Sharon A. Scanlan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Jacoby & Meyers, LLP
 | 39 Broadway, Suite 1910
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 877-565-2993
Fax: 212-267-2804
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Sharon A. Scanlan is an attorney with the Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, law firm, which has offices located throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Serving clients throughout southeastern New York and the surrounding areas of Connecticut, Ms. Scanlan devotes her practice exclusively to personal injury law and helping her clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and losses caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

    A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Scanlan has achieved unprecedented success advocating for those in need. Throughout the course of her career, she has secured numerous six- and seven-figure settlements and awards for victims of motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, particularly accidents caused by drunk drivers, as well as for individuals and families adversely affected by construction defects, defective products and other senseless and avoidable tragedies.

    From this success, Ms. Scanlan has received many positive reviews and referrals from satisfied clients, and she has established her reputation as one of the area's leading legal advocates.

    A 1983 cum laude graduate of The College of New Rochelle, Ms. Scanlan attended Pace University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1988. Both the New York State Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Along with maintaining an active membership with the New York State Bar Association, Ms. Scanlan is a member of several other professional legal organizations, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Women's Bar Association, among others.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accident


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Sharon Scanlan

    Admitted: 1988, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Westchester County Bar Association
    • Connecticut Bar, 1988
    • United States Supreme Court, 1998
    • Bronx County Bar Association
    • New York Bar, 1988
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District, 1989
    • NYS Trial Lawyers Association
    • Westchester Women's Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, 1989
    • NYS Bar Association  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Project 9 Line Volunteer (Empowering VETERANS with Reintegration through the Arts and Activity), 2018
    • Community Food Bank (Katonah) Fundraisers, 2018
    • Scouts of America Volunteer, 2018


    • Settlement issued in dog bite case., 2020
    • 2,000,000 Wrongful Death of 81 Year Old Pedestrian   Walking through a parking lot should be a safe experience.   Drivers must look before they back up.  Unfortunately when a 72 year old driver got into her parked car after shopping at a shopping plaza in New Hyde Park in Nassau County, she put her car in reverse and just backed up without looking.  Walking in the middle of the parking lot was our client.   The driver did not know what she hit and just kept on going in reverse dragging our client 15 feet.  Unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was never able to say goodbye to his wife, three children and eleven grandchildren.  The insurance company argued New York wrongful death law only provides for loss-wages and since he was retired they were not going to offer much.  We were able to show the loss of guidance the patriarch of the family provided to everyone.  Eventually, the case was settled just before trial for $2,000,000.  The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein, Managing Attorney Elyssa Fried and Trial Attorney Sharon Scanlan., 2019
    • Church Van Crash – $2,400,000 Wrongful Death Settlement   A Brooklyn congregation of the Seventh Day Adventist Church organized a religious retreat in upstate New York.  They rented a van for the trip to and from the City.  On the way back to Brooklyn a tractor trailer crashed into the van at a controlled intersection.   One of the van passengers, a 33 year old congregant, was ejected from the van and was pronounced dead at the scene.  His family hired Jacoby & Meyers to hold the tractor trailer driver and the van driver accountable for his death.  The entire Brooklyn community lost a great man who was a counselor for young kids at Life’s Work.  The case was settled at mediation for $2,400,000 and the monies will go for the benefit of his wife and 4 year old son.  The case was handled by Trial Attorney Sharon Scanlan., 2019
    • No Cones While Mopping - $450,000 Settlement. Janitorial service companies must require their janitors prominently place cones outside bathroom doors when they choose to mop floors in the middle of the day.    When janitors are not provided with cones and they mop tile bathroom floors, they have created a trap for unsuspecting people simply waling in to use the bathroom.  That is exactly what happened at an office building located in New York City.  , 2019
    • White Plains Pedestrian Knockdown, 2018
    • Settlement obtained on behalf of my client who fell from a ladder at a construction site and broke his wrist. His broken wrist required surgery and prevented him from working for two years. , 2018
    • $1,500,000 for a Suffolk County home health aide  who suffered severe hot water burns to her shoulder and arm when a boiler exploded in the basement of her patient’s home, 2017
    • $ 2,400,000   for a Bronx County man  who suffered a neck injury requiring surgery when his car was rear-ended by a NYC Parks and Rec truck, 2017
    • $ 1,500,000 for a New York County pedestrian who was stuck by a NYC Traffic officer on route to making a traffic stop, 2016
    • $ 1,600,000  for a Bronx County woman who injured her neck in a crash while a passenger a NYC yellow cab , 2015
    • $ 1,400,000 for a Bronx County man who suffered broken leg when he was struck by a drunk driver driving a company vehicle, 2014
    • $ 1,300,000 for a Westchester County teenager who suffered an ankle fusion as a result of being hit head on by a drunk driver, 2013
    • $ 5,000,000  for a Brooklyn man who sustained a below the knee amputation when he struck the rear of a truck that had swerved into his lane
    • $ 2,500,000  for the Estate of a pedestrian in Westchester County who was struck and killed by an elderly driver who disregarded the pedestrian crosswalk, 2014
    • $ 1,500,000 for a Bronx County pedestrian who was stuck by a limousine hosting a bachelorette party, 2014
    • $ 2,500,000  for a Dutchess County  child who was temporarily paralyzed when the car he was riding in skidded off the road and struck a tree, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Pace University School of law
    • College of New Rochelle, B.A., cum laude, 1983
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    Office Location for Sharon A. Scanlan

    39 Broadway
    Suite 1910
    New York, NY 10006

    Phone: 877-565-2993

    Fax: 212-267-2804

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    Last Updated: 3/19/2020

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