Matthew Sakkas is a founding Partner at New York City-based Sakkas Cahn & Weiss LLP and practices exclusively personal injury law. His ability to focus on case details while considering the big picture has helped him earn a reputation as a tough litigator, able to represent clients in State, Federal and appeals courts.
Mr. Sakkas’ primary focuses on cases of premises liability, auto accidents, construction accidents, and claims of negligent security. Sakkas Cahn & Weiss LLP has help many clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their significant injuries.
After completing his undergraduate studies and graduating with highest honors from Clark University, Mr. Sakkas went on to complete his law degree at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Law School. He was subsequently admitted to practice in all New York courts as well as before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit of Court Appeals.
Mr. Sakkas is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. As a perennial Super Lawyer selectee since 2011, Matthew Sakkas was also named to the NY Metro Top 100 Super Lawyers list in 2016.
Some of Mr. Sakkas' noteworthy appellate cases include the following:
• Washington v. Montefiore Medical Center et. al., 9 A.D.3d 271, 780 N.Y.S.2d 322 (1st Dept. 2004) which held that the plaintiff produced sufficient evidence to raise a question of fact as to the defendants' negligence in the fatal stabbing of the plaintiff's decedent at her workplace.
• Barnett v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 40 A.D.3d 325, 835 N.Y.S.2d 183 (1st Dept. 2007) which held that the plaintiff established a sufficient connection between an engineer's job-site duties and the conditions that created an unreasonable risk of serious injury to the plaintiff in a New Jersey construction accident case.
• Felton v. Tourtoulis, 87 A.D.3d 983, 929 N.Y.S.2d 493 (2nd Dept. 2011) which reinstated the plaintiff's claim for punitive damages in a drunk driving accident after it was dismissed by the trial court.
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Last Updated: 4/18/2017