Pegalis & Erickson, LLC Announces Linda M. Oliva appointed President-Elect, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association

Posted by EllenC

We announce the appointment of West Hempstead resident Linda M. Oliva, Esq. to the executive board of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association (NCWBA). Ms. Oliva will serve as President-elect for the 2015-2016 year, in this, her fourth term on the board.

“I’m proud to serve my local women’s bar association. Our mission includes promoting the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession,” said Ms. Oliva.

Ms. Oliva is an attorney for plaintiffs in medical negligence cases. She manages pretrial litigation and appeals, representing children who have suffered from birth injuries, people of all ages who have experienced surgical complications and cardiovascular medical errors, and women who have suffered health care negligence such as the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Ms. Oliva dedicates considerable time to community services, notably to breast cancer awareness with the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline’s Creative Cups Committee.

In addition to her role on the NCWBA, Ms. Oliva is a member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Nassau County Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Oliva received her law degree from St. John’s University, and her undergraduate degree 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.