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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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June 1, 2022 – DA Declines To Prosecute Criminal Contempt Case

The police were looking to arrest the client for allegedly violating a Family Court order of protection based on his ex-wife’s claim that he went to her house and made her fearful.  Mr. Rothstein scheduled a surrender but then convinced the DA’s Office not to prosecute because ACS had already found that the woman’s... Read More

May 31, 2022 – Judge Orders City To Provide Discovery

In a 2017 false arrest case where a key issue is whether the client was the person arrested in 1994, the prosecutor gave the City a copy of its file but the City added redactions in key places that undercut Mr. Rothstein’s ability to prove that his client was not the person arrested back... Read More

May 26, 2022 – ACD Sealed Early

After being prosecuted for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife, the client accepted a family ACD with an order of protection that kept the case open for one year.  The client later contacted Mr. Rothstein because he wanted immediate sealing in order to get a professional license.  Mr. Rothstein put together a compelling case, including proof... Read More

May 23, 2022 – DA Consents To Statement’s Suppression

The police arrested the client for sexual assault and the DA served notice that he allegedly told the police that he told the woman that he was sorry for everything.  However, Mr. Rothstein served Ring camera footage of the arrest that showed that the client was in custody at the time he made the... Read More

May 17, 2022 – Criminal Mischief Case Ends With Immediate Sealing

The police arrested the client after he “jumped” on the hood and windshield of the complaining witness’ car, allegedly causing scratches and a crack in the glass.  The prosecutor initially sought over $1,000 in restitution but Mr. Rothstein found surveillance video of the incident showing that the client gently hopped on the car and... Read More

May 13, 2022 – Carrier Tenders $100,000 Policy

A car hit the client as she was crossing the street causing a dental fracture, PTSD, and TBI.  The insurance carrier did not initially take the case seriously, offering only $2,000 to settle.  Although the client was walking outside the crosswalk, Mr. Rothstein successfully moved for summary judgment on liability based on a recent... Read More

May 11, 2022 – Judge Reaffirms Granting Motion To Restrain Assets

After winning the motion referred to directly below, defense counsel complained that the Judge did not consider his opposition papers. The lawyers all signed a stipulation asking the Judge to consider that portion of the motion.  The Judge subsequently granted reconsideration and reached the same decision, leaving the restraint in place.

April 29, 2022 – Judge Grants Motion To Restrain Assets And Amend Complaint

After winning summary judgment in an oil spill case, Mr. Rothstein filed a motion to restrain the delivery company from transferring any assets and to add its insurance company’s parent company as a defendant.  After reading the motion papers, the Judge granted both applications.

April 26, 2022 – Wrongful Death Case Settles For Full Policies

A car hit and killed the client’s mother as she was crossing the street.  Following discovery, and the setting of a trial date, the case settled for the full limits of both insurance policies (one for owner of the car and the other for her mother, who was driving).

April 7, 2022 – Judge Denies Defendant’s Request For Authorizations

In a SUM case, the defense sought an unrestricted authorization to get the client’s no-fault file from a prior accident.  Mr. Rothstein opposed on the ground that it would give the defense records unrelated to this case.  The Judge agreed and denied the request.  The Judge also denied the defense’s request for authorizations for... Read More

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