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Why I Became a Lawyer

When I was growing up, like other boys my age, I wanted to be a fireman, baseball player, farmer or an astronaut! When I got older, I watched my brother attend medical school and thought, "That's interesting!" When I saw his medical textbooks, it didn't look too interesting.

In college I became active in several social action groups, working with senior citizens and becoming active in a Speaker's Bureau. I met a lot of different people, and saw families struggle through difficult times and triumph over their obstacles.

I thought about the things I liked to do: meet new people, learn new things and help solve problems. Becoming a lawyer seemed to be an ideal profession where I could do all of these things.

I attended NYU Law School and found that the law was an exciting place for new ideas and challenging solutions to the issues of the day. When I began practicing law, I discovered that I could help people and make a difference in someone's life. My passion and dedication to practicing law were born!

Practicing law is like solving a jigsaw puzzle: Where are the missing pieces? How do they fit? What will it eventually look like? It's exciting, challenging and fulfilling.

Each day I meet new people and learn new things. I use the law to help people find solutions to their concerns and make an impact on their lives: recovering from a serious accident, going through a difficult divorce or planning for the future.

While I'm not a fireman, baseball player, farmer or astronaut, I'm very proud and happy to be a lawyer!


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    31 years
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    31 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    31 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Golan

    I endorse this lawyer. Elan is a trustworthy, caring, hard-working attorney who gives his full, undivided attention to every case he works on. You can be sure that your case is in good hands if he's working on it. I highly recommend him.


    Robert Golan Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    John Fotopoulos Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel, P.C.

527 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY, 11803-4922


NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Small Business Person of the YearNassau County Council of Chambers2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of CommerceVice PresidentN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
NYU School of LawLawN/A1983