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John Elefterakis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

80 Pine Street, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 1-866-NYC-HURT
Fax: 212-532-1176
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in New York Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

John Elefterakis is a co-founder and a partner at Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek, located in New York, New York. Focusing his practice on personal injury litigation, he represents clients throughout the state as well as from New Jersey who have been harmed by the negligent acts of others in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect, defective products, construction site injuries and wrongful death actions.

Mr. Elefterakis pursued his undergraduate studies at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to attend the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and was awarded his Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Elefterakis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Always seeking to keep current with developments in his field of practice, Mr. Elefterakis is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association. He has appeared on several television programs, including "Anderson Cooper 360" on CNN, to discuss various aspects of cases with which he has been involved.

Mr. Elefterakis has obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury verdicts for his personal injury clients. One such case resulted in a $3.35 million jury verdict for a woman who had been seriously injured in an automobile accident after a $400,000 settlement offer made by the defendant's insurance company before the trial began was declined. Other representative awards have included a $2.75 million settlement for a construction worker who was injured on the job and a $1.2 million bench verdict in a premises liability case.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: 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


4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

About John Elefterakis

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.
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Office Location for John Elefterakis

80 Pine Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 1-866-NYC-HURT

Fax: 212-532-1176

Last Updated: 3/28/2022

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