P. Baird Joslin Jr.
P. Baird Joslin, Jr. is a 1993 graduate of the University of Vermont. He received his J.D. with honors from Albany Law School of Union University in 1997, and is a member of the Justinian Society. Baird is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Vermont, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the District of Vermont and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Baird is an officer of the firm, and a trial and appellate defense lawyer, whose practice emphasizes: the defense of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases; the representation of medical professionals in professional discipline and licensing proceedings; commercial litigation, including breach of contract claims, continuing guarantee disputes, mechanic's lien foreclosures, fiduciary duty litigation, internal corporate investigation and fidelity coverage, and disputes emanating from purchase and sale transactions; the defense of manufacturers in product liability cases; and the defense of general liability cases, including premises liability, construction accidents, automobile negligence and municipal liability. His experience in the professional liability arena includes medical, dental, psychiatric and podiatric malpractice cases. Baird's experience in products liability litigation includes industrial machines, consumer products and medical devices.
Baird represents insurers in general insurance coverage litigation. He also defends insurers and their insureds in environmental and toxic tort claims, including cost recovery and enforcement actions for petroleum spills under New York State's Navigation Law.
Areas of Practice
- Professional Liability
- Professional Discipline and Licensing
- Commercial Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Automobile Negligence
- Municipal Liability
- Environmental Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- New York, 1998
- Vermont, 2008
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
- U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2005
- Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
- J.D. cum laude - 1997
- Honors: Justinian Society
- University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
- B.A. - 1993
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers 2015 - Upstate New York Personal Injury Defense
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- Albany County Bar Association, Member
- Vermont Bar Association