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Devon Reiff

is a Lawyer in New York, NY

New York, NY

Phone 212-988-9000

Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law

  • ......................... 25%Personal Injury
  • ......................... 25%Construction Site Accidents
  • ......................... 25%Medical Malpractice
  • ......................... 15%Trial Practice
  • ......................... 10%Other

Other Areas Of Law

Commercial Litigation; Medical Device Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Products Liability; Mediation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 55 Broad Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone 212-988-9000
Website www.reifflaw.com

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1981, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court
Payment Information
  • Accepts Amex, Mastercard, Visa
  • Free Initial Consultation
EducationFordham University, B.S.; Fordham University, J.D.
Associations & MembershipsNew York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors Executive Committee); American Association for Justice.
Awards & RecognitionMr. Reiff has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell® (Martindale) Peer Review Ratings? reflect a combination of a lawyer's Legal Ability rating and General Ethical Standards rating as provided by their peers.

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Mr. Reiff named to SuperLawyers 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006; an honor reserved for the top five percent of New York lawyers. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a rigorous system of balloting, peer evaluation and internal research. The distinction of being named a New York Super Lawyer is reserved for the top five percent of New York lawyers.
Reported CasesCONSTRUCTION: Accidents
(Contractor's cornea lacerated by
window glass, blinded eye)

(Doe v. Anonymous Drivers)

(Pierre v. Foster Apartments Corp.)

CONSTRUCTION: Labor Law, Accidents
(Francisco v. ECCO III Enterprises, Inc.)

CONSTRUCTION: Labor Law, Accidents
(Ross v. M.D. Carlisle Construction Corp.)

CONSTRUCTION: Labor Law, Accidents, Plumber
(Pressurized pipe exploded in plumber's face.)

(Campbell V. Rockefeller University)

(O'Malley v. Sadagursky)

(Falldown in supermarket led to surgeon's hand injury.)

MOTOR VEHICLE: Intersection ?Question of lights
(Carlesino v. Mendon Leasing Corp. & Perfecto DeJesus)

CONSTRUCTION: Labor Law, Accidents
(Maintenance engineer fell when walkway plank broke.)

MOTOR VEHICLE : Road Defect, Multiple Impact, government ? Municipalities
(Driver lost control of vehicle, jumped median
and struck van)

(Fong v. Conair Corp.)

(Schwarz v. Choi)

(Mitchell v. City of New York)

PREMISES LIABILITY : Dangerous Condition of Public Property, Trip and Fall, Sidewalk.
(Woman tripped on raised slab of public sidewalk.)

MOTOR VEHICLE : Passenger, Left Turn
(Passenger Injured During Left Turn)

(Pusztaszeri v. V.T., Inc.)

(Jakoby v. NYCTA)
Representative ClientsTestimonials

*Brenda Ratliff ? Devon Reiff stood by us through thick and thin against the insurance company, working tirelessly and never forgetting how important our case was to us. Besides his astute lawyerly skills and superb knowledge of the legal system, Devon takes genuine interest and satisfaction in his client's personal well-being, something that makes all the difference.

*Robert Ross. Devon Reiff is extremely knowledgeable about his craft and is backed by an exceptionally trained staff. I know these things first hand because Devon Reiff was in my corner and the results were stellar. p.s. If you need someone to run with the big dogs, Devon Reiff is your man.

*Glenda Garrick . I will always feel grateful to Devon Reiff, who provided me with both emotional support and outstanding Negligence & Personal Injury legal services after my devastating car accident. I believe that his dedication, thoroughness, and professional skills (which include exceptional judgment and attention to detail, and legal expertise enhanced by many years of experience), along with his excellent network of ancillary resources, were instrumental in garnering a settlement that was significantly larger than I had expected; one that has enabled me to move forward feeling more hopeful and confident - and less anxious - about my future!

*Phil R. On July 30th 2001, I was injured very badly on a construction job site. I was a union plumber with 30 years on the job. My wife and I contacted a law firm in Manhattan to handle our case. The firm appointed a lawyer to represent me. After a few years, our lawyer called to offer a settlement that was totally unacceptable. That lawyer was for the deal, BUT we weren?t. We called directly to DEVON REIFF and spoke to him. He immediately called us back, set up a meeting, and had a sit down with him and his paralegal. And results started happening. Within nine (9) months of this sit-down, DEVON REIFF got my wife and I a settlement that we can live comfortably with for the rest of our lives. (I?ll be sixty in January. This was 3 years ago.)

Devon also helps with financial advice so you don?t blow all your money stupidly.


*Donaldson Fortune ? I have had Mr. Devon Reiff as my attorney for many years. He has proven to be very dedicated, and the most trustworthy lawyer. He has given it his all while on my case, going up against one of the most powerful unions in N.Y.C., all the while, he made it possible for my family and I to have a comfortable life. Along with Mr.Reiff and his wonderful staff I can assure you that his firm will give you 110% because he goes beyond the call of duty, time and time again. Devon has saved me countless times when I didn?t know who to trust. I can?t say how important it is when you have sustained an injury and you need someone who will do the right thing. I can sleep comfortable because of Mr. Devon Reiff. It?s been twenty years and after handling my two cases I can truly call him a true, sincere friend.
PublicationsAuthor, "Reiff's Roadmap to Jury Selection," New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly
Additional Bio DetailsDevon Reiff is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham Law School. He started his distinguished trial career soon after law school when he was honored by an appointment to the Manhattan Trial Unit of the Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New York in 1981. After completing his three year stint defending the City against varied negligence law suits, he answered his calling to represent the injured by becoming exclusively a plaintiiff's personal injury trial attorney.

In 1987, he joined a major New York Law firm as a Senior Partner to head its then fledgling Negligence Department which grew from its enduring workers' compensation practice (Pasternack Popish & Reiff PC) From 1987 through 2007 while he headed the Negligence Department, the Firm (by this time, through a merger, known as Brecher Fishman Pasternack Heller Reiff Walsh & Tilker PC) enjoyed a prestigious reputation as a leading negligence trial firm and continually obtained many multi-million dollar and other excellent verdicts and settlements for the Firm's clients. Mr. Reiff devoted himself to obtaining the highest possible awards for his clients by insisting on producing the highest quality legal work from start to finish with a particular emphasis on the medical aspects of the cases. In 2007 he resigned from his partnership to start his own firm in order to give his personal attention and work ethic to his clientele.

He is a lecturer in continuing legal education seminars given to practicing attorneys by various Bar associations, has been a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and authored "Reiff's Road Map to Jury Selection" for the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly . He is a member of the American Association for Justice and is on both the board of directors and the executive committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Devon serves as a Mediator for the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, is admitted to that Court and the United States District Court, Southern District, since 1981 and the United States Supreme Court since 1985.

Author, "Reiff's Roadmap to Jury Selection," New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly. Mediator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.

Office Information

Devon Reiff
55 Broad Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10004