Edward J. Nitkewicz

Edward J. Nitkewicz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Garden City, NY

Ajlouny Injury Law
 | 320 Old Country Rd Ste 205, Garden City, NY 11530-1703
Phone: 516-858-2178
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2015, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Schools & Education (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Edward Nitkewicz is a partner and senior trial counsel at The Sanders Firm. Located in Mineola, New York, he focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff's wrongful death and personal injury litigation, providing counsel to residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties and other parts of the New York City metropolitan area. The types of matters that he handles include medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and defective products. Mr. Nitkewicz also has an education law practice that involves the representation of families in Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education hearings.

    A 1986 graduate of Wagner College, where he received a Bachelor of Science, Mr. Nitkewicz pursued his legal studies at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. Prior to joining The Sanders Firm, he was the managing partner at a boutique personal injury firm on Long Island. Admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, Mr. Nitkewicz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

    Mr. Nitkewicz is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys on litigation topics. He has been a panelist at programs sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on jury selection and pretrial discovery. He has also lectured on special education topics for various school districts and advocacy groups.

    An active participant in numerous legal organizations, Mr. Nitkewicz is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association. He has also served on the board of directors of the Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association.

    About Edward Nitkewicz

    Admitted: 1992, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.ajlounyinjurylaw.com/edward-j-nitkewicz.htm


    • Administrative Law Judge, Town of Huntington

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Proud member, Suffolk County Bar Association
    • Proud member, New York State Bar Association
    • Huntington Democratic Committee, Member
    • Proud member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • New York  
    • Proud member, Nassau County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chairperson, Special Needs Faith Formation Committee at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church
    • Trustee, South Huntington Union Free School District Board of Education
    • Coach, Special Needs CYO Soccer and Challenger baseball programs in South Huntington, New York
    • Member of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee, Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), Inc. 
    • Past Member and Chair, Fundraising Committee of the Cody Comedy Festival
    • Member, Review Board of One150media.com
    • Proud member, Trial Lawyers Care

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Faculty
    • Lecturer, Suffolk Academy Law & Special Education Law and Advocacy
    • Lecturer, “How to effectively work with your School District to obtain Special Education Services for your child”
    • Lecturer, “Special Education: One Parent’s Perspective”
    • Lead lecturer, Suffolk County Columbia Lawyers organization entitled “The Dram Shop Act”
    • Faculty Member, Inaugural Touro Law Center Trial Advocacy Institute Program “How to Try a Case from A to Z”
    • Faculty Member, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
    • Participating panelist, Annual ICLE Program entitled “What New Jersey Attorneys Need to know about New York Civil Practice”


    • $1,500,000.00 – Labor Law Negligence: Injured worker sued owner of commercial premises, where he was injured on the job, tripping and falling over debris. The worker sustained injury to his hip and shoulder, requiring surgical intervention. The worker also sued for his lost wages and missed time from work. (Kings County)
    • $975,000.00 – Municipal Negligence: Plaintiff was injured when a bicyclist struck her in the street. A lawsuit was started against the City of NY for negligent roadway design and the matter was resolved. The Plaintiff suffered traumatic brain injuries and a spinal fracture. (Kings County)
    • $690,000.00 – Municipal Negligence: Female Plaintiff fell into an open manhole. The Plaintiff injured her shoulders and knee requiring a complete shoulder replacement. The matter was settled without expense of trial. (NY County)
    • $5,500,000.00 –Labor Law: $5.5 million settlement for an injured construction worker, who fell into an unprotected hole at a construction site. Injuries included, neck and back surgery. (NY County)
    • Maheshwari v. The City of New York, et al, 2 N.Y.3d 288, 778 N.Y.S.2d 442, 2004
    • $600,000.00 - Motor vehicle Negligence: The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident
    • $1,950,000.00 – Municipal Negligence: Plaintiff injured on the train tracks, where number “6” train ran over the Plaintiff and seriously injured him causing amputation of his right foot. Unique verdict awarded to injured person on train tracks. (NY County)
    • $1,500,000.00 -  Motor vehicle Negligence: Plaintiff, driver of a motor vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident, when Defendant drove over two double yellow lines. The plaintiff sustained right leg and hip fractures, requiring surgery. The case was settled without the expense of trial. (Nassau County)
    • $1,000,000.00 – Premises Liability: Trip and fall accident where Plaintiff injured her neck and back requiring neck surgery. The matter was settled before trial. (Suffolk County)
    • $950,000.00 – Premises Liability – Plaintiff was injured when he was crossing the parking lot and stepped up on the curb which was defective, causing him to lose his balance and fall backward onto his head. He suffered a subdural hematoma and was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. He died three weeks later and was 74 years of age at the time of the accident.  (Suffolk County)
    • $675,000.00 – Motor vehicle Negligence: The plaintiff was a pedestrian injured by an emergency vehicle responding to an ongoing emergency, who was involved in a two car motor vehicle accident, causing the emergency fire vehicle to spin out of control and strike the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff fractured her left leg and required surgery. The matter was settled without the expense of a trial. (Nassau County)
    • Eck v. Pan Aquz Diving, et al
    • $2,887,500.00 – Motor vehicle Negligence: Bicyclist knockdown in Suffolk County where the injured Plaintiff sustained injury to his head, brain trauma and as a result of the accident was put in a vegetative state. The matter was settled without the expense of trial. (Suffolk County)
    • $1,500,000.00 – Motor vehicle Negligence: Plaintiff, a Hispanic male, driver of a motorcycle was injured in a car accident where the other vehicle made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff’s vehicle. The Plaintiff suffered fractures of the rib and chest, with spleen repair surgery. (Queens County)
    • $1,225,000.00 – Medical Malpractice: Premature birth at 30 weeks, resulting in brain damage to child. The Matter was settled without the expense of trial. (NY County)
    • $735,000.00 – Motor vehicle Negligence: Plaintiff, driver of a motorcycle, was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the Defendant ran a stop sign. The Plaintiff suffered a shoulder fracture, brain injuries and rib fractures. The matter was settled without the expense of trial. (Kings County)
    • $650,000.00 - Motor vehicle Negligence: The plaintiff was injured in a hit in the rear car accident. The Plaintiff injured his neck requiring surgical intervention, his back and left knee. The matter was settled without the expense of a trial. (Kings County)
    • $5,000,000.00 -Medical Malpractice: $5 million settlement for birth-related injuries against a major health care institution in New York. (Kings County)
    • Freund v. Sail Caribbean, et al
    • https://thesandersfirm.com/verdicts-settlements/
    • $1,725,000.00 – Dram Shop Negligence: Defendant, bar owner served excessive drinks to a drunk patron who drove his vehicle thereafter and struck the Plaintiff, killing her upon impact. The matter was put into suit against the bar as negligent in serving drinks to a drunk a patron. (Suffolk County)
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    Office Location for Edward J. Nitkewicz

    320 Old Country Rd Ste 205
    Garden City, NY 11530-1703

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