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) 
Our partner Anthony Gair has carved out a reputation as one of the best product liability lawyers in NYC. Yesterday he talked to CNBC journalist Lauren Thomas about the refusal by Peloton to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and recall its high-end treadmill Tread+.
Multiple children and a pet have been injured and recently a child died in a Peloton Tread+ treadmill accidents but Peloton has been very reluctant to cooperate with the federal safety agency. The company is fighting a request to recall the dangerous product and refuses to provide the name of the child who recently died after getting stuck under the high end Peloton treadmill.
“The CPSC must have reason to believe that the treadmill wasn’t designed appropriately” said Anthony Gair. According to him, Peloton might not have done a hazard analysis before launching the product or if they did, he questions if they knew about the danger and ignored it.
Congratulations to all our attorneys and staff for making our firm one of the Best Personal Injury Law Firms in New York. For the ninth consecutive year, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has been recognized by U.S. News Media Group, the publishers of U.S. News & World Report, and Best
Lawyers® as a top tier firm in the New York City Metropolitan Area for
- Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
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.
Successful product liability lawyers possess an exceptional set of skills. Not only do they have to be able to sit for hours to decipher extremely technical documents but they also have to deal with clients suffering life changing injuries or grieving over a loved one who wrongfully died, most of the time in dramatic manner. They also need to juggle tight deadlines, keep their calm and always be courteous with all parties involved. A recent article in Law 360 describes the 5 top qualities of a top product liability attorney as:
- Having a head for science and engineering
- Being able to deal with serious injury and death
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is proud to announce that their managing partner New York Product Liability Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz was recently named New York City “Lawyer of the Year” for product liability litigation – plaintiffs 2016. “There is no substitute for hard work,” says Rubinowitz who explained that he “feels fortunate to work with such an outstanding group of lawyers.” When asked about his success, Rubinowitz shared credit for the results with the attorneys in his firm. “Every one of our lawyers knows that hard work and preparation are the keys to success. There are no shortcuts in this business. Our clients come to us in a time of great need. Many have suffered through life changing events, many have lost family members and many feel that their life has been ruined.” It is against this backdrop that Rubinowitz and the lawyers at his firm go to work. “We approach every case with the same level of scrutiny. Our goal is to obtain justice for our clients. I know of no other firm that puts in the effort that we do.”
Read the complete article in Best Lawyers
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.”