Adam D. Cahn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP
 | 110 E 42nd St, Suite 1508
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-571-7171
Fax: 212-571-7174
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Adam D. Cahn is a partner in the Lower Manhattan, New York, law firm of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP. Mr. Cahn advocates for clients who have suffered personal injury due to the negligent or tortuous conduct of others. Through settlement, arbitration or litigation, Mr. Cahn has obtained multimillion-dollar awards for his injured clients. Mr. Cahn’s personal injury cases include vehicle and pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and assault and battery.    

    Mr. Cahn earned his law degree from the Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. While attending Touro College, he wrote for the Touro Law Review, co-founded the Touro Environmental Law Journal, won American Jurisprudence awards for academic achievement in trial practice and alternative dispute resolution, and was awarded the Gary M. Schwartz Fellowship resulting in a paid judicial internship. Mr. Cahn graduated in the top quarter of his class, while also meeting the demands of a full-time position in real estate finance.            

    Mr. Cahn's undergraduate degree in business management from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, and his career experience in business ownership, investment banking and real estate informed his representation of corporate clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in commercial and real estate matters.

    Representing clients in both federal and state New York courts, Mr. Cahn is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Listed among the top personal injury attorneys in the 2010 New York Super Lawyers Metropolitan Edition, Adam Cahn is also a member of Montclair's Who's Who Among Law Professionals, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been named as an outstanding trial lawyer by Litigation Elite.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Adam Cahn

    Admitted: 1995, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named Outstanding Trial Lawyer by Litigation Elite
    • Top Lawyer – Top 100 Registry , 2020
    • SUPER LAWYERS 2010 - Present
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers 2012 - Present
    • Named Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by Attorney at Law Magazine (2018)
    • Recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the field of Personal Injury Litigation in the 2010 New York Metropolitan Area's New York Times Edition of Super Lawyer's
    • Honored Member, Montclair's Who's Who Among Law Professionals

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers 2012 - Present
    • SUPER LAWYERS 2010 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2006
    • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • New York City Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2006
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • New York, 1995
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2006
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006
    • Appellate Division of New York
    • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


    • $966,273 verdict involving the mal-positioning of a patients arm during hernia surgery
    • $9.1 Million Verdict in automobile accident resulting in traumatic brain injury
    • $1.425 million verdict in a products liability case involving a defective home exercise device
    • $4.8 million dollar settlement for an individual run over by an out of control car
    • $1.05 million verdict for a warehouse manager who fell from a defective roof
    • $5 million settlement for a New Jersey woman struck by a drunk driver
    • $11 million settlement during trial against a major automobile manufacturer
    • $1.24 million verdict for lead poisoning to an infant
    • $585,000 settlement during trial for an infant caused to suffer a severe shoulder injury during birth due to improper delivery techniques
    • Several undisclosed substantial verdicts against local churches for sexual assaults by clergy
    • Successfully recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients through verdicts, mediations, arbitrations and settlements
    • Several undisclosed substantial verdicts against local churches for sexual assaults by clergy

    Educational Background:

    • A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, Major: Business Management

    Industry Groups

    • NYC Bar
    • NYSTLA
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    Office Location for Adam D. Cahn

    110 E 42nd St
    Suite 1508
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 212-571-7171

    Fax: 212-571-7174

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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