Associate

Alexander Cogbill, Esq.

p. 646.863.1531  |  f. 929.214.4181

Bar Admissions

State of New York
State of New Jersey
United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York/Eastern District of New York/ District of New Jersey

Memberships

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
New York Bar Association

Education

Earlham College, B.A.
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.

Overview

Mr. Cogbill is a member of Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s New York office and is involved in all aspects of New York’s varied caseload, from discovery and depositions, to dispositive motions and appeals in automotive negligence cases.

Mr. Cogbill brings non-traditional perspectives to his practice with degrees in biochemistry and economics, and experience living abroad in France and Senegal where he worked in international development and taught in multiple languages. This foundation infuses his practice resulting in better communication and understanding of otherwise complex legal problems.

In law school, Mr. Cogbill was a traveling member of the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Society. He also held multiple senior roles in the Student Bar Association and Connecticut Journal of International Law. While in law school, Mr. Cogbill worked in the legal department of a Fortune 100 Company, a startup environmental company, a prestigious appellate firm, a small litigation practice, and for a Connecticut Superior Court Judge, Jane S. Scholl.

In college, Mr. Cogbill was an athlete, playing soccer and football. When he is not working, he enjoys staying active, including playing soccer, bicycling, and running marathons.

Representative Matters

Alexander Cogbill Wins on Summary Judgment and Case is Dismissed under New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold

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Alexander Cogbill Wins Appeal in New York’s Second Department Reversing a Decision for Liability Against His Client

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Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims in motor vehicle case where plaintiff claimed permanent lifelong injuries with a long course of treatment, including epidural injections. Successfully argued that the claim failed to rise to breach New York’s serious injury threshold.

Granted summary judgment and dismissal of all claims in motor vehicle accident where plaintiff claimed permanent injuries to the neck and back. Successfully utilized the “gap in treatment” doctrine of the New York serious injury threshold.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of the defendant on liability after the defendant was rear ended after stopping short.

Media

European Court of Human Rights’ Dance With Death, 29 CONN. J. INT’L L. 151 (2013)

Mechanistic Aspects of the Formation of Guanidinohydantoin from Spirominodihydantoin under Acidic Conditions, 22 CHEM. RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY (2009) (with Yu Ye, Barbara Munk James Muller, and Cynthia Burrows)

Novel Organic Synthesis of Avenic Acid Analogs, ACS POSTER SESSION at Eli Lily (2008)