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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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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

April 4, 2024 – Six-Figure Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case

A funeral home released the decedent’s ashes to an unauthorized family member, who then spread them by the ocean, which the clients only learned about via a Facebook video.  After litigating the case, the defendant’s insurance carrier paid $249,500 to settle.

March 27, 2024 – Judge Grants DWI Client A Hardship Driver’s License

The police arrested the client for DUI (VTL 1192.1, 1192.2, 1192.3) after he was found asleep at the wheel and blew a 0.13 on the breathalyzer test.  At his initial court appearance, the Judge suspended the client’s driver’s license, as required by law, and set the matter down for a hardship hearing. The client... Read More

March 1, 2024 – Pro Se Complaint Dismissed Due To Pending Prior Action

The pro se plaintiff sued the client in State court for malicious prosecution and conversation of his personal property.  However, several days before filing the case, the pro se filed a case in federal court making the same claims.  Therefore, Mr. Rothstein filed a motion in the State court case to dismiss because a... Read More

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

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