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Andrew Lavoott Bluestone

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Biography

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is a Manhattan attorney specializing in legal malpractice. He is a Diplomate and Board Certified in Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012. He is a Tier One Metropolitan listed attorney there.

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. John's School of Law, teaching legal malpractice. Beyond teaching, he regularly contributes to the Outside Counsel column at the New York Law Journal, His many articles center around legal and professional malpracgtice and negligence.

He regularly litigates in state and federal court and has appeared in all of the New York state courts, including the New York Court of Appeals. He regularly litigates in the US District Courts of New York, and has argued in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bluestone has been listed in Who's Who in America since 2002 and regularly lectures at CLEs for attorneys, on the topic of legal malpractice.

Honors include Board Certification, Presidential Award from the Association of Legal Malpractice Attorneys (2006), Hewlett Packard Legal Technology Award (2006).

Diplomate, Board Certified in Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(212) 791-5600  Phone
www.bluestonelawfirm.com
University Attended:
Alfred University, B.A., 1973; State University of New York, M.A. Program, 1975
Law School Attended:
Syracuse University, J.D., 1978
Year of First admission:
1979
Admission:
1979, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; 1984, U.S. Supreme Court; 2014, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships:
Brooklyn, New York State (Member, Lawyer's Professional Liability Committee, 2007—) and American Bar Associations; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Association of Trial Lawyers of New York.
Reported Cases:
LaBaberra v. N.Y. Eye and Ear Hospital, 91 N.Y.2d 207; Broadcast News Networks v. Loeb & Loeb; Gelfand v. Oliver.
ISLN:
908962356
Hobbies & interests:
Priate Pilot

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Client Reviews

  • 3.0/5.0 8 reviews
  • 50% client recommended 4 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 04/30/13

    Mr. Bluestone assisted me with a complex dispute in which both parties were prepared to litigate. He was credible in representing my positions to the other party and res... Read more

    Mr. Bluestone assisted me with a complex dispute in which both parties were prepared to litigate. He was credible in representing my positions to the other party and responsive to my requests. He settled the matter efficiently on favorable terms.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 03/18/11

    I would highly recommend Mr. Bluestone, particularly if you have a complex case. He is very professional and efficient. Read more

    I would highly recommend Mr. Bluestone, particularly if you have a complex case. He is very professional and efficient.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 10/28/10

    Mr Bluestone was extremely attentive to the matter entrusted to him by this office.He was prompt, efficient and was in constant contact with me as the case progressed.I w... Read more

    Mr Bluestone was extremely attentive to the matter entrusted to him by this office.He was prompt, efficient and was in constant contact with me as the case progressed.I would not hesitate in the future to utilize his services or to recommend him to others.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 10/28/10

    Did a very thorough job. Read more

    Did a very thorough job.

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  • 1.3/5.0 on 08/17/15

    Attorney Andrew Bluestone induced our trust in consultation and by the certifications he boasts and representations he makes through his website. Having been lured by the... Read more

    Attorney Andrew Bluestone induced our trust in consultation and by the certifications he boasts and representations he makes through his website. Having been lured by these factors, we found attny. Bluestone to be anything but competent or trustworthy. Once he received our retainer check, he intentionally withheld work on our case, disregarded our communications and left our case to stagnate through deadline. As bad, he falsely billed us and became abusively defiant when asked for an accounting.

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  • 1.0/5.0 on 04/30/15

    Our experience is that Bluestone is a dishonest disturbingly abusive, malicious individual. He withheld work on a court-ordered deadline, intentionally, to compensate for... Read more

    Our experience is that Bluestone is a dishonest disturbingly abusive, malicious individual. He withheld work on a court-ordered deadline, intentionally, to compensate for agreeing to reduce an inflated invoice. When we discharged him, he refused to return the retainer treating it as non-refundable, and fabricated a fraudulent bill to justify misappropriating it. What little work he did do in the beginning was found to be sloppy. Bluestone is a discredit to the profession. He is being reported.

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  • 1.0/5.0 on 12/07/12

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  • 1.0/5.0 on 11/15/11

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