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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Personal Injury attorney Rubinowitz gala honoree
Congratulations to our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz for being among the 50 alumni who will be inducted to the Hofstra Law Hall of Fame as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the  Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  Ben and 49 other alumni as well as 15 distinguished alumni on the bench will be recognized at the Law School’s 50th anniversary gala on April 5, 2022, at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Recognized as a top trial attorney nationally, Ben graduated from  Hofstra Law and started his career as a prosecutor where where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. He joined the Personal Injury Law Firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf  and throughout his 30-year legal career he made his mark as a leading trial lawyer devoting his career to helping those in need. Results speak for themselves as through his hard work, meticulous trial preparation and his outstanding courtroom skills and presence, Ben has obtained 200 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. Among the most recent outstanding results was the largest pain and suffering award ever affirmed in New York State history by the Appellate Division. This record setting award was based on a $60 Million jury award in which a 16 year old student was severely burned in his Chemistry class when his teacher negligently performed a demonstration in violation of the school’s own science safety manual.

Throughout his brilliant career, Ben received multiple prestigious awards such as the prestigious Prentice Marshall Award and Robert E. Keeton Award for Trial Practice, and was voted “Lawyer of the Year by “Best Lawyers in America” four times. He was also invited to be a member of the Inner Circles of Advocates whose membership is limited to 100 trial lawyers in the country.

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Best Law Firms - Standard BadgeOur New York Personal Injury Law Firm is proud to announce that Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has been named a Tier 1 firm in New York City for 5 practices by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022. These practices are:

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
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We are proud to announce that our Partner Christopher J. Donadio has been named as the President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national organization that was founded in 1957 with the goal of protecting citizens’ access to the courts. In addition, the organization focuses on teaching civics and constitutional history to educators, students and journalists. It is an organization that is comprised of both plaintiff and defendant trial attorneys. Membership into American Board of Trial Advocates is limited to those attorneys who have tried a minimum of ten trials to verdict.

The New York City Chapter of ABOTA was formed when Robert Conason, a renowned plaintiff’s trial attorney (and former Managing Partner of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf), and Harold Schwab, a preeminent defense trial attorney, brought together the top plaintiff’s attorneys and top defense attorneys to establish the New York City Chapter.

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New York Personal Injury Attorneys Rubinowitz and TorganTrial work is not for the faint of heart. Personal Injury Attorneys, well aware their clients are relying on them to help overcome life-altering events, must do everything within the bounds of ethics and the law to win their case—while also anticipating and properly handling any challenges created by their own clients’ actions. In their recent Trial Advocacy column in the New York Law Journal, Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan explore issues which may arise during client intake and witness preparation, as well as the duty to correct potentially false testimony.

Read the column here

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New York Personal Injury Attorneys Rubinowitz and TorganIn the latest edition of their Trial Advocacy Column in the New York Law Journal, NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan explore effective lines of questioning for voir dire. If conducted properly, not only will the information gleaned during voir dire inform a lawyer’s decision of whether or not to challenge that juror, but additionally, it will offer valuable information that can be used effectively to emphasize points during the course of trial.

The column can be found here

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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Rich SteigmanOur partner Richard M. Steigman and Hon. John R. Higgitt, Justice of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice, Appellate Term, First Department will chair the NYSTLA CPLR Update Seminar on June 8 and 9 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During this seminar,  participants will be provided with an in-depth review of the new developments related to legislation changes and court decisions in the field of New York Civil Practice. They will also learn about practice tips and pitfall warnings that are invaluable for the civil litigator.

For more info or to register, click here

 

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New York Personal Injury Attorneys Rubinowitz and TorganThe trust and reliance that we place in those who make crucial decisions about our health and safety often goes unchallenged until something goes wrong. But when something bad does happen, the concepts of trust and reliance can form the basis for the successful prosecution or defense of a claim.

In their recent  Trial Advocacy column in the New York Law Journal, NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, and Evan Torgan of Torgan & Cooper explore proper trial techniques that can be used to develop and explore the adequacy or inadequacy of those major decisions.

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NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney Ben Rubinowitz will participate to the virtual ED Director Forum
Our managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz will be a faculty member at tomorrow’s virtual 2021 ED Director Forum. He will be lecturing to emergency room physicians for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In his presentation  “Medical Malpractice: Tips to Avoid It and What to Do If Sued!”, he will be discussing various aspects of emergency room medical malpractice including the failure to diagnose heart attacks, strokes, cancer and other cases involving emergency room failures by ER Physicians.

The objective of the lecture is to identify the common mistakes leading to ER medical malpractice, to recognize the typical errors committed after the litigation has  begun, to discuss how to prevent malpractice and to understand how to navigate the malpractice process.

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Stop Asian HateGair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf stands united in opposing all acts of discrimination, harassment and violence against people of the Asian community. Hate crimes are a violation of civil rights, human rights and, ultimately, a threat to the rule of law.   We express our support in solidarity with all members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities following the recent inexcusable acts of violence against Asian, black, indigenous and all people of color across our nation. We are deeply troubled by these attacks and by any violence based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender. These acts are reprehensible, unconscionable and run counter to our goal of supporting a diverse and inclusive community. For more than 100 years we at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have fought hard and will continue to fight to protect the rights and interests of all people.

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gairgair_fbOur New York Personal Injury Law Firm is proud to announce that the following 8 lawyers have been been named 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers:

  • Marijo Adimey for the 6th consecutive year
  • Jeffrey Bloom for the 16th consecutive year. Jeffrey was also selected for the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers Top 100 list