Marylou Kathryn Roshia is a Senior Partner at Damon Morey, LLP, practicing in the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Roshia actively appears in Federal Court on civil rights claims involving the first, fourth, fifth, eighth and fourteenth amendments, Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and diversity jurisdiction. In addition, Ms. Roshia is regularly engaged in the defense of personal injury cases with a particular focus on the defense of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and the representation of physicians at proceedings before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Prior to joining Damon Morey, Ms. Roshia served as Confidential Law Clerk to the Honorable William M. Skretny, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Additionally, Ms. Roshia served as co-counsel for the Prison Superintendent in the major litigation stemming from the 1971 Attica Prison riot and co-authored a brief in support of a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She also has served as lead counsel on numerous matters before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Immediately upon graduation from law school, Ms. Roshia was an Associate with the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison from 1989 through 1991, where her focus was on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and intellectual property.
In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Roshia practiced coronary care/intensive care nursing at the Albany Medical Center, surgical intensive care nursing at Rochester General Hospital, and emergency/intensive care nursing at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, New York.
Ms. Roshia is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York Bar Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Ms. Roshia is also a graduate of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 2004. In 2013, Ms. Roshia was named a Super Lawyer in Upstate New York State for Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, as named by Super Lawyers magazine. Additionally, she was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.
Federal Court Practice
Medical Malpractice Defense
Personal Injury Defense