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D. Carl Lustig, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
20 Vesey St, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-732-4992
Fax: 212-385-0875
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

D. Carl Lustig III is a member of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., a premier Manhattan personal injury law firm serving the New York City area since 1965. Mr. Lustig focuses on personal injury trials and appeals for plaintiffs who have suffered devastating losses due to accidents of all types, medical malpractice and defective products. His primary area of concentration is construction accident litigation under the New York State Labor Law.

Mr. Lustig enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the top trial lawyers in New York City and has numerous seven-figure and eight-figure verdicts and settlements to his credit. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates and several other legal associations. He has been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was listed among the top one percent of attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys.

Carl Lustig III has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers every year since 2009, being designated a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney. He holds an AV Preeminent* (top) peer rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Attorney of the Year award from the Institute of Jewish Humanities. Mr. Lustig serves on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is the president of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance.

A noted speaker, Mr. Lustig lectures extensively for numerous entities, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, Yale University, Hofstra University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law. He has been an invited speaker at the New York State Judicial Conference and has lectured at the New York City Bar Association in their continuing legal education seminar on trials of civil cases.

Mr. Lustig authored Chapter 9: "Opening Statements: Plaintiff's Perspective", in the New York State Bar Association practice manual, Medical Malpractice in New York (4th Edition, 2017).

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, 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, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About D. Carl Lustig, III

First Admitted: 1979, New York

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  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year by the Institute of Jewish Humanities
  • Rated AV (Top Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Tort Advisory Committee for Supreme Court, New York County
  • New York State Bar, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 - Present
  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association - President, 2017
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers Association, 1979 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at Hofstra University School of Law on Trial Techniques
  • Lectured for the St. John's University School of Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation in Personal Injury cases
  • Speaker at the New York State Judicial Conference
  • Author: Chapter 9 - "Opening Statements: Plaintiff's Perspective", Medical Malpractice in New York, 4th Edition, New York State Bar Association, 2017
  • Lectured for the Continuing Legal Education program on civil trial practice. Topics: Opening Statements, Direct Examination and Summations., Speaker, Civil Trial Practice, New York City Bar, 2011
  • Lectured by invitation for the New York City Bar in their Continuing Legal Education program on Civil Trial Practice. Topics lectured on: Opening Statements, Direct Examinaions, and Summations., Lecturer/Speaker, Civil Trial Practice, 2012

Representative Clients

  • Callan Structure Tone, Inc., 52 A.D. 3d. 334 (1st Dept. 2008)
  • Urbina v. 26 Court Street Assocs., LLC., 46 A.D. 3d 268 (1st Dept. 2007)
  • Brandl v. Ram Builders, Inc., 7 A.D.3d 655 (2nd Dept. 2004)
  • Arce v. 1133 Bldg. Corp., 257 A.D.2d 515 (1st Dept. 1999)
  • Yu Xiu Deng v. A.J. Contracting Co., Inc., 255 A.D.2d 202 (1st Dept. 1998)
  • Guillory v. Nautilus Real Estate, Inc., 208 A.D.2d 336 (1st Dept. 1995)
  • Costello by Hines v. Marchese, 524 N.Y.S.2d 232 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1988)
  • Smith v. Spinoccia, 501 N.Y.S.2d 99 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1986)

Educational Background

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, Bachelor of Science, Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Office Location for D. Carl Lustig, III

20 Vesey St
Suite 1010
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-732-4992

Fax: 212-385-0875

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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