Peter J. Saghir

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
 | 80 Pine Street, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-943-1090
Fax: 212-425-7513
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Peter J. Saghir is a partner with Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf law firm, which has law offices in New York, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 15 years of total legal experience, Mr. Saghir has spent his entire legal career advocating on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence.

    Throughout his legal career, Mr. Saghir has provided invaluable counsel and support to clients across the New York City metro and surrounding areas who have catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from any number of preventable tragedies. Among his most notable successes, he served as co-counsel in a case involving a New York City sanitation worker killed on the job, which resulted in a $42.5 million verdict. He also helped secure a verdict of more than $27.5 million for a pedestrian struck by a city bus.

    In addition, he obtained a settlement of $27.5 million from a major religious organization for four boys victimized by sexual abuse, and he has secured many other multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients.

    In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Saghir has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and Leaders in the Law named him among New York's Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in 2017. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community obtain the justice they deserve.

    A 1994 graduate of New York University, Mr. Saghir attended Brooklyn Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2004. The recipient of a Dean's Merit Scholarship in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society as well as the Journal of Law and Policy. He also received the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship, and he earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Trial Advocacy and Securities Regulations.

    Licensed in New York and Massachusetts, Mr. Saghir is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations. In addition, he facilitates classes and conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars before various law schools and legal organizations.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    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, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Devices


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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    About Peter Saghir

    Admitted: 2005, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association New York State Bar Association American Association of Justice


    • Verdict against the United States Postal Service on behalf of the family of a 68-year-old woman who was struck and killed while riding her bicycle westbound on West 29th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City at approximately 12:00 p.m., on July 2, 2011. As the decedent and driver proceeded westbound, the postal truck moved to the right and struck the decedent as the truck attempted to pass. The defense presented two non party witnesses that claimed the decedent suddenly lost her balance as the truck passed her but that there was no contact between the truck and the decedent until the decedent had fallen to the ground and was run over by the right rear wheels of the truck.  Claim was made for loss of earnings, pension and social security benefits, loss of parental care and guidance to two adult children, loss of household services and funeral expenses. After a bench trial pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, the magistrate found the United States of America 100% at fault for the happening of this accident. , 2015
    • Settlement - May 5, 2014$6,500,000Berta Leoncini v. New York City Transit Authority and Muhammad AyazIndex No. 25526/11Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens County Plaintiff was an 80 yo woman, retired. Plaintiff was attempting to board a New York City Transit Authority bus. The bus pulled into the bus stop. Plaintiff claimed that the bus operator was looking to the left and closed the doors of the bus on her bag as she attempted to board and that the bus pulled away, dragged her to the ground injuring both of her feet. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff was running to catch the bus and tripped and fell on the sidewalk. The defendant denied there was any contact between the bus and the plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken by ambulance to Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she was treated for crush injuries to her lower extremities. The plaintiff underwent open reduction and internal fixation to both lower extremities., 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • New York Law Journal Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame - Motor Vehicles, 2015
    • 5th largest Settlement in New York State in 2014:  Leoncini v. NYCTA, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • New York University, BFA, 1994

    Industry Groups

    • Law
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    80 Pine Street
    34th Floor
    New York, NY 10005

    Phone: 212-943-1090

    Fax: 212-425-7513

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