Mitchell D. Frankel

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Sussman & Frankel, LLP
 | 805 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-688-8895
Fax: 212-588-0454
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
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    As co-founding partner at Sussman & Frankel, LLP, Mitchell D. Frankel takes cases of personal injury and represents clients from New York City, Manhattan and the surrounding areas. Throughout his long, successful career, he has recovered over $5 million in settlements and jury verdicts for those who have been injured and their families.

    Mr. Frankel graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1987. At The George Washington University Law School, he then earned his Juris Doctor, graduating with honors in 1990. He is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Connecticut. Representing the injured, he is also admitted before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Along with wrongful death and personal injury litigation, Mr. Frankel has experience in commercial and general litigation. He represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in the following: partnership and shareholder disputes; contractual issues; noncompete provisions, insurance issues, breaches of fiduciary duty and debtor/creditor matters; tort-related claims; and commercial collections.

    For over three decades, Mr. Frankel has helped those injured or affected by train and bus accidents; automobile accidents; construction site accidents; defective products and products liability, elevator/escalator incidents; premises liability, hospital and medical malpractice; lead poisoning; nursing home neglect; and asbestos. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, and he has served as a member of the prestigious Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Mitchell Frankel

    Admitted: 1991, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyer, 2007 to 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Connecticut State Bar (1990)
    • New York State Bar (1991)
    • Bar of the District of Columbia (1991)
    • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1991)
    • American Association for Justice
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar, New York, Former Member


    • Many millions of dollars have been recovered for clients over the years, including jury verdicts and settlements up to $5 million dollars. Most recently, a settlement was obtained for $1.3 million dollars in a wrongful death action in connection with alleged negligent home health services, and for $1.5 million dollars for injuries arising out of an automobile collision, which included mild traumatic brain injury and a cervical fusion. 

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Successfully obtained a ruling by the Appellate Division, First Department, affirming the unanimous jury verdict on liability and damages obtained against the New York City Transit Authority for the sum of $522,000.00 for a torn ankle ligament injury suffered as a result of a trip and fall in a subway station. See, Grace v. New York City Transit Authority, 123 A.D.3d 401, 998 NYS2d 36 (1st Dept. 2014).
    • Successfully obtained a ruling by the Appellate Division, Second Department, upholding a decision and Order of the Supreme Court, Queens County, denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's Complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, and granting plaintiff's cross-motion for an extension of time to serve defendant with an Amended Complaint in a dental malpractice action, thereby defeating defendant's appeal.  See, Owens v. Chhabra, et. al., 72 A.D.3d 664, 897 N.Y.S.2d 912 (2nd Dept. 2010).
    • Successfully appealed to New York State's highest court to reverse the ruling by the Appellate Division, First Department, which upheld a decision and Order by the Supreme Court, New York County, in a medical malpractice action.  This ruling by New York's highest court made new law in the area of venue selection in New York State.  See, Saxe v. Ob/Gyn Associates, 633 N.Y.S.2d 471, 86 N.Y.2d 492 (1995).

    Educational Background:

    • 1987 graduated, with Honors, with a B.A. in Economics from SUNY Binghamton
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    Office Location for Mitchell D. Frankel

    805 Third Avenue
    12th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    Phone: 212-688-8895

    Fax: 212-588-0454

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