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G. Oliver Koppell

Personal injury Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   50 reviews

also known as Oliver Koppell, G. Oliver Koppell

  • Licensed for 57 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1966
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About G. Oliver

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G. Oliver Koppell is a former Attorney General of the State of New York and has represented clients ranging from individuals to some of America’s largest corporations. Oliver litigates in trial and appellate courts across the country and his practice includes employment law and complex business matters as well as consumer class actions and major personal injury cases. As an appellate litigator, Oliver has argued in the New York Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

In the 1990s, Oliver served as Attorney General of the State of New York, heading an office of over 400 lawyers. As Attorney General, Oliver initiated dozens of public interest lawsuits, collected over $100,000,000 for the state treasury, and negotiated the largest environmental settlement in the history of New York.

 

Prior to his service as Attorney General, Oliver was a member of the New York State Legislature where he authored over 280 laws, including the New York State Returnable Container Act (“the Bottle Bill”), the Eminent Domain Procedure Law, the Adult Guardian Law, revisions of the Business Corporation Law, and the Home Energy Fair Practices Act. As Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, Oliver was responsible for all legislation affecting the operation of the New York State Court System. During the 2000s, Oliver served three terms as a member of the New York City Council, representing the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

 

Oliver is a 1965 graduate of Harvard Law School and began his legal career at the distinguished New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Oliver was named a Super Lawyer in the years 2013 and 2014.

 

Oliver is admitted to practice in New York State, in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Location

Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates
99 Park Ave Suite 1100
New York, NY, 10016-1601

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Posted by Eunice | February 4, 2024
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This firm will fight for you
I had a very complex employment matter and no other attorney would take my case. I spoke with Mr. Koppell and Scott Doherty and they were able to resolve my matter efficiently. They were kind, thoroughly, patient, and explained things fully to me. I recommend them without reservation. They are excellent!!!
Posted by Paula | January 16, 2024
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Excellent lawyers, very satisfied with outcome
From the very first conversation I had with Oliver Koppell and Scott Doherty, about my concerns over the way I was terminated by my employer of 8 years, I felt validated and listened to. When something so stress-inducing happens to you like that, it becomes all consuming but I took a lot of comfort knowing I had them on my side representing my interests. As all the other reviews remark, these are very skilled, experienced (and kind!) lawyers who will work hard for you and I was very satisfied with the settlement they achieved for me. I couldn’t have done it without them. You are in exceptionally good hands here.
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Posted by David | August 24, 2023
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David Dubofsky
I was having serious problems with the executor and her attorney settling my Aunt's estate. It took over two years to settle. The only beneficiaries were my sister and I and we were not contesting anything in the will. The estate attorney did everything he could to antagonize my sister and I and eventually we hired Oliver to negotiate on our behalf. Within a few months the estate was settled and the proceeds were distributed. All of our interactions with Oliver and his firm were professional in manner and respectful. We appreciated everything his firm provided for my family. Thank you for your time and dedication to our estate settlement.
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Posted by Mari Saunders | July 25, 2023
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Best Lawyer Ever
Oh my, what can I say? I can't think of anybody who could have helped me more with something that happened long ago and was resolved quickly and happily to my great joy. Scott Doherty was so helpful; I answered my calls and could not have gotten better service. It was nice that Oliver Koppell took so much care of my problem. I am 98 years of age and this is my very first review of a lawyer. They were there for me.
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Posted by Shauncy | June 23, 2023
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Excellent service & will work hard for you
I retained Oliver Koppell and Associates and worked with predominantly with Oliver Koppell and Dan Schreck. They worked tirelessly on my case. From the very beginning they believed in me and they believed in getting justice for me after I was treated unlawfully. I found them to be very professional and to have acted with great integrity. They were very big on the truth worked extremely hard for me. The outcome of my case was absolutely phenomenal because of my attorneys and the results were greater than I ever could have imagined.
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Posted by BravoDL | June 3, 2023
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Grateful for salon injury settlement
Mr Koppell and his team contacted me through this site over 4 years when I asked whether my injury would have a decent case. I was losing my hair as a result of a Brazilian blowout hair treatment. They along with other lawyers contacted me but their office seemed the most knowledgeable and compassionate and therefore I agreed that they take on my case. They were meticulous with collecting my countless medical records and finding the subject matter experts that could speak to my treatment and resulting injury. During this time COVID took place and court houses were closed. They never lost sight of my case and always reached out or had great followup and next steps in place. They were relentless in their efforts. Also I have never been in any litigious proceedings so each step of the way they were patient and informative with me on what to expect. Special thanks to Dan Schreck for his experience and diligence on this case. After 5 years I felt satisfied with the outcome of the settlement which ended with a negotiation that I felt justice and peace with. Even times when I was seeking new dermatologists they supported me by offering names of people I could potentially see. The case ended in a -settlement -one of the highest for its type of injury although there is no exact precedence. That said I would not hesitate recommending this team to anyone who has a Personal injury case which you feel is unique or complex etc. never give up hope. I am very grateful to this law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2022
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Physician
I have the highest recommendation of Mr. Koppell and his entire team. They came highly recommended and after my initial meeting with them. I knew they would be ideal for my needs. I needed expertise in negotiating a separation agreement from my employer. They handled everything from communications to negotiating with the lawyers. They kept me informed and provided excellent guidance resulting in a settlement that was more than I expected. Their understanding of the law and negotiating abilities were superb. The have my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Paul C. | January 27, 2022
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BEYOND GRATEFUL
Oliver Koppell represented me in a landlord buy-out on my rent-controlled apartment of 50 years with the utmost skill and understanding. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome and only wish I had another rent-controlled apartment to give him. I would and did recommend him to other people. Truly could not ask for a better team.
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Posted by Ara | December 10, 2021
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Best Lawyer Ever
Oliver represented my son in a child abuse case. Oliver and his team sat with us and listened to every word. He was in communication with us throughout the process. Just as important as his legal expertise was his caring and understanding. I could never imagine a lawyer caring so much about his client. Knowing how Oliver and his team works I woud reccomend them to anyone who needs a caring and knowledge team who will fight for you!
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Posted by Anjanette | August 5, 2021
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10 STARS
Mr. Koppell is the only attorney that would take my case. Mr. Koppell's staff was very patient, diligent and professional dealing with the corporation. Thank you to Mr. Koppel and his office staff . A very big thank you to Daniel Casados as well.
Posted by Pauline | July 12, 2021
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Outstanding attorney and team of experts
Oliver Koppell and colleagues are the brightest legal minds with years of experience. They are professional and organized. Hire them!
Posted by David | June 29, 2021
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Experienced, knowledgeable, educated, and proven winner.
This firm is worth every penny but having my name cleared is priceless! The Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell is an amazing practice made up of smart Ivy League attorney’s who are hard working and compassionate. Last year, I was hit with a frivolous law suit, this firm stood up for me and won my case. Mr. Koppell really has some strong attorneys in his firm. Scott Doherty and Daniel Schreck both worked very hard defending me and never gave up. Their legal papers are filed on time and beautifully written. That kind of skill and determination is very hard to find nowadays, and greatly appreciated when everything is on the line. There came a point in time, where I wanted to give up, because an unscrupulous person was using the legal system as a weapon. But Scott Doherty, Oliver Koppell, and Daniel Schreck stood behind me and convinced me to keep going. The three of them believed in our case and ultimately won it. They did all this in the middle of the Covid Pandemic!
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Posted by Edward | January 27, 2021
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Personal injury recovery
I was injured in a fall and retained Mr. Koppell.to handle what I believed would be a difficult case. I was most pleased with the personal attention provided to me by Mr. Koppell and the excellent recovery he arranged for me. It was much more than I thought could be obtained. I would heartily recommend him.
Posted by Robert Sekuler | June 25, 2020
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Wonderfully skilled and effective
It is impossible to overstate the skill of G Oliver Koppell and Associates. Over a period of three years, Mr. Koppell represented my family and me in multiple cases, which involved real estate, trust, and litigation issues. Mr. Koppell's exceptional legal expertise and that of his associates produced a positive resolution of all our cases. Importantly, Mr. Koppell was always available to take our questions, and provide innovative legal solutions.
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Posted by NAN S | January 27, 2020
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Lawsuit, Property and Litigation
• I highly recommend Koppell & Associates. I had a Family property litigation situation and Mr. Koppel was there with empathy, support and expertise to help ease me through the legal lawsuit process we decided to enact. Mr. Koppell presented me with several options that He guided us through, explaining both the pros and cons of each, so that I was e able to come to the best decision. If you are in need of legal representation, I strongly recommend Mr. Oliver Koppell to be your representation as he will get the job done for you. The communication skills were amazing, and he got back to any questions we had extremely quickly with detailed answers. His attention to detail and the hard work he & experienced associates put into doing research was extremely impressive. He definitely puts an extreme amount of effort into his work and it truly does show in all he does as handling and negotiating a case for me that lasted for about 4 years. In that time, he demonstrated a very strong work ethic combined with compassion and understanding. My time with Mr. Koppell has had a successful outcome, however through that time, I have never felt that I was lost in a stack of papers, he kept me informed, and always kept my interests’ number one!
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Posted by Caroline | October 9, 2019
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A caring and skilled attorney
Oliver Koppell represented me in a personal injury/medical malpractice case involving some unusual legal circumstances. Mr. Koppell and his team were continually looking out for my interests, even in parts of the case that I did not know about. He and his team kept me fully informed and involved me in any important decisions. Not only did he show skill, but he showed a great deal of caring, too. I felt that I could trust him 100% to look out for my case. The matter was resolved in my favor, with Mr. Koppell playing a very important part in ensuring that damages were fairly paid. I could not say enough good things about Mr. Koppell and his very able team.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
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Well Done
I retained Oliver Koppell and Lorraine Koppell in a medical malpractice case. They demonstrated competency in their practice and had a human touch that was admirable and effective. Both Lorraine and Oliver are superb lawyers, they (and their staff) were concerned for the well-being of my family and we received exceptional legal advice and received a successful resolution for our case. I recommend them highly to you.
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Posted by Paul | October 4, 2019
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Excellent legal advice and a top notch negotiator
I hired Oliver about a year ago to help me through a legal claim that was open ended. There was no clear path to resolution until Oliver got involved and made the right inquiries and asked the right questions. Once the legal claim had been established Oliver expertly guided me through the process. Offering the pros and cons and what I could expect in a settlement. He was very hands on and available any time I had a question. During negotiations we stayed in constant touch and he delivered the result I was after. I could not have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Oliver and his firm.
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Posted by John | October 3, 2019
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Superb personal care, and we prevailed in our settlement!
I engaged Oliver Koppell and Lorraine Coyle Koppell in a medical malpractice case, and their advice was superb. I work as an investment banker, and I engage lawyers on a daily basis. So, I would say I'm a good judge of lawyers, and especially attuned to how they demonstrate competency in their practice. Both Lorraine and Oliver repeatedly went beyond the call of duty in representing me in my medical malpractice case. More than being superb lawyers, they (and their staff) were genuinely concerned for my well-being and exuded warmth and human caring in the process of my preparation to take my case to trial. I was continually impressed by the level of personal care and attentiveness to my case -- and to me personally -- for what I was going through. Best of all, through their negotiating skills, we never had to go to trial. I settled, and I received twice the amount I ever even imagined I would obtain in a settlement. They and their team come with my very highest recommendation.
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Posted by Eugene | August 15, 2019
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Very satisfied client
Mr. Koppell was most helpful and always professional. I guess I do what a lot of people do and "Google". After our initial phone consult and I got to meet Mr. Koppell, I had the gut feeling I'd be in good hands. Nice to learn my gut was right. Mr K exceeded on all fronts including the outcome.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell
  • 2000 - Present
  • Council Member
  • New York City Council
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Meyer, Suazzi, English & Klein
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Zwerling, Schachter, Zwerling & Koppell
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Attorney General
  • State Of New York Office Of The Attorney General
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Partner
  • Koppell, Drachler & Lipofsky
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Gordon & Schechtman
  • 1973 - 1980
  • Member of Assembly
  • New York State Assembly
  • 1970 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • 1966 - 1973
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1965
  • Harvard College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1962

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defective Medical Device
  • Substantial settlement
  • Defective Drugs
  • Recoveries obtained from manufacturers
  • Automobile Accident
  • Settled for the limit of the insurance policy
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Associations

  • Democratic Judicial Convention in Bronx, NY
  • Delegate
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • New York City Council, Committee on Mental Health
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2013
  • New York State Assembly, Judiciary Committee
  • Chair
  • 1987 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • United States Code Annotated
  • Regulation of Jury Service Statewide (NY), Ch. 473 Laws of 1988
  • 1988
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Perfection of Security Interests in Real Estate Co-Ops, Ch. 333 Laws of 1988
  • 1988
  • United States Code Annotated
  • New York State Returnable Container Act "The Bottle Bill"
  • 1982
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Statewide Powerplant Siting, Ch. 713 Laws of 1981
  • 1981
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Public Utility Consumer Bill of Rights, Ch. 895 Laws of 1981
  • 1981
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Reform of Securities Takeover Disclosures, Ch. 733 Laws of 1980
  • 1980
  • United States Code Annotated
  • Eminent Domain Procedure Act, Ch. 839 Laws of 1977
  • 1977
  • United States Code Annotated
  • State Environmental Quality Review Act, Ch. 723 Laws of 1977
  • 1977
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Oliver is a brilliant attorney, with specialties in both general and class action litigation. He is also an expert in estate matters. Oliver and I served together on the City Council, I have referred clients to him, and he has represented my family and me in insurance related litigation. Oliver brings an extra depth of insight to his cases from his storied career as New York State's Attorney General and as an Assemblyman and Councilman as well as a seasoned litigator. Oliver's analytical skills and command of the law and legal procedure rank second to none. He takes his time to analyze facts and the law thoroughly and perceptively. He then is a formidable adversary across the negotiating table and in the courtroom, as I have personally witnessed on more than one occasion. Part of what makes Oliver a great attorney is his ease of communication with clients and his openness to listen to clients. He is completely dedicated to his clients' success."
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New York Personal injury Lawyer G. Oliver Koppell
G. Oliver Koppell
Personal injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 57 years
Free Consultation