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Rothstein Law PLLC
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Your Case Is Important to Me

I will handle your case from start to finish; you will never
be passed from associate to associate.

Meet Attorney Eric Rothstein

Eric E. Rothstein

Former Assistant District Attorney and Former Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Eric E. Rothstein is former Assistant District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and a former Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Practicing law since 1991, Mr. Rothstein specializes in personal injury/accident cases and criminal defense. ... Read More

A Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney

At Rothstein Law PLLC, I know that your case is very important to you. That’s why I treat every case I handle like it’s the most important case in the office.

I will handle your case from start to finish; it won’t be passed from associate to associate like at some larger firms. I handle only a manageable number of cases at any given time and I don’t accept every case that walks in the door. This gives me the time to treat each client like he or she is my most important client. Following this business model has allowed me to recover millions of dollars for my clients.

Appointments: If you cannot make it to my office, I am happy to visit you in your home or in the hospital.

Fees: I handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis so you pay no attorney fee unless you recover money to compensate you for your injury. In criminal cases, I generally can work out a reasonable payment plan. I accept credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, and Chase Quick Pay.

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June 24, 2024 – Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Loss of Sepulcher Claim

One or both defendants (a funeral home and a cemetery) botched the decedent’s funeral by opening the wrong crypt, in the wrong building, thereby delaying the service for over an hour.  The defendants moved for summary judgment arguing that there was no case because they did not mishandle the remains or deny the clients... Read More

June 20, 2024 – Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Complaint

The Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously upheld the motion court’s granting of Mr. Rothstein’s motion to dismiss a defamation complaint.

June 17, 2024 – ACD In Death Threat Case

The police arrested the client, who had a bad criminal record, for Aggravated Harassment (PL 240.30) after he threatened to kill the receptionist at his dentist’s office and then followed that up with two phone calls. Initially, the prosecutor made no offer and then offered a violation with anger management.  However, Mr. Rothstein convinced... Read More

June 11, 2024 – Judge Dismisses Trip and Fall Case

The client held a movie premier at the co-defendant’s venue.  One of the guests, alleges that she fell due to mis-leveled floorboards.  Following the completion of discovery, Mr. Rothstein filed a summary judgment motion to dismiss the complaint because, as a licensee, the client did not possess the property and had no authority to... Read More

May 29, 2024 – Federal Judge Remands Case Back To State Court

The client slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor at a big box store and filed a lawsuit in State court against the store and the employee, both of whom are New York citizens. Despite this fact, defense counsel removed the case to federal court alleging diversity jurisdiction and that the lawsuit fraudulently... Read More

May 24, 2024 – Defendant’s Motion For Summary Judgment Denied; Plaintiffs’ Granted

The clients were back seat passengers in a for-hire-vehicle that was the last car in a multi-vehicle chain reaction collision that was recorded on dash cam video.  The driver of the first car moved for dismissal alleging that a car suddenly changed lanes in front of him.  However, the Judge accepted Mr. Rothstein’s argument... Read More

May 14 , 2024 – Insurance Carrier Offers Full Policy In Motor Vehicle Accident Case

The client’s car was hit in the rear causing him to need arthroscopic shoulder surgery.  The carrier made its usual pre-lawsuit nominal offer, so Mr. Rothstein filed suit.  After defense counsel served his Answer, Mr. Rothstein filed a motion for summary judgment on liability, which he won.  The carrier periodically raised its offer a... Read More

May 6, 2024 – Judge Grants Motion To Recuse

In a defamation action against a now sitting Judge, numerous Judges had voluntarily recused themselves due to a personal relationship with one or more of the parties.  When Mr. Rothstein learned that the most recently assigned Judge served on a legal association Board with the defendant Judge, he emailed her Part asking if she... Read More

April 26, 2024 – Judge Grants Summary Judgment On Liability In Motor Vehicle Accident

The defendant’s vehicle struck the client’s car in the rear. Once defense counsel filed his Answer, Mr. Rothstein moved for summary judgment on liability and to dismiss the comparative negligence affirmative defense.  The Judge rejected the defendant’s short-stop defense and her claim that she did not see the client’s brake lights go on and... Read More

April 5, 2024 – Full Policy Settlement In Car Accident Case

Another driver struck the client’s car in the rear causing him to exacerbate prior knee injuries that now require surgery.  After continually peppering the other driver’s insurance adjuster with medical records, and a recent Worker’s Compensation IME report, the carrier relented and offered its full $100,000 policy.  Mr. Rothstein will now go after the... Read More

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