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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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The Partners of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are pleased to announce that Ben B. Rubinowitz has been named Managing Partner of the firm following the death of Robert L. Conason.

Throughout his 30-year legal career, Ben has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. Mr. Rubinowitz began his career as a prosecutor, where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. He joined GGCSMB&R in 1989. Ben is a member of the exclusive Inner Circle of Advocates, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was also named by Best Lawyers as The 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs-New York City Area.

Our firm which was named by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as 2013 Law Firm Of The Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, with 9 of our Partners listed in Best Lawyers in America, will continue, as it has for over 90 years to 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.

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Our Partner Richard Steigman will chair the annual NYSTLA Seminar CPLR 2013 update. Hon. Ariel E. Belen, Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department (retired) Mediator,JAMS is also on the faculty. The seminar will be held on February 25, 2013 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at NYSTLA, 132 Nassau Street, 2nd floor, New York, N.Y. This seminar will provide an in depth review of new developments, including practice tips and pitfall warnings that are invaluable for the civil litigator. For more information on this seminar and to register click here.

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Our Partner, Ben Rubinowitz, will be participating in this New York State Trial Lawyers seminar to be held February 6, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Hudson Valley Bank 21 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, New York 10707. As described by NYSTLA;

Experienced trial attorneys will offer an intensive and practical analysis of the successful methods, strategies, law and mechanics of jury selection. Topics discussed will include effective and revealing juror questioning, common mistakes and how to avoid them, identifying juror bias, analyzing the meaning of certain juror responses and how to identify and sell case themes.

To Register Click Here.

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BR-thumb Our Partner Ben Rubinowitz willl Lead a NITA studio 71 Webnar on Direct Examination at Trial. As described by NITA;

“During direct examination the focus should be on the witness, not the lawyer. You want to let the witness tell the story and you can do so by asking open-ended questions designed to allow the witness to narrate the story. Framing these questions, using transitions for guidance and setting the scene will be the focus of this discussion led by Ben Rubinowitz.”

•Dates: January 30, 2013

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Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has been named 2013 Law Firm of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs as well as being listed in six practice areas in the just released ranking of law firms by U.S. News Media Group, the publishers of U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers®. This is the third edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis.

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf was nationally ranked in the top tier in Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, Professional Malpractice Law and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions. The firm also ranked in the top tier in six legal specialties in the New York City Metropolitan Area in Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions in the New York Metropolitan area.

Inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” listing is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes data collection, evaluation and feedback from thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives spanning a wide range of practice areas nationwide.

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Jeffrey Bloom spoke on Breast Imaging Malpractice:An Attorney’s Perspective:for the Plaintiff, at this seminar sponsored by The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. (IICME). The seminar was held at The New York Academy of Medicine New York, New York from October 15-17, 2012.

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. (IICME) was formed in 1995 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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JBB.jpg Our Partner Jeffrey B. Bloom will once again be speaking at this popular seminar. Jeff will be speaking on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.).

All attorneys are eligible to attend this program! Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys who have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners!

This two-day program will cover different topics in various areas of practice on each day and offers a total of 16.0 MCLE credits: 1.5 in ethics, 3.0 credits in skills, and 3.5 in areas of professional practice each day.

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Ten Lawyers from Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom&Rubinowitz were recently selected by their peers as Super Lawyers for 2012. Jeffrey B. Bloom, Seymour Boyers, Robert L. Conason(Top 100), Anthony H. Gair, Howard S. Hershenhorn(Top 100), ,Jerome I. Katz, Stephen H. Mackauf, Ben B. Rubinowitz(Top100), Ernest R. Steigman and Rhonda E.Kay were selected by their peers as Super Lawyers for 2012.

The annual publication identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of New York lawyers were named 2012 New York Super Lawyers.

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Ten Lawyers from Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom&Rubinowitz were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Jeffrey B. Bloom, Seymour Boyers, Robert L. Conason, Anthony H. Gair, Howard S. Hershenhorn,Jerome I. Katz, Stephen H. Mackauf, Ben B. Rubinowitz, Ernest R. Steigmanand Richard M. Steigman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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BBR.jpg We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Ben B. Rubinowitz has been named by the Best Lawyers in America as 2013 New York City Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”

This is in recognition of his history of helping people injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Throughout his 30-year legal career, Ben Rubinowitz has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. Mr. Rubinowitz began his career as a prosecutor, where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. From there, he began serving as a trial lawyer representing severely injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases, eventually joining GGCSMB&R in 1989. Ben’s meticulous approach to the preparation and trial of cases has produced 19 verdicts and 96 settlements in excess of one million dollars in cases arising out of car accidents, premises accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, civil rights violations and products liability.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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