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Richard Greenblatt

Richard Greenblatt

Practice areas:

Mediation, Personal Injury, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Family

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Richard Greenblatt is a highly skilled trial attorney, currently concentrating in assisting parties in conflict to find resolution through mediation. For the past decade, he concentrated primarily in personal injury cases, expanding his advocacy skills in research and writing along with mastering trial techniques developed by David Ball (Damages), Rick Friedman (Rules of the Road) and Don Keenan (The Reptile). In addition to many significant jury verdicts, he has successfully argued appeals before the intermediate appellate courts and the Court of Appeals.

Although Richard has successfully tried many cases over the past 35 years, he is well aware that the vast majority of cases settle. Unfortunately, many settlements are not achieved until the parties have expended large sums and many hours preparing for the trials that become unnecessary. Richard’s experience in court has taught him that better solutions are available if the parties and, if they chose, their counsel, are willing to work together to understand what each side needs to bring an end to the dispute.

Richard is an experienced mediator, having completed basic mediation training in 1997 and collaborative negotiation training in 2001. Richard was among the first attorneys in NY to establish a collaborative negotiations group to help litigants resolve disputes without court intervention.


Richard has continued to improve his skills over the years, recently completing an interdisciplinary training in collaborative divorce approved by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an intensive mediation training sponsored by the Center for Understanding in Conflict and the Center for Mediation in Law and a workshop in neuroscience literacy for lawyers, mediators and judicial officers sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Richard is also highly respected by his colleagues and the judges before whom he has appeared, who have chosen him to serve for over 12 years on the Grievance Committee for the 9th Judicial District, the panel that oversees the ethical conduct of attorneys in 5 counties in the Hudson Valley. Richard also chairs a judicial screening committee that interviews and rates judicial candidates for positions on the Supreme Court and serves on a statewide panel that interviews and rates candidates for the New York Court of Appeals.



Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Mediation: 65%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Family: 5%
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

The Law Office of Richard Greenblatt

655 Little Britain Road.
New Windsor, NY, 12553



NYCurrently registered 197903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished AttorneyWomen's Bar Association2011
Po BonoOrange County Bar Association2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
senior counselThe Law Office of Richard Greenblatt2013 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Justice Brandeis Law SocietyMember2011 - Present
Dutchess County Bar AssociationFormer Board Member2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan CountiesChair, Judicial Screening Committee1995 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Snipe v. Village of EllenvilleJury found for plaintiff, awarding his heirs $500,000.
Russell v. HughesPlaintiff rejected an offer of $40,000, Jury returned a verdict of $470,000.
Randone v. New York State$450,000 award plus interest from date of liability verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
Brooklyn Law ReviewWiretap evidence and the exclusionary rule1977


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolevidenceJD - Juris Doctor1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial of a personal injury caseClosing Statements2000