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Eric Edward Rothstein

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   290 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    The criminal defense practice includes representing people who have been arrested for virtually any type of crime including, but not limited to, assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, drug possession, drug sales, driving while intoxicated (DWI), burglary, robbery, petit larceny, grand larceny, possession of stolen property and car theft.

    28 years

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    The personal injury practice includes representing people who have been hurt by: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trips and Falls, Premises and Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Defamation (Slander or Libel) as well as Trepresenting people for police misconduct such as: False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution, Excessive Force, Failure to arraign within 24 hours of arrest. Rothstein Law also represents workers who have not been paid proper wages or overtime.

    28 years

At Rothstein Law PLLC, I know that your case is very important to you. That's why I treat every case I handle like it's the most important case in the office.

I will handle your case from start to finish; it won't be passed from associate to associate like at some larger firms. I handle only a manageable number of cases at any given time and I don't accept every case that walks in the door. This gives me the time to treat each client like he or she is my most important client. Following this business model has allowed me to recover millions of dollars for my clients.

Location

Rothstein Law PLLC
325 East 79th Street
Suite 8B
New York, NY, 10075

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  290 customer reviews
Posted by ¡F.M.! | November 22, 2023
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Legal Representation
Dear Eric Rothstein, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your exceptional legal representation throughout my case. Your knowledge, expertise, and unwavering dedication have been instrumental in achieving a positive outcome. Case dismissed. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, you demonstrated a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in my legal matter. Your strategic guidance and meticulous attention to detail were evident at every stage, making me feel confident and reassured throughout the process. Furthermore, your strong advocacy skills and persuasive arguments in court were truly remarkable. You expertly navigated the complexities of the legal system, always keeping my best interests at the forefront. Your ability to present a compelling case and effectively communicate my position to the judge and jury has undoubtedly made a significant impact. Beyond your exceptional professional abilities, your empathy, compassion, and genuine concern for my well-being have been truly remarkable. You always took the time to address my concerns and answer any questions I had, ensuring I felt supported and informed every step of the way. I am incredibly grateful for your tireless efforts and the positive outcome you achieved on my behalf. Your legal representation has not only provided me with the best possible outcome but also brought me peace of mind during an otherwise challenging time. Once again, thank you for your exemplary legal services. I will be forever grateful for your dedication, commitment, and the extraordinary level of professionalism you have demonstrated throughout the entire process. With heartfelt appreciation, Your client. P.S. If you need legal help, contact Mr. Eric.
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Posted by Jeremy | October 27, 2023
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Brilliant Lawyer! - Domestic Violence Case
Eric helped me with a Class A misdemeanor with 6 charges. He was absolutely brilliant! His communication was consistent, timely clear. I received 6 charges for a domestic violence case and walked away with an ACD. Eric communicated with me the entire time. If you want solid communication and brilliant results Eric is a very genuine and ethical choice. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Jack | October 18, 2023
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Understanding and No Nonsense
Eric represented me in a personal injury case at a NYC nightclub which caused substantial physical damages. With Eric’s guidance, the outcome of the lawsuit was settled with a very favorable outcome. Eric has always been responsive to calls and emails at all times and explains every issue to the best of his knowledge. I never felt pressure to make a decision I didn’t agree with and had full autonomy of my decisions. I had Eric’s help every step of the way and am glad I was lucky enough to find an excellent lawyer. Thank you for giving me closure to this traumatic chapter of my life, it would’ve been much more stressful without your expertise. I highly recommend Eric for his knowledge, work ethic, and professionalism.
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Posted by Ari | October 11, 2023
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Greatest Lawyer Of All Time
I am in CA and was being sued in NY by someone I never met. I made tons of calls and many lawyers turned me away because it was frivolous case and others wanted to upcharge an absurd amount. I found Eric through Avvo and it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I found him on a Saturday and he was working on the case immediately the next day. He charges fairly and he has a wide knowledge of cases and outcomes. Mr. Eric Rothstein works hard every day and for that he gets excellent results. He got my case my dismissed and I am truly grateful. I would recommend everyone give Eric a call to assess your situation and help you out. 10 ⭐️
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Posted by Joe S. | April 22, 2023
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The ultimate Lawyer
Eric Rothstein represented my sister and I in a lawsuit against a cemetery in NY. He guided us with his knowledge and experience to victory . But what was impressive During the whole case he never missed a email and responded to any questions in a timely manner. I’ve used Attorneys in past and i had to chase them for answers. I never had a great experience with any my past attorneys. But Eric Rothstein is what an attorney supposed to be. Representation on steroids. I will use him again and highly recommend him to anybody looking for a responsible skilled attorney. Ya the best Eric………
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Posted by Daran | February 17, 2023
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A Blessing in Disguise
Upon searching the internet, it resulted in my speaking with Eric Rothstein; with just a few statements, he knew the family and I had a doable case against a funeral home for desecration of sepulcher of my loved one. There was not a moment whereby we were not kept abreast as the case was moving along. The defense tried to fight; but Eric threw some more jabs, upper cuts, right and left hooks and the defense finally gave in and agreed to settle the case. All disbursements were done with a closing statement accounting for funds distributed to all family members, along with attorney expenses and fees. Eric Rothstein is the attorney you want in the legal arena to fight for your justice.
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Posted by Wes | August 22, 2022
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Dismissal!
Mr Rothstein was very helpful and prepared and showed up on time or early so we could be in and out of Court first on all three of our appearances. In the end he was able to get me the best possible outcome.
Posted by Brenda | July 25, 2022
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He Kept Going
I was hit by a car just months before the world shut down. The pandemic made everything harder. The insurance companies were short handed. The courts were limited and my therapy needed to treat my brain injury was not readily available to me. The insurance company was inching toward a settlement and we thought we would have to go to trial. I even endured a five hour deposition by the defendant’s council. It was brutal. Eric never gave up on me. He plowed forward and in the end we were offered the full settlement. This is the kind of lawyer you want representing.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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A wonderful Criminal Defense Attorney!
Mr. Rothstein is a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney. He's very patient and understanding. He managed to mitigate a criminal charge down to a mere violation. Avoided paying restitution to a bunch of scam artists looking to get over at my family's expense. Great communication!!! Highly recommend him to anyone in need of a knowledgeable, criminal defense attorney. Highly appreciate what he did for us.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
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Timely, efficient, and kind
Eric is extremely timely and efficient with his resources and prompt with his responses. I reached out after seeing his posts on avvo, and he got the job done the same day. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2021
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Eric Rothstein Review
Eric was very helpful throughout the whole process. He always did a great job of staying in touch and staying on top of all aspects. I'd highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Sherri | September 2, 2021
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The Greatest Lawyer Ever!
Mr. Rothstein was an excellent lawyer and handled my case with professionalism, care and consistency. He was very thorough and made sure every step of the case was coherent to me and my husband. He was extremely consistent with communication and I only spoke to him no secretaries! His explanations, his diligence and strive to get my family the best possible outcome was uncanny. I can't wait to refer him to as many colleagues as possible because he is great at what he does and he truly knows the law he practices. Do yourself a favor, save your self the hassle and hire Mr. Rothstein trust me you won't regret it!
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Posted by Darnell | August 5, 2021
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Very professional ....
I will have to recommend this lawyer. From point a to point b no complications. A big and Huge ty to Mr.Eric Rothstein job well done!
Posted by Sophia | July 24, 2021
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Amazing, Gifted Attorney
I met Mr. Rothstein many years ago, when I needed an attorney. Not only did Mr. Rothstein do an absolute brilliant job, but he worked so hard, to ensure the truth and justice would prevail, and it did! Last year, I was injured in an accident, when I was hit by another car. Again, Mr. Rothstein proved how much passion and knowledge he has about the law. He is one in a billion!!! Mr. Rothstein is an outstanding, trustworthy and an absolute hard working attorney who actually cares about you! He is a rare gem who is an excellent communicator as well and always easy to reach!
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
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Very informative and effective
Eric was very easy to work with and kept us in the loop throughout the whole process. Would recommend!
Posted by Matt | June 2, 2021
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A strong hand against a nuisance suit
I was wrongly named in a wage suit brought on behalf of a confused plaintiff by a law firm notorious for its overreach. I needed a lawyer who would stand up to their aggressive tactics. Eric pushed back hard, resolving the case efficiently and cost-effectively in my favor. Throughout the process, he was clear, concise and focused on the result. I recommend him enthusiastically.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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Very Knowledgeable and Responsive
My case was a bogus charge to begin with and Eric was very straight forward with me at all times. The case never went to court like Eric had predicted. He kept me informed at all times, answered my questions and was always available when I had a question. Eric is very respected within the legal community and is a very capable lawyer.
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Posted by Anthony | February 18, 2021
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Knowledgable and efficient Attorney
I wanted the best and that’s what I got with Mr. Rothstein. He is honest, direct, and knows his stuff! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer with presence who gets the job done. Mr. Rothstein kept me informed and made the process go smoothly even with the difficulties of Covid; ultimately getting my case dismissed. I could not have asked for better representation, and working with Mr. Rothstein was incredibly easy during a very stressful event in my life. Without hesitation, I give Eric Rothstein my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Jacquelyne | January 25, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney
I never knew lawyers could be kind AND compassionate. That was until I met Eric. I cannot recommend Eric highly enough...his passion for what he does is apparent and you will be able to see this from your first meeting. He is 100% on your side and will stand by you - he is intelligent, patient and an all around wonderful human. He was able to win a very complicated case for me through his knowledge and persistence. I am forever grateful that he was my attorney, thank you Eric.
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Posted by Kevin | December 3, 2020
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Simply the best!
I worked with two previous attorneys on my personal injury case before finding my way to Eric. He is a breathe of fresh air. He is super knowledgeable and more importantly he is responsive. With the other attorneys I had to track them down to ask questions or get updates and Eric is the complete opposite as he is very proactive and really works hard on your behalf. I highly recommend Eric he is a true gem!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rothstein Law PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Special Assistant US Attorney
  • US Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 1991 - 1997

Education

  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Vermont
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Riverdale Country School
  • 1984
  • The Allen-Stevenson School
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty Verdict In Rape and Sexual Abuse Case
  • $600,000 Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case
  • $300,000 Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case
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Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Superior Classroom Performance Award
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • 1991
  • Honors in Civil Clinic
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • 1991
  • Service to the Community Award
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • 1991
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Skills
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Verdict Search
  • Mami Kato v. 625 Ownership LLC
  • 2010
  • New York State Law Reporting Bureau
  • Bastein v. Sotto
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Update 2010
  • Municpal Liability
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (166)
Given (15)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rothstein provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Mr. Rothstein's direct advice to those seeking answers on Avvo that he is the kind of advocate I'd want if I were looking for an attorney: he is knowledgable, respectful, eager to help, intelligent, and responsive. All of these are the making of an exceptional advocate. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a solid member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am constantly impressed with the breadth of his knowledge and his practical applications. It makes me think "Everybody should have a lawyer like this fine practitioner." Would refer to him in a heartbeat."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Edward Rothstein is one of the hardest working volunteers on Avvo. Always willing to pitch in and answer the really tough questions with rigorous honesty and integrity. I am proud to offer Mr Rothstein my endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected by his peers. His client endorsements are very impressive (over 200). He also gives of his time to answer questions on Avvo free of charge to assist the public; he has done so over 45,000 times!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work and standing in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rothstein is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rothstein provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rothstein is a very talented and experienced attorney and efficient advocate for his clients. Mr. Rothstein's clients are well served due to his extensive experience. In addition to those qualities, I know that he can be trusted to handle the matter to the best of his ability."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rothstein provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rothstein and I answer many of the same questions in the AVVO community. His answers show that he has a wealth of knowledge in the area of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I strongly endorse Mr. Rothstein."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Rothstein is a very well known and respected personal injury and criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him to my family and colleagues without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his extensive knowledge, experience, and familiarity with criminal justice in New York State. His contribution to the Avvo community is consistent and consistently helpful - he clearly has the compassion to help others in need."
Litigation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric and I worked together on a legal malpractice matter. He did an exceptional job and obtained a superb result for the client. I would not hesitate to recommend him or to work with him again on another matter."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having spent hours answering questions in the Avvo legal community myself, I endorse Mr. Rothstein as a consistent contributor to the Avvo community and offering sound legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have never met Mr.Rothstein, but nine times out of ten when I go to answer a question from an Avvo user he has already answered it in the same way that I would have. We obviously have similar views on criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his extensive knowledge, experience, & contribution to the Avvo community."
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