Gerry Grunsfeld

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Lazar Grunsfeld Elnadav LLP
1795 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230-6557
Phone: 718-618-9619
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%), Intellectual Property Litigation (40%)
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Attorney Gerry Grunsfeld is a founding principal of Lazar Grunsfeld Elnadav LLP law firm in Brooklyn, New York. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Grunsfeld leads the firm's litigation department, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout New York City who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and trademark infringement. 

Mr. Grunsfeld has achieved significant success recovering substantial settlements and verdicts for those adversely affected by medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous property conditions, workplace and construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other preventable tragedies.

Unusually, Mr. Grunsfeld also maintains a thriving trademark litigation practice where he has achieved notable success in complex and difficult cases, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. Many of these cases have been reported in the New York Law Journal and Westlaw/Lexis.

Honored for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Grunsfeld has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating) along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received the highest possible ratings on Avvo, as well as dozens of glowing Google reviews left by current and former clients.  

A 2001 graduate of King's College London, England, Mr. Grunsfeld began his legal career in 2003 after receiving his license to practice from the New York State Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, and has represented client pro hac vice before the Federal Court in numerous States. 

Active in his legal community, Mr. Grunsfeld is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association's Medical Malpractice Committee and founded one of the most popular New York Bar Review Courses before selling it on. 

Mr. Grunsfeld strongly believes in giving back to the medical community and raised over $20,000 while participating in a charity bike-a-thon, and over $10,000 while participating in a charity half-marathon.  Mr. Grunsfeld is a kidney donor. 

*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
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Intellectual Property Litigation


6 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

About Gerry Grunsfeld

Admitted: 2003

Professional Webpage:


  • AV (preeminent) rated [the highest possible rating] by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 5/5 [the highest possible rating] by
  • Selected to New York Super Lawyers for the last seven years, 2014-2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • General Counsel to Barkai Yeshiva
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of Barkai Yeshiva

Representative Clients

  • Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v. Ann Arbor, WL 3364388, (S.D.N.Y. July 9, 2018)
  • Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v. Kozak, 2019 WL 1386670, (S.D.N.Y. March 12, 2019)
  • Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v. Kozak, WL 435852, (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2017)
  • UTC Fire & Sec. Americas Corp., Inc. v. NCS Power, Inc., WL 423349, S.D.N.Y., 2012 Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v Ann Arbor, WL 3748480 [SDNY July 8, 2016] Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v Kozak, WL 3144049 [SDNY May 23, 2016] Ann Arbor T-Shirt Co., LLC v Lifeguard WL 1323784 [ED Mich Apr. 5, 2016] Pfeifer v Groisman, 123 AD3d 684 [2d Dept 2014]

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2003
  • New York, 2003

Educational Background

  • Law Kings College London, L.L.B., 2001


  • “ Gerry Grunsfeld is an extremely detail oriented and well organized plaintiff's med mal attorney. Gerry is extremely well versed in the nuances of med mal law. I have personally referred numerous cases to him.”
  • “ Gerry is a great attorney dedicated to upholding the law while vigorously representing his clients. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of medical malpractice and has won great settlements for his clients.”
  • “ experienced and excellent lawyer - has obtained settlements on cases rejected by other lawyers”
  • “ This year, Gerri obtained a settlement of 750k for wrongful death and a 700k for failure to diagnose cancer.”
  • “ Outstanding attorney”
  • “ Gerry is a very meticulous and conscientious attorney who devotes himself fully to his cases and his clients.”
  • “ Highly detailed, competent and knowledgeable attorney”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Gerry Grunsfeld

1795 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230-6557

Phone: 718-618-9619

Last Updated: 4/22/2021

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