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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

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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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May 24, 2023 – Assault Case Dismissed

The police arrested the client for assault (Penal Law 120.00) and obstruction of breathing (Penal Law 121.11) based upon his roommate’s complaint.  However, Mr. Rothstein’s investigation revealed that the complaining witness attacked the client in his room while he was packing to move out and that the client briefly restrained him to deescalate the... Read More

May 15, 2023 – Directed Verdict In Employment Case

The plaintiff (who files many pro se lawsuits), sued his prior employer for allegedly not properly compensating him for salary, unused vacation and sick time, severance, and a retroactive cost of living adjustment (COLA).  After the plaintiff rested his case, Mr. Rothstein made a motion to dismiss all five of his remaining causes of... Read More

May 11, 2023 – Judge Dismisses Workplace Harassment Claim

The plaintiff, representing himself, used to work for the client, a corporation, and sued it alleging it owed him money for unpaid salary, unused vacation dates, unused sick days, and severance. The plaintiff also sued seeking compensation for an “unbearable working environment” and “mental abuse” by his supervisor. On the first day of the... Read More

May 10, 2023 – Judge Grants Protective Order and Strikes Notice To Admit

In a loss of sepulcher case, the defense served a Notice To Admit seeking to have one of the clients admit to the contents of a text message he allegedly sent to a relative about her taking possession of the decedent’s ashes.  Mr. Rothstein moved for a protective order and to strike the Notice... Read More

May 5, 2023 – Judge Denies Defendant’s Motion To Dismiss

A corporation in a trip and fall case made a pre-Answer motion to dismiss the action against its employee based on the allegation that he was not working on the day in question. The corporation supported its motion with a supervisor’s affidavit and the employee’s purported timesheet.  Mr. Rothstein opposed the motion, arguing that... Read More

April 10, 2023 – Judge Grants Motion For Costs and Fees

After Mr. Rothstein successfully moved to dismiss a defamation case, the plaintiff appealed.  The Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal and Mr. Rothstein filed a motion to direct the plaintiff to pay his client’s appellate legal fees and costs, which the Judge granted.

April 10, 2023 – Court Dismisses Affirmative Defenses

In a lawsuit against an insurance company to recover underinsured motorist coverage, the carrier’s lawyer refused to withdraw multiple affirmative defenses after the completion of discovery, including comparative negligence, in a case where the client was a back seat passenger who did nothing to cause the action, Mr. Rothstein then filed a motion to... Read More

March 27, 2023 – Eric Rothstein Named To The Super Lawyers List For 12th Consecutive Year

Eric Rothstein has been selected to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list for the 12th year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is... Read More

March 17, 2023 – Client Gets 3 Month Order of Protection Despite Violation Petition

After having the client arrested for stalking and harassment (which Mr. Rothstein got dismissed), the complaining witness (“CW”) filed a petition in Family Court seeking a two-year order of protection and then filed a violation petition, seeking a 5-year order of protection, after the client accidently sent a photo to an old text group... Read More

March 9, 2023 – Not Guilty Verdict In Rape and Sexual Abuse Case

The client’s ex-girlfriend accused him of a series of crimes that allegedly occurred during the two months they dated in high school including rape, sexual abuse, assault, choking, and secretly recording her performing oral sex on him.  The DA had no corroborating evidence and Mr. Rothstein was able to show that young woman made... Read More

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