DEDICATION | COMMITMENT | PERSONAL SERVICE
Specializing in the most serious and significant personal injury and general negligence cases, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has staked its reputation on its dedication, sensitivity and commitment to personal service. For more than 100 years, the Manhattan-based firm has handled cases throughout New York and New Jersey, ranging from construction and automobile accidents to medical malpractice and complex products liability claims. It has earned a national reputation as “counsel to the profession,” states managing partner Ben Rubinowitz; many of its cases are referred by fellow members of the Bar seeking the best representation for their clients. The firm has been recognized as one of the Top 50 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal and Law.com.
The sum of verdicts and settlements obtained by the attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf exceeds $2 billion. Among the recent verdicts and settlements obtained by the firm are an $85 million verdict for a pedestrian struck by a bus in New York City; record-setting settlement of $27.5 million with the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens parishes for four young boys who were sexually abused; $71 million for a client who suffered a spinal injury during a car accident (the largest verdict in the country for this type of injury); $41.5 million verdict for the wrongful death of a New York City sanitation worker (one of the largest awards ever in Queens County); $3 million verdict in a medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose pancreatic cancer resulting in the death of an elderly man; $8.5 million settlement for a man struck by a car at an improperly marked New York City roadway construction project (no offer was made to settle the case prior to the verdict); $7.75 million settlement during trial for a snowmobile accident in Saranac Lake (the largest settlement ever in Franklin County); $6.25 million verdict for a construction worker, who was an illegal immigrant injured on the job when he fell from a scaffold; and $5.85 million settlement for a construction worker. Most recently, the firm obtained a $59,170,000 verdict in a case in which a child suffered burn injuries at school due to the negligence of The Board of Education of the City of New York. This was the No. 1 school verdict in New York State in 2019. On August 10, 2020, the trial court denied defendants motion to set aside the verdict. Defendants appealed the verdicts and in 2021, the firm obtained the largest pain and suffering award ever affirmed in New York State history when the New York Appellate Division allowed $29 million for pain and suffering – an award that represents an almost 50% increase from the next highest award — $20 million which was a recent decision from the same court.
12 NAMED TO NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS
For the 17th consecutive year, the firm is proud to have many of its attorneys named to the New York Super Lawyers list. This year, Ben B. Rubinowitz, Anthony H. Gair, Howard S. Hershenhorn, Jeffrey B. Bloom, Richard M. Steigman, Marijo C. Adimey, Diana M.A. Carnemolla and Peter J. Saghir have been chosen to Super Lawyers. Rachel L. Jacobs, Christopher J. Donadio, Richard Soldano and James Rubinowitz have been selected to the Rising Stars list.
In addition to successfully representing plaintiffs, the firm’s attorneys are sought by the legal community for their expertise. The firm has received many accolades, including The Best Lawyers in America No. 1 ranking for United States firms in medical malpractice and personal injury. The firm is consistently ranked in the National First-Tier by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in its representation of plaintiffs in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice Law, Products Liability Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions. Visit our website