Martin A. Schwartzberg


Martin is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he represents design professionals in a wide variety of construction law matters. An experienced litigator who has handled cases from inception through trial, Martin regularly counsels and defends architects, engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors and construction firms in claims and lawsuits brought against them for professional malpractice, breach of contract, construction delays, construction defects, personal injury and property damage. He also defends design professionals in disciplinary actions brought by governmental authorities.

Martin has over twenty-five years of  experience in handling Labor Law litigation, having represented owners, contractors, architects and engineers in defense of these types of claims.  In addition to his significant experience in the defense of design and building professionals, Martin has also represented and defended other entities such as municipalities and property owners in premises liability matters. Martin shares his broad knowledge of risk and liability in numerous lectures and presentations he has made to various groups of design and construction professionals.

Martin attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science  in 1986. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Ethics for Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Long Island Chapter, January 2016

Handling Potential Spoliation of Evidence Issues When Representing the Design Professional, CNA's 54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, 2015


"Spoliation Issues When Representing the Design Professional," New York Law Journal, July 14, 2015

Legal Update for Insurance Agents & Brokers, contributor, July 2018 - present

New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1989)
State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1986)
Year joined