Tamara Sorokanich Grimm is an Associate in the Philadelphia office of O’Hagan Meyer. Ms. Grimm specializes in complex litigation matters with a focus on the defense of professional malpractice and general liability litigation. Ms. Grimm has substantial experience in defending physicians and hospitals in complex medical malpractice cases, including birth and obstetrical injuries, cerebral/Erb’s Palsy, failure to diagnose, emergency room, medication and surgical errors, hospital and nursing home negligence, and wrongful death actions. Ms. Grimm also defends clients in premises, products, and automobile liability matters in state and federal courts throughout New York and Pennsylvania. She also has extensive experience in Mental Hygiene Law, Guardianship and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Proceedings, and § 1983 litigation.
Prior to joining O’Hagan Meyer, Ms. Grimm was a Senior Associate at a Manhattan based defense firm specializing in complex medical malpractice and general liability litigation. She has successfully drafted and argued summary judgment and post-trial motions at the trial and appellate level. On appeal, Ms. Grimm achieved reversal of the trial court’s denial of defendants’ motions for summary judgment in two noteworthy cases, often cited for their holdings. See Sanabria v. Aguero-Borges, 117 A.D.3d 1024 (2d Dept 2014) and Pou v. E&S Wholesale Meats, Inc. 68 A.D.3d 446 (1st Dept 2009).
Ms. Grimm also has served as a law clerk intern to a New York State Supreme Court Justice, as well as a policy analyst in the New York City Mayor’s Office under the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations. As a policy analyst, Ms. Grimm monitored the performance of mayoral initiatives, prepared chapters of the Mayor’s Management Report and developed outcome-based indicators to monitor agency performance. She also assisted in the coordination and operation of the City’s relief efforts following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Ms. Grimm has conducted a number of lectures for both clients and colleagues on various topics including, employment discrimination, effects of social media on the law, stress management, overcoming poor witnesses and juror misconduct. She also frequently lectures hospital staff on medical malpractice issues.
Ms. Grimm is licensed to practice in both New York and Pennsylvania.
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Education and Admissions
Ms. Grimm obtained her law degree from New York Law School where she graduated cum laude in 2006.
Ms. Grimm also obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, the top ranked public administration program in the Country. She concentrated on health services management while obtaining her Master’s degree, giving her a unique understanding of health care issues and a professional advantage in defending hospitals and health care institutions.
Ms. Grimm received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 2000.
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Professional Organization Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
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