New York’s 2018 Leading Lawyers
Dervishi Law Group, P.C.
Construction Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents & Machinery Accident
A personal injury attorney with offices in the Bronx, Fatos Dervishi has years of experience handling cases in New York.
Mr. Dervishi, who grew up in Albania, obtained his law degree in 1989 from the Tirana University School of Law. He then worked as a special agent of the General Investigations Office with an office in Tirana, before being elected Deputy Attorney General by the Albanian Parliament in 1994. He served as Deputy Attorney General of Albania from 1994 to 1998.
In 1998, Mr. Dervishi immigrated to the United States, with his family joining him a few months later. Upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., Mr. Dervishi met with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as his trip was sponsored by the U.S. government.
Beginning in 2003, he attended Pace University School of Law and graduated with a Master of Law degree in May 2004. He has since been admitted to the New York State Bar, and practices in all of the state’s courts. On June 13, 2011, Mr. Dervishi was further admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A decade after immigrating to the United States, Mr. Dervishi partnered with Jared T. Levine and Duane R. Morgan to establish the Law Offices of DERVISHI, LEVINE & MORGAN, P.C. in 2008. Mr. Dervishi also remains extremely active in the Albanian-American community, serving as a liaison for its members and assisting recent and longtime residents with their legal and other needs.
In one of the firm’s recent cases, a New York County jury returned a verdict of $13.2 million for an injured construction worker who fell four feet from a crane on the 2nd Avenue Subway project due to a missing step on the crane’s ladder. The worker suffered a ligament tear in his right shoulder that required surgery, and also experienced post-concussion symptoms such as short-term memory loss and difficulties with his executive functioning. The case was tried by partner Duane R. Morgan, a talented trial lawyer.
Only a few weeks after securing that award, the Dervishi Law Group and partner Glen P. Dolan obtained a $3.29 million verdict against the New York City Transit Authority on behalf of a 74-year-old Albanian janitor who slipped and fell down an outdoor subway stairway at Rockefeller Center during a rainstorm. The plaintiff, a cleaner with the union Local 32BJ, was on his way to work at 1185 Sixth Avenue when he slipped and fell on a step with a loose metal plate and a downward slope.
“As these results show, deciding on the right law firm can make an enormous difference in a case,” Mr. Dervishi says. “The people who choose us to represent them can expect total devotion to their matters, and an unyielding dedication to them and their families.”
“The Legal team of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C. and Fatos Dervishi were able to win a $4 Million dollar settlement from the insurance company for a union construction worker who suffered serious injuries to his foot, ankle and knee. The legal team pushed the insurance company right to the trial deadline when the insurance company finally caved in and paid the money. The injured construction worker needed surgery on his foot, ankle and knee and will not be able to return to construction work. Luckily he hired the right legal team to protect his wife and 14 month old son for the rest of their lives.” And this too.
In addition we were able to recover $1,750,000 for home health aide who underwent back surgery, after falling on ice at front steps to building where she was treating a patient.