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Stephan Peskin

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey St, Ste. 700
New York, NY 10007-2913
Phone: 877-371-2509
Fax: 212-608-4959
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1968
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, State, Local & Municipal
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Stephan H. Peskin has been practicing personal injury law in New York City since 1968. As a managing partner at New York City firm Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, which he joined in 1981, Mr. Peskin focuses on construction law, and personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and products liability cases. A seasoned litigator and widely recognized author, lecturer and authority on personal injury law, he has been featured in Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Peskin has an outstanding record of obtaining seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. He secured a $6.3 million award for the family of a broker killed on 9/11 as well as a $4.3 million verdict for a family from Turkey. In the case of a Virginia chef who was electrocuted, he obtained a $2.25 million verdict. He also represented a Staten Island client who was awarded $2 million after he suffered injuries in a head-on accident.

After he graduated with his bachelor's degree from New York University, Mr. Peskin attended Brooklyn Law School and obtained his law degree. He went on to become licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits as well as the District of Columbia Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Peskin has authored a number of published articles on a wide range of civil legal topics, such as maximizing settlements and negotiation strategies. In addition, he has published materials on criminal topics such as plea bargaining, the use of polygraphs and hypnosis, and client interviews.

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Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey St
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: 212-964-1390
Toll-Free: 877-298-3201
Fax: 212-608-4959

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%State, Local & Municipal
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, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Litigation, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, State, Local & Municipal Litigation


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2022

Articles about Stephan Peskin appearing in Super Lawyers

About Stephan Peskin

First Admitted: 1968, New York

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Representative Clients

  • Uribe v. Merchants Bank of New York, 239 A.D.2d 128, 657 N.Y.S.2d 613, 1st Dept 1997
  • People v. Murphy, 81 N.Y.2d 60, 638 N.E. 2d 62, 614 N.Y.S.2d 714, 1984
  • People v. Brown, 40 N.Y.2d 183, 352 N.E.2d 545, 386 N.Y.S.2d 359, 1976
  • Sherreal Abdulwali v. Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, 193 F.R.D. 10, 2000
  • Debora Esteves, et al v. New York City Housing Authority, 698 N.Y.S. 2d. 724, 2nd Dept 1999
  • Rohring v. City of Niagara Falls, 81 N.Y.2d 60, 638 N.E.2d 62, 614 N.Y.S. 2d 714, N.Y. 1994
  • Kenna v. Ambach, 61 A.D.2d 1091, 403 N.Y.S.2d 351, 1st Dept 1978
  • People v. Brown, 46 A.D.2d 590, 364 N.Y.S.2d 512, 1st Dept 1975
  • Matter of Kuschner, 200 A.D.2d 336, 616 N.Y.S.2d 206, 1st Dept, 1994
  • Burch v. Burch, 109 Misc.2d 503, 440 N.Y.S.2d 445, N.Y.Sup., 1981
  • People v. Root, 87 Misc.2d 482, 384 N.Y.S.2d 951, N.Y.Sup., 1975
  • Pearl v. City of Long Beach, et al, 296 F 3rd 76, 2nd Cir cert. denied 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Basis of Opinion Evidence, Forensic Sciences, Matthew Bender & Company, 1984
  • How to Settle for Top Dollar, Michie Publishers, 1989 Annual Supplements 1990, 1991
  • Establishing The Negotiating Posture, What's It Worth? A Guide To Personal Injury Awards and Settlements, Kluwer Publishers, 1987
  • Innovative Pre-Trial Motion Practice, 1 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 35
  • Fair Trial -- Free Press, 12 New York Trial Lawyers Quarterly 60
  • Initial Client Interview, Atla Press, Best of Trial Vol 1, 1990
  • Art of Non-Verbal Communication, Featured Column, Trial Diplomacy Journal, 1980 - 1981
  • Admissibility of Polygraph, Hypnosis, Truth Drugs in a Criminal Trial, 4 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 539
  • Enforcement of Plea Bargaining Agreements, Settlement and Plea Bargaining, ATLA Press, 1981
  • Guest Editorial, New York Times 1993; New York Post 1994
  • Guest Lecturer, Harvard University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Princeton University
  • Guest Lecturer, Yale University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Arizona School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Nova Law School (Florida)
  • Guest Lecturer, St. John's University School of Law

Educational Background

  • New York University, New York, New York, B.A., 1965

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • Editor in Chief, Bill of Particulars, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • Chair, America Association for Justice, Tort Section, 1988 - 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1970
  • Chair, Budget Committee (Formerly Home Office & Budget), American Association for Justice, 1989 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1974
  • Dean, National College Trial Advocacy, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 1994
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1984 - Present
  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Product Liability Exchange, 1987 - 1992
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1974
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
  • Member Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present
  • President, Big Apple Pothole Protective Corporation, 1997 - Present
  • New York, 1968
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section, 1978 - 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1970
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, 1995 - 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1970
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1980
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Office Location for Stephan Peskin

20 Vesey St
Ste. 700
New York, NY 10007-2913

Phone: 877-371-2509

Fax: 212-608-4959

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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