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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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November 29, 2023 – Judge Denies Pro Se’s Motion To Dismiss/Stay Judgment

After getting a pro se plaintiff’s defamation case dismissed, Mr. Rothstein took steps to enforcement the resulting money judgment.  The pro se then file an Order To Show Cause seeking to either dismiss or stay the judgment pending his appeal.  In opposition, Mr. Rothstein noted that the plaintiff failed to discuss the relevant statute,... Read More

November 22, 2023 – ACD With Two Week Dismissal In Weapons Case

The police at LaGuardia Airport arrested the client after finding an expandable baton in his carryon bag (Penal Law section 265.01).  The client is a licensed security guard in Connecticut and certified to use a baton. The baton was in the bag that he uses to transport his equipment to and from work. Unfortunately,... Read More

November 13, 2023 – Lien Disallowed

In a wrongful death compromise proceeding in Surrogate’s Court, the Department of Social Services asserted a lien against the client’s recovery.  Mr. Rothstein filed papers opposing the lien and asked the Judge to disallow it.  After reviewing the submissions, the Judge agreed with Mr. Rothstein and disallowed the lien, saving the client thousands of... Read More

October 12, 2023 – ACD In Strangulation and Assault Case

The police arrested the client after his ex-girlfriend alleged that he assaulted and strangled her during an argument (Penal Law sections 121.12 and 120.00).  The client stated that his ex pointed a handgun at him, and the police later arrested her for this as she had a gun license.  During negotiations, Mr. Rothstein repeatedly... Read More

October 11, 2023 – Case Dismissed Due To No Jurisdiction Over The Defendant In New York

The plaintiff, who lives in New York, sued the client, who lives in California, based on social media posts she made in California.  Mr. Rothstein filed a pre-Answer motion to dismiss the case arguing that the Court lacked personal jurisdiction over the client in New York.  After reading the motion papers, the Judge agreed... Read More

October 2, 2023 – Settlement In Slip and Fall Case

The client was injured when he fell down the stairs at the deli where he worked due to wetness.  As the client received workers’ compensation benefits, he could not sue his employer, so Mr. Rothstein investigated suing the building’s owner.  The usual defense in cases like this is that building owner is an out-of-possession... Read More

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.

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