.  Petitioner failed to satisfy two-prong test to challenge governmental action.

Longi v. New York, 2010 U.S.App.LEXIS 1654 (2010) Court affirmed dismissal of pro se appellant's complaint alleging, among other things, conspiracy, discretionary abuse and claims of legal malpractice.

Krauss v. Oxford Health Plans, Inc., 517 F.3d 614 (2008) Court affirmed the dismissal of complaint against insurer as it provided all reimbursement required under the terms of an employee benefit plan governed by ERISA. 

Smith v. Half Hollow Hills Central School District, 298 F.3d 168 (2002) Court affirmed summary dismissal of due process claim filed by a student and his parents arising out of incident of alleged physical abuse. 

Last v. Guardian Life Insurance Company, 72 A.D. 3d 1032, 898 N.Y.S.2d 879 (2d Dep't 2010) Dismissal of action warranted where plaintiff failed to establish applicability of relation back doctrine.

Zelaya v. Starks, 67 A.D.3d 1005 (2d Dep't 2009) Jury determination assessing no liability against a defendant in a motor vehicle accident was not contrary to the weight of the evidence.

M.S. v. County of Orange, 64 A.D.3d 560 (2d Dep't 2009) Reversible trial errors mandated a new trial in an action against foster parents arising out of an allegation of sexual abuse while the plaintiff was in foster care.

Colombo v. SanFillipo, 61 A.D.3d 626 (2d Dep't 2009) Defendants established prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law in a premises liability case.

Glaser v. County of Orange, 54 A.D.3d 997 (2d Dep't 2008) Court held, among other things, that award of $1,000,000 for decedent's conscious pain and suffering deviated materially from reasonable compensation where decedent was conscious for only a matter of minutes before he died. 

Mussili v. Kohler Company, 50 A.D.3d 1600 (4th Dep't 2008) dismissal of action against manufacturer of shower door for injuries sustained as the result of a purportedly defective display where there was no evidence that the manufacturer retained control of the display.

Plimpton v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, 50 A.D.3d 532 (1st Dep't 2008) Discusses attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product and material prepared in anticipation of litigation in deciding whether communication subject to discovery.

Cooper v. Kelner & Kelner, 45 A.D.3d 323 (1st Dep't 2007) Legal malpractice action dismissed where plaintiff could not prove that but for attorney's alleged negligence plaintiff would have succeeded in the underlying action.  

Filiberto v. Herk's Tavern, 37 A.D.3d 1007 (3d Dep't 2007) Assessing scope of a defendant's duty and whether injured person fell within the zone of foreseeable harm.  

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Cheryl Korman

Long Island
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, New York 11556-0926

PHONE (516) 357-3573
FAX (516) 357-3333

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Litigation & Appeals


New York


United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth and Sixth Circuits


Appellate Division, Second Department


St. John University, Juris Doctor
State University of New York at Albany, B.S. in Business Administration