Ivone, Devine & Jensen

Ivone, Devine & Jensen

Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP

Firm Overview

Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP was formed in January of 1984 by Michael T. Ivone, Robert Devine and Richard C. Jensen. Each has extensive experience in the defense of negligence, products liability and medical malpractice actions.

Briefly stated, we are a firm of highly competent lawyers who specialize in the defense of medical malpractice actions and other significant personal injury cases including automobile cases, general liability and construction cases, and products liability actions. We also represent health care professionals in litigation, professional and regulatory matters.

The firm is committed to provide the highest quality of legal representation to its clients in a timely, professional and cost-effective manner.
We represent doctors, hospitals and insurance companies throughout Long Island, New York City and Westchester County. Our firm's numerous long-standing contacts in the legal community can help bring your case to a timely conclusion. At Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP, we also work in conjunction with experts and other professionals to build strong cases.

Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP regularly handles:
General civil litigation
Medical malpractice
Insurance defense
Professional licensing & discipline

Our list of clients includes Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, PRMS (Professional Risk Management Services), New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, New York Dowtown Hospital, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Physician's Reciprocal Insurers, State of NY Insurance Department Liquidation Bureau, Frontier Insurance Company, Terry Contracting & Materials, Inc., American Continental Insurance Company, Medical Malpractice Insurance Pool. We have represented many healthcare professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters.

Client-centered law firm in Lake Success
Our commitment to providing quality legal and customer services is the foundation of our practice. We advocate fiercely for our clients, but we are also objective and know when cases can best be resolved through negotiation. At Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP, we go beyond transactions to provide our clients with a mutually beneficial and long-lasting client-attorney relationship.

Contact a New York attorney at Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP.
Call Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP at 516-326-2400 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.
Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP serves clients throughout Long Island, New York City and Westchester County.

Main Office

Main Office
2001 Marcus Avenue, Suite N100
Lake Success NY 11042





Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice in New York

Defending Doctors and Hospitals since 1984
Our firm was founded in 1984 and we were defending doctors and hospitals well before then in other firms. Our partner Robert Devine is the editor of the New York State Bar Association treatise on Medical Malpractice in New York, now in its Third Edition.

Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP has been a leading medical malpractice defense firm since we were established in 1984. We have defended virtually every type of medical malpractice case imaginable, with impressive results. Our attorneys not only have extensive knowledge of the applicable law, but also a through understanding of medicine. We have successfully defended cases involving the specialties of neurosurgery, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, and all types of surgical cases. Many of our cases come from doctors who specifically request that our firm defend them.

Call Ivone, Devine & Jensen, LLP at 516-326-2400 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Brian Lee

Ivone, Devine & Jensen

Brian E. Lee graduated from Colgate University in 1974 and obtained his law degree from Valparaiso University in 1976. At Valparaiso, he was a member of the Law Review and an article of his was published in that Law Review in 1977. He was licensed to practice law in New York in 1977 and was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1978.

From 1977 through 1980 he was associated with Marshall, Bellofatto & Callahan (in-house attorneys for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company). From 1981 through September 1984, he was with Morris, Duffy, Ivone & Jensen. He joined our firm in 1984 and was made a Member in September of 1985.

Mr. Lee is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations and the New York County Lawyers Association. He is rated AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Lee is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Lee handles most of the appeals for our firm and also has extensive experience in the defense of products liability, complex general negligence and malpractice actions. Additionally, he is often assigned cases requiring extensive discovery. He has lectured the Association of Hospital Risk Managers on the subject of structured settlements and was a beta tester for the New York State Unified Court System e-courts system.

Recent and Selected Appeals Decisions
McGugan v Aldana-Bernier, 752 F.3d 224 (Second Circuit Court of Appeals 2014)(important decision re-affirming principle that a private psychiatrist who involuntarily admits a patient does not engage in state action sufficient to confer federal jurisdiction)
Waggaman v Arauzo, 117 A.D.3d 724 (2d Dep't 2014)(affirming dismissal of action against Texas physician for lack of jurisdiction)
Schoolcraft v City of New York, 296 F.R.D. 231, 239-41 (S.D.N.Y. 2014)(prohibits plaintiff's use of deposition videotapes at time of trial)
Scicchitano v Gerstein, 83 A.D.3d 1040 (2d Dep't 2011)(affirming defense verdict for defendant psychiatrist)
Jacobs v. Mostow, 69 A.D.3d 575 (2d Dep't 2010) (affirming dismissal of case against physician in breach of contract action)
Morris v Queens Long-Island Medical Group, 43 A.D.3D 394(2d Dep't 2007) (case of first impression barring claims for "capitation" negligence)

Recent Articles for the Professions
SAFE Act Assessment Protocol for Psychiatrists, published March 31, 2014
I-STOP requires mandatory review of a patient's controlled substance prescription history prior to prescribing effective August 27, 2013, published July 22, 2013

Recent Speaking Engagements
December 4-5, 2014. Risk Management Presentation on E-Prescribing under I-Stop. PRMS Seminar, Pace College, New York City

April 4, 2014: Risk Management Talk entitled: Ten Things to Improve Your Practice Now. PRMS Excess Insurance Seminar, Pace College, New York City.

June 11, 2013: New York's SAFE Act: Analysis and Guidance for Psychiatrists. Queens County Psychiatric Society.