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Brian Karalunas

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Phone: 516-447-4680

80 Pine Street 34th Floor
New York, New York 10005

Brian Karalunas represents clients in medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and civil rights lawsuits in state and federal court. In addition to his trial work, Brian also maintains an active appellate practice at the firm.

Brian was born and raised in Upstate New York. After graduating from Stanford Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked for a leading defense firm representing clients in nationwide products liability matters and in claims involving fraud, breach of contract, and other commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Illinois.

Before starting his legal career, Brian spent nine years playing professional lacrosse, during which time he was a seven-time All-Star selection. Brian has coached thousands of youth, high school, and collegiate athletes across the country, including serving as the head coach of Stanford University’s men’s lacrosse team. Brian received his B.A. summa cum laude from Villanova University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a two-time captain and three-time All-American on the varsity men's lacrosse team, and the co-founder of an advanced restorative justice course at Graterford Maximum Security Prison.


J.D., Stanford Law School

B.A., Villanova University
- Summa Cum Laude
- Phi Beta Kappa

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of Illinois
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association

Armenian Bar Association

Client Reviews
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice." [Extract] D.F.
"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
"My husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging." [Extract] V.P.
"August 2020, my mother was in a horrific car accident. I contacted Gair Gair Conason to handle my mother's case. Everyone at the firm who helped us with the case did such a fantastic job with being so efficient. We could not have been more satisfied with the services we received." [Extract] K.C.