David H. Perecman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

The Perecman Firm, PLLC
 | 250 W. 57th Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10107
Phone: 212-577-9325
Fax: 212-977-7035
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

New York attorney David H. Perecman has been a champion of justice for his clients' rights in their personal injury cases for over 35 years. As one of the leading personal injury lawyers in New York, Mr. Perecman handles all types of personal injury cases, including construction accidents, premises accidents, automobile accidents and medical malpractice. He has taken dozens of personal injury cases to verdict and settled many more midtrial; among his victories are a $15 mil., $10 Mil. and two $9 million verdicts, all for construction workers. His numerous victories and skills in the appellate courts are also well recognized. He was chosen as counsel by the family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic child who disappeared from school on Oct. 4, 2013 and was tragically found dead months later. His efforts for the family have brought his words to almost every newspaper and television news outlet in NYC. After the conclusion of that trial, the Perecman Firm created the Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism in his memory. This scholarship provides financial support for a student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism.

Mr. Perecman believes that relentless preparation, first-class litigation skills and most of all, earnest PASSION, achieve winning results. He currently serves on the executive committee and the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, a prestigious lawyers' association. He has also chaired the Committee’s Labor Law Committee for many years. He is admitted to New York State Courts, Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Perecman specializes in these areas:

Construction Accidents
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Workers' Compensation
Medical Malpractice

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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  • (2007) - Co-authored an analysis provided to New York State Legislators regarding the need to keep and protect worker protection statutes.

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    About David Perecman

    Admitted: 1979, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.perecman.com/our-attorneys/david-perecman/


    • The National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, 2008 
    • National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - present
    • The New York Law Journal Book of Lists - Biggest Verdicts, 2005 - Present
    • U.S. News and World Report's Best Law Firms, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, New York City, Tier 3. 2011 - present
    • Multi- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Law Dragon Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • Served as Chair- Labor Law Committee, Executive Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2013
    • New York
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • Past Secretary and Treasurer, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • David Perecman has lectured numerous times including to court personnel, The Brooklyn Bar Association and continues to chair the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute's Seminars on construction law. David is active in NYSTLA and works constantly to protect the rights of people injured as a result of the negligence of others not just by representing his clients but by active participation in the Governmental process to create and protects these rights. He has testified before several committees of the State of New York's Assembly on the need to strengthen New York laws protecting construction workers and meets with and actively lobby New York State Senators and Assembly members not to weaken those laws. David appeared before and participated in Mayor Bloomberg's task force in 2007 regarding the spike in scaffold related deaths.
    • Pro bono counsel to poor persons seeking appeals before the Social Security Administration and to immigrant workers in the Hispanic community, 2010

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Construction Accident Law, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • This article was directed to lawyers and the judiciary to underscore the need to interpret the laws regarding worker safety in a manner that best protects workers and questions some of the case decisions that have done otherwise.  Since profits and speed guide developers and contractors and not always safety concerns the law must recognize and react to this., New York State Trial Lawyers Institute's journal- "Bill of Particulars", 2007


    • $40 Million Structured settlement payout for birth injury to infant.$15.2 Million Verdict for worker who fell from ladder. (Final settlement for $7.994 Million)$11.8 Million Verdict for Laborer who fell from suspension scaffold. (Case settled pursuant to stipulated amount of $5 Million)$10 Million Verdict for Laborer who suffered severe injuries from 7-story fall when scaffold ropes failed.$9.9 Million Settlement for laborer who fell from rolling scaffold.$9.8 Million Verdict for worker who had multiple injuries due to scaffold collapse. (Final Settlement for $4.5 Million)$9.36 Million Verdict for mason worker who fell from side of building. (Final Settlement for $6.4 Million) $7.96 Million Verdict for ankle injuries to dockbuilder due to improper crane operation.(Settled after trial for $7.25 Million)$6 Million Settlement for crane operator who fell from ladder. $5.5 Million Verdict for woman who sustained serious injuries in collision with truck. (Final settlement for $3.5 Million) *ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • David Perecman has been selected by U.S. News and World Report, for 7 years in a row, 2011-2018 as among the Top Personal Inury firms in the NYC area, tier 3; by Super lawyers as among the Top 5 percent of attorneys in America as published in 2008- 2016 in the New York Times Magazine. Also selected by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" as published 2008-present in New York Magazine, selected by Lawdragon as among the leading attorneys in United States, and was published in the 2006 "New York Law Journal's"(NYLJ) Book of Lists as having 2 of the 15 highest verdicts in the NY State for the prior year- $15.2 mil and $9.8 mil (both settled later for other amounts, see above); and also listed in The New York Law Journal numerous times during the past 7 years for achieving among the largest verdicts in the State of NY. He has appeared in multiple newscasts on NBC, CBS, ABC, WPIX and Fox's Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto and on the Katie Couric Show along with numerous articles in The Daily News, New York Post and The New York Times for his work in the "Avonte" case. Prior Results do not guarantee future outcomes.

    Educational Background:

    • The State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States of America, 1975
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    Office Location for David H. Perecman

    250 W. 57th Street
    Suite 401
    New York, NY 10107

    Phone: 212-577-9325

    Fax: 212-977-7035

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