Nicole M. Marlow-Jones
Ms. Marlow-Jones joined the firm as an associate in August of 1999. She became a partner in January 2006. Her practice includes liability defense, insurance coverage, appellate law and commercial litigation. A primary area of her practice has been the representation of professionals, predominantly lawyers, in civil actions.
Marlow-Jones received her bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1994 and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997. She was selected to the Order of the Coif and the Justinian Honor Society.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Marlow-Jones served as an appellate court attorney at the Supreme Court, Fourth Department. During this two-year period, she assisted members of the intermediate appellate court on pending civil and criminal appeals. She also served as a confidential law clerk to the Honorable John P. Balio prior to his retirement.
Ms. Marlow-Jones is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York. She is a member of the Onondaga County, New York State and American Bar Associations.
Ms. Marlow-Jones serves on the board of directors of the Central New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has been selected as a delegate for the JDRF Council of Chapters & Affiliates. In her role as advocacy chair, she fosters relationships between local advocates and elected legislators to ensure Congress continues to support the funding of Type 1 Diabetes research. She is also serves on the board of directors and judicial screening committee of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association.
- Represented municipal law attorneys in federal court action by a former planning board attorney alleging violation of substantive due process and his civil rights under 42 USC§1983 and obtained summary judgment in their favor.
- Defended claim against client involving construction of 6,000 square foot home and, after a bench trial, obtained a judgment dismissing claims and cross claims against the client.
- Authored appellate brief to the New York State Court of Appeals regarding redemption rights under County Tax Act on questions certified by Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Chapter 11 Trustee's adversary proceeding against firm's client claiming malpractice. Based on the Court's answer to certified questions, the Second Circuit held client did not commit malpractice.
- Successfully represented homeowner's insurer on appeal of judgment declaring insurer was not obligated to satisfy judgment against tortfeasor who was not an "insured" under the policy.
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Honor Society, 1997
State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A., 1994
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
Speaking / Publications / Awards
Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Distinguished Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Select by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyers Directory 2014 and 2015 for Professional Liability Litigation
"Ethics", 2013 Annual Update, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
"Law School for Claims Professionals," New York Bar Association
"Litigation Insurance Claims: From Start to Finish," including Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute
New York Bar Association
Onondaga County Bar Association
American Bar Association