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Scott D. Frendel

Workers compensation Attorney at New City, NY

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
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About Scott

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Practice areas

I have spent my legal career concentrating in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Social Security Disability.  I am dedicated to helping those who have been injured and require legal help.

I was formerly associated with a prestigious New York City law firm, where I worked directly with many of the top trial attorneys in New York as rated by New York Magazine. 

I was lead attorney in a complex case involving a commercial diver who sustained severe brain secured a settlement of $15,000, for the diver and his family. Details of this case can be found in our reported cases section.

Through the years I have developed a diverse clientele, which includes police officers, judges, firefighters, teachers, plumbers, construction workers, and postal workers. I represent many of these clients throughout New York State in Orange County, Rockland County, Westchester County, and the five boroughs. 

I am passionate about what I do.  I come from a familiy of attorneys.  My father was a Judge, so I know the inner workings of the Court system and use that to my client's advantage.  

I do not have the ability to heal, but I do have the ability to help you through the legal process in a way to maximize the monetary recovery you may be entitled to receive.   





Braunfotel & Frendel LLC
49 Maple Avenue
New City, NY, 10956


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Jeremy | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent at what he does- helped with Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation
I am extremely grateful for the outstanding legal representation provided by Attorney Scott D. Frendel in navigating both my workers' compensation and Social Security Disability cases. He worked tirelessly to ensure I received the benefits I rightfully deserved. I've been dealing with NY workers compensation for over 20 years. I had previous lawyers represent me, but they never seemed to interested in what I needed. What sets Scott apart is his commitment to keeping me informed every step of the way. Scott is not only highly proficient in the legal intricacies of disability and comp cases, but they also maintained open communication, keeping me updated on the progress and answering every question I had. He was always in my corner which provided me immense comfort during one of the most challenging times of my life. Securing Social Security Disability benefits was not as easy a process as I thought it would be, especially during covid times, but his persistence and thorough approach ultimately led to success. I am constantly amazed that when he tells me a timeframe for what ever step we are at, whether it be 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year, I can count on it being accurate. Additionally, as my workers' compensation case nears its conclusion, I am confident in their ability to secure a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Scott D. Frendel and Braunfotel & Frendel LLC to everyone in need for their exceptional legal services. His unwavering advocacy and genuine concern for my wellbeing has made him someone I trust to navigate the complexities of workers' compensation and Social Security Disability law.
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Posted by Alicia | February 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Worked on my workers comp case
Worked on my workers comp case and I never had to worry about anything! He handled everything from getting all my bills covered right up until my settlement with very little effort on my part. Hopefully will not have to, but would definitely use him again if need be and would highly recommend him!
Posted by Charles | February 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for my workers compensation case
Scott has been working on my case since 2013 after I sustained a serious workplace injury. From the moment he started working with me I knew he was an excellent attorney. He was very knowledgeable and fought for me through the entire court process, and has won on every level. I was very impressed with his style and intelligence. Because of the seriousness of my injury, Scott was able to win me a settlement granting me workers compensation payments for the rest of my life. I highly recommend Scott to anybody that needs a great attorney. He is the best that I know of.
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Posted by katherine | August 5, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Scott took my case and worked very hard. He got me great results I was very hat with the outcome..He is always accessible to his clients very personalized service....
Posted by Kenny | July 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
So Happy with my result
I am so happy with the job that he did for me. He was able to get me a better settlement that what the other party was about to offer. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of. I hihgly recommend him to anyone that needs help with a injury or malpractice.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Employer side: Workers compensation case
When dealing with a workers compensation case especially being an employer, I've heard many stories that the chance for an employer to win a workers compensation case is very slim. My perception of this changed when I met Scott Frendell. First of all he was very attentive and professional. Besides being straightforward with me he presented me with the hard facts that this would not be an easy case to win. Employer cases are nearly impossible to win. With Scotts experience, right preparation and facts, he was able to make me the 1% of the 99% impossible cases to win. Whoever hires Scott as their attorney would be more than satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Jessye | July 15, 2016
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Brooklyn Workers Comp Case
I was recommended to Mr. Frendel through another lawyer and am very happy to say that it has been great working with him and his staff. He responds very quickly to my phone calls and emails of which I am very happy with as one of my concerns was always being able to access him at any time. I would recommend him for a lawyer anytime.
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Posted by Alan | June 23, 2016
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SSD & Workers Comp
Dealing with the Social Security Administration & Workers Comp insurance companies can be nerve-racking to say the least. Fortunately for me I hired Scott and he has recently settled my SSD case with a favorable outcome. His hard work, knowledge and dedication makes the process flow smoothly. My WC case is still pending but knowing I have Scott in my corner, I know my case will be settled when the time right. I highly recommend Scott for your SSD and/or WC case.
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Posted by Jack | April 12, 2016
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Worker's Compensation Case? It's not even close! Hired!
Scott Frendel has been awesome. Four + years! Worker's Compensation is exhausting. If you've gone through it, then you know. If you are going through it now, you're finding out. DON"T do it alone. DON'T do it without the RIGHT representation. Scott Frendel of Braunfotel & Frendel. Period. Scott Frendel came highly recommended to me and that recommendation has been invaluable. Like everyone else out there, you've heard how frustrating the Worker's Comp system is to navigate: * How long it takes to gets answers or explanations. * How the worker always gets screwed. * How most of the time, the worker without an attorney, just gives up on their claim, their rights and their future. That doesn't have to be YOU! It won't be with Scott Frendel. From phone call 1, the process was quick, informative and easy. I spoke with Scott within minutes of my initial call and had a Representation Agreement e-mailed or faxed (it's been more than four years...who can remember with technology changes) within minutes. Of course, now your employer's position toward you changes almost immediately. It's okay. You are represented! Here is what SOLD me on Scott Frendel; History is on his side. He told me his father was a former WC Judge. Scott himself has vast experience representing the Employer and the Employee. Perfect! Scott knows how both sides can and do attack the other. Plus, the experience gained by having a father for a judge? Enough said. I was thinking about something on the ride home yesterday from my latest WC Hearing. At this point there have probably been a dozen. How many more? Dunno, hard to say. But, this is clear: At EVERY hearing we have walked away with decision after decision in our favor. Why? How? They say, "Chance favors the prepared mind." Ever hear that? Scott is always prepared. He knows what points we can win for the day. Which we need to NOT present on that day. Scott comes prepared to win, and wins. Which means You win! In the Courtroom, Scott speaks the least and wins the most. Scott always has me informed before and after each hearing. How would I describe Scott Frendel? TENACIOUS, (when needed.) Blunt. Honest. Dedicated, Hard-working. Knowledgeable. Smart. Funny. Understanding. Compassionate. Prepared. Busy. Worthy of your trust. Okay, enough, enough. I am sure there are some good lawyers out there. You can't afford Good. It's just that simple. You can't afford Good. Scott Frendel is 'My Guy.' If you are at the beginning of, or in the midst of a Worker's Compensation case, do yourself and your family right. Hire Scott Frendel.
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Posted by Lisa | April 7, 2016
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workman's compensation case
Scott Frendel is very professional and knowledgable. He walked me through all possible scenarios and he kept me calm. He prepared me for the proceeding, made sure all evidence was in order, and his confidence in my case was assuring. The case was resolved in my favor!!! I strongly recommend him. He is an expert in his field.
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Posted by Rod | May 23, 2011
Detail Oriented, Tenacious, Terrific Follow Through
Won a favorable WC decision that was considered unlikely. Scott's knowledge of the law combined with his attention to detail made the difference. Now we await the possibility of appeal.
Posted by Avrielle | April 24, 2011
Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Responsive and Informative
Scott Frendel is a very competent and professional attorney. He is knowledgeable and passionate about his work. You don't feel like a number, but a VIP when you meet with him. Scott is very approachable and easy to talk to. He is an asset to the legal community and you will be in capable hands if you choose him as your attorney.
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  • Contingency 15%-33%
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Braunfotel &Frendel, LLc
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cherry, Edson, Kelly
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Senior Associate
  • Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch
  • 1999 - 2006


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • State University of New York
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leto v. 778 Commerce Rest.
  • The workers' compensation case settled for $60,000.00 and the personal injury case settled for $120,000.00
  • In re Sacc....
  • After the decision from the Judge was affirmed by the Appellate Court, the carrier was ordered to pay $400.00 per week. However, the claimant wanted to settle his case and after extensive negotiations the case settled for $190,000.00.
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  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Coaching recognition
  • JCC Rockland
  • 2011
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  • Verdictsearch publication
  • Diver suffered brain damage when oxygen was interrupted
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Orangetown Police Department Annual Meeting
  • New York State Workers' Compensation
  • 2016
  • The County of Rockland
  • New York Dog Bite Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Scott
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find Scott to be a very knowledgeable attorney, especially with regard to worker's compensation cases. He is very patient with his clients and always cool, calm and collected when dealing with his cases. Scott gets exceptional results and I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is hardworking & more than competent. I have worked on several matters with him over the last 15+ years & he is always on top of the situation without being hyper. He works hard for his clients & obtains exceptional results."
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