Christopher L. Sallay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
 | 233 Broadway, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10279
Phone: 212-406-1700
Fax: 212-406-2313
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Christopher L. Sallay 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 assists clients throughout the state as well as in New Jersey who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Some of his representative cases include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and defective products, and he has obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury awards.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in management information systems in 1991 from Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Sallay pursued his legal education at Brooklyn Law School. While in law school, he was the recipient of a CALI Excellence for the Future Award® in Trial Advocacy and the Samuel Witte Prize in Literature and the Law. Mr. Sallay was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996. Admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sallay has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his track record and high degree of ethics. This is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Sallay is an active participant in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice and the New York State Bar Association.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (50%): 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

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

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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Christopher Sallay

Admitted: 1997, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.quellerfisher.com/new-york-city-injury-attorney....

Honors/Awards:

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy, CALI, 1996
  • Samuel Witte Prize in Literature and Law, Brooklyn Law School, 1996
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - National Trial Competition, Brooklyn Law School - Moot Court Honor Society, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York, 1997
  • Secretary, Tort Litigation Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2004-2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, "Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Automobile Accident Case: Do Not Be Afraid to Use the Sword," 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation," 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
  • Contributing Author, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "The Current State of the Labor Law", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2010
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents -2010 Update", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2010
  • Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2009
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2009
  • Co-Author, Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2008
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2008
  • Co-Author with Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2008
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2007
  • Speaker: Intake of the Plaintiff's Case - Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2007
  • Speaker: Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases - Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Spring 2012
  • Speaker: Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation - Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Co-Author with Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2007
  • Key Investigation and Case Preparation, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Evaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts", New York State Bar Association, Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Spring 2006
  • Speaker: Truck and Bus Accidents - "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, "Labor Law 2013 Update - Let the Experts Show You How To Do It", Discovery and Depositions in a Labor Law Case, Winter, 2013
  • Speaker: Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff – Not Just in Read-End Collision Cases - "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association Overall Planning Co-Chair, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", Fall 2012
  • Speaker: Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation - "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Key Investigation and Case Preparation, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial", Fall 2012
  • Co-Chair, "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • Overall Planning Co-Chair, Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Construction Site Accidents -2010 Update", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2010
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Construction Site Accidents", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2009
  • Lecturer: "Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding Coverage", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2008
  • Lecturer: "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2007
  • Lecturer: "Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies", New York State Bar Association, Spring 2006
  • Lecturer: "Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice - Labor Law and Construction Accident Claims", New York State Bar Association, Spring 2003
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "The Current State of the Labor Law," New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2012
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial", Fall, 2012
  • Author, "Intake of the Plaintiff's Case," Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, "Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases," Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, "Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation," Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Motorcycle and Bike Accidents," 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $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
  • $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

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Educational Background:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, Bachelor of Science, 1991
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Office Location for Christopher L. Sallay

233 Broadway
Suite 1800
New York, NY 10279

Phone: 212-406-1700

Fax: 212-406-2313

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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