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For over 25 years I have represented victims of medical malpractice exclusively.  My entire career has been devoted to trying to help patients whose lives have been affected by improper medical care.  I am the current Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committe of the New York State Bar Association and am past-President of the State Bar's Trial Lawyer's Section.  For three years I also was Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York. 


My office takes great pride in the work that we do on behalf of victims of medical negligence.  We have a nurse on our staff who works with us full time evaluating cases and assisting our clients.  We also have a terrific network of medical experts willing to assist us on our cases.


We offer free consultations to anyone who thinks they may have been the victim of malpractice.  We also work on a contingency basis, which means that we only earn a fee if we are successful and obtain a recovery for our clients.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
    31 years
  2. Defective Products: 25%
    31 years



Contingent (10-30%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dennis Christopher Valet

    Mr. Valet is the consummate professional. He works tirelessly to give the highest level of representation to those injured by medical negligence and maintaining the utmost respect for the courts, the judicial system, and his fellow attorneys. He is a leader in the New York State Bar Association and has dedicated his career to bettering the legal profession.


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  • Edward A. Ruffo

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr Valet has been a leading voice for those injured as a result of negligence for decades. He is considered amongst litigators to be one of the finest. He and his firm do a great service to the profession.


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Contact info

Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP

113 E. 37th St
New York, NY, 10016


NYCurrently registered 198503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superlawyers, New YorkSuperlawyers2014
Superlawyers, New YorkSuperlawyers2013
Superlawers--New YorkSuperlawyers2012
Superlawyer--Metro New York 2011Superlawyers2011
Super Lawyer, New York Metro AreaSuperlawyers2010
AV Preeminent Rating, Highest Rating Possible in Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationDelgate, House of Delegates2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationChairman, Medical Malpractice Committee1996 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationChair, Trial Lawyer's Section2010 - 2011
Bar Association of the City of New YorkChairman, Medical Malpractice Committee2006 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robertson v. The State of New YorkSettled for $7.5 million
Sardono v. State of New YorkSettled
White v. O. Wayne Isom and N.Y. HospitalSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazinePractice Parameters1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
New York University School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
N.Y. State Bar Association, Annual MeetingProgram Chair--Trial Practice2013