Frederick C. Johs, Esq.
Leadership: Cross Border Committee Member
One of the founding partners of the law firm, Fred serves as senior trial partner in all areas of litigation, including medical malpractice, product defect, sexual torts, nursing home, construction, municipal and commercial litigation. Fred has been representing clients in transactions and matters of significant exposure for over twenty-five years. He takes a down to earth, common sense approach to resolving the most complicated litigation in a cost effective manner. He has also acted as counsel to one of the largest electrical contractors in New York in all matters of litigation, including labor relations and contract disputes. Further, Fred has been chosen as regional counsel for a major national insurer; overseeing other counsel on matters involving sexual abuse and misconduct. Fred is also a member of the Lewis Johs Catastrophic Loss Response Team.
Fred serves on the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District, the Commission on the Jury of New York State (appointed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye), and the Krausman Committee of the Appellate Division, Second Department (appointed by Presiding Justice A. Gail Prudenti). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, the Board of Directors of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, newly elected President of Advancement for Commerce Industry & Technology, Inc. and served as the Village Attorney for the Village of Port Jefferson. Additionally, Fred has been honored as one of the ten best trial lawyers on Long Island and was named to ”Best Lawyers” for the seventh consecutive year and to “Super Lawyers” for the third consecutive year. He is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell. In 2010, Long Island Pulse Magazine rated Fred a Top Legal Eagle in Suffolk and Nassau Counties for litigation.
Fred is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has lectured on medical malpractice litigation and trial techniques for both the Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations. He has also lectured to various clients and insurance carriers on trial tactics and damages issues.
Fred Johs is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He attended St. John’s University School of Law and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at Exeter, England. He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University.
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