Scott G. Christesen

Partner

Scott G. Christesen

Scott Christesen is a partner in the firm of FKSFPC and has been so since 2004.

He joined the firm as an associate attorney in 1991 after graduating from St. John's University School of Law.

Mr. Christesen heads the firm's Appellate Practice Group. He has briefed and argued more than 120 appeals before the Appellate Division First Department, Appellate Division Second Department and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, he frequently handles and coordinates activities relating to substantive motions at the trial and pretrial levels.

Mr. Christesen continues to represent health care providers and facilities in litigation sounding in medical malpractice, private and municipal entities in claims of injuries arising out of premises liability, automobile accidents, Labor Law and construction accidents and has both prosecuted and defended subrogation claims on behalf of major insurance companies.

Prior to attending law school Scott obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from St. John's University in 1984. He was involved in the practice of pharmacy as a part owner and pharmacist of an independent retail pharmacy and was the supervising pharmacist for a large pharmacy chain.

Scott has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2016 n the area of Appellate Practice. This distinction is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the field and is the culmination of a highly selective nomination and screening process.

Mr. Christesen also lectures and provides in-service presentations focusing on litigation and defending liability claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • General Liability Claims
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1992
  • Connecticut, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law,   J.D. - 1991
  • St John's University College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professionals,   B.S. - 1984

Classes/Seminars

  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, NY State Bar Association, 2012 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers, Member, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Amvets