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About me

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 damage.I secured a settlement of $15,000,000.00 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.   





Contact info

Braunfotel & Frendel LLC

49 Maple Avenue
New City, NY, 10956

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 45%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    18 years, 500 cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    18 years, 250 cases
  4. Social Security: 5%



Contingent (15-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric William Zitofsky

    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.


    Eric Zitofsky Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Paul B Goldhamer

    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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    Relationship: Worked together on matter


NYCurrently registered 199703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2016
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Coaching recognitionJCC Rockland2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerBraunfotel &Frendel, LLc2006 - Present
AssociateCherry, Edson, Kelly2001 - 2003
Senior AssociateAaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch1999 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2007 - Present
Rockland County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guarascio v. Drake Associates, Inc.Mediation: $15,000,000.00 Settlement
In the Matter of PHFClaimant Widow received workers' compensation benefits for the remainder of her life following the death of her husband, which was deemed to be work related.
Balducci v. Mt. Sinai, et. al.Settled for $1.85 million dollars.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Verdictsearch publicationDiver suffered brain damage when oxygen was interrupted2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
State University of New YorkBusiness Economics,BS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The County of RocklandNew York Dog Bite Law2013