Matthew A. Funk, a partner of the workers’ compensation and injury firm Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP was installed as president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) this week.

Held in New York City, the Installation Ceremony was hosted by New York Attorney General Hon. Eric T. Schneiderman, who swore in Funk as the 50th President of the organization.

“I’m honored to serve as President of the leading trial lawyers’ association in the State of New York,” Funk said. “Thousands of attorneys belong to this organization and I will work tirelessly to represent their needs as the 50th President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.”

Funk is the first workers’ compensation attorney to lead the NYSTLA. A 1995 graduate of Albany University and 1998 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Funk serves on the Executive Board of the Injured Workers Bar Association. He succeeds past-president Edward Gersowitz of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.

Founded in 1953, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association represents more than 3,500 trial lawyers throughout the state of New York. NYSTLA’s mission is “to promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice system by those who are wrongfully injured and to advance representation of the public by ethical, well-trained lawyers.”