Attorneys

RICHARD S. TUBIOLO

Richard has represented physicians on more than 1,000 malpractice lawsuits and approximately 250 cases before the New York State Department of Health. He has taken approximately 95 malpractice jury trials to verdict, and is a trial attorney for multiple malpractice carriers.

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 1982
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1982
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1988

Education:
State University of New York at Geneseo (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1978)
St. John’s University (Juris Doctor, 1981)
St. John’s Federal Case Review, Editor, 1980-1981

Achievements:
Faculty Member American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1990-1992
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1997- present, course subjects include Torts, Malpractice, Expert Testimony, Department of Health Proceedings and Risk Management
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Rochester Department of Forensic Psychiatry (2016)
Grand Rounds Lectures on Medical Malpractice and Department of Health Matters at Strong Memorial Hospital Departments of Urology and Pediatrics
Program Presenter in 2006 and 2009 for the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminars on the representation of physicians in New York State Department of Health proceedings
Program Presentation 2014, Monroe County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education on Malpractice Claims.

Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

BRYAN S. KORNFIELD

Bryan is a trial attorney with over 15 years of experience in medical malpractice, dental malpractice, OPMC and OPD Hearings defense and Appellate advocacy. He is a panel attorney for several malpractice carriers.

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 2003
Massachusetts State Bar, 2003
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2015
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2020

Education:
Syracuse University (B.A. Cum Laude, 1998)
Syracuse University College at Law (Juris Doctor, 2002)

Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association

THOMAS M. BERNACKI

Tom is a civil trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in medical malpractice defense, dental malpractice defense, OPMC and OPD defense, nursing home defense, general liability defense and attorney misconduct/attorney grievance matters. He is a trial counsel for multiple malpractice carriers.

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 1995
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1999

Education:
Hobart College (B.S. Chemistry, 1989)
Hobart College “Named Scholar” for honors in academics
University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1994) with honors

Achievements:
1 of 12 students from Michigan selected to the American Inns of Court, a trial advocacy program created by Warren Burger, former Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Cheimlick Scholarship for Excellence in Business Law
Student Bar Association, President, 1993-1994
Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County, under the Hon. Howard R. Relin, DA (June 1995-June 1998)
Handled prosecution of criminal cases, managed up to 1,800 cases a year and participated in hundreds of trials and pre-trial hearings

Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Volunteer:
Coach for Perinton Youth Hockey
Coach for Pittsford Little League
Coach for Pittsford Panthers Travel Baseball

NANCY T-M KUNG, M.D., ESQ.

Nancy has defended physicians and other medical professionals in medical malpractice, dental malpractice, nursing home malpractice, and OPMC and OPD disciplinary cases. She has also counseled medical professional in health care risk management and corporate healthcare matters.

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 2006
Connecticut State Bar, 2005
United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2006
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2019
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2020

Education:
Cornell University (B.S. Biological Sciences, 2001)
Cornell National Scholar, Dean of Students’ Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2005), Dean’s Honor List
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (M.D., 2016)

Achievements:
Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Executive Notes Editor
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic
Federal Judicial Extern for Hon. Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of appeals for the Sixth Circuit
OME Year-Out Research Award Recipient, Neurovascular/Stroke Research Fellow
Extensive publications and presentations in neurovascular disease processes, preventative techniques, evaluations, treatments, and prognosis
Ad hoc reviewer for the European Journal of Neurology

Memberships:
New York State Bar Association
American Medical Association
American Society for Health Care Risk Management

Volunteer:
Long-term Care Ombudsman for the Ohio Department of Aging

VINEETA BARONOS, M.D., ESQ.

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 2011

Education:
University of St. Andrews [Scotland] (BS Medical Science 1990)
University of Manchester Medical School, Manchester, England (M.B.Ch.B Medical Degree Program) 1993
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Lancaster course in Ophthalmology) 1997
University of Rochester (MS Public Health) 2005
SUNY At Buffalo Law School (Juris Doctor) Cum Laude

Achievements:
First Honors in Evolutionary Biology, Anatomy, Community Medicine
Second Honors in Chemistry, Animal biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology

Memberships:
New York State Bar Association
American Medical Association
New York State Ophthalmological Society

TAMMY L. GARCIA-KLIPFEL

Admitted:
New York State Bar, 2014

Education:
University of Rochester (B.A. Dual Major, Political Science and Biology) Dean’s List
Albany Law School (Juris Doctor 2013), Cum laude

Achievements:
Recipient Kodak Young Leaders Scholarship
Justinian Society
Deans List
Albany Law Review, Associate Editor
Moot Court Board, Associate Board Member

Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Association
Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys