Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce - President
Nassau County Bar Association - Mentor
Nassau County Bar Association - Coach, High School Mock Trial Team
Why I Became a Lawyer
When I was growing up, like other boys my age, I wanted to be a fireman, baseball player, farmer or an astronaut! When I got older, I watched my brother attend medical school and thought, "That's interesting!" When I saw his medical textbooks, it didn't look too interesting.
In college I became active in several social action groups, working with senior citizens and becoming active in a Speaker's Bureau. I met a lot of different people, and saw families struggle through difficult times and triumph over their obstacles.
I thought about the things I liked to do: meet new people, learn new things and help solve problems. Becoming a lawyer seemed to be an ideal profession where I could do all of these things.
I attended NYU Law School and found that the law was an exciting place for new ideas and challenging solutions to the issues of the day. When I began practicing law, I discovered that I could help people and make a difference in someone's life. My passion and dedication to practicing law were born!
Practicing law is like solving a jigsaw puzzle: Where are the missing pieces? How do they fit? What will it eventually look like? It's exciting, challenging and fulfilling.
Each day I meet new people and learn new things. I use the law to help people find solutions to their concerns and make an impact on their lives: recovering from a serious accident, going through a difficult divorce or planning for the future.
While I'm not a fireman, baseball player, farmer or astronaut, I'm very proud and happy to be a lawyer!
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Small Business Person of the Year||Nassau County Council of Chambers||2011|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel, P.C.||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce||President||N/A|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Woman shot by a shopkeeper||$4,000,000.00|
|Injured worker who fell off a ladder while cleaning equipment on a roof||$1,000,000.00|
|Child who ran out into the roadway and was struck by a car||$1,000,000.00|
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|NYU School of Law||Law||Law--JD||1983|