John Elefterakis

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New York, New York

John Elefterakis

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2010

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018


80 Pine Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10005 Visit website


Since founding the firm in 2010, John Elefterakis, a native Brooklynite, has quickly distinguished himself amongst the most respected personal injury litigators in New York and New Jersey. A fierce advocate for his clients’ rights, John has earned a reputation for getting results.

Following a top-flight education, John dedicated himself to honing his craft as a litigation coordinator and trial advocate. He prides himself on his passion for justice, legal knowledge and most importantly, his ability to truly understand the concerns and needs of each client he represents.

In February of 2022, the firm was selected to be co-counsel in the Brian Flores vs. The NFL lawsuit. John appeared alongside Brian Flores on major news networks like ABC, CNN, ESPN, MSNBC, NPR & WFAN where together, they delivered powerful and informative interviews. In other appearances, John was a guest on CNN with Anderson Cooper, to discuss his involvement in racial discrimination and civil rights cases as well as New York City news media when a massive crane collapsed in NYC.

Recognizing his work as an outstanding advocate for social justice, John was awarded the Achievement in Law award by the prestigious One Hundred Black Men organization at their annual gala.

As one of the trial attorneys for Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek, John has applied his knowledge and acumen for accident law to aggressively recover millions in jury verdicts and settlements for clients ranging from car accident victims to workers injured on the job. A powerful advocate for the rights of those who have been injured in an accident or suffered due to the negligence of others, John has successfully pursued numerous cases to verdict in order to receive the maximum compensation.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

  • Appearance on several national news media outlets, CNN with Anderson Cooper, to discuss his involvement in personal injury, racial discrimination and civil rights cases
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of New Jersey
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Southern District Courts (SDNY)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Eastern District Courts (EDNY)
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Haverford College, B.A.

Office location for John Elefterakis

80 Pine Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 1-866-NYC-HURT


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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