William S. Spiegel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Spiegel Leffler PLLC
 | 135 W 29th St., Suite 801
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-643-0200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1999
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

A member of Spiegel Leffler PLLC in New York City, William S. Spiegel is a highly regarded trial attorney who represents a diverse array of health care providers, including home health care companies and nursing homes. Focusing primarily on medical and dental malpractice defense, disciplinary proceedings and professional licensing, as well as nursing and chiropractic matters, Mr. Spiegel represents clients throughout the area.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Spiegel studied at the University of San Diego and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. Subsequently, he learned about the inner workings of the health care system as a medical and research assistant at the Yale School of Medicine. Mr. Spiegel subsequently entered New York Law School on a Dean’s Scholarship and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997.

Prior to co-founding Spiegel Leffler PLLC, Mr. Spiegel spent several years at another New York City medical malpractice defense firm, eventually rising to the partner level. He is admitted to practice before all New York, Connecticut and New Jersey state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Spiegel has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Committed to helping young health care professionals understand their legal obligations, he has lectured at the New York University College of Dentistry and the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Mr. Spiegel is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the Physicians Insurers Association of America, the Defense Research Institute and the New York State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (10%): Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense

Professional Liability (10%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury - Defense, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About William Spiegel

Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.spiegelleffler.com/william-spiegel

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 1% of medical malpractice lawyers in New York State, Medical Malpractice Lawyers, 2012
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Physicians Insurers Association of America
  • Defense Research Institute
  • NY State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • NY State Medical Defense Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • NYU Dental School - Risk Management lecture post graduate students, Lecturer, Risk Management, 2015
  • Columbia University Dental School - Risk Management lecture, Lecturer, Columbia University, 2015
  • Risk Management Presentation to various Dental Societies in New York State, Lecturer, County Dental Society, 2014

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Numerous defense verdicts in high exposure medical malpractice cases in most counties in New York.  Additionally, a large number of defense verdicts in dental malpractice trials throughout the state of New York.  In 2012, Mr. Spiegel took 5 cases to verdict for medical/dental professionals and obtained defense verdicts in all 5 cases.  In 2013, Mr. Spiegel took 4 cases to verdict for medical/dental professionals and obtained defense verdicts in all 4 cases.

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, B.A., cum laude

Industry Groups

  • American Trial Lawyers
  • New York County Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
  • PIAA
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Office Location for William S. Spiegel

135 W 29th St.
Suite 801
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-643-0200

 

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Last Updated: 3/26/2018

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