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Frederick P. Alimonti

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Founder and Senior Partner Rick Alimonti brings over twenty years of aviation and insurance litigation experience to the firm. His experience includes product liability, airline law, general aviation, and aviation insurance coverage. Martindale-Hubble lists Rick as an “AV” peer-reviewed lawyer, the highest rating awarded by the organization. Active in aviation law throughout his career, Mr. Alimonti has represented numerous clients from litigation through trial and appeal. Mr. Alimonti’s academic contributions to the field of aviation law include the formation and launch of the American Bar Association’s highly successful first Annual Seminar on Aviation Litigation in 1995. This program continues as an annual institution in New York to this day. Mr. Alimonti has twice served as chair of the ABA’s Aviation Litigation Committee and continues to be an active member of the Leadership of the American Bar Association. His positions include:

  • Co-chair of the ABA, Litigation Section’s Standing Committee on Aviation Litigation for three-year term (1995 -1998; August 2007 - 2009)
  • Meeting Chair, ABA CLE on Aviation Litigation, New York (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • Member, Task Force on the Public Perception of the Legal Profession (2004-2007)
  • Co-chair of the ABA, Litigation Section’s Standing Committee on Solo and Small Firms (2001-2004)
  • Division Co-Director for the ABA Litigation Section (2001)
  • Litigation Section’s Co-Chair for the ABA Annual Meeting in New York (2000)

Mr. Alimonti is a regular speaker on aviation law and aviation safety, and his presentations are highly reviewed by national and international audiences. He has published numerous articles on aviation litigation topics and administers CLE’s throughout the year on a variety of topics relevant to the aviation, insurance, and legal communities. His publications include the following:

  • Fighting Fire with Water, Dealing with Difficult Adversaries (Litigation, Fall 2008)
  • Ethical Hurdles Along the Way: Ethical Issues when Representing an Insured in an Aviation Case (ABA 2007)
  • Columnist: Young Lawyer’s Corner. Aviation Litigation Quarterly (ABA 2006-2008)
  • Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? Ethical Issues When Representing an Insured, The Brief, Vol 36, No. 2 (Winter 2007)
  • Death by Misinformation? Governmental Liability for Faulty FAA Weather Information, 60 J. Air L. & Comm. 961 (1995)
  • This Year’s Developments in Aviation Litigation, 64 J. Air L. & Comm. 29 (1998)

Mr. Alimonti is a member of the Southern District of New York’s mediation panel and was recently appointed to the SDNY Mediator Advisory Committee. He is an arbitrator for the City Court for the City of White Plains, New York and is a frequent guest lecturer at law schools on alternative dispute resolution. Alimonti Mediation Services was recently launched and offers a fresh, evaluative approach to mediation.

Mr. Alimonti is a graduate of Fordham University and St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of St. John’s Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, and Eleventh Circuits.

The proud father of two daughters and a son, Mr. Alimonti is also a private pilot. He currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum in Teterboro, New Jersey.


 Joy M. Posner

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Joy M. Posner has been with Alimonti Law Offices for over ten years and handles all aspects of general aviation matters, both on the trial and appellate levels. She has co-authored the following publications: Hurdles Along The Way: Ethical Issues Between Plaintiff and Defense Counsel, A.B.A. Section of Litigation Aviation Litigation Seminar (2007); Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? Ethical Issues When Representing An Insured, The Brief, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Winter 2007); Aviation Product Liability Update: Caselaw Outline, A.B.A. Section of Litigation Aviation Litigation Seminar (2002). Ms. Posner has also authored the article Temporary Workers Allowed to Join the Unions: A Critical Analysis of the Impact of the M.B. Sturgis Decision, 16 ST. JOHN’S. J. LEGAL COMMENT. 489 (2002).

Ms. Posner received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Lydia S. Antoncic

lydia headshotLydia S. Antoncic specializes in the areas of personal injury defense and insurance coverage litigation. She has over ten years of litigation experience, including the defense of insurance and property damage matters at both the trial and appellate level. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Catholic University, the Columbus School of Law, where she served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy. Ms. Antoncic is the author of A New Era in Humane Education: How Troubling Youth Trends and a Call for Character Education are Breathing New Life into Efforts to Educate Our Youth About the Value of all Life, published in Animal Law, Volume 9 (2003) and has spoken at various conferences, continuing legal education seminars and classrooms on the subject.

Ms. Antoncic is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut state bars as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.


Matthew D. Kasper

MathewMatthew D. Kasper is a former commercial airline pilot with extensive experience operating heavy jet transport category aircraft. He flew DC-10’s internationally for Omni Air International and EMB-145’s for American Eagle Airlines. He worked as a flight instructor for a major academy in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he taught flight and ground lessons pursuant to Federal Aviation Regulation Parts 91 and 141. He is the author of The Air Transport Association’s Challenge to the European Union’s Extension of its Emissions Trading Scheme to International Aviation: A Legal Analysis, 10 Issues Aviation L. & Pol’y 145 (Autumn 2010).

Mr. Kasper received his Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to the New York state bar. He handles all aspects of aviation litigation, with special emphasis on general aviation cases involving issues of pilot error, improper maintenance and product liability.