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Gurfein Douglas, LLP Wins 2014 Litigator Award

AUG 20 | 2015

Gurfein Douglas, LLP Wins 2014 Litigator Award

Edited by Amy Harris

Gurfein Douglas LLP named 2014 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Medical Malpractice, Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Toxic & Enviromental and Brain Injury Litigation.


BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: AUG. 20, 2015 - Gurfein Douglas LLP, a trial law firm located in New York City, New York, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of Medical Malpractice, Automobile Accident, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Toxic & Enviromental and Brain Injury Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards™ are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award™ is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

To learn more go to: www.LitigatorAwards.com

Media Contact

Amy G. Harris
2014 Litigator Awards™
(800) 992-9049
info@LitigatorAwards.com

Law Firm Profile

Gurfein Douglas LLP

11 Park Place
New York, New York 10007
(212) 406-1600
firm@gurfeindouglas.com

ABOUT THE LAWYERS

Richard A. Gurfein, Esq.
Mr. Gurfein is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Before being admitted to practice, he was an Electrical Engineer and a High School Math teacher. He tried his first case 10 days after becoming a lawyer and hasn't stopped for 40 years. His success as a trial lawyer representing injured clients has gained him membership in the elite "Million Dollar Advocates Forum".

Since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Gurfein has been trying cases ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex products liability. His teaching experience has always helped him educate judges and juries about his clients' cases. Mr. Gurfein continues his teaching activities by educating lawyers on topics ranging from computer research to the Law of Evidence and from how to try a malpractice case to how to prepare an expert witness.

Preston J. Douglas, Esq.
Mr. Douglas graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Biology and from Brooklyn Law School with a J.D. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Florida. Mr. Douglas' practice takes him to both state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Douglas limits his practice to plaintiff's medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases. For over 27 years he has represented seriously injured adults and children with injuries from Cerebral Palsy and brain damage to Erb's Palsy and other devastating injuries. He has cross examined more than 2,000 physicians in the course of trials and depositions.

Mr. Douglas is a former partner at the New York law firm of Fuchsberg and Fuchsberg where he managed their medical malpractice department. He has served as contributing editor to the prestigious Trial Lawyers Quarterly and has written numerous articles and lectured at local and national Bar Association Seminars on subjects ranging from Erb's Palsy, Cerebral Palsy and Infant Brain Damage to suing municipalities, breast cancer and the preparation and trial of complex medical malpractice lawsuits.


NOTABLE CASES

Medical Malpractice Cases

Wrong Site Surgery
Verdict or Settlement: $450,000

Negligence in Administrating Radiation Therapy
Verdict or Settlement: $2,750,000

Failure to Treat
Verdict or Settlement: $5,750,000

Failure to Diagnose
Verdict or Settlement: $7,400,000.00

Erb’s Palsy
Verdict or Settlement $1,200,000.

Birth Injury / Brain Damage
Verdict or Settlement: $5,500,000

Birth Injury
Verdict or Settlement: $3,990,000


Product Liability Cases

Hand Crushed in Record Press
Verdict or Settlement: $1,500,000

Unsafe Seatbelt / Brain Injury
Verdict or Settlement: $2,000,000

Unsafe Machine Lift
Verdict or Settlement: $3,100,000

Car Accident Cases

Limo Accident
Verdict or Settlement: $1,000,000

Police Car Accident
Verdict or Settlement: $900,000



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