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Christopher Louis Sallay

Spinal cord injury Attorney at New York, NY

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also known as Christopher L. Sallay

  • State Years
    New York - NY 27 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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As a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, Christopher L. Sallay is committed to representing clients in the New York City area and in New Jersey. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases that involve construction and car accidents, medical malpractice, municipal liability and products liability.

 

Mr. Sallay has been selected as a Top 100 Lawyer in the New York Metropolitan Area. Referred to as "The Best of the Best", he has received among the Top 100 point totals in the peer nomination process for the Super Lawyers New York Metro nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Each year the results have been published in the Magazine Section of the New York Times.  He has also been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Magazine's Best Lawyers in New Yorkin the specialty of Personal Injury litigation. 

 

Mr. Sallay has extensive experience in high profile personal injury cases in the areas of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and products liabilty.  Mr. Sallay is responsible for all aspects of litigation, from the initial meeting of clients through the ultimate resolution of the case and has tried cases in both New York and New Jersey. He is admitted to the Bar of New York and the Bar of New Jersey in addition to the Federal Courts of both states, and has practiced extensively in those Courts. Mr. Sallay has exceptional skills in the taking of depositions and has traveled throughout the country deposing necessary parties and witnesses. His skills in questioning medical professionals and confronting them with verifiable medical facts and principles has led to the swift and favorable resolution of multiple malpractice claims. His background and training in computerized legal research has proven to be an invaluable aid in the preparation of motions and appellate briefs for submission to the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. Mr. Sallay believes that hard work is the hallmark of a great attorney and is the only way to truly represent the interests of a client. It is this conviction and attention to detail that has led to the significant resolutions of cases which involved difficult or unique legal questions.  

 

Mr. Sallay knows the physical and emotional turmoil a personal injury lawsuit can take, not only on plaintiffs, but also on their families. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, he has a reputation for communicating effectively with his clients regarding their case.  

 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Sallay has secured outcomes that meet or exceed clients' expectations. For example, when an 18-year-old was prescribed improper medication and suffered liver failure, Mr. Sallay obtained an $8 million settlement. In another case, he negotiated a $6 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit concerning a drunk driver. For his successes, Mr. Sallay has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.  

 

Mr. Sallay graduated near the top of his class from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Honor Society - National Trial Advocacy Team. While in law school, his writing and advocacy skills were recognized with the Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy. He continues to be a member of several professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. 

 

Mr. Sallay strongly believes in giving back to the legal community.  He is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and has co-chaired multiple CLE programs in the area of Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation. He has regularly served as Assistant Planning Chair, contributing author and lecturer for the NYSBA's annual statewide program on Construction Accidents and the Labor Law. He has given lectures in the areas of Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Practical Skills - Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice and Labor Law- Construction Accident Claims. He has also lectured on Constitutional Law challenges as they relate to Automobile Insurance Legislation as well as Ethical Considerations Concerning Automobile Litigation. In addition to lecturing, he has authored course material for the New York State Bar Association including course material on Evaluating Damages related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts.

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Location

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
233 Broadway
New York, NY, 10279
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
233 Broadway, Suite 1800
New York, NY, 10279
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Cost

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  • Contingency 10%-33%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Member
  • Gair Gair Conason Steigman Mackauf Bloom & Rubinowitz
  • 2001 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
  • 1996 - 2001
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $8,000,000 settlement on behalf of an 18-year old boy in a medical malpractice lawsuit
  • Settled
  • $7,000,000 settlement for a 68 year old man who was struck by a Town of Parsipanny bus
  • Settled
  • $6,000,000 settlement in Bergen County, New Jersey in a combination motor vehicle accident/medical malpractice case
  • Settled
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Secretary - Tort Litigation Committee
  • 2004 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 100 - Metro Area Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Trial Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 1996
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - National Trial Competition
  • Brooklyn Law School - Moot Court Honor Society
  • 1996
  • Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 1996
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial"
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Motorcycle and Bike Accidents,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Automobile Accident Case: Do Not Be Afraid to Use the Sword,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents"
  • 2010
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Current State of the Labor Law
  • 2010
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240
  • 2009
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents -2010 Update"
  • 2009
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation
  • 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240
  • 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case"
  • 2008
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause-The Current State of Labor Law Section 240
  • 2007
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case"
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation
  • 2007
  • New York State Bar Association, Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies
  • Evaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case
  • Overall Planning Co-Chair
  • 2012
  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case
  • Intake of the Plaintiff’s Case
  • 2012
  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case
  • Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases
  • 2012
  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case
  • Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation
  • 2012
  • Construction Site Accidents – The Law and the Trial
  • Assistant Planning Chair
  • 2011
  • 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled
  • Truck and Bus Accidents
  • 2011
  • 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled
  • Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation
  • 2011
  • 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled
  • Overall Planning Co-Chair
  • 2011
  • Construction Site Accidents -2010 Update
  • Assistant Planning Chair
  • 2010
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Assistant Planning Chair
  • 2009
  • Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding Coverage
  • UM/SUM - Current Issues in New York
  • 2008
  • Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies
  • Evaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts
  • 2007
  • Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation
  • UM/SUM - Current Issues in New York
  • 2007
  • Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice
  • Labor Law and Construction Accident Claims
  • 2003
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New York Spinal cord injury Lawyer Christopher Louis Sallay
Christopher Louis Sallay
Spinal cord injury Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 27 years