Teri Scotto-Lavino, Esq.
Teri Scotto-Lavino specializes in the defense of physicians and medical facilities against claims of malpractice. She works with both medical and dental clients. Her caseload also includes the defense of medical facilities against premises liability claims.
For thirteen years, Teri was practicing as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and supervisor in multiple hospital facilities in the metropolitan area. Her practice involved all areas of medicine but she focused in intensive care, pediatric and emergency matters.
Prior to joining the litigation team at Lewis Johs, she was involved in the public interest arena prosecuting Family Court matters to verdict for the Administration of Children’s Services in New York City where she became a supervising attorney.
Teri successfully drafted and argued appeals in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First and Second Judicial Departments. In the private sector, she was responsible to litigate the defense of two class action suits in New York State.
She was admitted to practice law in New York in 2000 and New Jersey in 1999. She was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1999. She was admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts in 2004.
Teri received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Staten Island and a Master degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.