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Joseph Miklos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Garden City, NY

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
600 Old Country Road, Suite 505
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-500-8733
Fax: 516-832-7877
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1977
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Joseph Miklos is the senior partner at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. Located in Garden City, New York, and a highly regarded civil trial lawyer, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death matters, representing clients throughout the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. For the most part, Mr. Miklos concentrates on medical malpractice matters, including hospital negligence, medication errors, birth injuries, and misdiagnoses of cancer and other diseases. He also has experience in cases involving defective products, premises liability, motor vehicle crashes, nursing home negligence, and construction site and other workplace accidents.

During his career, Mr. Miklos has been successful both at the negotiating table and in courtrooms, and he has been able to obtain numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. As a result, he has earned the esteem of his fellow professionals for both his successful track record and his high degree of ethics. Mr. Miklos has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Miklos attended Columbia University, where he majored in chemistry and pharmacy and received a Bachelor of Science in 1973. Remaining in New York City, he pursued his legal education at Brooklyn Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Miklos is admitted to practice before all New York state courts, and he is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers and the New York State Trial Lawyers 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
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About Joseph Miklos

First Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • New York Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in New York


  • Perno v. For-Med Medical Group P.C., et. al., 1998 NY Misc. Lexis 165 (S/NY, 1998)
  • Nasatir v. Lenox Hill Hospital, 236 AD2d 213 (1st Dept., 1997)
  • Roberson v. N.Y.C. Housing Authority, 195 AD2d 597 (2nd Dept., 1993)
  • Smith v. South Brookhaven Health Center, et. al., 667 NYS2d 757 (2nd Dept., 1997)
  • Staines v. Nassau Queens Medical Group, et. al., 176 AD2d 718 (2nd Dept., 1991)
  • Tannenbaum v. Reichenbaum & Silberstein, et. al., 226 AD2d 700 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 170 AD2d 666 (2nd Dept., 1991)
  • Iassinski v. Vassiliev, 220 AD2d 372 (1st Dept., 1995)
  • LaBate v. Plotkin, et. al., 195 AD2d 444 (2nd Dept., 1993)
  • Bonilla v. Fine Homes Construction Co., et. al., 663 NYS2d 999 (2nd Dept., 1997)
  • Biolsi v. St. Charles Hospital, et. al., 210 Ad2d 448 (2nd Dept., 1994)
  • Farrukh v. Board of Education, 227 AD2d 440 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Mohamed, et. al. v. Frische, 223 AD2d 628 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Colson v. State of N.Y., 115 Misc. 2d 402 (Court of Claims, 1982)
  • Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, N.Y. Law Journal 3/22/90
  • Thompson v. Gruman Aerospace, 578 NYS2d 106 (Ct. App., 1991)
  • Slutskaya v. Landau, 672 NYS2d 248 (2nd Dept., 1998)
  • Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 198 AD2d 346 (2nd Dept., 1993)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, President Long Island Affiliate, 1995
  • New York State Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, Member, 1996-Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 1977, New York  
  • New York County Bar Association
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Columbia University, BS degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy, 1973
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Office Location for Joseph Miklos

600 Old Country Road
Suite 505
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-500-8733

Fax: 516-832-7877

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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