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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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September 28, 2023 – Bankruptcy Judge Denies Discharge

In a civil assault and battery case, Mr. Rothstein obtained a default judgment against the person who assaulted his client.  After years of garnishing his wages, the defendant filed for bankruptcy. Mr. Rothstein obtained summary judgment, but the District Court reversed the decision on two issues and remanded the case for a hearing. After... Read More

September 20, 2023 – ACD In Assault Case

The police arrested the client after his girlfriend alleged that he threw her phone outside their apartment and assaulted her after she took his.  Mr. Rothstein obtained an affidavit from someone the complaining witness told the incident was a misunderstanding.  Based on the affidavit and the client’s justification defense (terminating the larceny of his... Read More

September 7, 2023 – Judge Denies Motion To Vacate Earlier Decision

Mr. Rothstein previously filed a motion to vacate on Notice To Admit because it improperly sought admissions regarding the ultimate issue in the case.  When the defense failed to follow the court’s rules regarding the adjournment of motions, the Judge granted the motion without opposition, finding that the Notice To Admit was improper.  The... Read More

September 6, 2023 – Judge Dismisses Civil Assault Case

After prevailing at a traverse hearing, Mr. Rothstein filed a motion to confirm the Special Referee’s report and to dismiss the case.  The plaintiff did not oppose the motion and the Judge granted it, ending the case against the client.

August 9, 2023 – Referee Recommends Dismissal Due To Ineffective Service of Process

The plaintiff sued the client for assault following an alleged incident on the street (that never happened). After Mr. Rothstein got her case dismissed for failing to timely serve the complaint, her lawyer commenced a new action.  Mr. Rothstein then moved to dismiss based on ineffective service of process.  At a traverse hearing, Mr.... Read More

July 11, 2023 – Federal Judge Denies Rule 12(b)(6) Motion To Dismiss

In a legal malpractice case, the defendant attorneys filed a pre-Answer motion to dismiss arguing they had exercised their professional judgment in selecting one strategy over another and that the allegations regarding causation were speculative.  Mr. Rothstein argued – and the Judge agreed – that the defendants did not, and could not, establish their... Read More

June 23, 2023 – Assault and Obstruction of Breathing Case Dismissed

Based on a complaint by his wife, the police arrested the client for assault (PL 120.00) and obstruction of breathing (PL 121.11-A). The client denied the allegations.  Based on Mr. Rothstein’s investigation, it appeared that the wife was trying to gain an advantage in an upcoming divorce, so Mr. Rothstein advised the client to... Read More

June 2, 2023 – Settlement In Negligent Security/Assault Case

The client was injured at a club when another patron threw a glass bottle at him causing facial scarring.  Mr. Rothstein did a FOIL request to the police and found two recent prior similar incidents and also hired a security expert to opine on the club’s negligence.  The case settled for over $600,000.

May 31, 2023 – Civil Case Ends Without Client Paying

A person who tripped and fell in front of the client’s co-op sued him, the property owner, the managing agent, and the City.  Mr. Rothstein got the plaintiff’s lawyer to acknowledge that the client had no liability and provided him with photos and emails that the client’s daughter sent the managing agent prior to... Read More

May 24, 2023 – Assault Case Dismissed

The police arrested the client for assault (Penal Law 120.00) and obstruction of breathing (Penal Law 121.11) based upon his roommate’s complaint.  However, Mr. Rothstein’s investigation revealed that the complaining witness attacked the client in his room while he was packing to move out and that the client briefly restrained him to deescalate the... Read More

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