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Boris Zivotov

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Boris Zivotov, Esq., P.C.
1707 86th Street, Suite 901
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: 718-833-7333
Fax: 347-587-7599
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1995
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: Albanian, English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
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Attorney Profile

A hard-working attorney who achieves great results, Boris Zivotov represents clients in matters of personal injury and medical malpractice. A refugee from Ukraine, he worked hard to put himself through college and law school to represent the people of Brooklyn, New York City and New York State. Because of his background and experience, he assembled a team that is fluent in Albanian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and English, so he can help a more diverse population when they have been injured by the negligence of another.

Mr. Zivotov attended Brooklyn College, where he was actively involved in national, state and local chess competitions. In 1989, he was awarded the National Chess Master title. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the City University of New York College of Staten Island where he was valedictorian. At Brooklyn Law School, he earned his Juris Doctor.

For over 27 years, Mr. Zivotov has been fighting for the rights of the less fortunate and those who are often overlooked in the justice system, including the immigrant community. After the September 11 terrorist attacks, he was involved with the Trial Lawyers Care project to help families who had lost loved ones in the attack.

He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the New York State Bar Association, the Eastern District of New York Bar, the National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and . Within the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, he served on numerous committees and as president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and corresponding secretary, as well as head of several additional committees.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Boris Zivotov

First Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, Director, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Vice President and President
  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

Educational Background

  • Stuyvesant High School 
  • College of Staten Island, valedictorian, B.A. in psychology, 1991
  • Brooklyn College


  • 2015 Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame, 2015 Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Super Lawyer!, SuperLawyers, Superlawyers, 2022
  • Selected by peers as a super lawyer, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 50 Verdicts of 2014, New York's Top Verdicts & Settlements & Personal Injury Litigators, 2014
  • SuperLawyers 2019, Super Lawyers, Superlawyers, 2019
  • New York's Top Verdicts & Settlements & Personal Injury Litigators, 2015, New York's Top Verdicts & Settlements & Personal Injury Litigators, 2015
  • SuperLawyers 2020, SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2020


  • $750,000 settlement for a 51 yer old female driver injured in a motor vehicle accident with a police car. Police tried to blame her for the accident at an all way stop sign intersection. Main injury was a traumatic brain injury, cervical and lumbar herniations. No fractures or surgeries., 2022
  • $500,000 LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT 16 year old Ukrainian boy blamed by relatives he was visiting for injuring fingers by lawnmower blade, 500,000 Verdict - relatives found 50% liable for failing to instruct and supervise, 2010
  • $500,000  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 84 year old victim of medical malpractice blamed for her drop foot condition due to her advanced age, 500,000 Settlement, 2017
  • $9,000,000 INJURED HVAC REPAIR MAN HVAC mechanic blamed for causing his own injuries in 20 foot fall through attic ceiling, 9 million Verdict, 2014
  • $5,250,000 PEDESTRIAN STUCK BY TRUCK Pedestrian blamed for not seeing a truck that struck him in a crosswalk found blameless by the court, 5.25 million Settlement, 2013
  • $14,000,000 AUTO ACCIDENT Car Service Driver blamed for causing accident found blameless after trial, 14 million Verdict, 2015
  • Injured boxer receives $22M injury settlement from New York State, 2018
  • $1,500,000.00 settlement for Pakistani homemaker struck by NYC sanitation truck while crossing the street injuring her ankle, 2018
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Office Location for Boris Zivotov

1707 86th Street
Suite 901
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Phone: 718-833-7333

Fax: 347-587-7599

Last Updated: 8/12/2022

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