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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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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

October 17, 2022 – ACD In Criminal Tampering/Criminal Nuisance Case

The Fire Marshall arrested the client for allegedly smearing feces on the door of a fire station in violation of Penal Law section 145.14 (Criminal Tampering), Penal Law 240.45 (Criminal Nuisance), and several lesser charges.  The case relied on circumstantial evidence based on surveillance showing a person carrying a wooden stick and a plastic... Read More

October 7, 2022 – Courts Awards Legal Fees And Costs In Connection With Anti-SLAPP Win

In a defamation case controlled by the revised anti-SLAPP law, the motion court previously granted Mr. Rothstein’s motion to dismiss the case but did not address his request for legal fees and costs under the statute.  Therefore, Mr. Rothstein filed a motion to re-argue, which the grant granted and awarded his client legal fees... Read More

September 27, 2022 – Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal

A doctor sued the client for defamation after she posted negative reviews on the internet.  The motion court granted Mr. Rothstein’s pre-Answer motion to dismiss the case and the doctor appealed.  The First Department affirmed the dismissal.  Kerns v Ishida (2022-02232).pdf (nycourts.gov).  Mr. Rothstein will continue to seek an judgment against the doctor for... Read More

September 8, 2022 – Walk-Away In Breach of Contract Case

The plaintiff had an extra-marital affair with the client and then sued her for $60,000, which he claimed he loaned her to pay her student loans. The client claimed that it was a gift.  While doing the new case intake, Mr. Rothstein discovered that the plaintiff gave the client a sexually transmitted disease, so... Read More

September 1, 2022 – Settlement In Uninsured Motorist Case

An uninsured car from Pennsylvania hit plaintiff’s vehicle in the rear.  As the other car did not have insurance, Mr. Rothstein filed a claim with the client’s insurance carrier for SUM benefits.  Despite dealing with a difficult insurance carrier and the client’s injuries overlapping those he sustained in an earlier accident, Mr. Rothstein negotiated... Read More

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