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!
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 12/11/2014
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|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|
|NYU School of Law||Law--JD||1983|
|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|
|Construction worker who fell off the roof of a building under construction||$1,000,000.00|
|Injury of a newborn child caused by medical negligence||$1,900,000.00|
Posted by June
Mon Sep 28 2015
Posted by anonymous
Fri Dec 05 2014