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Since 1986 Eric Turkewitz has represented victims
of medical malpractice  and other
acts of negligence resulting in significant injuries before judges and
juries.  His representation has
stretched across numerous medical fields. 
He has tried cases both for The Turkewitz Law Firm as well as others.


His biography can be found at the firm's web site along with a more comprehensive list of case results than the few shown here on Avvo.


The Turkewitz Law Firm also sponsors the New York Personal Injury Law Blog to discuss issues of medical malpractice, personal injury, appellate decisions, cases of interest in the press, and public policy regarding the justice system. 


In July 2008, Incisive Media — publisher of the New York Law Journal, American Lawyer and the National Law Journal, among its many publications — added the blog to its roster of 30 affiliated blogs at Turkewitz’s publication thus became the first personal injury blog in the nation to become affiliated with 


In November 2008 the American Bar Association Journal, read by half the nation's one million lawyers, selected the New York Personal Injury Law Blog as one of the nation's top 100 law blogs. It was the only plaintiff's oriented personal injury blog in the country to receive this honor. It was honored again in both 2009 and 2010 as one of the top 100 law blogs in the country.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    31 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    31 years

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Paul F. Oliveri

    I enthusiastically endorse Eric. I have known him for many years, and his knowledge of New York medical malpractice law is second to none.


    Paul Oliveri Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David E. Waterbury

    I endorse this lawyer. Like his father before him, Eric is a formidable malpractice attorney. One of the very best in the State of New York. In addition, Eric also competently handles other types of personal injury cases with equal skill, dedication and success. If I were to be the victim of medical malpractice in New York, Eric would be on the very short list of lawyers I would be comfortable having handle my case. I highly endorse and recommend him.


    David Waterbury Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Turkewitz Law Firm

228 East 45th Street
New York, NY, 10017-3303


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
ABA Law Blog Hall of FameABA Law Journal2012
ABA Blawg 100 (Honoree)ABA Law Journal2012
ABA Blawg 100 (Honoree)ABA Journal2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
ABA Blawg 100 (Honoree)ABA Journal2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
ABA Blawg 100 (Honoree)ABA Journal2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
ABA Blawg 100 (Honoree)ABA Journal2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateFuchsberg & Fuchsberg1995 - 1998
PrincipalThe Turkewitz Law Firm1989 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anonymous v. Anonymous$1.87M Settlement, mid-trial
Anonymous v. Anonymous$1.475 jury verdict
Anonymous v. Anonymous$1M present value (lifetime payment of $3.07M)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE-New York State Trial LawyersPR for the Personal Injury Attorney (And New York's Anti-Solicitation Rule)2013
Words of Wisdom - SeminarUse (and Misuse) of Social Media by Lawyers2012
Radius of InfluenceBetter Blogging Practices2010
Faculty for Continuing Legal Education SeminarBlogs: What You Must Know About Creation, Effective Use Ethical Considerations2008
Pharma Secure ChainStrengthening the End-to-End Integrity of Your Supply Chain against Counterfeiting, Diversion and Product Loss2005
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain SummitCounterfeit Drugs2004
Counterfeit Drug Task ForceCounterfeit Drugs2003