Howard S. Shafer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Shafer Glazer, LLP
 | 125 Maiden Lane, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-235-1363
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Howard S. Shafer is a partner at the law firm of Shafer Glazer, LLP, in New York, NY, where he represents defendants in cases involving construction law, employment law, personal injury, cyber liability and data privacy, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) and insurance matters. With more than 27 years of experience in the Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense area, he represents businesses in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as in New Jersey.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from Rutgers University, Mr. Shafer earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is licensed to practice in the state courts of both New York and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Shafer is an arbitrator for the New York City Civil Court, a Board Member of the Englewood New Jersey Economic Development Corporation and a Former Member of the Englewood New Jersey, Zoning Board of Adjustment. He is a Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section, a Past New York State Chair of the Claims and Litigaiton Managment Alliance and President of Your House Counsel (R), The National Consortium of Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense Law Firms.

Recognized for his knowledge and experience, Mr. Shafer has been invited by professional organizations to lecture on legal topics on numerous occasions. The attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.*

Mr. Shafer is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He has also served as a Vice President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Construction Litigation (10%): Construction Defects

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Insurance Defense

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Construction Litigation: Construction Defects

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Insurance Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Howard Shafer

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.shaferglazer.com/howard-s-shafer/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected for the Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009-present
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2006-present
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Chair, Corporate Counsel Section, NYSBA, 2013
  • President, Counsel Holdings, Inc., 2010
  • Arbitrator, New York City Civil Court; Economic Development Corporation, Englewood, NJ, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Englewood, NJ (Past)
  • Past New York State Chair, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Vice-President – Financial and Treasurer, Jewish Lawyers Guild
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Member, Labor and Employment section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law section, New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, 1990
  • New York, 1989

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Without Prejudice Dismissal Does Not Guarantee Extension, New York Law Journal, May 15, 1996
  • Removal In Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Cases And Subsequent Occurring Events – The Amount in Controversy, The Defendant, September 1997
  • Highlights From The First Corporate Counsel Institute, Inside Magazine (publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NY State Bar Association), Winter, 2005
  • Amendments to the N.Y. CPLR on Motion Practice, New York Law Journal, August 15, 2007, Inside Magazine (publication of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NY State Bar Association), Fall, 2006.
  • A Refresher on New York Dram Shop Liability, NYSBA Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Spring 2008, Vol 37, No. 1
  • Chaired the Third Corporate Counsel Institute, co-sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association in New York City

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Walton v Mercy College, 93 A.D.3d 460 (1st Dep't, 2012)
  • Anderson v. Abodeen, 29 A.D.3d 431 (1st Dep't, 2006)
  • Martinez v. City of New York, 299 A.D.2d 526 (2nd Dep't, 2002)
  • Schecter, v. 210 E. 90th St. Owners, Inc., 271 A.D.2d 224 (1st Dep't, 2000)
  • Alagna v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, 263 A.D.2d 430 (1st Dep't, 1999)
  • Murray v. Morelli, P.C., 208 A.D.2d 604 (2nd Dep't, 1994)
  • Finch v. Pers, 842 F. Supp 78 (S.D.N.Y. 1994)

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers, B.A., Labor Studies, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Claims And Litigation Management Alliance
  • Corporate Counsel Section NYSBA
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Torts Insurance And Compensation Law Section NYSBA
  • Your House Counsel (R)
  • Office Location for Howard S. Shafer

    125 Maiden Lane
    16th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

    Phone: 212-235-1363

     

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    Last Updated: 5/22/2017

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