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Ben B. Rubinowitz

Motorcycle accident Attorney at New York, NY

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1982
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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. For the fourth time, Ben was named "Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year.  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 26 verdicts and over 160 settlements in excess of one million dollars in cases arising out of automobile accidents, premises accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. Two of Ben's recent Verdicts include a 71 Million Dollar Verdict for a woman who suffered a spinal cord injury and a 41.5 Million Dollar Verdict for the Wrongful Death of a NYC Sanitation Worker. 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 '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 300 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 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 Chair of 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  -  2018 - Metro

 

Certifications and Credentials

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Top Lists

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2018

Top 100 New York Metro Superlawyers 2017

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 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 Robert Keeton Award for Outstanding Teaching of Advocacy anfd Trial Techniques was recently given to Ben 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.”

Location

Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz
80 Pine St
New York, NY, 10005-1702

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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2011
Ben Is The Best
Ben has a fine sense of case dynamics and led me to a settlement beyond what I had expected. He is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2010
The Best Lawyer Ever!
If anyone has any doubts about Ben, don't. If Ben takes your case, consider yourself lucky. You will have one of the smartest, most legally savvy attorneys in the medical malpractice universe. Ben worked tirelessly preparing for my case, and came to trial with a flawless medical understanding, documented with beautifully illustrated posters. More importantly, he came prepared with a watertight legal strategy, yet he remained flexible, quick witted, and fast enough on his feet to switch strategies mid-trial due to changing circumstances. His remarkable memory enabled him to shred the other attorneys at every turn, and he was clearly better prepared than the entire opposing legal team. He made their star witnesses (doctors) look incompetent, and punched holes in their testimony. But what made Ben really effective was his genius at handling the jury. Towards the end of the weeklong trial the judge called me into his chamber and begged me to settle with the insurance company, so afraid he was that we were going to end up with nothing. He told me that he was convinced the jury was not on my side. But the judge was dead wrong- the jury gave me an award that broke NY State records. And just as important, Ben did a fantastic job in post-trial negotiations when the insurance companies once again tried to play hardball with us. It took another long hard day of negotiations, but Bend didn't cave, and ended up with a wonderful package. One more thing... Ben became like a brother to me and a step dad to my children, a true friend who is there when we need him, a friend I hope to have the rest of my life. I will never be able to thank him enough for what he has done for me and my family.
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Posted by Gloria | September 30, 2010
Personal Injury and Loss of Quality of Life Given The Best Chance One Could Only Hope For.
The results speak for themselves, yet the means of attaining the results define Mr.Rubinowitz's approach to achieving a way to justifiably find closure to moving on in life with dignity, through equitable assesment and representation of the case in a court of law. His attention to detail and preparation carry and present the needs of the client. Aiding and empowering with an insight of what can be accomplished through the legal system. Instead of being viewed as a detail in a portion of the case, the client is presented with the best opportunity as the focus of the case. Mr.Rubinowitz's abilities in the courtroom represent and reflect years of experience providing the most reasonable, and realistic of results. When one's own life has sustained irreparable damage and decreased quality of life and your case is placed under scrutiny before the eyes of the law the best representation is the best defense, Mr. Rubinowitz's representation in defense is what made a difference in depth of scope of my case being evaluated before my peers "beyond a reasonable doubt in my favor". Thus attaining justified compensation and the best possible solution to what has been personally lost beyond restoration.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2010
A considerate, hard working, very smart attorney
Ben worked extremely hard on my case, and ultimately was very successful. I consider him a friend, and heartily recommend him to anyone in need of his services.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz
  • 1989 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
  • 1900 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Private practice
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nassau County District Attorneys Office
  • 1981 - 1984
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Recognized
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Recognized
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Recognized
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Recognized
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • Dealing With Damages In Voir Dire And Summation
  • 2011
  • New York Law Journal
  • The Cross Examination of the Defense Economist
  • 2008
  • New York Law Journal
  • The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges
  • 2008
  • New York Law Journal
  • Getting the Big Picture: Using Exhibits Throughout a Trial
  • 2008
  • New York Law Journal
  • Prep is Key to Cross-Examining Medical Witness
  • 2008
  • New York Law Journal
  • Redirect Examination
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Proving Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Jury Selection: Time Constraints and Weaknesses in Cases
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Using Operative Terms From Jury Charge in Cross-Exam
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Authoritative Texts and Cross-Exam of Medical Experts
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Hypothetical Questions on Cross
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Conference
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2011
  • Masters Series
  • Successful Openings And Summations
  • 2011
  • NYSTLA
  • Chair, Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • 2010
  • NYSTLA
  • Chair, Masters of Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • National Program
  • Team Leader, How TO Try A Case
  • 2010
  • Bronx County CLE
  • Summation
  • 2010
  • Winter Urologic Forum Scientific Program
  • Issues in Medical Malpractice
  • 2009
  • NYSBA
  • Chair, Construction Site Accidents: The Law and The Trial
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am learned many aspects of perusal injury law by simply listening to Ben's lectures. Having met him in person, I can state that he is also willing to assist other lawyers and answer questions. If your practicing PI in New York, either Plaintiffs or Defense, you must learn from this man."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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)."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Other
"I have had the privilege of working with Ben Rubinowitz for over 25 years. I have been honored to have taught trial advocacy all of the country as well in foreign countries. As a result I have met and taught with some of the finest lawyers in the world. Ben Rubinowitz is one of the finest attorneys that I have had the chance to work with. His skills and reputation are second to none and I recommend him and endorse him to anyone who is looking for a top-flight trial lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the great pleasure of attending a two-week national trial advocacy seminar hosted and planned by Mr. Rubinowitz. I found him to be a truly exceptional trial advocate, and one of the finest cross examiners I have ever seen. I practice in San Francisco and teach trial advocacy at Berkeley Law, and am proud to say that my students know Mr. Rubinowitz by name given how often I teach them the very same advocacy methods and skills he shared with me. I wholeheartedly endorse him for handling personal injury and wrongful death matters--if you want the best, call Mr. Rubinowitz."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is the consummate professional with the utmost integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I am a fellow trial lawyer and have worked with Ben for over 15 years on numerous matters. He is a great trial lawyer. He is meticulous in his preparation of cases and his courtroom skills are unmatched. Ben is smart, tough, and always well-prepared. These skills show themselves in the courtroom, at mediations, or anytime he is advocating on behalf of his clients. The proof of his abilities is shown by the phenomenal results that he consistently achieves for his clients. He is highly respected by judges and feared by many defense attorneys. Ben is also a well-respected teacher and writer on the topic of Trial Advocacy. Also, I know many members of the trial bar, including myself, seek out Ben's counsel on how to handle their personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He is always accessible and has an uncanny ability to quickly and correctly analyze a case. Simply stated, Ben one of the finest trial lawyers I know."
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New York Motorcycle accident Lawyer Ben B. Rubinowitz
Ben B. Rubinowitz
Motorcycle accident Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 42 years