David H. Perecman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
 | 250 West 57th Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10107
Phone: 212-577-9325
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (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 were a $15 mil., $10 Mil. and two $9 million verdicts, all for construction workers, as well as $40 Mil. for a medical malpractice case. His numerous victories and skills in the appellate courts are also well recognized. Recently, 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.

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 and is chaired their 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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White Papers

  • (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: http://www.perecman.com/david-perecman-attorney.htm

    Honors and Awards:

    • The Perecman Firm has been honored to be included among this prestigious list of personal injury law firms in New York City, Tier 3., Best Law Firms, U.S. News and World Report, 2011
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - present
    • The National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, 2008 
    • National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
    • Law Dragon Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present
    • The New York Law Journal Book of Lists - Biggest Verdicts, 2005 - Present
    • Multi- Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro bono counsel to poor persons seeking appeals before the Social Security Administration and to immigrant workers in the Hispanic community, 2010
    • 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.

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • 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
    • Construction Accident Law, New York State Trial Lawyers Association

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • $40 Million  structured settlement payout - birth injury to infant - Medical Malpractice $15.2 Million Verdict -  Multiple Injuries in a fall from ladder (with final Settlement for $7.994 million)$10 Million Verdict- Severe injuries from 7-story fall when scaffold ropes failed $9.8 Million Verdict- Multiple Injuries due to scaffold collapse (with final Settlement for $4.50 Million)$9.36 Million Verdict- Multiple Injuries- fall from building work area (with 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 Mil.) $5.5 Million Verdict-  Injuries to woman in auto/ truck accident (with final settlement for $3.5 Million) *Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • David Perecman has been selected by U.S. News and World Report, for 6 years in a row, 2011-2017 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
    Office Location for David H. Perecman

    250 West 57th Street
    Suite 401
    New York, NY 10107

    Phone: 212-577-9325

     

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    Last Updated: 9/11/2017

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