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Throughout his 30 year legal career, Ben Rubinowitz has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. Ben began his career as a prosecutor, where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. From there, he began serving as a trial lawyer representing severely injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases, eventually joining GGCSMB&R in 1989. In 2016,  Ben was named "Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability." In 2013 he was named "Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury Litigation," He is  a member of the only New York plaintiff's personal injury litigation firm with ten partners listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Ben's meticulous approach to the preparation and trial of a case has produced 21 verdicts and over 100 settlements in excess of one million dollars in cases arising out of automobile accidents, premises accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. His thorough grasp of the nuances of complex issues, together with his ability to translate the information into clear terms for a jury, has left an indelible impression on all those who have witnessed him in action, including even the defendants' medical experts that he has cross-examined. In addition to his skills as a trial lawyer, Ben has successfully argued appellate cases before the Appellate Division and the highest court in the State of New York, the Court of Appeals.Ben's experience and legal acumen is also sought after outside of the courtroom. He has appeared as a legal expert on Court T.V. and he co-authors a regular column in the NY Law Journal on the subject of trial advocacy. Ben's success as a trial lawyer and expertise in his field has earned him national recognition as a trial advocacy teacher both to attorneys and to law students. Ben has lectured, chaired, and participated in seminars at Harvard, Emory, Fordham, St. John's, Pace and Cardozo law schools, as well as numerous continuing legal education programs. To date, Ben has lectured in over 100 Continuing Legal Education Programs.  This Year Ben Rubinowitz chaired the prestigious "Masters of the Art of Trial Advocacy Program" put on by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. That program was a three part seminar featuring only lawyers who have obtained multiple seven and eight figure verdicts for their clients. Due to his experience and skill, Ben was also asked to Chair the New York State Bar Association program on Construction Site Accidents.New York Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz serves as an adjunct professor of Hofstra Law School and Cardozo Law School where he teaches a course in advanced trial techniques. In recognition of his trial skills, Ben has been asked by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy to serve as a national and regional team leader. Last year Ben was elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Recently, Ben was asked to lecture about Medical Malpractice by the Duke University School of Medicine at the National Urologic Forum. Ben is a past President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is a member of the International Society of Barristers, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.  Since its inception Ben Rubinowitz has been listed in "Super Lawyers" and  has been named one of the "TOP 100" lawyers in the New York Metro area. Ben is also listed in Best Lawyers in America. In 2011, in recognition of his skills, Ben became a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation only organization of the top 100 Plaintiff's lawyers in the Country. To become a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates a lawyer must be at the top of his profession, represent only plaintiffs (individuals severely injured through the negligence and carelessness of others) and have had multiple verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

Selected To

New York Superlawyers   2006  -  2014 - Metro


Certifications and Credentials

Top Lists

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2016

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2015

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2014

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2013

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2011

Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers 2009
Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers 2008
Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers 2006


The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - 2014


About Ben Rubinowitz

Admitted: 1982, New York

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the year Products Liability 2016.The Robert Keeton Award for Outstanding Teaching of Advocacy anfd Trial Techniques was recently given to Ben Rubinowitz.The Prentice Marshall award was presented to Ben Rubinowitz at the New England Regional NITA Program in Boston, Massachusetts .  Ben was recognized for his outstanding contributions as a Faculty Member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for over 25 years. In 2009 Ben was elected by his peers to the Board of Trustees of The National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is one of only 19 members nationwide elected to this prestigious position. Ben has also been recognized as an expert in his field having been asked by the New York Law Journal to be a featured writer on the Field of Trial Advocacy. He has been a featured writed and contributor to this scholarly journal for the past decade., The Prentice Marshall Award, NITA, 2007

  • In 2011 Ben Rubinowitz was elected a member of the exclusive “Inner Circle of Advocates.” The Inner Circle of Advocates is limited to 100 members considered to be among the best plaintiff’s attorneys in the United States and also to be “lawyers of excellent character and integrity.”


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Manoussos

    I categorically endorse this lawyer. Ben is among the very best of the best personal injury lawyers. He is cerebral, professional, and gracious. He volunteers his time to the Bars, is dedicated to the cause of justice and committed to his clients (as his results break records).


    Michael Manoussos Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anthony Henry Gair

    I endorse this lawyer. Having worked with Ben for over 20 years I can state without equivication that he is one of the best trial lawyers in New York.


    Anthony Gair Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz

80 Pine St
New York, NY, 10005-1702


NYCurrently registered 198207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100Super Lawyers2011
Top 100Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz1989 - Present
Trial LawyerPrivate practice1984 - 1989
Assistant District AttorneyNassau County District Attorneys Office1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inner Circle of AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalDealing With Damages In Voir Dire And Summation2011
New York Law JournalThe Cross Examination of the Defense Economist2008
New York Law JournalThe Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges2008
New York Law JournalGetting the Big Picture: Using Exhibits Throughout a Trial2008
New York Law JournalPrep is Key to Cross-Examining Medical Witness2008
New York Law JournalRedirect Examination2007
New York Law JournalProving Damages in a Wrongful Death Case2007
New York Law JournalJury Selection: Time Constraints and Weaknesses in Cases2007
New York Law JournalUsing Operative Terms From Jury Charge in Cross-Exam2007
New York Law JournalAuthoritative Texts and Cross-Exam of Medical Experts2007
New York Law JournalHypothetical Questions on Cross2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Boston UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National ConferenceMedical Malpractice2011
Masters SeriesSuccessful Openings And Summations2011
NYSTLAChair, Examination of Expert Witnesses2010
NYSTLAChair, Masters of Trial Advocacy2010
National ProgramTeam Leader, How TO Try A Case2010
Bronx County CLESummation2010
Winter Urologic Forum Scientific ProgramIssues in Medical Malpractice2009
NYSBAChair, Construction Site Accidents: The Law and The TrialN/A