Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

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orbes named 3 of our attorneys Best NYC Personal injury Layers 2022Anthony Gair, Howard Hershenhorn and Ben Rubinowitz are among the 15 attorneys that have been selected by Forbes Advisor as Best Personal Injury Lawyers in New York City in 2022.

It is an honor for our Personal Injury Law Firm to have multiple attorneys listed in such a prestigious and reliable list. The Forbes editorial team is completely independent and uses strict methodologies to create their “best” rankings.

Ben Rubinowitz, our managing partner, recently secured the highest pain and suffering award ever in NY State history. During his three decades of practice Ben has won 28 verdicts in excess of one million dollars and more than 180 million-dollar settlements. He also lectures all over the country and writes a column for the New York Law Journal on trial advocacy. Ben has been voted “Lawyer of the Year” 4 times by Best Lawyers in America. He served as Chair of the Board of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and belongs to multiple prestigious organizations including the Inner Circle of Advocates.

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Our colleague Alea Roberts was featured in the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Spotlight of the NJAJ in Brief. Since she started with us, Alea has been a valuable addition to our team of personal injury attorneys and a fast learner. We are delighted to see her receive this honor.

You can find her interview in page 3 of the NJAJ November In Brief

Personal Injury Attorney Alea Robert

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Personal Injury Attorney Ben Rubinowitz to speak at Trial School SymposiumOur managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz, a top New York Trial Attorney, will be speaking about “Using the Cross Examination of Common Sense” at the Trial School Symposium that will take place in Denver, CO from November 17th to November 20, 2022.

During this 3-day event, you’ll learn and workshop the latest mixed method advocacy approaches for two of the hardest skills to master, Voir Dire and Cross Examination from a nationally recognized faculty. The  program will feature an intensive program of study incorporating a combination of daily lecture presentations and small group break-out sessions each afternoon.

For more info or to register please click here

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Julie Hyman and Fran Hoffinger just wrote an article about the New York Women’s Bar Legacy Project: Our Stories Our Voices” that was screened for the first time on Thursday October 20.  Our founding member Harriett Gair who was a President of the New York Women’s Bar is included in this project and her son Anthony Gair spoke about her mother in one of the videos.

The article can be found in the November Newsletter of the NYWBA


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gair-150x150-1Harriet  Gair who founded our personal injury law firm with her husband Harry Gair is among  several powerful women attorneys that are featured in the New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA) Legacy Project. The project is a series of short videos about NYWBA’s history.

The first set of these videos was presented last Thursday night at a reception and special screening. Our partner NYC Personal Injury Attorney Anthony Gair who is the son of Harriett and Harry Gair, spoke on behalf of his deceased mother in a video, was also present at the reception.

Legacy-Project-6651Harriett started to work for her late husband, the noted trial attorney Harry Gair at the age of 15.  She attended high school and college at night, earning her Bachelor degree in 1938. She was married to Harry Gair after that and then attended Law School and obtained her LLB in 1940. In 1945 she became a managing partner in the personal injury law firm of her husband which was thereafter named as “Gair & Gair”. Harriett managed the firm while her husband concentrated on achieving eminence in the court room as a trial attorney.

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medical malpractice attorney Allan ZelikovicOur NY personal injury law firm is proud to announce that Allan Zelikovic obtained a $1 million settlement for a delivery driver killed in Manhattan.

This medical malpractice/wrongful death case involved a 51-year-old delivery driver who presented to Wyckoff Heights Hospital with chest pain.  He was examined in the emergency room and determined to be suffering from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and atherosclerosis. A decision was made to transfer the patient to another hospital equipped to perform coronary angiography and place percutaneous coronary artery stents to re-open the coronary arteries thereby restoring the blood flow to the heart.

The doctor ruptured the patient’s left circumflex and obtuse marginal coronary arteries during coronary artery stent placement and despite evidence of blood leaking into the pericardial sac, the doctor completed the procedure and discharged the patient to the recovery room where he suffered another heart attack

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NYC Personal Injury Attorney Chris DonadioOur NY personal injury law firm is proud to announce that our partner Christopher J. Donadio obtained a $1 million settlement for a young child injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence.

The case arose when a young child suffered an injury to her brachial plexus during her birth. As a result of the injury, the child suffered Erb’s palsy, a nerve condition in the shoulder and arm that results in weakness or loss of muscle function.

During the child’s delivery, one of her shoulders became stuck behind her mother’s pelvic bone. This is known as a shoulder dystocia. In order to relieve a shoulder dystocia and deliver the baby, there are a number of maneuvers that obstetricians are trained to use, including the McRoberts maneuver, Wood’s corkscrew, Rubin’s maneuver and the posterior arm delivery maneuver. It is imperative that an obstetrician not exert excessive downward force on the child’s head to relieve a shoulder dystocia, as excessive downward force may result in Erb’s palsy.

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New York Super Lawyers 2022

Congratulations to our 12 New York Personal Injury Lawyers who have been selected to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2022. These attorneys are:

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