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As a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, Christopher L. Sallay is committed to representing clients in the New York City area and in New Jersey. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases that involve construction and car accidents, medical malpractice, municipal liability and products liability.


 


Mr. Sallay has been selected as a Top 100 Lawyer in the New York Metropolitan Area. Referred to as "The Best of the Best", he has received among the Top 100 point totals in the peer nomination process for the Super Lawyers New York Metro nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Each year the results have been published in the Magazine Section of the New York Times.  He has also been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Magazine's Best Lawyers in New Yorkin the specialty of Personal Injury litigation. 


 


Mr. Sallay has extensive experience in high profile personal injury cases in the areas of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and products liabilty.  Mr. Sallay is responsible for all aspects of litigation, from the initial meeting of clients through the ultimate resolution of the case and has tried cases in both New York and New Jersey. He is admitted to the Bar of New York and the Bar of New Jersey in addition to the Federal Courts of both states, and has practiced extensively in those Courts. Mr. Sallay has exceptional skills in the taking of depositions and has traveled throughout the country deposing necessary parties and witnesses. His skills in questioning medical professionals and confronting them with verifiable medical facts and principles has led to the swift and favorable resolution of multiple malpractice claims. His background and training in computerized legal research has proven to be an invaluable aid in the preparation of motions and appellate briefs for submission to the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. Mr. Sallay believes that hard work is the hallmark of a great attorney and is the only way to truly represent the interests of a client. It is this conviction and attention to detail that has led to the significant resolutions of cases which involved difficult or unique legal questions.  


 


Mr. Sallay knows the physical and emotional turmoil a personal injury lawsuit can take, not only on plaintiffs, but also on their families. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, he has a reputation for communicating effectively with his clients regarding their case.  


 


Over the course of his career, Mr. Sallay has secured outcomes that meet or exceed clients' expectations. For example, when an 18-year-old was prescribed improper medication and suffered liver failure, Mr. Sallay obtained an $8 million settlement. In another case, he negotiated a $6 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit concerning a drunk driver. For his successes, Mr. Sallay has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.  


 


Mr. Sallay graduated near the top of his class from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Honor Society - National Trial Advocacy Team. While in law school, his writing and advocacy skills were recognized with the Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy. He continues to be a member of several professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. 


 


Mr. Sallay strongly believes in giving back to the legal community.  He is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and has co-chaired multiple CLE programs in the area of Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation. He has regularly served as Assistant Planning Chair, contributing author and lecturer for the NYSBA's annual statewide program on Construction Accidents and the Labor Law. He has given lectures in the areas of Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Practical Skills - Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice and Labor Law- Construction Accident Claims. He has also lectured on Constitutional Law challenges as they relate to Automobile Insurance Legislation as well as Ethical Considerations Concerning Automobile Litigation. In addition to lecturing, he has authored course material for the New York State Bar Association including course material on Evaluating Damages related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    20 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    20 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    20 years
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    20 years
  5. Defective Products: 10%
    20 years

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Contact info

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP

233 Broadway
New York, NY, 10279

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199703/13/2015
NJActive199609/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 - Metro Area LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the LawBrooklyn Law School1996
Texas Young Lawyers Association - National Trial CompetitionBrooklyn Law School - Moot Court Honor Society1996
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Trial AdvocacyCALI1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerQueller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP2015 - Present
MemberGair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz2001 - 2015
AssociateQueller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP1996 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkSecretary - Tort Litigation Committee2004 - 2007
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$8,000,000 settlement on behalf of an 18-year old boy in a medical malpractice lawsuitSettled
$7,000,000 settlement for a 68 year old man who was struck by a Town of Parsipanny busSettled
$6,000,000 settlement in Bergen County, New Jersey in a combination motor vehicle accident/medical malpractice caseSettled
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association"Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation,” Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case2012
New York State Bar Association“Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases,” Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case2012
New York State Bar Association“Intake of the Plaintiff’s Case,” Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case2012
New York State Bar Association“Motorcycle and Bike Accidents,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled2011
New York State Bar Association“Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Automobile Accident Case: Do Not Be Afraid to Use the Sword,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled2011
New York State Bar Association“Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled2011
New York State Bar AssociationLabor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York2011
New York State Bar AssociationSample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial"2011
New York State Bar AssociationSample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents"2010
New York State Bar AssociationThe Current State of the Labor Law2010
New York State Bar AssociationRecalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 2402009
New York State Bar AssociationSample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents -2010 Update"2009
Lorman Education Services publicationAuto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation2008
New York State Bar AssociationSample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case"2008
New York State Bar AssociationRecalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 2402008
Lorman Education Services publicationAuto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation2007
New York State Bar AssociationSample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case"2007
New York State Bar AssociationRecalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 2402007
New York State Bar Association, Automobile Litigation: Update and StrategiesEvaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Stevens Institute of TechnologyManagement Information SystemsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident CaseOverall Planning Co-Chair2012
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident CaseIntake of the Plaintiff’s Case2012
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident CaseSummary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases2012
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident CaseEthical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation2012
Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the TrialKey Investigation and Case Preparation2011
Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the TrialAssistant Planning Chair2011
2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less TravelledTruck and Bus Accidents2011
2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less TravelledSummary Judgment for the Plaintiff – Not Just in Read-End Collision Cases2011
2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less TravelledEthical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation2011
2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less TravelledOverall Planning Co-Chair2011
Construction Site Accidents -2010 UpdateAssistant Planning Chair2010
Construction Site AccidentsAssistant Planning Chair2009
Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding CoverageUM/SUM - Current Issues in New York2008
Automobile Litigation: Update and StrategiesEvaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts2007
Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident LitigationUM/SUM - Current Issues in New York2007
Basic Tort and Insurance Law PracticeLabor Law and Construction Accident Claims2003