Congratulations to our partner Richard Steigman for being named 2022 Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City. This is a very prestigious designation and we are very proud of Rich for his achievement. Additionally to being named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice in New York City, Richard was also included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in New York City. Since 2010, Richard has been included 10 times in the New York City “Best Lawyers® ” list. Richard started working with us as a paralegal. He then obtained his Law degree and officially joined Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf as an attorney in 1997.
We also would like to congratulate the following attorneys at our firm for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers© in New York City:
- Marijo C. Adimey (2016) 
Congratulation to our partner New York Personal Injury Lawyer Howard Hershenhorn for being named 2020 NYC Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® . Best Lawyers® rankings are entirely based on peer reviews. Howard obtained this unique award because he received the highest overall peer-feedback for personal injury litigation in New York City. Howard was also named “Best Lawyer” in New York City for Medical Malpractice Litigation – Plaintiff.
This nomination comes in the step of the recent announcement by Top Verdict that Howard and Diana Carnemolla had obtained the #1 jury verdict in New York State for a pedestrian who suffered horrific injuries after he was struck by a double-decker bus in Manhattan.
7 other of our attorneys were also named 2020 NYC Best Lawyers for various practices. These are:
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Congratulations to Ben Rubinowitz for being selected NYC Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”-Plaintiff 2017 by Best Lawyers in America. This is the third time that our managing partner has been selected Best Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers. Last year Ben was named New York City “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiff 2016 and in 2013 Ben was selected by Best Lawyers as New York City Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”-Plaintiff.
Ben Rubinowitz started his legal career more than 30 years ago and this award is a result of his hard work and dedication to helping people who have been injured by the negligence of others. Starting as a prosecutor, Ben honed remarkable trial skills and courtroom presence that have now become his hallmark. He then continued his career serving as a personal injury attorney and joined Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf in 1989. In 2013 Ben replaced Robert Conason as managing partner of our firm. Ben has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. A few months ago, Ben and our partner Jeffrey Bloom reached a substantial confidential settlement in The Joan Rivers medical malpractice case. Ben also represented the family of Marylin Dershowitz, a retired Manhattan Supreme Court special referee who died in a bicycle accident. Ben obtained a $4.6 million verdict for her family. In another recent case Ben obtained a verdict of $27.5 million for a pedestrian who lost her leg after being struck by a bus.
Recognition by one’s peers is one the most meaningful forms of recognition among attorneys and Best Lawyers is considered 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.”
Congratulations to our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz for being recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City.
This is in recognition of his history of helping people injured by the negligence and carelessness of others.
Throughout his career, New York Product Liability Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. In 2013 Ben was voted ” Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ New York City Area.” 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 Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf in 1989. For the past 13 years Mr. Rubinowitz was featured in New York Magazines’ article on “Best Lawyers in New York” and was one of ten GGCSMB&R attorneys who were listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”. For the past 9 years Ben has been recognized in the New York Times as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in the New York Metro area, as evaluated by New York Super Lawyers. Ben was honored by being elected to be a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle of Advocates is limited to 100 members considered among the best plaintiffs attorneys in the United States and also to be “lawyers of excellent character and integrity.”