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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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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 (  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

August 25, 2022 – Airport Drug Importation Case Dismissed

A Customs and Border Protection agent arrested the client after finding Ketamine inside shampoo bottles in his luggage upon his arrival at JFK Airport.  The client claimed that he was duped by a friend and had text messages to prove it.  Mr. Rothstein repeatedly asked the Assistant DA to produce the text messages, which... Read More

August 24, 2022 – Carrier Offers Full Policy In Motor Vehicle Accident Case

A driver backed into the client while he was crossing the street, causing tears in his ankle.  The carrier initially made a low offer because the MRI report said the tears were prior injuries, so Mr. Rothstein filed a lawsuit and moved for summary judgment on liability.  As the carrier gradually raised its offer,... Read More

August 22, 2022 – Felony assault case dismissed

The police arrested the client on felony assault charges because he beat up the complaining witness (“CW”), causing an orbital eye fracture.  However, Mr. Rothstein’s investigation proved that the CW verbally accosted the client at a bar and later that night jumped him outside his home when he returned from seeing friends.  Mr. Rothstein... Read More

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

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