New York’s 2018 Leading Lawyers
Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
Personal Injury, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents
For the plaintiff’s injury law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. (AL&S), the recipe for success continues to be simple because it has served its clients well for more than 50 years. “Our approach has always been to work hard and work smart,” said managing partner Mitchell J. Sassower, who leads the firm alongside name partner and senior trial attorney D. Carl Lustig III. “It’s a straightforward, but effective strategy and it’s proven and documented by our track record.”
Indeed, the firm achieved a milestone few others firms can claim – securing more than $1 billion for clients. This is the result of decades of powerful advocacy on behalf of construction workers and victims who have been seriously injured or killed. The lawyers at AL&S are among the most respected attorneys in New York, renowned for their abilities in all personal injury matters, including construction accidents, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. The billion-dollar achievement serves as a testament to their longevity and resilience, and Lustig and Sassower said they are more inspired than ever to continue their mission.
In addition to their strong work ethic, the firm delivers the highest level of client service from the moment a client enters their office. The entire AL&S staff provides compassionate guidance throughout the legal process, and they are mindful that the well-being, finances and future of their clients are on the line. “We stand out because of our ability to empower clients during challenging times,” said Lustig. “Our clients often gain remarkable confidence as our collaborations take shape, even when up against the most well-funded insurance companies and defendants. We operate on a contingency basis and always strive to make clients whole again through financial compensation.”
Their professionalism has been recognized in and out of the courtroom, as both Sassower and Lustig are AV Preeminent® rated by MartindaleHubbell® and have been annually listed by Super Lawyers, which only recognizes up to five percent of the lawyers in New York. Lustig is the president of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance, 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. Sassower and Lustig and have been named among the nation’s top 1 percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This honor is reserved for a select few with high standards and who demonstrate the highest ideals and integrity in the legal profession.
These accolades and leadership positions reflect the respect they have earned among judges and colleagues, securing the firm’s stature at the forefront of the legal community. Lustig maintains that their well-recognized excellence invariably benefits their clients through the high regard in which they are held by their adversaries and insurance companies. “We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of legal developments in our field,” said Sassower. “Injured workers and victims continue to hire us because we provide the personal attention they deserve.”