Casey Wolnowski joined Phillips & Associates in early 2014. Before joining Phillips & Associates, Mr. Wolnowski served in the chambers of Hon. Anita R. Florio, an associate justice for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. He worked there for four and one-half years and held the position of “Senior Principal Law Clerk” from September 2010 until Justice Florio’s retirement from the bench in December 2012. During his tenure, he worked on over 2,000 appeals, many involving labor & employment matters. In 2013, he worked in the chambers of Hon. Sandra L. Townes in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
In the Summer of 2016, Mr. Wolnowski obtained a $275,000 jury verdict in the case of Fisher v. Mermaid Manor Home for Adults (E.D.N.Y. 14 cv 3461) before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, as well as successfully argued the case of Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Service (2d Cir. 15-3239) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Regarding the latter, in an Opinion authored by Hon. Guido Calabresi, the Court addressed three first impression issues concerning “Cat’s Paw” liability, finding in the employee’s favor on each.