Abby M. Sonin

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in New York, New York

Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer PC
Abby M. Sonin
Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer PC

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Civil rights, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1989

Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
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Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer PC

112 Madison Ave
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016 Visit website


Abby M. Sonin is a partner at Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin, & Tancer PC

Abby M. Sonin has an outstanding record of achievement in representing plaintiffs in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, municipal liability, construction site and workplace injury, premises liability, nursing home abuse, sexual assault, product liability, and employment law cases. Ms. Sonin is considered by her pears to be a top or the top settlement negotiator in the New York. 

Ms. Sonin has an excellent record of achievement. She has many multi million dollar and Million dollar recoveries earning her the multi million dollar advocates forum award. 

Ms. Sonin is a top negotiator and trial lawyer. Ms. Sonin has a strong history of advocating for her clients in a variety of fields. She is a partner at Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer PC. Even at the height of the court closedown during the Covid 19 pandemic Ms. Sonin received a record number of multi million dollar settlements on behalf of her clients. As soon as the courts reopened she returned to the courtroom achieving great success for her clients. Ms. Sonin is a well respected member of the legal community sought after for her vast knowledge of the law and tremendous results for her clients. 

Prior to her becoming a plaintiffs attorney she worked for the Legal Aid Society and The New York City Law Department where she received accolades, awards, and commendations from government officials, the Community, and her peers. As a prosecutor, Ms. Sonin prosecuted the most violent offenders and became an arson expert. She successfully prosecuted the Riverdale Synagogue bombing which earned her nationwide recognition. She became a nationally recognized expert in Arson, and hate crimes and has been consulted on arson cases around the country. While working as a Deputy County Attorney Ms. Sonin was considered a top negotiator, and Trial Lawyer while dealing with municipal entities including the police department, correctional facilities, hospitals and the Department of Social Services.    

Known as “The Closer”, Abby Sonin has a reputation of getting outstanding settlements for her clients. She is often relied upon for her ability to settle medical malpractice, School Safety, nursing home cases, wrongful death, brain damaged baby cases, construction accidents, police brutality, civil rights cases, toxic mold cases, elevator cases, slip and fall, and trucking accidents.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been recognized  "Litigator of the Year", and "Top 50 settlements", "Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum", "Super Lawyers", "New York's Woman Power Lawyers", Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area 2022, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers in New York. 

Ms. Sonin lectures and teaches continuing education classes to her pears on the subject of Damages and liability. She advises organizations such as the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Fire Marshalls, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Office of School Safety, Bar associations, as well as various community groups throughout the tri state area. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Civil rights, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employee

Focus areas

Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Police misconduct, Race discrimination, Discrimination, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Employment law - employee, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment

  • 30% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 30% Civil rights
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 1989, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of NYSTLA
  • Awarded for excellence in representing plaintiffs in litigation against NY nursing homes, National Trial Lawyers, Top 10 nursing home lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • , Superlawyers, SuperLawyers, 2022
  • , Elite Advocate, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2020
  • , The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, The National Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • , Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area 2022, American Registry, 2022
  • Selected as an Outstanding lawyer, New York, SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2021
  • Awarded for exemplified Leadership and achievement as an attorney, Who's Who Worldwide, Strathmore's, 2021
  • , Power Lawyer, Premier Power Lawyers, 2021
  • Received this award for receiving 2 of the top 50 verdicts in New York in 2019. This one was for a premises liability case, Top 50 settlements in New York in 2019, Top Verdict, 2019
  • Received this award for two settlements in the top fifty settlements in New York. This one was for a wrongful death, prison negligence case, Top 50 settlements in New York, all practice areas, Top Verdict
  • Three million five hundred thousand settlement worker/workplace negligence, Oneida county, Spotlight Verdict, Verdict search, 2019
  • For verdicts, or settlements of one million dollars or more, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • Personal injury law, Litigator of the Year, American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • selected by peers for excellence in the practice of personal injury AND medical Malpractice, Excellence in personal injury and medical malpractice law, Lawyers of distinction, 2019
  • Selected as an outstanding lawyer from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award, or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more, Multimillion-dollar advocates forum Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates forum, 2019
  • 300,000 trip and fall sidewalk, 2022
  • 2 million dollar pre action settlement  against the City of New York for a pedestrian killed by a NYC ambulance. , 2022
  • 950,000 medical malpractice/ wrongful death case in Westchester county for failure to diagnose blood clot in 86 year old man, 2022
  • 550,000 automobile accident, 2022
  • 2.75 million workplace negligence/construction, 2022
  • 750,000 trip and fall in parking lot on snow and ice, 2022
  • 700,000 workplace negligence/ construction, 2022
  • 1.25 million for wrongful death, pedestrian knockdown 92 year old man, 2022
  • 900,000 trip and fall/ sidewalk, 2022
  • 750,000 for a workplace negligence construction , 2022
  • 900,000 trip and fall on an open cellar door on a kings county sidewalk., 2022
  • Sexual abuse in a school two million two hundred fifty thousand, 2021
  • Automobile Accident 500,000, 2021
  • Workplace negligence/ construction site 750,000, 2021
  • Workplace negligence/construction 3.5 million, 2017
  • Slip and fall on a chuck on hospital floor 900,000, 2021
  • School assault 2 million, 2020
  • False Arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Negligent supervision prison 1.5 million, 2018
  • Trip and fall 1.5 million, 2019
  • False arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Medical malpractice 1 million and 1 thousand dollars, 2018
  • Bicycle pothole 1 million, 2020
  • medical malpractice 850,000, 2019
  • Elevator case 850,000, 2018
  • Med mal circumcision case 850,000, 2018
  • Decubitus ulcer/med mal 775,000, 2019
  • Medical malpractice 750,000, 2018
  • Trip and fall 750,000 Premises, 2019
  • Police brutality 700,000, 2018
  • Mold case 499,00, 2017
  • Trip and fall hole on cemetery grass 487,500, 2019
  • Trip and fall by legally blind person on snow and ice in parking lot 450,000, 2018
  • Premises trip and fall 420,000, 2019
  • Trip and fall on rug 330,000, 2018
  •  Trip and fall while standing on a rolling chair on wheels , 2018
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Office location for Abby M. Sonin

112 Madison Ave
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 718-962-0406


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

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