Why and How I Represent Personal Injury Clients

For nearly four decades, I have represented people injured by negligent events. I have tried many cases to verdict before juries. I have spent much of my 39 years as a lawyer studying why personal injury cases succeed – and why they don’t. I have learned much from other attorneys in New York and nationwide. The learning never stops. I have used this knowledge to help my injured clients. I teach this knowledge to lawyers across New York State through lectures and books. Representing the injured for me is a vocation, not a job.

Why do I represent injured clients? Because they need me. They find themselves suddenly in a bad place that they never asked for, wanted, or deserved. Given the negligent event, I help them get back their lives as quickly and as fully as possible. Sometimes, sadly, that can’t happen. In that case, I help them get back as much as possible. Then, I help them establish their new normal. The question is always, “What will the client need in the future, and how will the recovery provide for that?” What I do can make a real difference in their lives.

How do I represent injured clients? My experience, study, and teaching have forged a clear vision.

What is this vision? We will take fewer cases and spend more time on those cases. We will forge close relationships with the clients, visiting them in their houses, communicating regularly with them, returning their calls, and understanding their losses at a deeper level.

My vision for my practice is also knowing the law and understanding the tactics and strategies to move a case to a successful conclusion. It is knowing how to remove the roadblocks the defendants erect in the injured client’s path. It is knowing the medicine when talking to and learning from an injured patient’s doctors. It is gaining their trust as a credible and principled advocate for the injured client. It is reading medical journals and articles in the evenings, walking crash sites, and interviewing witnesses.

Finally, my vision requires me to try cases to verdicts for injured clients before juries. Experience has taught me that insurance companies will not fully compensate my injured clients unless I try cases. Therefore, they need to know me as an attorney who does that.

That is why and how I represent injured clients.

In 2020, I was selected for the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for my work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs