Jeff S. Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.
 | 111 Broadway, Twelfth Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-385-4410
Fax: 212-385-4417
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile


Routinely described as “powerful” and “influential” by publications such as The New York Times and Crain’s New York Business, Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as a partner and is a key litigator concentrating his practice on medical malpractice and construction accidents.


Known for his tenacious style, Jeff has a history of successful litigation and settlements during his tenure at the firm. 

Education & Employment History


Jeff received his BA from the State University of New York in Binghamton, NY and received his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. 


Upon graduation, Jeff started his law career with humble beginnings as a clerk for the Law Offices of F. Lee Bailey & Aaron J. Broder in New York City. 


He then moved to Leahey & Johnson, a Wall Street defense firm emphasizing the defense of premises liability, construction accidents, medical malpractice and general liability. His passion for obtaining justice for his clients grew while holding the position of Senior Trial Attorney at Weitz & Luxenberg. Through his commitment, dedication, and hard work, he was admitted to the New York and New Jersey State bars, as well as the U.S. District Courts, Southern District and Eastern District of New York in 1986 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. 


In 1992, Jeff took his current position as partner at Gersowitz, Libo, and Korek, P.C.

Jeff’s hunger for seeking justice for those who have met untimely accidents is matched by his passion for giving back to his community.  He can be found in a different kind of court every summer when he and Gersowitz, Libo, and Korek, P.C. sponsor the Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic in the South Bronx, a two-day basketball tournament event that provides food and beverages to thousands of people in the community. The event also awards college scholarships and other items such as laptops and electronics to select graduating high school seniors as well as hundreds of knapsacks of school supplies to children who attend the event.


Honors & Memberships


Mr. Korek has a long list of impressive honors and memberships. Some of the highlights of his career include being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for 8 consecutive editions–(2006 to the present). In 2012, he was elected to serve on the Best Lawyers Advisory Board.


He is a past-President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (2008) and is a past-President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2006).


Mr. Korek is a member of some of New York’s as well as the country’s best known associations, including the American Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association of Justice, Association of the Bar of The City of New York (ABCNY), Bronx County Bar Association, Kings County Lawyers Association and New York County Lawyers Association. He was appointed by four consecutive presiding Justices to sit on the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Committee on Character and Fitness.


In addition, Mr. Korek is a regular instructor and guest lecturer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, New York State Bar Association and is also a former television commentator on the Court Television Network.


Impressive Settlements & Jury Verdicts


Mr. Korek has handled a variety of highly publicized cases, resulting in notable settlements and jury verdicts. Mr. Korek obtained an $18 million settlement on behalf of a sole survivor of a 2006 car accident on the Bronx River Parkway in which six people died. Korek also obtained a $12 million settlement in the high-profile environmental lawsuit involving the Pelham Bay Landfill.



About Jeff Korek

Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • Appointed to the Committee on Character and Fitness by the past four Presiding Justices of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA): Board of Directors (Current), President (2007-2008), President Elect (2006), First Vice President (2005), Treasurer (2004), Deputy Treasurer (2003), Parliamentarian (2002)
  • New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA): Member (Current), President (2006), Vice President (2005)
  • Admitted: U.S. Supreme Court (2013), State of New York (1986), State of New Jersey (1986), U.S. District Courts Southern District of New York (1986), U.S. District Courts Eastern District of New York (1986)
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Product Liability Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Former Member
  • Best Lawyers Advisory Board, 2012 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Kings County Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hoops 4 Hope
  • The Gardiner Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Television Commentator, Court Television Network
  • Regular Instructor and Guest Lecturer, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy


  • This video describes how Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. stand out from other construction accident law firms due to our personal connection with the construction industry., Construction Accident Lawyer, Construction Accident Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Best Lawyers Advisory Board
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Jeff S. Korek

111 Broadway
Twelfth Floor
New York, NY 10006

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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