Barry A. Washor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Phone: 212-406-1700
Fax: 212-406-2313
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Barry A. Washor is a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, located in New York, New York. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury litigation, he provides representation to residents of both New York and New Jersey who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, police brutality, construction accidents, and train collisions and derailments. Mr. Washor also assists clients who are seeking workers' compensation benefits after being injured on the job or contracting an occupational disease.

    A 1978 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College, Mr. Washor pursued his legal education at New York Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. Upon graduation, he joined an insurance defense firm and spent seven years representing health care practitioners and facilities that had been sued for medical malpractice. The experience he gained has allowed him to anticipate some of the strategies that defense counsel will use in his current plaintiff's practice.

    Since becoming a plaintiff's attorney in 1988, Mr. Washor has been able to secure numerous large settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Some of the representative successes include a $13.2 million verdict for the family of a woman who died as a result of medical malpractice and a $10.5 settlement for a worker who was partially paralyzed in a construction accident. As a result of these and other recoveries, Mr. Washor is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as attested to by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

    *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
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Barry Washor

    Admitted: 1981, New York

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    • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere., Best Lawyer, New York Magazine, 2019
    • Peer Review Ratings for both legal ability and ethical standards, 10.0 AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • An honor bestowed upon lawyers who have obtained multimillion dollar awards on behalf of their clients, Lifetime Member of The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Cambridge Who's Who is a vanity publisher which highlights people's professional careers by publishing encapsulated biographies, Cambridge Who’s Who

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
    • New York, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Instructor, Trial Advocacy, Cardozo Law School 2006, 2007Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, New York State Trial Lawyers Association Instructor, Medical Malpractice Litigation, St. Francis College 


    • $14.5 Million Verdict – Municipal Liability- for two Queens Detectives shot & killed in the line of duty
    • $10.5 Million Settlement – Construction Accident – pipe fell on worker
    • $6 Million- Car Accident
    • $3.2 Million - Car Accident
    • $16.9 Million- Construction Accident – ladder fall
    • $10.85 Million – Medical Malpractice – delayed diagnosis of aortic dissection
    • $6 Million – Municipal Liability – Queens detective struck by a municipal vehicle while on duty
    • $5.05 Million- Bus Accident / Wrongful Death
    • $46 Million Verdict- Medical Malpractice- Failure of time intubation
    • $13.2 Million Verdict & $8 Million Settlement – Medical Malpractice- child birth injury
    • $8.7 Million – Medical Malpractice – failure to diagnose
    • $5.5 Million- Car Accident

    Educational Background:

    • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York B.A.  , 1978
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    Office Location for Barry A. Washor

    233 Broadway
    Suite 1800
    New York, NY 10279

    Phone: 212-406-1700

    Fax: 212-406-2313

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