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Anthony Henry Gair

Anthony Henry Gair

also known as Tony Gair, Anthony Gair

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Defective and Dangerous Products, Personal Injury

About Me


I am a partner at Gair, Gair, Conason,  Steigman,  Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz . I joined the firm in 1980, and specialize in preparing and trying New York personal injury cases including construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and automobile accidents. I have also tried numerous cases against the City of New York, one of which involved the City's failure to erect and place proper barriers on Rockaway Turnpike, a case which resulted in a multi-million dollar jury verdict.


My goal is to help people injured by the negligence and carelessness of others-- especially people whose lives are destroyed by corporations who place more emphasis on corporate profits than responsibility and safety. I have also expended countless hours in advising younger attorneys on how to effectively represent people who have suffered catastrophic injuries and taught at Fordham University School of Law in the Continuing Legal Education program. I am a life-time member of Scribes-American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects as well as a member of the Roscoe Pound Foundation. I was a recipient of The New York State Trial Lawyers’ Civil Justice Honor Award in 2006.


While I am well regarded as one of New York City’s most respected personal injury attorneys, I also enjoys a national reputation in the area of civil rights litigation in connection with police misconduct. One of my most notable cases in this area of law is my heading up the team that represented the Diallo family for the wrongful death of their son Amadou, who was shot 19 times by members of the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit—a case that was extensively covered by the national media. I am also nationally recognized in the field of products liability litigation and in the representation of individuals severely injured in construction accidents and have lectured extensively on this area.


I have lectured everywhere from my law school commencement to the New York State Bar Association. Since 2007 I have lectured each year for the New York State Bar Association on the past years decisions in the area of New York Construction Accident Law and the current state of the law. Click here for my 2011 lecture. I have appeared as an expert legal commentator on every major television network and on many radio shows. My legal opinions have also been featured in various newspapers including the New York Times, the Daily News and the New York Post. My noteworthy literary contributions include my roles as a consulting editor of the Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy journal. I am listed in "Best Lawyers" in New York and also listed in “Super Lawyers.” I have also been selected as a member of The Law Dragon Top 500 Attorneys in The United States.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    35 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    35 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael A. Rose

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Rose Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert K. Erlanger

    I have known Tony for almost 25 years, first as an adversary and then as a fellow plaintiff's attorney. Tony' firm is universally recognized as one of the premier plaintiff's firms in a very tough legal market, New York City. Tony is an outstanding litigator, who truly cares for and gets the very best results for his clients. His adversaries respect, even fear him, and because of this, he would add value to a settlement in your case just because he is your attorney. He has my highest endorsement and respect.

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    Robert Erlanger Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

80 Pine St
New York, NY, 10005-1702

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Lawyer of the year, Product Liability Litigation - New YorkBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Civil Justice Honor AwardNew York State Trial Lawyers Association2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Award in Criminal Procedure and Constitutional LawOrder of the Barristers, American JurisprudenceN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz1980 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Best LawyersAdvisory Board2011 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationJudiciary Committee Member2006 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkProducts Liability Committee Member1994 - 1996
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolBoard of Directors1992 - 2004
Supreme Court, Bronx CountyMedical Malpractice Panel Member1989 - 1991
Supreme Court, Kings CountyMedical Malpractice Panel Member1985 - 1991
Long Island University Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1983 - 1984
New York County Lawyers' AssociationN/AN/A
American Society of Legal WritersN/AN/A
New York Women's Bar AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
New York State and American Bar AssociationsN/AN/A
Foundation of the American Board of Trial AdvocatesFellowN/A
American Association for JusticeAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Roscoe Pound FoundationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
New York Product Liability Case against a foreign tire manufacturer for the wrongful death of an older unemployed Brooklyn man.$700,000
New Product Liability Case for a man who had two fingers severed in a panel cutting machine$1,000,000
New York Medical Malpractice Case for failure to diagnose Crohn's Disease$1,000,000 recovery

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNew York Construction Accident Law-The History of and Current State of The Recalcitrant Worker Defense2013
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNew York Construction Accident Law: ELEVATION RELATED DIFFERENTIALS AND THE REJECTION OF THE SAME LEVEL RULE2012
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogDAMAGES FOR LOSS OF LIFE IN A NEW YORK WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION FOR VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO 42 U.S.C. §19832012
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNew York Personal Injury Litigation-Preparing The Plaintiff For Deposition In A Car Accident Case2012
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogUse Of The Principles Of Safety Design Engineering In a New York Personal Injury Case Based On Negligent Product Design2011
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogDenial of summary judgment as to liability on Construction Worker's Labor Law § 240(1) Cause of Action Reversed2011
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNew York Construction Accident Law: Gasques v. State of New York,What Does It Stand For?2011
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE- BLEPHAROPLASTY2009
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNEW YORK PRODUCTS LIABILITY-DEFECTIVE PRODUCT DESIGN2009
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, ELECTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY2009
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogMEDICAL MALPRACTICE: FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE COMPARTMENT SYNDROME2009
New York State Bar AssociationRecalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause—The Current State of Labor Law § 2402008
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogPRODUCTS LIABILITY-DEPOSING THE DEFENDANT’S DESIGN ENGINEER2008
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogNEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FAILURE TO PROPERLY TREAT EXTRAVASATION OF DOXORUBICIN (Adriamycin)2008
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogPRESENTATION OF DAMAGES IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE2008
New York Personal Injury Attorneys BlogMedical Malpractice, failure to diagnose injury to the popliteal artery2008
Trial Lawyers QuarterlyObtaining Surveillance Films in Personal Injury Cases2004
New York State Bar AssociationPresentation of Damages in a Personal Injury Case - The Plaintiff's Perspective2002
Medical Malpractice Law & StrategyProving Dental Malpractice in a Case of Osteoradionecrosis Following Tooth Extraction2002
Springer publicationsControversies in Surgery2001
Leader’s Product Liability Law and StrategyCombat Culpable Conduct Defense by the Defendant's Design Engineer1999
New York State Bar AssociationPreparing Plaintiff's Expert in the Post Kuhmo Era1999
New York State Bar AssociationPersonal Injury Litigation-Workplace Related Injuries1997
New York Law JournalNew Frontier in Products Liability1996
New York State Bar AssociationPersonal Injury Litigation Under the Safe Place to Work Statutes1991

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1985
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD, cum laude1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYSBA CLEPractical Skills Basics of Handling An Auto Accident Case-Taking a Meaningful Deposition2012
New York Construction Site Accidents: The Law & the TrialThe Law of Construction Site Accidents - Labor Law Sec. 2402012
Building a Winning Case: The Law of Construction Site AccidentsConstruction Site Accidents2012
NYSBA CLELabor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York2011
NYSBA CLEConstruction Site Accidents - 2010 Update2010
NYSBA CLEConstruction Site Accidents2009
Construction Site Accidents-The Trial of a Labor Law CaseConstruction Site Accidents2008
Construction Site Accidents:The Law and The TrialConstruction Site Accidents2007
NYSBA CLEDo or Die: The Vital Aspects of Your Case2001
NYSBA CLENew York, "Sweating the Small Stuff - The Basics of Motions, Objections and Discovery2000
NYSBA CLEPreparing Plaintiff's Expert in the Post Kuhmo Era1999
NYSBA CLEPersonal Injury Litigation-Workplace Related Injuries1993