Congratulations and Best Wishes to Founding Member, Al Vigorito

Our friend and colleague, Alfred Vigorito, a founding member of the firm, is leaving us to become Chief Risk Officer at Westchester Medical Center (WMC).  Al played a pivotal role in forming the firm in 2015.  What began as a small, boutique firm specializing in medical malpractice defense has blossomed into a diverse practice with […]

BPN Recognized by U.S News & World Report

We are proud to announce that Barker Patterson Nichols, LLP, was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms to work for in the United States.  After a nationwide analysis, BPN emerged as one of only 344 law firms in the United States to receive this recognition from U.S. […]

BPN Recognized by the Prestigious Super Lawyers®

BPN is very proud to announce that 25 of our attorneys have been recognized by the prestigious Super Lawyers®, a rating service which identifies those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of lawyers from a given state are selected. The following attorneys have […]


Congratulations to our partner Leilani Rodriguez who was inducted as the Corresponding Secretary for the Puerto Rican Bar Association on January 23, 2024. Leilani will also be the Chair of the Community Affairs Committee. The Puerto Rican Bar Association is committed to the advancement of the general and professional well being and employment opportunities of […]

VBPNP Proud to Announce Firm Name Change

Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols & Porter, LLP, was founded on January 5, 2015.  From our original 5 attorneys, we now approach 100.  Along the way, we have added some very talented attorneys and have decided that now is the time to recognize these partners.  As such, we have renamed the firm, adding Mamie Stathatos-Fulgieri, Dylan […]

Dylan Braverman, Adam Covitt & Megan Lawless Promoted to Equity Partners at VBPNP

VBPNP is very proud to announce that Dylan Braverman, Adam Covitt and Megan Lawless have been elected to become Equity Partners with the firm.  Our new Equity Partners have consistently demonstrated excellence in their areas of practice and dedication to the firm.   Dylan and Megan serve as Co-Chairs of the firm’s COVID-19 Litigation Team, […]

Bruce M. Brady Secures a Defense Verdict

On April 5, 2023, Bruce Brady secured a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried before Justice George Nolan in the Supreme Court Suffolk County. The plaintiffs alleged that our client, a physician assistant working in a family practice, failed to appreciate the symptoms of an impending stroke in a 46-year-old woman and […]

Vincent Nagler Secures a Jury Verdict

On February 2,2023, Vincent Nagler secured a unanimous defense jury verdict before Judge Rolf Thorsen, Supreme Court Rockland County. This wrongful death case involved a decedent that suffered from diabetes and end stage renal disease.  The plaintiff claimed that the decedent should not have been discharged from the emergency room after presenting with an open […]

Mamie Stathatos-Fulgieri Secures a Defense Verdict

Congratulations to partner, Mamie Stathatos-Fulgieri, on her recent unanimous defense verdict on behalf of her obstetrician-gynecologist client in Queens County Supreme Court.   The case involved an elderly woman who experienced post-menopausal bleeding and suspected uterine cancer, requiring an endometrial biopsy. During the biopsy, the uterus was perforated and an infection followed, necessitating an exploratory […]