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HISTORY

Firm founder, Gary B. Pillersdorf, graduated law school in 1971 and began his career trying automobile cases for a small storefront law office in the South Bronx. His reputation for winning impossible cases and his tenacious courtroom tactics soon brought him to the attention of prominent New York City Attorney, Aaron J. Broder, a partner with the legendary Moe Levine (a founder of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and F. Lee Bailey, who long before his OJ Simpson fame, had defended the "Boston Strangler", Patty Hurst and many other high profile clients.

Gary's time was divided between second seating the masters and trying cases on his own. His flair for the medical aspects of the law so impressed his bosses that they sent him to Mount Sinai School of Medicine for two years of evening courses in Medicine and Anatomy. That training proved to be an invaluable asset in handling medical malpractice cases.

After several million-dollar verdicts, a rare occurrence in those pre-inflation years, Gary decided that while he loved handling high profile cases, he was uncomfortable with the lack of personal attention that all but the most famous clients received. Rejecting an offer to become a partner, he decided to open his own firm dedicated to the idea that the needs of each and every client must always be respected.

With three partners, the firm of Pillersdorf, Nassy, Feuerstein & Lee was born, offering a wide variety of legal services. As Gary's trial success in the fields of medical malpractice, product liability and general negligence mounted, the firm dropped its criminal, matrimonial, commercial and immigration divisions to concentrate only on personal injury cases. The field of law was becoming more and more sophisticated and to be a top personal injury lawyer, one had to concentrate in that area alone.

In 1975, the firm became known as Pillersdorf & Nassy and thrived as a trial firm, often called upon by other law firms to do their courtroom presentations. Pillersdorf & Nassy quickly established itself as one of the top personal injury practices in the state. Within 10 years, the firm had grown to over 30 people and had developed a reputation for handling some of the toughest cases.

In 1988, during a six month period, Gary won over sixty million dollars in verdicts, culminating in the then record setting 25 million dollar verdict in the Delosovic case, which rewrote the law for family members who witness the death of their loved ones (zone of danger cases). Success does not come without a price. As the firm grew, the increase in case load put the firm in danger of becoming the impersonal negligence factory that Gary had decided to leave years earlier. The firm was reorganized as Gary B. Pillersdorf & Associates, P.C., a small boutique concentrating on significant cases in a highly skilled and personal manner.

The mission of Gary B. Pillersdorf & Associates remains to this day "to treat each client as if they are our only client," aggressively pursuing claims to obtain the largest possible recovery for those who have been seriously injured. Every case is prepared for trial, which actually results in many fast and satisfactory settlements. More importantly, we continue to treat every client of the office like a member of the family. No phone call goes unanswered. No question is unimportant. Feel free to Contact us if you have a question.