Essex County Election case

December 12, 2011

Brian Breedlove represented Ron Moore at trial in the North Hudson Supervisor election contest at the end of November 2011. Brian successfully defended Ron’s election victory which was decided by absentee ballots in a claim of election fraud. Congratulations to Ron Moore!

Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation

November 23, 2011

On November 9, 2011 Brian H. Breedlove was a speaker at a New York State Bar Assoc. CLE on Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accident Litigation, speaking on the use of Summary Judgment for Plaintiffs.

Breedlove Selected as Fellow to Prestigious Litigation Counsel of America

August 25, 2011

Carrie McLoughlin Noll of the Clifton Park Law Firm of Breedlove & Noll, LLP recently announced that Brian H. Breedlove, a Member of the Firm, has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).

According to the LCA, “The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an additional outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, and to assist in community involvement by its membership.”

A maximum of 3,500 Fellows are inducted into membership of LCA, who are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.


August 2, 2011

Motorcycle Accident Results in $630,737.00 Verdict

The case of John D. Deihl and Nichole Deihl v. Moreau Emergency Squad came on for trial before a Jury in late November 2010 before the Hon. Thomas Nolan, Justice of the Supreme Court, in Saratoga County, New York. The plaintiffs were represented by Brian H. Breedlove, Esq. of Breedlove & Noll, LLP. On December 3, 2010 the Jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiffs in the amount of $630,737.00.

Facts/Injuries: On August 8, 2008 Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle in South Glens Falls, when he was struck by an off duty ambulance. Plaintiff was thrown from the motorcycle sustaining a compartment syndrome in his left thigh necessitating an emergency Fasciotomy and several days hospitalizaton. Several months later Plaintiff returned to work full time as a laborer for the City of Glens Falls.

Rear-end collision/back injury

February 5, 2010

Catherine Valenzuela claimed a severe disc impingement in a rear-ender and was awarded $250,000. She was stopped at a red light when she was rear-ended by Dineshba Patel, who was traveling at least 30 mph. Valenzuela claimed that she never suffered a back or neck injury before this crash. She alleged that she developed disc bulges at multiple levels with a serious spinal impingement. She said her future prognosis was extremely poor, with a likelihood of increasing back and neck pain and diminished function. Patel claimed a pre-existing condition and denied responsibility. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or

Uninsured motorist recovery

February 5, 2010

In 2006, Priscilla Ann Quinn, then 50, claimed that she sustained two cervical herniations in a rear-ender with a sport utility vehicle. She sued State Farm for uninsured motorist benefits and was awarded $466,293. She initially had a cervical fusion with plates and screws implanted. When her condition failed to improve, she underwent a multi-level cervical laminectomy in 2008. The defense attorney pointed out that a 1996 MRI showed a bulge at C5-6 and a small herniation at C6-7. Plaintiff showed that there had been demonstrable changes in Quinn’s cervical MRI findings between 1996 and the post-accident MRI. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or

Construction site accident

December 31, 2009

A man who fell some 30 feet at a job site was awarded nearly $29 million by a jury. The accident happened on July 11, 2006, on what is now JetBlue Airways Corp.’s terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Christopher Miller, then 29, was working on the structure’s roof when a gust of wind floored him and sent him plummeting through a hole of the roof. He fell about 30 feet, fractured his spine and had some other permanent injuries. He sued because he was not provided the proper safety devices that could have secured him to the roof. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an incident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or

Auto accident verdict

December 24, 2009

A woman who sustained multiple fractures in a crash with a driver under the influence of alcohol was awarded $1.82 million by a jury. Lisa Barnes, at 39, was struck by Charles Owen, who pleaded guilty to charges related to the accident. Barnes sustained a fractured pelvis, a fractured humerus and fractured fingers. She required multiple surgeries including the implantation of plates and screws. She remained in the hospital for about 2.5 weeks. As a result of her injuries, Barnes is in constant pain. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in an auto accident like this one call or contact Breedlove & Noll, LLP at 518-383-9400 or