New York's Premier Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawyers
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has staked its superior reputation on its dedication, sensitivity and commitment to personal service. Based in Manhattan but handling cases throughout New York and New Jersey, our injury lawyers specialize in the most serious and significant personal injury and general negligence cases, which range from construction and automobile accidents to medical malpractice and complex products liability claims. Its national reputation as “counsel to the profession” makes it the top choice for fellow members of the Bar who seek the best representation possible for those they refer.
In order to maintain the highest standards of quality and service, GGCRBHS&M takes on a maximum of 100 cases a year. This concentrated focus allows for the meticulous trial preparation such substantial cases require and ensures that tort victims receive reasonable and just compensation for the full measure of their damages.
Our New York injury lawyers carefully screen each case before assigning it to a team selected for its relevant expertise. The diverse backgrounds of the firm’s 18 attorneys—including top-rated trial attorneys, renowned appellate court attorneys, a medical doctor (MD/JD), a registered nurse and an emergency medical technician—give each team a unique perspective for evaluating, preparing and trying its case, aided by state-of-the-art support services and courtroom technology.
AGGRESSIVE TRIAL PREPARATION
In the last 10 years alone, GGCRBHS&M’s impressive track record includes more than 400 cases resulting in verdicts or settlements exceeding $1 million. Among the most notable awards were $103 million for a child who sustained brain damage at birth; $90 million for a child with cerebral palsy resulting from birth injuries; $27.5 million for a pedestrian struck by a bus; $26 million for a pedestrian struck by a truck; $17 million for a young man disabled after a failed medical diagnosis; $16 million for a construction worker injured when he fell from a scaffold; and $14 million on behalf of tenants injured by a pipe explosion due to Con Edison negligence. While the firm’s team of legal and medical experts cannot replace what has been lost through personal injury or death, they can—and do—help restore a life of dignity and financial independence to victims and their families.
OUR NEW YORK INJURY ATTORNEYS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AMONG THE BEST IN THE PROFESSION
Nine of our Lawyers have been listed in the Best Lawyers in America as seen in New York Magazine: Stephen Mackauf, Ben Rubinowitz, Jeffrey Bloom, Anthony Gair, Howard Hershenhorn, Seymour Boyers, Jerome Katz, Richard Steigman and Marijo Adimey. Each of these attorneys have achieved multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of their clients.
For the tenth consecutive year, our attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers. In 2015 eight of our best New York personal injury attorneys were selected. These are : Jeffrey B. Bloom, Anthony H. Gair, Howard S. Hershenhorn, Jerome I. Katz, Stephen H. Mackauf, Ben B. Rubinowitz(Top100) and Richard M. Steigman. Additionally, Peter J. Saghir was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the third consecutive year.
Our personal injury law firm was also selected by the National Law Journal and Law.com to be part of the 2014 Top 50 list of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. The 50 personal injury firms selected for this list have been doing the most creative and substantial work on the plaintiff side. To qualify for inclusion, firms had to have scored at least one significant plaintiffs win between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, and possess an impressive track record of wins within the past three to five years. A "significant win" meant prevailing in a bench or jury trial or in a major settlement where the stakes were high—for example, a substantial amount of money was at stake or the outcome could have affected litigation strategy or results in similar cases nationally.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US
Recently two of our personal injury attorneys obtained a $4.6 million verdict for the family of Marylin Dershowitz, a retired Manhattan Supreme Court special referee who died in a bicycle accident. She was fatally struck by a postal tractor trailer truck while she was riding her bike in Manhattan in the company of her husband Nathan Dershowitz of Dershowitz, Eiger & Adelson. After a two-week bench trial the federal government was found 100% liable for the fatal accident. Her family was extremely pleased by the verdict and here is what her husband, Nathan Z. Dershowitz, had to say about our firm:
“I appreciate the work your firm did in securing a just decision in the case involving my wife's tragic death, as a result of the negligence of the United States Postal Service.
Your firm's reputation for aggressive and thorough pre-trial preparation is well-deserved as Peter's pre-trial preparation was superb.
Your firm's reputation as one of the top personal injury litigating firms was similarly well displayed by Ben's trial preparation before a knowledgeable and inquisitive federal Magistrate Judge. But equally important to me was your firm's availability and willingness to answer questions about the case whenever members of my family or I called or emailed questions.
It is a pleasure dealing with a law firm where, from the managing partner to the support staff every member and employee of the firm was courteous and attentive.”