Mitchell D. Frankel

Mitchell D. Frankel

Attorney Profile

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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

For over 29 years, Mitchell D. Frankel has specialized in all types of personal injury litigation and general/commercial disputes. Mr. Frankel has successfully handled and tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the New York metropolitan area including multimillion-dollar resolutions ranging from commercial matters to personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Mr. Frankel graduated, with Honors, with a B.A. in economics from SUNY Binghamton and received his law degree, with Honors, from The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

About Mitchell Frankel

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.sussman-frankel.com/mitchell-d-frankel

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Many millions of dollars have been recovered for clients over the years, including jury verdicts ranging up to $3 million dollars, and settlements ranging 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. 1990 graduated, with Honors, with a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
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Office Location for Mitchell D. Frankel

805 Third Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022

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Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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