Since 1965, Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. has attained a record of success for accident victims and their families that few firms can match—more than $1 billion in recoveries for its clients. It should come as no surprise then that the firm, which is led by senior trial attorney D. Carl Lustig III and managing partner Mitchell J. Sassower, continues to be recognized in Leading Lawyers as one of the top personal injury firms in New York.
“We strive to be true advocates for our clients whether in the courtroom at trial or the appellate court on appeal,” says Sassower of the firm’s success. “Defense firms and insurance companies know when they see us that all of our cases will be prepared for trial, and that we will always be negotiating from a place of strength.”
Sassower’s skill as a shrewd negotiator and Lustig’s prowess as a trial attorney have made for a dynamic, decades-long partnership. Both lawyers bring more than 35 years of legal experience to the firm, and with their proactive, hardworking approach, they have garnered reputations as honorable, straight-shooting lawyers.
“We are known for getting results, and we do that by putting our clients first and ensuring their needs are at the heart of everything we do,” Lustig says. “As a firm, we are big enough to take on any task, but also small enough to provide the kind of personalized attention these cases require.”
Indeed, Sassower and Lustig are involved on all of the firm’s cases, which have included every kind of personal injury matter—from motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice to premises liability. They have also developed particular expertise in construction accident claims, helping hundreds of injured workers through their comprehensive understanding of the special legal protections afforded to construction workers in New York.
Recognizing this expertise, both Sassower and Lustig are AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and have been named among the nation’s top one percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. In addition, Lustig is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been honored by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State.
“These honors reflect our drive and dedication to helping families recover the compensation they desperately need,” notes Sassower. “Personal injury litigation is our life’s work, and our results bear that out.”