Oliva Elected to Nassau County Women’s Bar Association

Lake Success, NY, June 2013…Pegalis and Erickson, LLC, announce the election of their Associate, Linda M. Oliva, to the Board of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association (NCWBA). Oliva takes over as Corresponding Secretary for the 2013-2014 year, in this her second term.

Ms. Oliva has been a distinguished attorney for plaintiffs in medical negligence cases for the past 20 years. She handles all aspects of pretrial litigation and appeals to represent patients in birth injury, surgical, neurosurgical, cardiac, and women’s health care negligence including the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer.   “I’m proud to serve on the NCWBA, most especially to work with leaders on our committees to mentor law students, help women enter the workforce, and support breast cancer research,” said Oliva.

At Pegalis & Erickson, Ms. Oliva represents many of the firm’s Latino clients and educates them on legal rights and patient awareness. She dedicates considerable time to community services, notably breast cancer awareness activities through the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and the Adelphi Breast Cancer hotline.  Ms. Oliva is also an active member in her civic association, and mentors students at the ABGS Middle School in Hempstead, New York.  LMO Bio  In addition to her role on the NCWBA, Ms. Oliva is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, the American Association for Justice, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and (LIWA) the Long Island Women’s Agenda.  Oliva received her law degree from St. John’s University, and her bachelors from Hofstra University.  She is admitted to practice law in New York State and in the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York..

Contact: echristie@pegalisanderickson.com

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