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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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August 3, 2022 – City Settles 24-Hour Unlawful Detention Case for $40,000

After pleading guilty to drunk driving, the Judge sentenced the client to 5-days in jail. However, the client already had 6-days of jail time credit from prior to making bail so the Department of Correction should have quickly released him.  Unfortunately, the Correction Officers failed to calculate the jail time while he was still... Read More

August 3, 2022 – Judge Denied Defendant’s Pre-Answer Motion To Dismiss

The clients were riding in a car service that was involved in a multi-car accident.  After Mr. Rothstein filed a lawsuit, the car service made a pre-Answer motion to dismiss the case (claiming the driver was an independent contract0r) based largely on an employee’s affidavit.  Mr. Rothstein argued in opposition that an affidavit is... Read More

August 2, 2022 – Judge Upholds Order Restraining Company

After winning summary judgment on liability in an oil spill case, Mr. Rothstein obtained a court order restraining the defendant’s assets. The defendant then moved to reargue claiming that the Judge overlooked the facts and the law and asking that the restraint be lifted.  After considering the motion papers, the Judge largely kept the... Read More

July 27, 2022 – Judge Dismisses Case At Inquest

The plaintiff claimed that he fell in an apartment the client rented him.  Unfortunately, the client failed to respond to the lawsuit and plaintiff obtained a default judgment and an inquest on damages.  During the first day, Mr. Rothstein started – but did not finish – cross-examining the plaintiff when an evidentiary issue arose. ... Read More

July 21, 2022 – Judge Grants Plaintiff Summary Judgment In Sidewalk Trip and Fall Case

It is rare for a plaintiff to win summary judgment on liability in a sidewalk trip and fall case – because you need to prove that the defendant had notice of the condition – but Mr. Rothstein just did it.  The client tripped over a Con Ed grating and Mr. Rothstein found photographs of... Read More

July 20, 2022 – Judge Order City To Produce Discovery

In 2017, the NYPD arrested the client pursuant to a warrant issued in 1994. Although the client has the same name as the person in the warrant, it is not him.  Mr. Rothstein obtained a fingerprint comparison the prosecutor did in 1996 proving that the client was not the person arrested in 1994 plus... Read More

July 15, 2022 – Judge Dismisses 2/3 of Case, Orders Traverse Hearing On Remaining Count

The plaintiff sued the client for assault and two other claims.  Mr. Rothstein made a pre-Answer motion to dismiss the other claims because they are duplicative of the assault and to dismiss the assault for failure to properly serve the summons and complaint. After reading the motion papers, the Judge dismissed the two claims... Read More

June 30, 2022 – Settlement With Bankrupt Drug Manufacturer

For years, the client’s doctors overprescribed potent pain killers, creating a serious addiction. The client’s attorney asked Mr. Rothstein to co-counsel on the case, and they sued the doctors, pharmacists, and the drug manufacturer.  Early in the litigation, the drug manufacturer filed for bankruptcy and its lawyers moved to dismiss the case on that... Read More

June 1, 2022 – DA Declines To Prosecute Criminal Contempt Case

The police were looking to arrest the client for allegedly violating a Family Court order of protection based on his ex-wife’s claim that he went to her house and made her fearful.  Mr. Rothstein scheduled a surrender but then convinced the DA’s Office not to prosecute because ACS had already found that the woman’s... Read More

May 31, 2022 – Judge Orders City To Provide Discovery

In a 2017 false arrest case where a key issue is whether the client was the person arrested in 1994, the prosecutor gave the City a copy of its file but the City added redactions in key places that undercut Mr. Rothstein’s ability to prove that his client was not the person arrested back... Read More

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