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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 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


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    32 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    32 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    32 years
  4. Unspecified: 5%



Hourly ($275-450/hour), contingent (25-40%)

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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  • Richard E Weltman

    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.


    Richard Weltman Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

747 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977

210 Summit Avenue
Montvale, NJ, 07645

747 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Spring Valley, New York, 109776224



FLMember in Good Standing198606/19/2016
NYCurrently registered 198603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Commercial LitigationAmerican Lawyer Media2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperlawyers.com2013
Super LawyerSuperlawyers.com2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Edward Hennessy ScholarBoston University School of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerKantrowitz, Goldhmaer & Graifman, P.C.>1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)Member1990 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1986 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, BinghamtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982