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Joseph C. Baiocco

Joe Baiocco litigates and manages a diverse range of civil claims in the areas of transportation, construction defect, general and product liability, and high-exposure workers’ compensation. Joe has been retained by numerous commercial trucking companies, retail chains, property owners and insurance companies to defend high-exposure bodily injury and wrongful death lawsuits throughout New York State and Connecticut. Joe also manages litigation handled by Wilson Elser attorneys and local counsel across the country and has been admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions from coast to coast to defend his clients. Joe is a deputy chair of the firm’s Transportation practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior prosecutor in New York City.

Daniel M. Braude

Dan Braude, chair of Wilson Elser’s e-Discovery team and a member of the firm's Information Governance Leadership Committee, concentrates his practice on complex litigation involving product liability and commercial disputes, frequently representing manufacturers and transportation providers. In addition, Dan counsels clients in the areas of electronic discovery and information governance including challenges associated with changing technology, cloud computing, and related data privacy and information security issues. Dan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and he serves as an adjunct professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he teaches a course on e-Discovery.

Doris T. Bobadilla

Doris T. Bobadilla embraces the guiding principle that consistent excellence produces results. She maintains a regional litigation practice across Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. Doris represents clients in the areas of employment law, employment practices liability, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation. Doris’ experience involves general insurance defense, including construction defect, automobile and premises liability.

Doris holds an extensive background in civil and workers’ compensation litigation. She represents clients before state, federal, and administrative courts. She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney, Orleans Parish, State of Louisiana, where she tried numerous jury and judge trials. With Galloway, Doris bolstered her trial experience and has tried civil cases and administrative matters. Doris presents seminars on the topics of employer’s liability, workers’ compensation, and insurance coverage law.

Currently, Doris serves as the Managing Director of Galloway’s Mississippi office. She holds membership in the Louisiana Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association. As evidence of her legal ability and ethical standards, Doris received an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In further recognition of Doris’ career and community achievements, the New Orleans City Business Board selected her as a Leader in Law and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association honored Doris with the Camille Gravel Public Service Award. She also received the Executive Women International, New Orleans Chapter’s Representative of the Year Award.

Throughout her career, Doris has fostered diversity in the legal profession.  As the first Hispanic woman on record to be admitted to practice law in the state of Mississippi, Doris embodies the business benefits of encouraging ideas from a diverse team.

Anthony B. Corleto

Tony Corleto focuses on commercial litigation, lawyers’ professional liability and sports risk matters. His experience covers intellectual property, corporate, construction, insurance coverage and bad faith, environmental and employment practice liability issues. Tony regularly tries cases and argues appeals in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and New York.

Before his legal career, Tony worked as a commercial casualty underwriter and risk management consultant. He also has served as general counsel for a software company where he handled copyright, trademark, trade secret and licensing matters. Tony also serves as general counsel for a nationwide sport governing body and for a nationwide environmental consultancy.

Whether Tony is managing a data breach for a gaming company or litigating traumatic brain injury claims, he looks beyond the issue of immediate concern to better understand how it originated. This allows him to help clients avoid similar problems in the future.

John T. Eads III

John Eads has defended high-exposure cases for nearly 25 years, specializing in medical, accounting and legal malpractice; transportation; product liability and general liability as well as large Michigan No-Fault cases. He also handles environmental matters, business and employment disputes, contract actions, E&O liability and municipal/school liability cases. John represents major utilities and national retailers and is eminently qualified to defend and evaluate high-demand injury cases. His clients include insurers, commercial businesses and trucking companies, among others. In addition, John has handled high-value cases for major sports facilities and an American League baseball team, national sports associations, major manufacturers, various golf courses, carnival companies, and a number of boat facilities, go cart tracks and waterslides.

Janelle Howard

Janelle Howard is a Claims Examiner Lead for Claims at HAI Group. Janelle joined HAI Group in November of 1998 and has been handling general liability claims for 15 years for public housing Members and affordable housing insureds. Janelle currently serves as the HEIC Program Lead. Janelle earned her Associates in Claims (AIC) in May of 2012. She also holds a Masters’ degree in Social Work, with a focus in Policy and Planning and a Research minor. Janelle relocated to North Carolina in October of 2017 and now works remotely.

Alan Lyons

Alan Lyons is partner and chair of Herrick Feinstein’s Insurance Group. Alan has more than 20 years of experience advising carriers and policyholders on insurance and reinsurance issues, including drafting insurance policies, advising on the development and structure of new insurance products, assessing claims and evaluating risks. Alan serves as national coverage counsel for insurers and risk retention groups, evaluating claims, preparing coverage opinions, and handling arbitrations and litigation involving a variety of lines of insurance including general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability and commercial property insurance.


Mickey McInnish has practiced law since 1981.  He worked as Legislative Analyst for the State of Alabama Legislative Reference Service prior to practicing law.  Mr. McInnish currently serves as Senior Staff Attorney for City of Montgomery, Alabama with primary focus on Revenue/Business Licenses, Policy/Procedure Manuals, Personnel Issues, Disciplinary/Administrative Personnel Hearings, and City Investigations.  He previously worked as PHA attorney and in a PHA from 1988 through 2007.  Mr. McInnish has represented housing authorities in all areas of law; both administrative and in legal proceedings.  Additionally, Mr. McInnish has taught courses for Auburn University, Faulkner University Jones School of Law, Rutgers University and Alabama League of Municipalities.

Mr. McInnish was a major part of the creative team that developed HADA in 2001.  He has consistently presented CLE approved programs for HADA and the Housing Development Law Institute in addition to creating and presenting well over 200 programs for HTVN and housing authority law/issues.

Jeffery K. Patterson

Patterson was appointed to Chief Executive Officer by the CMHA Board of Commissioners in March of 2012 after serving as CMHA's Interim CEO and Chief of Staff and Operations. Patterson has over twenty-four years of dedicated service to the residents of Cuyahoga County. As CEO of one of the 10 largest housing authorities in the country, he is responsible for a $260 million dollar budget, 1,000 employees, 10,500 units of housing, 15,000 housing choice vouchers, and nearly 55,000 residents and participants of CMHA's Low Income Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. Patterson directs CMHA's efforts to be the leader in providing safe, affordable housing for low income residents of Cuyahoga County, while striving to use innovative sustainable practices and techniques to serve the residents of CMHA.

Ariana Parker

Ariana joined HAI Group as a Risk Control Specialist in May 2017 and provides Risk Control services to policy holders, specializing in the area of Human Resources. Ariana graduated from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a dual minor in Business and Education. She received her Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Human Resources from the University of New Haven. She has experience in learning and development and has helped with various projects at HAI Group, prior to joining the Risk Control and Consulting team. Ariana has her Associate Professional in Human Resources certification (aPHR), Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator certification (COEE) and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is currently in the process of obtaining her Associate in Risk Management designation.

Charles A. Stewart III

Charles A. “Chuck” Stewart III is a founding partner of the Montgomery, Alabama office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. He has over 33 years of experience as a trial lawyer in cases in Alabama and numerous other states involving business disputes, product liability, and employment cases. Chuck graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of the South (“Sewanee”), and earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. Chuck is listed in Alabama Super Lawyers.

Sidney W. Degan, III

Mr. Degan is the Managing Partner of Degan, Blanchard & Nash.  Mr. Degan attended both the University of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Mr. Degan then attended Tulane University School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree.  Mr. Degan has over thirty (30) years of experience in the handling of litigation arising in the context of general liability, premises liability, commercial/retail liability, contractual liability, products liability, employment practices liability, intentional tort liability of merchants, property exposure, toxic tort, environmental, transportation (both personal and commercial), and numerous other types of claims.  Mr. Degan also has extensive experience in the handling of Bad Faith litigation, and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars across the country.