Practice Areas

Maritime Personal Injury
Our reputation is founded upon the aggressive legal representation of those injured in maritime accidents, including blue-water seamen, tug and barge crew, ferry passengers and workers (including the Staten Island Ferry), commercial fishermen and those engaged in other maritime activities, such as longshoring, harbor work and marine construction. Our clients have also included many individuals who have sustained serious injuries on cruise ships, pleasure craft and other recreational vessels. We have substantial experience litigating the unique attributes of maritime law, including Limitation of Shipowners’ Liability, Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure and claims based upon the warranty of seaworthiness.

Construction and Other Workplace Accidents
In many instances, New York construction workers and laborers are entitled to the protections of the New York Labor Law and the Industrial Code. We have extensive experience with these legal protections and how best to use them to our clients’ advantage.

Products Liability
Injuries caused by defective products comprise a significant portion of our practice. We have the technical expertise to evaluate a product, retain the appropriate expert when necessary, and evaluate claims. We are fully versed with the myriad of federal and state regulations which may apply.

Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Firm has handled a multitude of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of the use and operation of automobiles and commercial vehicles, including buses and trucks, both in New York and New Jersey. We also have substantial experience in litigating and trying cases on behalf of injured motorcyclists and pedestrians. When necessary, the Firm can call upon its established network of accident reconstruction and other experts along with investigators ready to assist on a moments notice in order to preserve critical evidence and track down witnesses who have disappeared. We are well-versed in the nuances of no-fault law and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.

Premises Liability
We have represented numerous clients who have been injured due to the negligence of building and home owners. Our cases have involved the liability of abutting property owners, as well as municipal, state and local authorities for defects in sidewalks, roadways and crosswalks.

Commercial Disputes
We have been involved in numerous litigations and trials arising from commercial disputes, many times against some of the larger firms in the country. Our cost-effective approach to handling such matters coupled with our trial experience makes us an attractive alternative to our clients looking to eliminate the big-firm costs and expenses while at the same time taking an aggressive litigation stance