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Eric Turkewitz impressed me most with his willingness to help above and beyond any request I could make of him. He is patient with those he represents, especially in reviewing the finer points of New York law (and its occasional eccentricities.)
Eric was masterful at knowing and executing on the details that make up a successful case, instead of just the broad points that make someone believe "my cause is just." Simultaneously, he was downright generous with his time on our case; he answered queries and provided comment at all hours, far beyond the call of reasonable need.
Eric is a consummate professional who cares about what he does, will fight for someone, and who gets things done. I would never hesitate to hire or recommend his services to anyone.
Eric really knows his stuff - which is critical in the chaos that is civil litigation in New York. He represented me and my business in a defamation matter; I was out-of-state and needed local counsel. He did a great job navigating the litigation and keeping me informed throughout.
That may seem like a little thing, but many, many lawyers are really bad when it comes to proactively communicating with clients. I've hired lawyers all over the country for business litigation matters for nearly 20 years now, and Eric is right up there with the best I've worked with when it comes to professionalism, diligence and responsiveness. Highly recommend.
A few years back, there was a prominent and successful thoroughbred race horse named "Masterful Advocate." Eric Turkewitz, who represented me - successfully - in the defense of an elaborate speech and defamation case, is a thoroughbred and a masterful advocate: attentive, prepared, highly capable, entirely ethical, unstinting in his devotion to his clients' cause. As an attorney myself, I view Eric Turkewitz as a shining example, a model of what an attorney should do and should be.
Eric Turkewitz represented me in the Rakofsky v. The Internet litigation. His litigation strategy and procedural tactics demonstrated a superior knowledge of New York local practice and American defamation law, including First Amendment principles. His collaborative approach, along with pro hac vice counsel, Marc Randazza, kept my co-defendants and I fully informed and ultimately vindicated our collective substantive defences and jurisdictional arguments. I would recommend Eric to any of my clients without reservation.
Mr. Turkewitz worked as local counsel in a litigation involving the defense of speech rights for a group of more than thirty legal bloggers (the so-called "Rakofsky v. Internet" matter). He worked tirelessly to vindicate not only our rights but the important principles involved for all who express themselves online. From the moment he agreed to act as our local counsel, we could not have been trusted to better-skilled counsel. Though the matter took much longer to resolve than either respondents or counsel anticipated, Turkewitz' attention to the needs of the case and of his clients never once flagged. He is an example of what lawyers should aspire to be for their clients and for their profession.
Don't let the nice smile fool you. This is a serious lawyer who will fight non-stop to protect his clients' rights.
His knowledge of civil procedure (which, contrary to what we see on television, is as important or even more important than trial advocacy skills) is endless. He knows the rules like the back of his hand.
Eric is a very serious lawyer and although hiring a lawyer is always stressful, Eric has an empathic, calm demeanor. Even in stressful situations you are left with the impression that he has everything under control.
I could not be happier with the representation he provided. It has been an honor to watch him work and I would gladly retain him again.
I'm an attorney in Philadelphia who had a matter based in New York City. Eric represented me and was wonderful in every aspect. Anyone who hires Eric Turkewitz is doing themselves a favor. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and experienced. If I ever need legal representation in New York again, I will call Eric.