"Imagination is more important than knowledge, and it is the spirit of the law that keeps justice alive. "
Observations made by Albert Einstein and Earl Warren.
THE PRACTICE OF LAW is persuasion guided by rules and creativity; humor is allowed. I wrote and designed this site mostly on my own, so what you see is who I am.
BIG VERDICTS ARE GREAT, and I’ve had mine, but they can be reduced on appeal, and take years to complete. Sometimes it is better to compromise. On the other hand, I crave a trial. I attended The Trial Lawyer’s College in 2003, and am always learning how to improve my jury communication skills by attending and teaching at Continuing Legal Education Courses - many more than required by the state. If you want to test your case in court, you want a lawyer with multiple jury verdicts who also knows his way around an appellate courthouse. Trial outcomes can be affected by the rules on appeal, and most trial lawyers don't know them. By sheer number, I am more experienced in appeals than trials.
I PRACTICE IN NEW YORK, noth federal and state courts, but am admitted to a few other jurisdictions. Once, I argued to New York’s highest court, where all seven judges ruled in my client’s favor. I am a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, where I’ve been counsel on two petitions for writs of certiorari.
MY KEY AREAS OF CONCENTRATION are employee rights - wage and discrimination claims – and representing victims of police misconduct. When it is certainly the right thing to do, I will represent people harmed by their former lawyers’ egregious mistakes. I do not practice personal injury law, but will consider any case where an ordinary citizen has been abused by someone in a position of power.
I graduated in 1993 from NYU Law School, where I was a member of Law Review, selection to which was based on grades and writing ability. I passed the bar and went to work at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, doing this and that of minor importance, except for pro bono work, which included civil rights for artists, death-penalty litigation and worked for people with HIV. I couldn't remain at Weil just subsisting on pro bono cases, so the day I feel I became a lawyer, was the day I walked away from that firm, one of the biggest in the world, to form my own. That’s when I discovered I love what I do.
Honors, Awards, Scholarly Lectures & Writings:
I've been elected to "SuperLawyers," "Best Lawyers of America" and was Peer Reviewed "AV Preeminent" by Martindale. You can see more of my victories here
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