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Barry Scott Kantrowitz

Litigation Attorney at Chestnut Ridge, NY

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

About Barry

Learn Barry’s areas of practice.

The law firm of KGG began as a family business, and Barry takes that legacy very seriously. He handles the day to day operations of the firm’s non-matrimonial litigation department, trying civil, negligence, criminal and corporate cases. Most of his time is dedicated to preparing and trying cases relating to personal injury, professional malpractice and corporate and complex commercial disputes. Barry has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell with a 5.0, the highest possible score. He has also been selected as a 2010, 2011 and 2012 “Super Lawyer” in New York by Superlawyers.com. He has lectured to college students at Brandeis and Boston Universities and has taught classes to train future lawyers.

Serving the Community

Barry has served on the board of the JCC Association of North America, which is the central agency for the Jewish Community Center Movement in the U.S. and Canada. He is also a past president of the JCC Rockland and was instrumental in the JCC’s acquisition of its new 135,000 square foot home in West Nyack. Barry previously served as an officer on the Rockland Community College Foundation Board. Barry is very active in civic and charitable organizations and has been honored by various civic groups for his service.

Professional Profile

Barry received his undergraduate degree from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton. During his studies at Boston University School of Law, he was honored as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar and an Edward Henessey Scholar. He graduated cum laude. Barry is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey and Florida, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Barry Kantrowitz is a member of the New York State and New Jersey State Trial Lawyers Associations, and the State Bar Associations of New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Legal Experience

Within just a few years of joining the firm, Barry proved himself to be a standout young attorney. In 1988, he obtained a $9,200,000 jury verdict in connection with the death of two teenagers at a construction site accident. At the time, it made history as the largest verdict of its kind in Rockland County. In addition to representing individual claimants, Barry has represented numerous large corporate clients in complex litigation. Recently, Barry successfully defended Tyco International in a $40,000,000 claim against a fire suppression subsidiary.

Both large and small companies have looked to Barry for representation in complex matters. Two of Barry’s reported trials resulted in favorable verdicts for individual clients who took on formidable corporate defendants. In Vesco vs. North Star Steel, Barry obtained a Federal judgment in excess of $1,500,000 against a subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated, one of the largest privately held companies in the world. In Boyajian vs. C&R Realty, Barry represented a minority shareholder who received an award in excess of $600,000.00 based on oppressive conduct by the majority. In 2008, Barry obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1,000,000 for a client injured in a slip and fall case. In 2011, Barry tried a slip and fall case in Rockland County in which he achieved a verdict in excess of $800,000. There was no money offered by the insurance company prior to trial, and the client collected the verdict with interest after Barry successfully neutralized the defendant’s appeal. More of Barry’s notable personal injury recoveries are listed in the “Personal Injury Recoveries” section of this site.

You can contact Bergen County injury attorney Barry S. Kantrowitz by phone at 800-660-7843 or by filling out our online contact form.

Areas of Practice
  • Negligence and Personal Injury Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Civil and Criminal Trials
  • Commercial Real Estate

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Licensed for 36 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1986
Updated 07/18/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/04/2022

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Barry Scott Kantrowitz
Barry Scott Kantrowitz
210 Summit Avenue
Montvale, NJ, 07645
Barry Scott Kantrowitz
747 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Spring Valley, NY, 109776224
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Posted by gabe | August 8, 2013
former client
Barry is a first class attorney and always there for his clients, he handled my case properly efficiently and expeditiously. If you are looking for a competent personal injury or general litigator attorney Barry Kantrowitz is the one to call. I strongly recommend Barry. Gabe
Posted by Richard | August 7, 2013
Evaluation of the Law Firm Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C.
I was most impressed by the professionalism and thoroughness of the law firm Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifma, P.C., in their handling of my personal injury case. During the time this case was in progress, I was subject to various depositions. The lawyers I worked with were very effective in preparing me for each time I was deposed, particularly in the review of all pertinent information subject to examination. I was also impressed with the thoroughness of their administration, and their keeping me in the loop by providing all information and correspondence relative to the case. Finally, I found them very effective in the settlement of my case. I would strongly recommend this law firm to anyone; to me, they are second to none.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Kantrowitz, Goldhmaer & Graifman, P.C.>
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • Boston Univeristy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1985
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Commercial Litigation
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Superlawyers.com
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Superlawyers.com
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Edward Hennessy Scholar
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to recommend Barry Kantrowitz as an aggressive client advocate and effective business litigator. We've worked together more than once, on both NY and NJ matters. Barry is whip smart, diligent and tenacious."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent litigator, experienced, and a fighter for his clients."
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Chestnut Ridge Litigation Lawyer Barry Scott Kantrowitz
Barry Scott Kantrowitz
Litigation Attorney
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Licensed for 36 years