W. Matthew Sakkas

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP
 | 150 Broadway, Suite 300
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-571-7171
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Matthew Sakkas is a founding Partner at New York City-based Sakkas Cahn & Weiss LLP and practices exclusively personal injury law.  His ability to focus on case details while considering the big picture has helped him earn a reputation as a tough litigator, able to represent clients in State, Federal and appeals courts.

Mr. Sakkas’ primary focuses on cases of premises liability, auto accidents, construction accidents, and claims of negligent security. Sakkas Cahn & Weiss LLP has help many clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their significant injuries.

After completing his undergraduate studies and graduating with highest honors from Clark University, Mr. Sakkas went on to complete his law degree at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Law School. He was subsequently admitted to practice in all New York courts as well as before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit of Court Appeals.

Mr. Sakkas is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. As a perennial Super Lawyer selectee since 2011, Matthew Sakkas was also named to the NY Metro Top 100 Super Lawyers list in 2016.

Some of Mr. Sakkas' noteworthy appellate cases include the following:

• Washington v. Montefiore Medical Center et. al., 9 A.D.3d 271, 780 N.Y.S.2d 322 (1st Dept. 2004) which held that the plaintiff produced sufficient evidence to raise a question of fact as to the defendants' negligence in the fatal stabbing of the plaintiff's decedent at her workplace.

• Barnett v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 40 A.D.3d 325, 835 N.Y.S.2d 183 (1st Dept. 2007) which held that the plaintiff established a sufficient connection between an engineer's job-site duties and the conditions that created an unreasonable risk of serious injury to the plaintiff in a New Jersey construction accident case.

• Felton v. Tourtoulis, 87 A.D.3d 983, 929 N.Y.S.2d 493 (2nd Dept. 2011) which reinstated the plaintiff's claim for punitive damages in a drunk driving accident after it was dismissed by the trial court.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Matthew Sakkas

Admitted: 1992, New York

Honors and Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Arbitrator for the New York City Civil Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court of Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • New York, 1992

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Attorney Sakkas is also known for his participation in the Trial Lawyers Care initiative at which he represented – pro bono – the family of a victim of the infamous 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In fact, Attorney Sakkas recently settled a medical malpractice case worth $1.5 million after physicians failed to identify and diagnose a spinal epidural abscess.

Educational Background:

  • Clark University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Fiat Lux Honor Society, 1998
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Office Location for W. Matthew Sakkas

150 Broadway
Suite 300
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-571-7171


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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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