Daniel "Donny" Epstein

Top rated personal injury attorney in Edison, New Jersey

Epstein Ostrove, LLC
Daniel "Donny" Epstein
Epstein Ostrove, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil litigation, Class action & mass torts; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1995

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Newark

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
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Epstein Ostrove, LLC

200 Metroplex Drive
Suite 304
Edison, NJ 08817 Visit website

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Daniel “Donny” Epstein, is a managing and founding member of the firm, and is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney.

He has successfully tried civil cases, including personal injury matters, and commercial litigations that have netted his clients millions of dollars in compensation. He is a member of the Million Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

He has also has had significant success working on behalf of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for New Jersey’s Phen-Fen litigation, has acted as liason counsel in the Risperdal/Seroquel litigation and has represented victims in various mass torts. Many millions of dollars in confidential settlements have been obtained by diligent and persisent advocacy on his clients' behalf.

He also handles divorce and family matters including complex custody disputes through every aspect of litigation or arbitration.

Mr. Epstein has been often feted in such periodicals and legal journals as the New Jersey Law Journal, and has been featured in Lifestyles Magazine, Verdict Search and “Trial Excellence.”  He has also appeared on CBS News.

Finally, Mr. Epstein has had significant experience in the area of criminal defense. In addition to other clients, he has successfully represented various members of the New Jersey chapter of the Breed motorcycle club.

Besides his eclectic trial law experience in Donny founded a production company that has produced films, movies and Broadway productions.  He has been nominated for one Emmy and two Tony awards. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Animus Theatre Group.

He resides in Edison, NJ and coaches recreation League Basketball for the local youth in that area.

Mr. Epstein is admitted to practice before all New Jersey and New York state courts, and is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the New Jersey Association for Justice and having served as a Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Criminal defense, Family law, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Trucking accidents

  • 50% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal defense
  • 10% Family law
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://epsteinostrove.com/directory-detail-daniel/

Educational Background:
  • B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 1992
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Representing matrimonial dispute for underprivileged single mother., 2020
  • Participated and volunteered with Elijah's Promise., 2021
  • Representing financially burdened Father in DCS matter., 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • Litigation Department of the Year for Small Firms., Litigation Department of the Year, New Jersey Law Journal, 2020
  • Awarded Mentor Honor by the New Jersey Law Journal, Mentor Honor, New Jersey Law Journal, 2022
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Christopher Award, The Christophers, Inc., 2005
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2016
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Recertified with Superior Court as Certified Civil Litigator. , 2021
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney (Recertified in 2015)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Trustee with Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey., 2022
  • Board of Governors with New Jersey Association of Justice., 2022
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Trustee for the Middlesex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Task force for Women
  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • President of the Board of Directors for Animus Theatre Group
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The importance and interpretation of Lawson v. Dewar and motions to reconsider., Speaker, Hot Tips for Litigators, New Jersey State Bar Association, Legal, 2022
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Awarded top 250 Private Companies in the State of New Jersey.  Founder., 2022
Representative Clients:
  • 100k policy settlement.  Mildred Pulgar was injured in a MVC.  Suffered unoperated back and neck injuries., 2022
  • Arbitration  award of over 1.6M for the injuries suffered by Priscilla Thomas.  Ms. Thomas was struck by a car in a parking lot. She damaged her knee and complained later of her back and neck.  Both neck and back complaints developed months after her reporting to the ER for the MVC.  After two surgeries plaintiff related the surgeries to the MVC. Defendants disputed causal relationship. Arbitration award was entered in favor of plaintiff for over the policy. , 2021
  • Criminal Matter. State v. Henry Cruz. Mr. Cruz was charged with statutory rape of a minor., 2022
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • 2.69M dollar settlement of Motor Vehicle Accident.  Ms. O'Donnell suffered two surgeries and an exacerbation of a mental health disorder. , 2022
  • Arbitration  award of over 1.6M for the injuries suffered by Priscilla Thomas.  Ms. Thomas was struck by a car in a parking lot. She damaged her knee and complained later of her back and neck.  Both neck and back complaints developed months after her reporting to the ER for the MVC.  After two surgeries plaintiff related the surgeries to the MVC. Defendants disputed causal relationship. Arbitration award was entered in favor of plaintiff for over the policy. , 2021
  • 2M dollar settlement for minor.  Minor was sitting on a sidewalk as a vehicle abutted the curb and required the minor to take evasive action. Ceramic vase in plaintiff's hands cracked and cut plaintiff's thigh causing surgery and scarring.  Plaintiff suffered emotional damage acknowledged by defense expert., 2022
  • Arb award of over 1.4M dollars for Laidlaw claim against employer.  Mr. Siano suffered an exacerbation of a back injury causing a back surgery, loss of employment, loss of enjoyment of life and disability.  Arbitration award was subject to WC lien., 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Civil
  • Criminal And Family Law Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Office location for Daniel "Donny" Epstein

200 Metroplex Drive
Suite 304
Edison, NJ 08817

Phone: 732-828-8600

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

Certificates and credentials

New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

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