Michael K. Eidman

Top rated personal injury attorney in New York, New York

Law Offices of Michael K. Eidman
Michael K. Eidman
Law Offices of Michael K. Eidman

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice

Licensed in New York since: 1980

Education: Boston University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
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Law Offices of Michael K. Eidman

3 Columbus Circle
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-489-0500 Email: Michael K. Eidman Visit website


Michael Eidman has spent his entire 42 year career representing victims of personal injury and medical negligence. 2021 marked the 10th consecutive year in which he has been included among the New York Super Lawyers for his work in those fields. Until 1998, he led and managed the personal injury and medical malpractice department of a busy general practice law firm. Then, owing to the increasingly contentious and protracted nature of of personal injury and malpractice litigation, Mr. Eidman sought a way to devote more time to each client. In order to do so, he opened his own practice, which enabled him to dedicate his efforts to a highly select, yet diverse, group of cases. Thanks to the reduced case-load, Mr. Eidman is able to work intimately with his clients, personally developing their cases from the initial client meeting through investigation and then through the entire litigation process until conclusion via settlement or trial.  Some of Mr. Eidman's cases have been featured in The New York Times, in other local newspapers and on network news programs.  His personable style and ability to simplify difficult medical concepts have overcome many challenging fact patterns, resulting in extremely favorable settlements and verdicts in cases involving birth injuries, general medical malpractice, traffic safety, construction accidents, police brutality, sexual abuse, unsafe premises, and car accidents. He has continued to streamline his practice, never taking on more cases than he is able to handle efficiently. Over the years, Mr. Eidman has developed a reliable and highly qualified group of medical, engineering, economic and other experts, whose opinions and testimony help maximize each client's recovery. Owing in large part to his stellar reputation and thorough preparation, Mr. Eidman has been successfully resolving more cases via mediation, thanks in part to the thorough and incisive mediation statement that Michael and his assistant Daphne, prepare and submit in advance of each mediation. Consequently, clients benefit from a quicker and definitive resolution with fewer expenses. Michael is a member of the New York and New Jersey state and federal bars and is of counsel to law firms in both states which utilize his trial skills, experience, and track record. He has also been called to testify as an expert witness in ethics proceedings involving personal injury practice.

Michael continues to find the practice of law to be very gratifying. In 2016, he was sworn into practice before the justices of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. His first book, a non-fiction collection of essays entitled "A Roomful of Elephants & Other Essays", has enjoyed critical praise amongst readers on amazon.com. His second book, entitled "Sketches of Sy and Other Writings", is scheduled to be published in early 2022 and will focus, in part, on Michael's recent experiences in the courtroom.

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First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: http://eidmanlaw.com/about

  • Multiple seven figure verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice actions. 2010 settlement for $4,825,000 for failure to diagnose meningitis in a neonate was one of the largest in the State, as well as other seven figure jury verdicts in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Eidman also settled a wrongful death suit for failing to diagnose colon cancer in a retired man who died 7 months after it was finally diagnosed ($950,000). Other notable verdicts and settlements included a plaintiff's verdict in New Jersey in medical malpractice action alleging failure to diagnose colon cancer, a settlement during trial for failure to diagnose and treat a rare and deadly form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma ($760,000), a settlement during mediation in case alleging sexual abuse by a defrocked priest ($800,000) and a mediated settlement in 2017 ($675,000) for a disputed cervical injury. Has successfully resolved various personal injury suits via mediation, while continuing to achieve an exceptionally high rate of success in cases that must be tried.To date, 2018 has included the settlement of a difficult New Jersey malpractice involving failure to diagnose cancer, for a confidential amount and settlement of a New York motor vehicle crash for $711,000, which was $225,000 in excess of the defendant's available insurance coverage. 2018 also included confidential settlement of difficult medical malpractice action involving failure to fiagnose cancer. Early 2019 includes $470,000 settlement for a 90 year-old New Jersey mother who brought an action against her daughter after the mother tripped and fell in the daughter's apartment, losing the mobility of one of her eyes. Also, $450,000 settlement for a New Jersey motorcyclist who suffered a badly fractured arm at an intersection where the sightlines were obscured. 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of New York State Trial Lawyers Association Member Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Queens College of CUNY, magna cum laude., 1976
  • Fewer than 1% of lawyers in the USA are members of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which limits its membership to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements., Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
  • Rated at 100 (top rating), AVVO, On-line attorney rating, 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Published his first book, "A Roomful of Elephants & Other Essays", a collection of non-fictional essays on a variety of topics, including personal injury and medical malpractice litigation., 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Michael K. Eidman

3 Columbus Circle
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

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