Howard Raphaelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm , PC
 | 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1718
New York, NY 10122
Phone: 646-835-2527
Fax: 646-355-2825
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York, New York, Howard Raphaelson has dedicated his career to the practice of plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Assisting clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, he handles cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction site injuries, toxic exposure and boating accidents.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Raphaelson's efforts in the courtroom and at the negotiation table have led to aggregate recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Notable settlements and jury awards have included a $40 million structured settlement in connection with the collapse of a building onto a child, an $8.5 million jury award on behalf of a psychiatric patient who was forcefully knocked to the ground, and a $5 million jury award on behalf of the surviving family members of a young father who was killed in a train accident.

    Mr. Raphaelson attended Lafayette College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987. He then enrolled at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Raphaelson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

    A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Raphaelson has served on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. New York Magazine has named him to its annual New York Area's Lawyers of the Year list.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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    About Howard Raphaelson

    Admitted: 1992, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • New York Law Journal as 2012 
    • Top Personal Injury Litigator, 2012
    • New York Top Litigator Award, New York Magazine, 2014
    • New York Magazine, Best Lawyers Award, 2010
    • Super Lawyers, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • American Association For Justice, 2013
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Attended and Presented at the New York Labor Day Parade, 2014
    • Pediatric Cancer Fundraising, 2014
    • Organized and Lead a Breast Cancer Run for the LI2day Breast Cancer Foundation, 2014
    • Pro Bono legal Aide/Family Law, 2014
    • Labor Press , 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • NYSTLA Presenter, Mediation Seminar, 2104
    • Intern Advisement, Presenter, 2014
    • Blog Writer, Voice Of The Injured, 2014

    Representative Clients:

    • Automobile Accident Victims Construction Accident Victims Personal Injury Accident Victims Medical Malpractice Victims, 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Together with Spouse raised three Beautiful Adult Children, 2015
    • Founded and Built one of New York's Premiere Personal Injury Law Firms, 2015
    • A leader in New York's Voice of The Injured, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Lafayette College, B.A., Major: With High Honors, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • American Alliance For Justice
    • Labor Press
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York State Trials Lawyers Association


    • “Mr. Raphaelson is the founder and senior partner of one of Manhattan's most dynamic and substantial tradional personal injury firms responsible for top results. He is a highly qualified attorney.”
    • “Howard Raphaelson is the founding partner of one of the more professional, respected and dynamic personal injury law firms in New York. Many lawyers respect him. His clients are consistently pleased with his representation. They prepare and try cases. He is also truly a gentleman.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Howard Raphaelson

    14 Penn Plaza
    Suite 1718
    New York, NY 10122

    Phone: 646-835-2527

    Fax: 646-355-2825

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