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Best Lawyers 2021

Featuring the top legal talent in the Hackensack, Long Island, New York City, Newark, Stamford, White Plains, and Woodbridge areas.

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Featured Firms


Morelli Law Firm PLLC
Block O'Toole & Murphy
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Gersowitz Libo & Korek , P.C.
Patrick A. Mullin
Pegalis Law Group , LLC
Douglas & London P.C.
Silberstein, Awad & Miklos , P.C.
BodnarMilone LLP
Desmarais LLP
Simonson Goodman Platzer P.C.
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone , LLP
Goldschmidt & Genovese , LLP
Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder , PC

Littman Krooks LLP

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool , LLP
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano , LLP

Markewich and Rosenstock LLP

Davis, Saperstein & Salomon , P.C.

Bender & Rosenthal LLP

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles , LLP

The Law Offices of Louis Grandelli , P.C.

Garr Silpe , P.C.

Johnson & Cohen , LLP
Townley ADR P.C.
Law Offices of Clifford A. Meirowitz , PLLC

Rivkin Radler LLP

Nolletti Law Group PLLC

Sapir Schragin LLP

Maranda E. Fritz PC
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm , PLLC
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
Danziger & Markhoff LLP
Kinney Lisovicz Reilly & Wolff PC

Winter & Grossman , PLLC

Michele A. Katz PLLC

Featured in Best Lawyers

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Benedict P. "Ben" Morelli

  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs | Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Daniel P. O'Toole

Daniel P. O'Toole

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Jeffrey A. Block

Jeffrey A. Block

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Stephen J. Murphy

Stephen J. Murphy

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Allan Zelikovic

Allan Zelikovic

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Image of Anthony H. Gair

Anthony H. Gair

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs | Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Ben B. Rubinowitz

Ben B. Rubinowitz

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Christopher J. Donadio

Christopher J. Donadio

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Diana M. A. Carnemolla

Diana M. A. Carnemolla

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Howard S. Hershenhorn

Howard S. Hershenhorn

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Jeffrey B. Bloom

Jeffrey B. Bloom

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Marijo C. Adimey

Marijo C. Adimey

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Richard M. Steigman

Richard M. Steigman

  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Stephen H. Mackauf

Stephen H. Mackauf

  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Carmine A. Rubino

Carmine A. Rubino

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Judith A. Livingston

  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Matthew Gaier

Matthew Gaier

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Thomas A. "Tom" Moore

Thomas A. "Tom" Moore

  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Edward H. Gersowitz

Edward H. Gersowitz

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Jeff S. Korek

Jeff S. Korek

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Michael A. Fruhling

Michael A. Fruhling

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Patrick A. Mullin

Patrick A. Mullin

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard

Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Robert V. Fallarino

Robert V. Fallarino

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Sanford S. Nagrotsky

Sanford S. Nagrotsky

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Steven E. Pegalis

Steven E. Pegalis

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Gary J. Douglas

Gary J. Douglas

  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Image of Michael A. London

Michael A. London

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Stephanie O'Connor

Stephanie O'Connor

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Image of Virginia E. Anello

Virginia E. Anello

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Image of Joseph Miklos

Joseph Miklos

  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Joseph P. Awad

Joseph P. Awad

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Linda M. Oliva

Linda M. Oliva

  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Erik Kristensen

Erik Kristensen

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of John P. Frucco

John P. Frucco

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Lydia A. Milone

Lydia A. Milone

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Pamela J. Jenson

Pamela J. Jenson

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Peter O. Bodnar

Peter O. Bodnar

  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Tamara A. Mitchel

Tamara A. Mitchel

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Alan S. Kellman

Alan S. Kellman

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Patent Law
Image of John M. Desmarais

John M. Desmarais

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Litigation - Intellectual Property | Litigation - Patent | Patent Law
Image of Karim Z. Oussayef

Karim Z. Oussayef

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Patent Law
Image of Paul A. Bondor

Paul A. Bondor

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Litigation - Patent
Image of Edward S. "Ted" Goodman

Edward S. "Ted" Goodman

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Paul Simonson

Paul Simonson

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Image of Carolyn Reinach Wolf

Carolyn Reinach Wolf

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Health Care Law
Image of Ellyn S. Kravitz

Ellyn S. Kravitz

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Elder Law | Trusts and Estates
Image of Patrick Formato

Patrick Formato

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Health Care Law
Image of RoseAnn C. Branda

RoseAnn C. Branda

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Samuel J. Ferrara

Samuel J. Ferrara

  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Sharon P. Stiller

Sharon P. Stiller

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Rochester-NY, New York
  • Practice Area
    Employment Law - Individuals
Image of Donna M. Genovese

Donna M. Genovese

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Sylvia Goldschmidt

Sylvia Goldschmidt

  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Alinor C. Sterling

Alinor C. Sterling

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Area
    Appellate Practice
Image of Antonio Ponvert III

Antonio Ponvert III

  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Civil Rights Law | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Carey B. Reilly

Carey B. Reilly

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Christopher M. "Chris" Mattei

Christopher M. "Chris" Mattei

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of David M. Bernard

David M. Bernard

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of J. Craig "Craig" Smith

J. Craig "Craig" Smith

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of James D. "Jim" Horwitz

James D. "Jim" Horwitz

  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Joel Lichtenstein

Joel Lichtenstein

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Joshua D. "Josh" Koskoff

Joshua D. "Josh" Koskoff

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Kathleen Nastri

Kathleen Nastri

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of William M. "Bill" Bloss

William M. "Bill" Bloss

  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:

    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Barry Washor

Barry Washor

  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Christopher L. Sallay

Christopher L. Sallay

  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs | Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Anthony J. Enea

Anthony J. Enea

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Elder Law | Trusts and Estates
Image of Eve Rachel Markewich

Eve Rachel Markewich

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Image of Garry R. Salomon

Garry R. Salomon

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Samuel L. "Sam" Davis

Samuel L. "Sam" Davis

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Frederick C. Johs

Frederick C. Johs

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants | Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Image of Martin T. Johnson

Martin T. Johnson

  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Mitchell Y. Cohen

Mitchell Y. Cohen

  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Rosemary A. Townley

Rosemary A. Townley

  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Arbitration
Image of Clifford A. "Cliff" Meirowitz

Clifford A. "Cliff" Meirowitz

  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Elder Law
Image of James J. Nolletti

James J. Nolletti

  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Maranda E. Fritz

Maranda E. Fritz

  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Image of Richard L. Rosen

Richard L. Rosen

  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Franchise Law
Image of Ronald Fatoullah

Ronald Fatoullah

  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Elder Law | Litigation - Trusts and Estates | Trusts and Estates
Image of Stacey Meshnick

Stacey Meshnick

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Elder Law
Image of Harris E. Markhoff

Harris E. Markhoff

  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Corporate Law | Trusts and Estates
Image of Joshua S. Levine

Joshua S. Levine

  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Health Care Law
Image of Michael Markhoff

Michael Markhoff

  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Trusts and Estates
Image of James P. Lisovicz

James P. Lisovicz

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
Image of Justin N. Kinney

Justin N. Kinney

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
Image of Kevin E. Wolff

Kevin E. Wolff

  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:

    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law
Image of Vincent E. Reilly

Vincent E. Reilly

  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:

    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Area
    Insurance Law

Featured in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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David T. Sirotkin

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of David H. Larkin

David H. Larkin

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of James Rubinowitz

James Rubinowitz

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Rachel Jacobs

Rachel Jacobs

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Anthony Makarov

Anthony Makarov

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Avinoam Laby

Avinoam Laby

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Ivana Peric Laroche

Ivana Peric Laroche

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Justin Contratto

Justin Contratto

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Theodoros Konstantakopoulos Ph.D.

Theodoros Konstantakopoulos Ph.D.

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Intellectual Property Law
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Andrea J. Caruso

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Real Estate Law
Image of Andrea M. Brodie

Andrea M. Brodie

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Family Law
Image of Duwaine Bascoe

Duwaine Bascoe

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Rochester-NY, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Labor and Employment Law - Management | Litigation - Bankruptcy | Litigation - Intellectual Property | Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Image of Jamie Rosen

Jamie Rosen

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Elder Law | Health Care Law
Image of Justin T. Kelton

Justin T. Kelton

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    New York City, New York
  • Practice Area
    Commercial Litigation
Image of Michael L. Gurman

Michael L. Gurman

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Health Care Law
Image of Sarah A. Chussler

Sarah A. Chussler

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Areas
    Elder Law | Health Care Law
Image of Bernadette Kasnicki

Bernadette Kasnicki

  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:

    Long Island, New York
  • Practice Area
    Tax Law

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