George J. Szary

Location: Albany, New York
Phone: 518-462-5300 (Ext. 224)
Fax: 518-436-0210

Mr. Szary concentrates his practice in the area of litigation. During his career he has not only represented corporate and business clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, he also represents individuals in personal injury and wrongful death matters, especially those involving medical malpractice and products liability. He has extensive trial experience, trying cases in both state and federal courts in New York and elsewhere, in addition to administrative forums such as the Merit Systems Protection Board and commercial arbitrations conducted by the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Szary's representative engagements include the following:

  • Successfully litigated a contract dispute involving the sale of a power generating plant in the Republic of Colombia;
  • Obtained substantial damage awards for injured plaintiffs in numerous complex medical malpractice matters involving issues such as vascular surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, failure to diagnose cancer and obstetrical malpractice;
  • Won a $3.47 million verdict on behalf of a victim of psychiatric malpractice;
  • Litigation of strict products liability matters involving failure to guard industrial equipment, as well as defective design;
  • Litigation of premises liability cases involving negligent design, maintenance, and supervision, as well as toxic exposure to hazards like lead and carbon monoxide;
  • Successfully represented a corporation that markets chemical compounds defending against alleged violations of the Lanham Act in a suit brought by a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company;
  • Successfully represented the estate of a woman who succumbed to breast cancer against a medical insurance company which had denied a request for coverage of the cost of autologous bone marrow transplant;
  • Successfully argued before the New York State Court of Appeals. (Mantica v. NYS Dept. of Health, 94 N.Y. 2d 58.)

Mr. Szary is a graduate of New York University School of Law, Class of 1990. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Albany where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Law Review: Law and Social Change, Associate Editor, 1988 - 1990

  • University at Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1986
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: English
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • U. S. Directors' Liability and Insurance: High Risks In the U. S. - Will The U. K. Be Turning, (Co-Authored with James M. Ringer), Meeting of lnsurance Underwriters in Great Britain
  • Report of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association, (Co-Authored with Louise Sommers), Report Adopted by Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association, 1990
  • The Treating Physician Rule: Morgan Presumptions In Social Security Disability, 1 7 N .Y .U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 303., 1989


  • "Topics in Modern Drama: Vengeance and Justice", University at Albany, 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Saratoga Bar Association
  • New York State Board of Law Examiners, Albany, NY, Bar Examination Grader, 1993 - 1996

Past Employment Positions

  • Rogers & Wells, New York, NY, Litigation Associate, 1990 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Alzheimer's Association of NENY, 2007 - Present
  • Cub Scouts, 2008 - Present


  • Phi Beta Kappa