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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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Ben Rubinowitz has been asked to be one of the featured speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program “How To Commence A Civil Lawsuit.” Mr. Rubinowitz will be speaking about Depositions. His lecture will focus on appreciating and understanding the New Rules of Depositions; How to effectively prepare a client for a deposition; and How to take an adversarial and Non-Party deposition.

For more than 25 years Ben Rubinowitz has been recognized as an expert in his field in representing severely injured people as a result of car and motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, civil rights violations, construction accidents and medical malpractice cases. In addition to his work at his firm, Gair Gair Conason Steigman Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz, Ben is a featured writer on Trial Practice in the New York Law Journal. To date, Ben has obtained 19 Verdicts and 83 settlements in excess of one million dollars for his injured clients.

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imgIn their most recent article, Ben Rubinowitz and his good friend and colleague Evan Torgan, discuss various ways trial lawyers can maximize damage awards in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. The title of the article is “Dealing With Damages in Voir Dire and Summation.” Both Rubinowitz and Torgan are recognized as experts in their field. Each has obtained multiple million dollar awards. Not only have Rubinowitz and Torgan published more than 50 articles in the New York Law Journal over the last 10 years, but for the last 25 years both have lectured for free to trial lawyers throughout the Country at more than 100 Continuing Legal Education courses. “Our main focus is on helping our client’s recover for the severe injuries they sustained through the negligence of others. Evan and I have dedicated our Professional Lives to working to ensure that appropriate compensation is given. Too often, Insurance Companies refuse to make fair and reasonable offers and try to short change those who have been injured in all types of cases including auto accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice cases and products liability claims. We fight for our clients — and teach other Trial Lawyers that they are obligated to work hard and even fight to secure justice for those they represent.”

Both Rubinowitz and Torgan are partners at their respective firms and each only represents the injured victims of negligent conduct.

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Brooklyn Law School President Joan G. Wexler has appointed our partner Howard Hershenhorn to the law school’s President’s Advisory Council. This select group of attorneys will help guide the Law School forward by offering the school President and Dean practical advice on the most important issues the school will face in the future.

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Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics in specific areas of practice, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Mr. Sallay’s legal ability in the field of Personal Injury Law, as rated by his peers, received a “Preeminent” rating which is the highest rating an attorney can receive. In addition, Mr. Sallay was determined to have the highest professional ethics as evidenced by his adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

The New York law firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is proud to have 10 attorneys who have been awarded with a “Preeminent” AV rating by their peers.

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The Nassau Academy of Law is hosting a 6-session hands-on workshop series to learn and develop effective trial skills, from jury selection through summation.
On Monday,  April 4, 2011 our Partner Ben Rubinowitz will co-chair and present a lecture and interactive workshop on cross examination to lawyers who attend this lecture series.  Recognized for obtaining some of the largest verdicts in the State, Ben has always been willing to share his expertise with fellow trial lawyers. “I view it as an honor to be asked to speak at the Nassau Academy of Law and look forward to speaking on this subject.”
Ben’s firm,  Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is known for their expertise in representing victims of car accidents, bus and train accidents, construction accidents, products liability, wrongful death  and medical malpractice claims and is the only Plaintiff’s Firm in New York with 10 of its lawyers listed in “Best Lawyers.”
Monday, April 4
DELIVER OPENINGS WORKSHOP DIRECT & CROSS EXAMINATION LECTURE
Marvin Salenger, Esq.,
Salenger Sack
Schwartz & Kimmel, Woodbury
Ben Rubinowitz, Esq.
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, New York

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In a recent article, the New York Law Journal joined with lawyers and law firms in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. NITA, as many lawyers know it, is widely recognized as the premier training center for trial lawyers in the United States.

Our partner, Ben Rubinowitz, has been an active faculty member and Team Leader at NITA for more than 25 years and is a member of its Board of Directors. “I consider it a privilege to be a member of such a fine and distinguished organization,” said Rubinowitz. “NITA has helped to train some of the best trial lawyers in the Country and I am proud to be a part of this organization.” Known for its expertise in the field of personal injury law, the lawyers at Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom and Rubinowitz have obtained some of the largest awards in the country for victims of motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, products liability cases, medical malpractice and civil rights cases.

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nylj.gifWe are pleased to announce that our partner Ben Rubinowitz and his good friend and colleague Evan Torgan were recently featured in the New York Law Journal. For more than 10 years Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan have been providing Expert Commentary in their column, “Trial Advocacy.” Often, Richard Steigman of Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom and Rubinowitz contributes to these articles.

This month they wrote an influential article “Using the Internet as a Tool for Cross-Examination.” According to Rubinowitz, “It is common for Internet users to post status updates, personal comments, photographs, videos and tweets that quite often reveal their recent activities, whereabouts, activities and even their thoughts.” Rubinowitz explained the dangers of such conduct: “All of this information can be used as a tool for cross examination. It now becomes obligatory for lawyers to carefully check the Internet not only to dig up information on the witnesses they expect to cross examine but to check the Internet for content about their own clients as well.

Known as experts in the field of personal injury law, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice cases and products liability claims, Rubinowitz and Torgan have not only written numerous articles but each has obtained multiple million dollar awards for their clients.

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Gloria Aguilar was awarded $27 million
Gloria Aguilar was awarded $27 million

The Appeals Court in New York, known as the Appellate Division, First Department, allowed a total damage award of 18.5 Million Dollars for a woman who lost her leg as a result of the negligence of a bus driver employed by the NYC Transit Authority. The injured woman, Gloria Aguilar, was injured when she was crossing the street in Manhattan. Her left leg was traumatically amputated. This award is the largest ever allowed in the country for this type of injury. Our Partner, Ben Rubinowitz , tried the case in New York Supreme Court and argued the appeal for the injured plaintiff. 2011 Slip Opinion 01117. The case has been widely reported throughout the country.

According to Ben Rubinowitz, ” Our firm is particularly well equipped and staffed to handle cases of this magnitude. We specialize in catastrophic personal injury cases. We are always willing to work harder than anyone else and take the case to verdict to make sure our client’s receive the best possible award. Richard Steigman wrote a powerful and compelling brief. I am delighted that the Appellate Court saw fit to allow this type of damage award. Ms. Aguilar suffered life changing injuries. She was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was struck by the bus. We prepared the case with extreme attention to detail and fully protected our client’s rights and interests. ” In describing his job as a Trial Lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz said, ” A Trial Lawyer must at all times fight for his client’s plight. If the offer to settle is insufficient, this firm is prepared to go the distance. We will not sleep until we achieve the best result we can. The Transit Authority’s offer was insufficient and we insisted on taking the case to verdict. ” GGCSMB&R has some of the finest lawyers in the field of Personal Injury. It is the only Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Firm with 10 Lawyers Listed in the Best Lawyers in America.

$27.5 million payout for mom who lost leg to bus, New York Daily News, April 17th 2009

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Ben Rubinowitz
Ben Rubinowitz

Our partner, Ben Rubinowitz, has, once again, been asked to chair the prestigious “Masters Seminar” presented by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. Recognized as a leading trial lawyer, Ben has obtained numerous verdicts in excess of one million dollars and a significant number of verdicts in excess of ten million dollars in cases stemming from car accidents, construction accidents, civil rights violations and medical malpractice cases. Among the many lawyers joining Ben at this seminar is his partner, Robert Conason. “I am delighted to chair this program and am especially pleased to have Bob Conason join me along with many other superb lawyers.” In describing the program Ben said: “This is one of the only programs where top lawyers actually demonstrate what they did to achieve such superb results at trial and how they dealt with the problem areas. It is designed to help lawyers of all skill levels obtain the best results for their injured client’s.”

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