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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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February 29, 2024 – Slip and Fall Case Settles In Mediation For Six-Figure Amount

The client slipped and fell while walking down the ramp at his parking garage while it was raining, fracturing his patella.  After discovery ended, all parties moved for summary judgment, which the Judge denied.  However, in a big win for Mr. Rothstein, the Judge held that the ramp was too steep as a matter... Read More

February 26, 2024 – Civil Assault Case Settles Without Client Contribuing

The client, a hospital security guard, punched the plaintiff in the nose following a dispute over a parking space.  After Mr. Rothstein got the client’s criminal case dismissed, the plaintiff sued him, and the hospital, for assault and battery.  During depositions, Mr. Rothstein established that the client felt that he was in imminent danger... Read More

February 16, 2024 – Judge Lifts Automatic Stay On Discovery If Defendants File Motion To Dimiss

Plaintiff lawyers usually grant defense counsel’s request to extend their time to respond to the Complaint. In this case, because the client is 83 years old, Mr. Rothstein declined to do so unless defense counsel agreed to continue discovery if they filed a motion to dismiss.  When the parties could not agree, defense counsel... Read More

February 7, 2024 – Federal Court Case Dismissed

The pro se plaintiff sued the client in federal court alleging that she failed to return his tools and caused him emotional distress.  The Judge granted Mr. Rothstein’s motion to dismiss based on the plaintiff’s failure to properly allege complete diversity jurisdiction.

January 19, 2024 – Criminal Possession of Stolen Property Case Dismissed

The police arrested the client for possessing a stolen moped (Penal Law 164.40).  However, Mr. Rothstein’s investigation showed that the client was also a victim as he bought the moped from someone on Facebook Marketplace.  Mr. Rothstein provided the District Attorney’s Office with FB messages about the transaction and numerous documents attesting to the... Read More

December 11, 2023 – Six-Figure Settlement In Trip and Fall Case

The client tripped and fell due to a hole abutting a sidewalk grating.  Mr. Rothstein previously obtained summary judgment against the company that owns the grate and trial was on damages only.  During a court settlement conference, the Judge helped Mr. Rothstein negotiate a six-figure settlement for a fractured humeral bone that did not... Read More

December 5, 2023 – DA Drops DUI Case

After hitting a car in the rear, the police arrested the client for driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. (VTL 1192.1, 1192.3, and 1192.4.)  Despite the allegation that the police smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath and his admission that he had a few drinks, Mr. Rothstein convinced the... Read More

November 29, 2023 – Judge Denies Pro Se’s Motion To Dismiss/Stay Judgment

After getting a pro se plaintiff’s defamation case dismissed, Mr. Rothstein took steps to enforcement the resulting money judgment.  The pro se then file an Order To Show Cause seeking to either dismiss or stay the judgment pending his appeal.  In opposition, Mr. Rothstein noted that the plaintiff failed to discuss the relevant statute,... Read More

November 22, 2023 – ACD With Two Week Dismissal In Weapons Case

The police at LaGuardia Airport arrested the client after finding an expandable baton in his carryon bag (Penal Law section 265.01).  The client is a licensed security guard in Connecticut and certified to use a baton. The baton was in the bag that he uses to transport his equipment to and from work. Unfortunately,... Read More

November 13, 2023 – Lien Disallowed

In a wrongful death compromise proceeding in Surrogate’s Court, the Department of Social Services asserted a lien against the client’s recovery.  Mr. Rothstein filed papers opposing the lien and asked the Judge to disallow it.  After reviewing the submissions, the Judge agreed with Mr. Rothstein and disallowed the lien, saving the client thousands of... Read More

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