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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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February 2, 2023 – Defamation case dismissed

The plaintiff, a prolific pro se litigant, sued his former co-worker for defamation claiming that statements she made about him caused their employer to fire him.  The client’s lawyer hired Mr. Rothstein on the eve of jury selection to try the case. Upon reviewing the file, Mr. Rothstein determined that the complaint failed to state... Read More

February 1, 2023 – Judge Orders Defendant To Provide Discovery

After a third-party defendant failed to respond to Mr. Rothstein discovery demands he filed a motion to compel.  At the oral argument, the third-party defendant’s lawyer agreed to provide the discovery within 45 days.  However, Mr. Rothstein objected to such a long period because the third-party’s recalcitrance had already delayed the case for a... Read More

January 30, 2023 – $600,000 Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case

The clients’ mother’s casket got struck while being lowered at the cemetery and the employees then treated it roughly while trying to raise it back up, damaging it and causing it to open.  As soon as the cemetery filed its Answer, Mr. Rothstein successfully moved for summary judgment on liability thereby starting interest accruing. ... Read More

January 11, 2023 – $240,000 Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case

A funeral home claimed the clients’ deceased relative from the Medical Examiner’s Office and embalmed the remains without authority. The embalming job was poor resulting in the need to have a closed casket funeral.  Although the funeral home alleged that it had oral authority and that the embalming was proper, the case settled in... Read More

January 3, 2023 – Criminal Mischief Case Dismissed

The police arrested the client for criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child (PL 145.00 & 265.10) after he allegedly damaged his 12-year-old child’s cell phone by throwing it to the ground.  The client’s ex-wife sought the arrest, and it was the second time in recent months that she had him arrested. ... Read More

November23, 2022 – $150,000 Settlement In Loss of Sepulcher Case

The client’s baby died in a hospital two hours after birth.   Following the funeral and cremation, the funeral home delivered the ashes of the wrong child to the client.  During a pre-lawsuit mediation, the defendant’s insurance company settled the case for $150,000.

November 7, 2022 – Judge Denies Attorney General’s Motion To Dismiss

After the client fell at a State-owned roller rink, Mr. Rothstein filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court against the negligent skate guard. The NYS Attorney General moved to dismiss claiming that the Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case because it was really against the State and could only be litigated in... Read More

November 2, 2022 – Six-Figure Settlement In Premises Case Settles At Mediation

The client tripped and fell over a hose when a building worker pulled out the slack just as he was walking by causing a non-surgical fractured wrist, and injuries to his back, knees, and arms.  Mr. Rothstein obtained summary judgment in May 2019, so almost 33 percent interest had already accrued, which created pressure... Read More

October 25, 2022 – Criminal Harassment Charges Dismissed

The District Attorney charged the client with harassment (Penal Law 240.26(1)) and aggravated harassment (Penal Law 240(30)(1)(a)) based on text messages that he allegedly sent to his ex-girlfriend.  The Judge agreed with Mr. Rothstein that the charges were facially insufficient because they did not allege a threat to the complaining witness’ physical safety and... Read More

October 24, 2022 – City Settles False Arrest and Detention Case For $200,000

In 1994, the police in Manhattan arrested someone with the same name as the client for possessing drugs with the intent to sell.  When the person failed to return to court, a Judge issued a warrant for his arrest.  In 2011, the Sheriff in Albany arrested the client on a local charge and the... Read More

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