Winners, they say, are made, not born; and the same can be said of Joseph Lichtenstein, principal of The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein. Seeing Joe grow up in a small town, it would have been hard to predict that he would become the incredible lawyer he is now. Always a fighter, he never let his humble beginnings dictate his place in the world.
With hard work and perseverance, Joe Lichtenstein put himself through college. Holding down any job he could get to support himself, he even took on such obscure roles as dishwasher and farm hand before finally entering law school.
Once there, his determination and diligence did not cease. Instead, he drew upon it even more to excel in his first year and become the first student to ever win the state-wide jury summation contest. He eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude, decorated with numerous honors.
Ten years and several stints at major New York City firms later, Mr. Lichtenstein opened his own firm in 1997. He has grown that firm substantially through the years by becoming one of the leading figures in the field of complex personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
Over more than 25 years of practicing in the personal injury and medical malpractice fields, Mr. Lichtenstein has won numerous million-dollar-and-higher jury verdicts and settlements. In many of these cases, the clients were previously turned down by other firms who deemed their cases too complex or too difficult to prosecute.
As he was in his youth, Mr. Lichtenstein remains undaunted in his determination to reach a desirable outcome for his clients. It is this courage that led him, in 1997, to make the first plaintiff’s Frye motion in a cerebral palsy case. This resulted in the exclusion of evidence that’s key to the defense’s success, and the subsequent settlement of the case.
In 2003, he once again broke new ground by applying the spoliation of evidence law in a cerebral palsy case. An argument that had only since been used in New York for products liability cases, it led to the successful striking of the answer of the defendant hospital.
Additionally, in 2011, he established the first appellate precedent in the country for the preclusion of the maternal forces of labor theory in brachial plexus cases—a precedent he later extended in multiple New York cases in 2013 and 2014.
When we take on your case, know that we will bring it to court with the same determination our principal always shows. No stone will be left unturned to find justice for you and your family, so call us today at (888) 392-3104 or visit any of our four New York offices.