Call Close
Please provide your telephone number and someone will contact you shortly.
Or you can call us yourself:
(212)661-1151
Alexander J. Drago
adrago@maringoodman.com
Alexander Drago is Of Counsel at Marin/Goodman, LLP. He is an AV-rated litigator in New Jersey and New York, with a focus on defending companies and insurance carriers in catastrophic injury and complex cases. He has tried a significant number of cases to verdict in NJ and NY, in state and federal court.
Alexander J. Drago
adrago@maringoodman.com
Alexander Drago is Of Counsel at Marin/Goodman, LLP. He is an AV-rated litigator in New Jersey and New York, with a focus on defending companies and insurance carriers in catastrophic injury and complex cases. He has tried a significant number of cases to verdict in NJ and NY, in state and federal court.
In over 30 years of practice, Mr. Drago has managed cases in the areas of product liability (automobiles, motorcycles, ATV's, heavy machinery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, flammable fabrics, medical devices and consumer/commercial products), medical malpractice, transportation/trucking, premises liability, Dram Shop, insurance coverage, professional malpractice and commercial litigation. He defended a Canadian company that mined chrysotile asbestos.

Mr. Drago developed particular expertise in cases involving the defense of assumption of risk for professional and amateur sports leagues and teams, international amateur organizations, sports sanctioning organizations, motorsports organizations and recreational venues such as stadiums, amusement parks and water parks.

Mr. Drago is considered an expert in this field and advises companies in this area. His expertise was recognized in the court's decision in Livshitz v. United States Tennis Association, 196 Misc.2d 460 (2003).

Mr. Drago has also handled high-profile cases where contact with the media was crucial to the management of the cases, including a CERCLA matter that appeared on 60 Minutes and the litigation arising out of the 1994 Woodstock Festival that involved well known musical artists and others.

EXPERIENCE
  • 2014 Marin/Goodman, LLP, Of Counsel
  • 2010 Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman, Of Counsel
  • 2004 Fabiani Cohen & Hall, Of Counsel
  • 1997 McKeegan McShane & Drago, P.C., Partner
  • 1985 Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C., Partner
  • 1982 Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, Associate
LEGAL EDUCATION / TRAINING
  • 1981 Fordham University School of Law, J.D.,
  • 1978 Fordham College, B.A.
PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New York State Courts
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
GOVERNMENTAL APPOINTMENTS
  • Appointed by Governor Whitman as Chair of the New Jersey Sports and Recreational Law Liability Study Commission
PUBLICATIONS
  • "Assumption of Risk: An Age Old Defense Still Viable in Sports and Recreation Cases", Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Winter 2002. Reprinted in Defense Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2002 (Matthew Bender)
  • "Expanding the Family: Testing the Limits of Tort Liability", Defense Counsel Journal, April 1994
  • "The Consumer's Failure to Read Product Warnings: What They Don't Know Can Hurt You", For the Defense, October, 1993
  • "Removing Cases to Federal Court: A Harbor Safe from Stormy Seas", For the Defense, March, 1991
  • "Chapter 38, New York Insurance Law", General Liability Insurance, Matthew Bender, 1991
  • "Crashworthiness on Land and in the Air: A Historical Overview with an Analysis of Proposed Legislation", The Forum, Vol. 19, No. 3, June 1984