Joseph P. Awad

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, PC
 | 140 Broadway, 46th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 516-500-8733
Fax: 516-832-7877
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph P. Awad practices law in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, municipal liability, construction site and workplace injury, premises liability, product liability and appellate cases. He is partner in the New York City firm of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.

Board certified as a trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Awad has an excellent record of achievement in trial and appellate advocacy on behalf of consumers. He has attained several million-dollar recoveries for clients in more than forty cases, including the highest jury and appellate award in a single year admitting him to The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award and subsequent membership.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Awad is a lecturer for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, National Crime Victim Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and other various local bar associations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Medical Devices, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Joseph Awad

Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.ask4sam.net/joseph-p-awad.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Lifetime Appointment, Registry of Who's Who
  • Recognition for Protecting New York's Civil Justice System, New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc., 2009
  • Best Lawyers in New York, 2006-Present
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award and Membership
  • Largest Verdict in History, Medical Malpractice Cause of Action Recovery for Blindness
  • Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York State, 2000
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Philanthropic Leadership and Volunteerism Award, Dominico-American Society of Queens, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, Highest Rating (AV) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Nationally Recognized Preeminent Lawyer, 2000-Present
  • Recoveries of One Million Dollars or greater in over fifty (50) lawsuits
  • Top Twenty Verdicts, New York State, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008
  • Top Ten Medical Malpractice Verdict in the United States, 2000
  • Albany Law School Full Tuition Merit Scholarship
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present
  • Legal Eagle Award, Long Island, 2010-Present
  • Largest Verdict in History for Failure to Timely Diagnose Cervical Cancer
  • Sustained Largest Appellate Court Decision for Pain and Suffering, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2002-2006
  • Governor, American Association for Justice, 2004-2011
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Past President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2008
  • Litigation Group Member: Birth Defect, Birth Trauma, Breast Cancer, Inadequate Security, Laparoscopy, Construction Site Accident, American Association for Justice
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2003-2004
  • Member, The National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Long Island Affiliation of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2001
  • Member, New York State Governor's Medical Malpractice Task Force, 2007-2010
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-Present
  • Chair, LawPAC, Most Affluent Political Action Committee for Lawyers, Nationally, 2003-Present
  • Director, Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma, Professional Negligence and Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Sections
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice, Office Management Section
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-2005
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Secretary, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2001-2002
  • Member, Queens County Bar Associations
  • Vice-President Long Island Affiliation of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2001
  • President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2007
  • Chair, NYSTLA Statewide Symposium on Legal Advertising and Disciplinary Rules Trustee, LawPAC, 2001-Present
  • Director, National Crime Victim's Bar Association, 2002-2009
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Section Member: Professional Negligence, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section, American Association for Justice
  • President-Elect, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2006
  • Sustaining Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • Member, Bronx County Bar Association
  • Secretary Long Island Affiliation of New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2001
  • Member, New York State Court of Appeals Judicial Screening Committee for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 2006-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trial Lawyers Care - 9/11 Victims and Families; DAS - Dominico American Society; The National Center for Victims of Crime

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Motions and Pleadings Update"
  • "Trial of First Personal Injury Lawsuit"
  • "The Use of a Paralegal in a Personal Injury Law Practice"
  • "Discovery Update"
  • "Openings in a Medical Malpractice Case"
  • "Health Care for Minorities in New York State"
  • "Depositions"
  • "Labor Law 241(6)"
  • "Openings"
  • "Voir Dire"
  • "Preliminary Conference Negotiations and the Law"
  • "Construction Site Accidents and Federal Jurisdiction"
  • "Daubert, Frye, Expert Witness Testimony in NYS Supreme Court"
  • "Ethics Update"
  • "Metaphors and Use of Linguistics in Jury Trials"
  • "Summations"
  • "Law Firm Advertising and the First Amendment"
  • "Article 31 of the CPLR and Discovery"
  • "Negligent Security and Supervision"
  • "Proximate Cause in Negligent Security Cases"
  • New York State Judicial Institute, 2002-2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • INTERNAL MEDICINE MISDIAGNOSIS - Supreme Court, Nassau County, $2.6 million settlement for missed sarcoma diagnosis as a result of medical malpractice resulting in death, 2009.
  • TRUCKING NEGLIGENCE - Supreme Court, Suffolk County, $1 million settlement during trial for unsafe lane change resulting in RSD, 1995.
  • DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF CERVICAL CANCER - Supreme Court, Queens County 2007, $30 million verdict against laboratory and gynecologist for missed diagnosis on Pap smear. Largest reported verdict involving cervical cancer, nationally.
  • INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, New York County, $4 million settlement against prestigious hospital for negligent hematological management of disseminated intravascular coagulation disorder resulting in death, 1998.
  • CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES - U.S. District Court for Eastern District, New York, $6 million settlement immediately before jury selection for carpenter with spinal fusion as a result of an improperly placed ladder. Largest reported settlement on Long Island, 2005.
  • INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN Supreme Court, Bronx County, $3 million settlement for failure to supervise at church day care resulting in sexual assault, 1997.
  • Supreme Court, Bronx County, $1 million settlement for inadequate security patrol of outside premises of an apartment complex facilitating rape by unknown assailant, 2000.
  • PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY - Supreme Court, New York County, $7.6 million settlement, largest in history against university hospital for hypoxic brain damage superimposed on genetic skull malformation syndrome, 2005.
  • EMERGENCY MEDICINE MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, Queens County, $14 million verdict (50-a calculation) for blindness as a result of negligent management of blood gases. Largest reported recovery for blindness caused by medical malpractice, 2008.
  • PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, Bronx County, $3 million verdict, affirmed, for loss of two small toes by teenager as a result of deficient pediatric management of infection, 2000.
  • PSYCHIATRIC MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, Kings County, $2.65 million settlement for negligent over prescription of Librium causing neurological injury, 1999.
  • UNSAFE BUILDING & SEXUAL ASSAULT - Supreme Court, Kings County, $1 million settlement during trial for unsafe window locks on fire escape resulting in rape by unknown assailant, 1997.
  • OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, Kings County 2000, $56 million verdict on behalf of a baby born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus as a result of toxic exposure to prescribed medication. Largest verdict for medical malpractice in New York State, 2000. Second largest verdict in New York State, 2000. Top ten medical malpractice verdicts nationally, 2000.
  • DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER - Supreme Court, Kings County, $5.5 million verdict for missed diagnosis on mammogram by radiologist. Second largest reported verdict for breast cancer in New York State, 2004.
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASE MALPRACTICE - Supreme Court, Suffolk County, $2.7 million settlement during trial for loss of vision involving negligent management of infection, 2001.

Representative Clients:

  • Manetta v. Town of Hempstead Day Care Center, Inc., 248 A.D.2d 517, 699 N.Y.S.2d 901, 2nd Dept., 1998
  • Michalowski v. D'Alessandro, 2 A.D.3d 508, 2nd Dept., 2003
  • Chaz Harrell v. County of Nassau, 227 A.D.2d 590, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • Smith v. Henry, 282 A.D.2d 734, 724 N.Y.S.2d 355, 2nd Dept., 2001
  • Romano v. Marks, 231 A.D.2d 563, 647 N.Y.S.2d 272, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • Stokes v. New York Medical Group, 304 A.D.2d 449, 1st Dept. 2003
  • Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 198 A.D.2d 346, 603 N.Y.S.2d 325, 2nd Dept., 1993
  • Fladell v. Fladell, 274 A.D.2d 413, 711 N.Y.S.2d 780, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Murphy v. Carlton Avenue Family Dental, 262 A.D.2d 376, 691 N.Y.S.2d 184, 2nd Dept., 1999
  • Koch v. St. Francis Hospital, 112 A.D.2d 142, 490 N.Y.S.2d 782, 2nd Dept., 1985
  • Quinn v. Nyack Hospital, 286 A.D.2d 675, 2nd Dept., 2001
  • Vwade v. Misericodia Hospital, 662 N.Y.S. 2d 319 (1st Dept., 1997)
  • Behar v. Coren, 21 A.D.3d 1045, 803 N.Y.S.2d 629, 2nd Dept., 2005
  • Durney v. Terk, 42 A.D.3d 335, 1st Dept., 2007
  • Lounda Foreman v. B&L Properties Company, 261 A.D.2d 301, 691, 1stDept., 1999
  • Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. v. Spencer, Maston & McCarthy, LLP, 43 A.D.3d 902, 841 N.Y.S.2d. 623 (2nd Dept., 2007
  • Scott v. First Stop, Inc., d/b/a/ Edwards Super Food Stores, 3 A.D.3d 528, 770 N.Y.S.2d 733, 2nd Dept., 2004
  • Vassell v. Magno, 30 A.D.3d 406, 818 N.Y.S.2d 118, 2nd Dept., 2006
  • Slutskaya v. Landau, 250 A.D.2d 594, 2nd Dept., 1998
  • Manceri v. Bowe, 19 A.D.3d 462, 798 N.Y.S.2d 441, 2nd Dept., 2005
  • Mastrocola v. County of Nassau, 303 A.D.2d 655, 756 N.Y.S.2d 794, 2nd Dept., 2003
  • Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 5 A.D.3d 454, 2nd Dept., 2004
  • Ramnarine v. New York City Bd. of Educ., 231 A.D.2d 724, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • Nani v. Gould, 39 A.D.3d 508, 833 N.Y.S.2d 198, 2nd Dept., 2007
  • Creekmore v. Good Samaritan Hospital, 240 A.D.2d 616, 659 N.Y.S.2d 1000, 2nd Dept., 1997
  • David v. County of Suffolk, 1 N.Y.3d 525, N.Y., 2003
  • Epstein v. Eastman Kodak Company, Inc., 225 A.D.2d 516, 638 N.Y.S.2d 490, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • Harrell v. County of Nassau, 275 A.D.2d 440, 712 N.Y.S.2d 896, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Bilosi v. St. Charles Hospital, 210 A.D.2d 448, 620 N.Y.S.2d 997, 2nd Dept., 1994
  • Spano v. Bertocci, 299 A.D.2d 335, 749 N.Y.S.2d 275, 2nd Dept., 2002
  • Ruiz v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., 165 A.D.2d 75, 1st Dept., 1991
  • Concepcion v. Talon Realty Corp., 258 A.D.2d 494, 684 N.Y.S.2d 631, 2nd Dept., 1999
  • Jumawan v. Schnitt, 35 A.D.3d 382, 825 N.Y.S.2d 728, 2nd Dept., 2006
  • Kletnieks v. Hertz, 54 A.D.3d 660, 2nd Dept., 2008
  • Lugo v. Angle of Green, Inc., 268 A.D.2d 567, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Fiore v. Zaldo, 216 A.D.2d 522, 628 N.Y.S.2d 783, 2nd Dept., 1995
  • Trojhan v. O'Neill, 5 A.D.3d 472, 773 N.Y.S.2d 99, 2nd Dept., 2004
  • Jumawan v. Schnitt, 35 A.D.3d 382, 2nd Dept., 2006
  • Serfaty v. New York City Transit Authority, 254 A.D.2d 476, 2nd Dept., 1998
  • Cicione v. Meyer, 33 A.D.3d 646, 823 N.Y.S.2d 173, 2nd Dept., 2006
  • Michalowski v. D'Alessandro, 2 A.D.3d 508, 767 N.Y.S.2d 898, 2nd Dept., 2003
  • Spano v. Bertocci, 22 A.D.3d 828, 803 N.Y.S.2d 702, 2nd Dept., 2005
  • Cordero v. City of New York, 236 A.D.2d 577, 654 N.Y.S.2d 661, 2nd Dept., 1997
  • Bonilla v. Fine Homes Construction Co., Inc., 243 A.D.2d 523, 663 N.Y.S.2d 999, 2nd Dept., 1997
  • Smith v. South Brookhaven Health Center, 245 A.D.2d 363, 667 N.Y.S.2d 757, 2nd Dept., 1997
  • Maccaro v. Legouri, 306 A.D.2d 323, 2nd Dept., 2003
  • Farrukh by Farrukh v. Board of Educ. of the City of New York, 227 A.D.2d 440, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • Steinborn v. Desma Enterprises, Inc., 275 A.D.2d 742, 713 N.Y.S.2d 495, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Tannenbaum v. Reichenbaum & Silberstein, P.C., 226 A.D.2d 700, 642 N.Y.S.2d 43, 2nd Dept., 1996
  • David v. County of Suffolk, 295 A.D.2d 556, 744 N.Y.S.2d 863, 2nd Dept., 2002
  • Staines v. Nassau Queens Medical Group, 176 A.D.2d 718, 2 Dept., 1991
  • Cruz v. Edwards, 260 A.D.2d 341, 686 N.Y.S.2d 308, 2nd Dept., 1999
  • Eames v. St. John's Episcopal Hospital, 268 A.D.2d 405, 701 N.Y.S.2d 622, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 276 A.D.2d 474, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Spinosa v. Weinstein D.P.M., 168 A.D. 2nd 32 (2nd Dept., 1991)
  • Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. v. Carson, 10 A.D.3d 450, 780 N.Y.S.2d 910, 2nd Dept., 2004
  • Dowd v. City of New York, 40 A.D.3d 908, 837 N.Y.S.2d 668, 2nd Dept., 2007
  • Aghabi v. Sebro, 256 A.D.2d 287, 2nd Dept., 1998
  • Durney v. Lenox Hill Hospital, 42 A.D.3d 335, 840 N.Y.S.2d 30, 1st Dept., 2007
  • Cole v. Bay Shore Union Free School District, 2 A.D.3d 561, 768 N.Y.S.2d 372, 2nd Dept., 2003
  • Ramos v. Nouveau Industries, Inc., A.D.3d 555, 814 N.Y.S.2d 251, 2nd Dept., 2006
  • Cordero v. Poschmann, 272 A.D.2d 362, 707 N.Y.S.2d 482, 2nd Dept., 2000
  • Mohamed v. Frische, 223 A.D.2d 628, 636 N.Y.S.2d 859, 2nd Dept., 1996

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Departmental Honors, Foreign Policy, 1976
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Office Location for Joseph P. Awad

140 Broadway
46th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 516-500-8733

Fax: 516-832-7877

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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