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Sanocki Newman & Turret, LLP

Drawing upon their 100-plus years of collective experience in the fields of medical malpractice, negligence and products liability, Edward Sanocki, Ira Newman & David Turret are dedicated to providing effective and personal advocacy to those who have been injured.
The three partners, along with a superb group of associate attorneys, Of Counsel attorney and support staff, join together to successfully litigate a variety of matters involving complex and difficult issues.

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Edward J. Sanocki, Jr.

Partner

T. 212-962-1190
F. 212-964-1573
esanocki@sntlawfirm.com
http://sntlawfirm.com

In 1978, just six months after his admission to practice law in the State of New York, Edward J. Sanocki, Jr., tried his first case in the United States District Court in New York – and won. Since that time, Mr. Sanocki has successfully tried innumerable cases and has developed a reputation as a premier trial attorney who does not shy away from the “tough cases.” His areas of specialty include medical malpractice, products liability, automobile accidents and construction accidents. With his innate skill and ability, he has obtained large awards for claimants in cases involving brain damage, paralysis, cognitive and intellectual impairment, blindness, spinal cord injuries, birth trauma, loss of limbs and wrongful death. In addition, Mr. Sanocki’s trial expertise has produced successful verdicts in both commercial cases and breach of contract matters. Over the course of his career, Mr. Sanocki has achieved recognition for his trial prowess. He has frequently been listed in the New York Law Journal’s annual publication of “Top Medical Malpractice Verdicts” as the trial attorney who obtained some of the highest awards for his clients. In fact, a number of his verdicts have been featured as the “Verdict of the Month” in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter. Mr. Sanocki’s past results include a multi-million dollar verdict in a neurological medical malpractice case that was, at the time and for over a decade thereafter, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Supreme Court, Westchester County history. In addition, Mr. Sanocki was the trial attorney in a case that resulted in a large settlement for a well-known Hollywood comedienne in the United States District Court in Connecticut. An Emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers, Mr. Sanocki has lectured extensively on the subject of trial advocacy and personal injury litigation. These lectures have covered a broad range of topics including “Recent Decisions” and “Jury Selection” seminars for the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. His extensive knowledge and skill has earned him speaking engagements before the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers, and the New York State Bar Association on various trial topics from “Effective Opening Statements” to “Summations.” Most recently he spoke on “Legal Night” at the Hall of Justice in Harlem for The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Besides lecturing, Mr. Sanocki was asked to contribute an educational article in Europe on the subject of “Medical Malpractice,” which was featured on the front page of the Albanian Journal newspaper, and published in the Health Section of that publication. Mr. Sanocki was born in Detroit, Michigan. His passion for the law and commitment to help people are defining qualities for his outstanding legal achievements.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Products Liability Personal Injury, Negligence, Automobile negligence Construction Accidents Commercial Law

Admitted: 1978, New York; 1979, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. Court Of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. Law School: New York Law School, J.D. 1977. Graduate School: University of Tennessee, M.A. 1974. College: University of Michigan, A.B, 1972. Biography: Achieved ranking as one of the “Top 1% of Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Trial Counsel In New York,” by Medical Malpractice Lawyers Magazine, published in 2012. Has been recognized by Martindale-Hubble as being judged “AV Preeminent,” which is that organization's highest peer review rating, and based upon legal ability and high ethical standards. Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 1992 to present. Co-author, Products Liability Column, New York Law Journal, 1989-90. Chairman, Products Liability Committee, 1987-88, Member Board of Directors, 1990-1993, New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Member, New York State Bar Association. Sustaining Member, American Trial Lawyers Association.

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Ira M. Newman

Partner

T. 212-962-1190
F. 212-964-1573
inewman@sntlawfirm.com
http://sntlawfirm.com

Having practiced law in the state and federal courts of New York since 1983, Ira M. Newman has developed an expertise and outstanding reputation as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions, products liability, construction accidents, labor law, automobile accidents, and liability actions and lawsuits where damages are sought as a result of another's negligence. In addition to trying cases in the counties comprising the greater metropolitan area, Mr. Newman tries matters in the federal courts including those located in other states such as California where in the midst of jury deliberations he achieved a large monetary settlement in a psychiatric malpractice case. His trial techniques have contributed to successful results in a wide range of cases, including birth trauma, failure to diagnose cancer, failure to provide proper pre-natal care, construction accidents and cases involving severe injuries caused by defective products such as prescription drugs, motor vehicles, snowblowers and lawn equipment. In addition Mr. Newman has participated in and achieved large recoveries for his clients who were injured in automobile accidents and by defective or unsafe conditions. He was selected as a 2014 Super Lawyer. Mr. Newman is also admitted to practice law in the state of Florida. He is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (www.NYSTLA.org) and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and Antioch School of Law (David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington D.C.) where he was an Editor of the Antioch Law Journal. Antioch Law School is known to champion the rights of low income people and minorities.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury and Negligence Medical Malpractice Products Liability Premises Liability Commercial Litigation

Admitted: 1983, New York and Florida; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Law School: Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1982. College: Bucknell University, B.A., 1979. Member: New York State Bar Association, The Florida Bar. New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Biography: Editor, Antioch Law Journal, 1981-1982.

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David B. Turret

Partner

T. 212-962-1190
F. 212-964-1573
dturret@sntlawfirm.com
http://sntlawfirm.com

The cornerstone of any successful law firm is an attorney who understands the law and how to effectively argue legal issues for the benefit of his clients. This not only requires a vast knowledge of appellate court cases and statutes, but the ability to advocate a legal position based upon the circumstances that are presented in an individual case. Such a lawyer devotes most of his time to appeals and motions and providing immediate aid in the form of readily available consultation and written briefs to the trial lawyers in the firm who cannot wait for answers to questions that arise on the spur of the moment. This is where David Turret has proved invaluable to the overall success of Sanocki Newman & Turret, LLP. Upon graduating Fordham Law School in 1977, Mr. Turret immediately commenced employment as a law assistant at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, located in Manhattan. A few months later, he was admitted to the Bar, and shortly thereafter, Justice Arthur Markewich of that Court chose him to serve as his principal law clerk for the duration of his term. These formative years provided Mr. Turret with the invaluable training and insight to analyze subtle and complex legal issues. Mr. Turret has worked on innumerable matters with the goal of enforcing the rights of those who have been unjustly wronged and have sustained catastrophic injury. In the course of his career, Mr. Turret has argued over one hundred appeals, and has appeared in the New York Court of Appeals, all four Appellate Divisions in the State of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to concentrating in medical malpractice, products liability and catastrophic injury actions, over the years Mr. Turret has litigated cases involving deprivation of civil rights, governmental misconduct, employment disputes and breach of contracts. He has represented major real estate owners and developers in actions for property damage arising from negligence in the design, development and construction of commercial and residential property as well as multi-defendant asbestos abatement claims. In the past, he engaged in criminal defense work, and represented a New York State Senator, who had been accused of participating in a scheme to defraud the New York City Transit Authority on a subway construction project. Some of Mr. Turret’s recent appeals include: Cabrera v. Collazo, 115 A.D.3d 147 (1st Dep’t 2014). The defense moved to dismiss a professional malpractice action arguing that an attorney cannot be held legally accountable when his client’s action is not timely commenced if that attorney dies before expiration of the statute of limitations. Pointing out that the attorney’s death certificate indicated that the attorney had died, presumably of a terminal illness at a cancer center, Mr. Turret argued that the attorney should be held responsible for his prior neglect of the matter, his failure to inform the client of the imminent running of the statute of limitations, and that his ability to represent the client was impaired. Noting that on a pre-answer motion a plaintiff is given the benefit of every possible favorable inference, the Appellate Court found that “it appeared that the inaction of counsel rendered the lapse of plaintiff's cause of action not merely possible -- or even probable -- but inevitable.” Moray v. City of Yonkers, 95 A.D.3d 968 (2nd Dep't 2012). The decedent, a police officer employed by defendant municipality, and under the care of the defendant psychiatrist, shot and injured his wife before fatally shooting himself. Both defendants sought summary judgment dismissing the separate claims against them. Mr. Turret argued that the evidence and expert opinion raised an issue as to whether the municipality was negligent in failing to remove the decedent's revolver and send him for an independent mental health evaluation. The Court agreed. As to the defendant psychiatrist, Mr. Turret argued that based upon the facts and law, a jury could find departures from good and accepted psychiatric care with regard to diagnosis, ensuing psychotherapy, and the prescription of psychotropic drugs, and that such duty extended to the decedent’s wife. The Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s decision [2010 WL4913512(N.Y.Sup)]. The case was ultimately settled before trial. Twersky v. Busche, 37 A.D.3d 704 (2nd Dep’t 2007), was tried to verdict by Mr. Turret’s partner, Edward Sanocki. The Trial Judge reduced the jury’s conscious pain and suffering award of $1,000,000 to $650,000 and the jury’s wrongful death award of $460,000 to $0. In his appellate brief, Mr. Turret successfully argued that the amounts awarded by the jury were not excessive, and were firmly supported by the evidence presented at trial. The unanimous appellate tribunal agreed, and reinstated the jury’s awards on both claims, in the total amount of $1,460,000.00. For several years, Mr. Turret co-authored a column on Products Liability Law for the New York Law Journal. In addition, he co-authored a chapter on Product Liability Law (Chapter 27) for the multi-volume treatise known as New York Practice edited by Robert Ostertag and Hon. James D. Benson, General Practice in New York, Volume 23, Chapter 27 (West Group 1998). Mr. Turret is a former member of the Advisory Board of the New York University’s Diploma Program in Paralegal Studies where he was an adjunct associate professor. From 1995 to 2008, he taught courses in Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, and Introduction to the Law. 

 Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy Medical Malpractice Products Liability Personal Injury and Negligence Commercial Litigation Surrogate's Court Practice

Admitted: 1978, New York; 1983, U.S. Tax Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1985, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2012, Colorado. Law School: Fordham University, J.D., 1977. College: New York University, B.A., 1974. Member: New York County Lawyers' Association. New York State Trial Lawyers Association. New York State Bar Association. Biography: Law Secretary to Justice Arthur Markewich, Appellate Division First Department, 1978-1982. Adjunct Associate Professor, Paralegal Studies, New York University, 1995-2008. Co-Author, Products Liability Column, New York Law Journal, 1994 - 1997. Co-Author, General Practice in New York, Chapter 27, Products Liability (West Group 1998)