Howard Raphaelson

Top rated products liability attorney in New York, New York

Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm , PC
Howard Raphaelson
Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm , PC

Practice Areas: Products liability, Personal injury, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1992

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
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Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm , PC

14 Penn Plaza
Suite 1718
New York, NY 10122 Visit website


The founder of Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York, New York, Howard Raphaelson, has dedicated his career to the practice of plaintiff's NYC personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Assisting clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, he handles cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction site injuries, toxic exposure, and boating accidents.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Raphaelson's efforts in the courtroom and at the negotiation table have led to aggregate recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Notable settlements and jury awards have included a $40 million structured settlement in connection with the collapse of a building onto a child, an $8.5 million jury award on behalf of a psychiatric patient who was forcefully knocked to the ground, and a $5 million jury award on behalf of the surviving family members of a young father who was killed in a train accident.

Mr. Raphaelson attended Lafayette College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987. He then enrolled at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Raphaelson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Raphaelson has served on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. New York Magazine has named him to its annual New York Area's Lawyers of the Year list.

Practice areas

Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent

  • 60% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992

Professional Webpage:

  • New York Law Journal as 2012 
  • Top Personal Injury Litigator, 2012
  • New York Top Litigator Award, New York Magazine, 2014
  • New York Magazine, Best Lawyers Award, 2010
  • Super Lawyers, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • American Association For Justice, 2013
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Educational Background:
  • Lafayette College, B.A., Major: With High Honors, 1988
Representative Clients:
  • Automobile Accident Victims Construction Accident Victims Personal Injury Accident Victims Medical Malpractice Victims, 2014
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Attended and Presented at the New York Labor Day Parade, 2014
  • Pediatric Cancer Fundraising, 2014
  • Organized and Lead a Breast Cancer Run for the LI2day Breast Cancer Foundation, 2014
  • Pro Bono legal Aide/Family Law, 2014
  • Labor Press, 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Together with Spouse raised three Beautiful Adult Children, 2015
  • Founded and Built one of New York's Premiere Personal Injury Law Firms, 2015
  • A leader in New York's Voice of The Injured, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • NYSTLA Presenter, Mediation Seminar, 2104
  • Intern Advisement, Presenter, 2014
  • Blog Writer, Voice Of The Injured, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • American Alliance For Justice
  • Labor Press
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trials Lawyers Association

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Howard Raphaelson is the founding partner of one of the more professional, respected and dynamic personal injury law firms in New York. Many lawyers respect him. His clients are consistently pleased with his representation. They prepare and try cases. He is also truly a gentleman.”

“Mr. Raphaelson is the founder and senior partner of one of Manhattan's most dynamic and substantial tradional personal injury firms responsible for top results. He is a highly qualified attorney.”

Office location for Howard Raphaelson

14 Penn Plaza
Suite 1718
New York, NY 10122

Phone: 646-835-2527


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

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