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Stephan H. Peskin

Stephan Peskin

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey St, Ste. 700
New York, NY 10007-2913
Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
Phone 212-964-1390
Fax 212-608-4959


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2014

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

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Stephan H. Peskin has been practicing personal injury law in New York City since 1968. As a managing partner at New York City firm Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, which he joined in 1981, Mr. Peskin focuses on civil rights, construction law, discrimination and personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and products liability cases. A seasoned litigator and widely recognized authority on personal injury law, he has been featured in Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Peskin has an outstanding record of obtaining seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. He secured a $6.3 million award for the family of a broker killed on 9/11 as well as a $4.3 million verdict for a family from Turkey. In the case of a Virginia chef who was electrocuted, he obtained a $2.25 million verdict. He also represented a Staten Island client who was awarded $2 million after he suffered injuries in a head-on accident.

After he graduated with his bachelor's degree from New York University, Mr. Peskin attended Brooklyn Law School and obtained his law degree. He went on to become licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits as well as the District of Columbia Circuit. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Peskin has authored a number of published articles on a wide range of civil legal topics, such as maximizing settlements and negotiation strategies. In addition, he has published materials on criminal topics such as plea bargaining, the use of polygraphs and hypnosis, and client interviews.

Practice Areas:

Car Accidents

∙ Birth Injuries

Brain Injuries

Construction Accidents

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Product Liability

Slip & Fall Accidents

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey St
New York, NY 10007
Telephone: 212-964-1390
Toll-Free: 877-298-3201
Fax: 212-608-4959

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Articles about Stephan Peskin appearing in Super Lawyers

The Largest Pro Bono Effort in History
New York lawyers show TLC after 9/11

Ask Super Lawyers: answered by Stephan Peskin

What happens in New York if I am in an accident with a car and I have no medical insurance?
If you are injured in an auto accident, the first $50,000 of medical bills will be paid for by the …

Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in an accident in New York?
If you are injured in an auto (truck, bus) accident in New York, you may be covered by "no-faut" …

Can I sue my landlord in New York for injuries inside the building?
In some cases, yes, whether you are the tenant or a guest of a tenant. In general, a landlord must …

Can I sue the city of New York for falling into a pothole?
In recent years, New York City's pothole law has changed. Currently, the following rules will …

Can I sue if I was a visitor to New York and was involved in an accident?
If you are injured while visiting New York, you can bring a lawsuit based upon your injuries. Once …

What happens if I am injured in New York but not a citizen?
New York permits a noncitizen or nonresident alien the right to bring a suit for damages, including …

What happens in New York if I get hurt while driving someone else's car?
If you are injured while driving another person's car in New York, you are protected by that …

What happens if I get hurt on a New York City construction site?
Accidents at construction sites usually result in serious injuries to workers. The laws of the …

How long will my personal injury case take in the state of New York?
The length of a personal injury case from start to completion depends on many factors. The number …

Can I sue a doctor or hospital for treatment in New York?
The short answer is yes. Under New York state law, you can sue a doctor or a hospital for …

How long after an accident can I sue in New York?
The statute of limitations is the law that governs deadlines for filing lawsuits for personal …

How can I sue the city or state of New York?
The concept of "sovereign immunity" prevents the city and state of New York from being sued UNLESS …

About Stephan Peskin

Law School: Brooklyn Law School

Admitted: 1968, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1970
  • New York, 1968
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1984 - Present
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section, 1978 - 1979
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Product Liability Exchange, 1987 - 1992
  • Chair, Budget Committee (Formerly Home Office & Budget), American Association for Justice, 1989 - Present
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, 1995 - 1997
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1989
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1980
  • Dean, National College Trial Advocacy, 1984
  • Chair, America Association for Justice, Tort Section, 1988 - 1989
  • President, Big Apple Pothole Protective Corporation, 1997 - Present
  • Editor in Chief, Bill of Particulars, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 1994
  • Member Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Art of Non-Verbal Communication, Featured Column, Trial Diplomacy Journal, 1980 - 1981
  • Guest Lecturer, St. John's University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Nova Law School (Florida)
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Arizona School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Yale University School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Princeton University
  • Guest Lecturer, Harvard University School of Law
  • Guest Editorial, New York Times 1993; New York Post 1994
  • Enforcement of Plea Bargaining Agreements, Settlement and Plea Bargaining, ATLA Press, 1981
  • Admissibility of Polygraph, Hypnosis, Truth Drugs in a Criminal Trial, 4 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 539
  • Initial Client Interview, Atla Press, Best of Trial Vol 1, 1990
  • Fair Trial -- Free Press, 12 New York Trial Lawyers Quarterly 60
  • Innovative Pre-Trial Motion Practice, 1 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 35
  • Basis of Opinion Evidence, Forensic Sciences, Matthew Bender & Company, 1984
  • Establishing The Negotiating Posture, What's It Worth? A Guide To Personal Injury Awards and Settlements, Kluwer Publishers, 1987
  • How to Settle for Top Dollar, Michie Publishers, 1989 Annual Supplements 1990, 1991

Representative Clients:

  • Sherreal Abdulwali v. Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, 193 F.R.D. 10, 2000
  • People v. Brown, 46 A.D.2d 590, 364 N.Y.S.2d 512, 1st Dept 1975
  • People v. Root, 87 Misc.2d 482, 384 N.Y.S.2d 951, N.Y.Sup., 1975
  • People v. Brown, 40 N.Y.2d 183, 352 N.E.2d 545, 386 N.Y.S.2d 359, 1976
  • Kenna v. Ambach, 61 A.D.2d 1091, 403 N.Y.S.2d 351, 1st Dept 1978
  • Burch v. Burch, 109 Misc.2d 503, 440 N.Y.S.2d 445, N.Y.Sup., 1981
  • People v. Murphy, 81 N.Y.2d 60, 638 N.E. 2d 62, 614 N.Y.S.2d 714, 1984
  • Rohring v. City of Niagara Falls, 81 N.Y.2d 60, 638 N.E.2d 62, 614 N.Y.S. 2d 714, N.Y. 1994
  • Matter of Kuschner, 200 A.D.2d 336, 616 N.Y.S.2d 206, 1st Dept, 1994
  • Uribe v. Merchants Bank of New York, 239 A.D.2d 128, 657 N.Y.S.2d 613, 1st Dept 1997
  • Debora Esteves, et al v. New York City Housing Authority, 698 N.Y.S. 2d. 724, 2nd Dept 1999
  • Pearl v. City of Long Beach, et al, 296 F 3rd 76, 2nd Cir cert. denied 2002

Educational Background:

  • New York University, New York, New York, B.A., 1965
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