Ben B. Rubinowitz

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Biography

Throughout his 30-year legal career, Ben Rubinowitz has made his mark as a leading trial lawyer combining hard work and dedication with his remarkable courtroom skills and presence. Mr. Rubinowitz began his career as a prosecutor, where he honed the trial skills that would become his hallmark. From there, he began serving as a trial lawyer representing severely injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases, eventually joining GGCRBHS&M in 1989. For the past 10 years Mr. Rubinowitz was featured in New York Magazines' article on "Best Lawyers in New York" and was recently named "Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year". He is one of ten GGCRBHS&M attorneys who were listed in "The Best Lawyers in America"- which is more than any other New York plaintiff's personal injury firm. For the past 6 years Ben has been recognized in the New York Times as one of the "Top 100" lawyers in the New York Metro area, as evaluated by New York Super Lawyers. Ben was honored by being elected to be a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle of Advocates is limited to 100 members considered among the best plaintiffs attorneys in the United States and also to be "lawyers of excellent character and integrity."

Phi Beta Kappa. Listed, The Best Lawyers in America. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice. Faculty: Hofstra University School of Law, Special Professor of Law, 1994—. Instructor: Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 1993—; Adjunct Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, 1997—; Corporation Counsel Trial Advocacy Program; Trial Techniques Program, Emory University School of Law, 1983—; Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Cardozo Law School, 1984—; National Program 1990, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Instructor and Team Leader, Northeast Regional Program, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1983—, National NITA Program, Boulder, Colorado, 2000; Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, NITA, 1988—. Lecturer: Proof of Damages Seminar, Practicing Law Institute, Summer 1989; Trial Tactics Seminar, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, May 1990; Keeping Pace Seminar, New York State Bar Association, 1995; Joint Injuries Seminar, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1995; Decisions, 1999, New York State Trial Lawyers Association; "How to Try an Automobile Accident Case," New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000; Jury Selection Seminar, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000; "How to Try a Negligence Case," New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000; Cross-Examination Techniques, CLE Conference, 2000; "Are the Courts Eroding the Jury's Peculiar Function to Evaluate Damages for Personal Injuries? A Plaintiff's Perspective," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2004; "How to Deal With the Commission on Judicial Conduct," Supreme Court Judges, 2004; CLE- "Update on Trucking Litigation Claims - Recent Cases of Interest," New York State Bar, 2006. Instructor, Teacher Training Program NITA, Harvard Law School, 1996—; Instructor, Florida Regional NITA Program, 1994—; P.L.I. Recent Developments in Litigation, 1995—. Chairperson, Nuts & Bolts of a Negligence Trial, CLE Fordham Law School, 1991—; Chairperson, Cross Examination Seminar 2001—, New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Chairperson, Examination of Medical Witnesses Seminar, 2006-; Faculty, Update on Trucking Litigation Claims, 2006; ATLA, Thinking Inside the Box: Jury Selection and Opening Statements Seminar, April 2006, Austin, Texas; Social Security Disability Law Forum, Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, New York City, 2006; Faculty NITA New England Regional Program; Law Journal Seminars, Medical Malpractice Program on Video, 2002. Co-Author: "Tips and Techniques for Jury Selection," New York Law Journal, May 23, 2000; "The Opening Statement," New York Law Journal, October 24, 2000; "Direct Examination of a Medical Expert," New York Law Journal, November 25, 2000; "Cross Examination of a Medical Expert," New York Law Journal, July 25, 2000; "Cross Examination of a Medical Expert: Collateral Attack," August 22, 2000; "Cross Examination of a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert," New York Law Journal, July 3, 2001; "The Use of the Analogy During Trial," New York Law Journal, August 22, 2001; "The Use of the Rhetorical Question on Summation," New York Law Journal, May 16, 2001; "Dealing with Monetary Damages from Voir Dire to Summation," New York Law Journal, November 29, 2001; "The Tale of the Tape: Dealing with Video Surveillance of your Client," New York Law Journal, October 29, 2001; "Dealing with Video Surveillance," Bill of Particulars, November, 2001; "Focusing on the Negative in an Independent Medical Exam," New York Law Journal, May 15, 2002; "Cross Examination: The Basics," New York Law Journal, July 31, 2002; "The Voice of Reason: A Powerful Approach to Cross-Examination," New York Law Journal, August 19, 2002; "Direct Examination: The Basics," New York Law Journal, October 29, 2002; "The 'Freeze- Frame' Technique: A Method for Exposing Key Points," New York Law Journal, November 29, 2002; "Cross-Examination of Medical Doctors: Recurrent Themes," New York Law Journal, May 9, 2003; "Economic Testimony: From Lay Witness to Economist," New York Law Journal, July 31, 2003; "The Deposition as a Tool for Trial," New York Law Journal, September 23, 2003; "The Cross-Examination of the Radiologist in a Soft Tissue Case," New York Law Journal, November 3, 2003; "Golden Rule Violations: Placing the Jury in the Shoes of Your Client," New York Law Journal, December 30, 2003; "Direct Examination of a Hostile Witness," New York Law Journal, May 6, 2004; "The Use of Photographs in Personal Injury Cases," New York Law Journal, July 29, 2004; "Tips on Narrative Direct Examination," New York Law Journal, September 23, 2004; "Voir Dire in Medical Negligence Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective," New York Law Journal, October 27, 2004; "Medical Malpractice: Using Defendants' Evidence Against Them," New York Law Journal, December 30, 2004; "The Opening Statement in a Herniated Disc Case," New York Law Journal, May 5, 2005; "The Virtue of Patience: Setting up the Expert Witness on Cross-Examination," New York Law Journal, July 27, 2005; "The Trial of a Soft Tissue Motor Vehicle Case," New York Law Journal, September 21, 2005; "Who's Up First? Issues Related to Order of Summation," New York Law Journal, October 25, 2005; "News Impeachment With a Prior Inconsistent Statement," New York Law Journal, January 6, 2006; "Continuing to Try Your Case After the Summations," New York Law Journal, May 4, 2006; "Introduction of Exhibits in Civil Cases," New York Law Journal, July 25, 2006; "Common Mistakes and Simple Remedies," New York Law Journal, September 21, 2006; "The Use of Hypothetical Questions as Weapons at Trial," New York Law Journal, October 31, 2006; Compendium of Trial Advocacy Drills with Robert Stein (NITA, 2006); "Hypothetical Questions on Cross," New York Law Journal, December 29, 2006; "The Use of Authoritative Texts on Cross-Examination of Medical Experts," New York Law Journal, June 7, 2007; "Using Operative Terms From Jury Charge in Cross-Examination," New York Law Journal, July 26, 2007; "Jury Selection: Time Constraints and Weaknesses in Cases," New York Law Journal, August 29, 2007; "Proving Damages in a Wrongful Death Case," New York Law Journal, October 23, 2007; "Redirect Examination," New York Law Journal, November 29, 2007; "Prep is Key to Cross-Exam of Examining Medical Witness," New York Law Journal, May 29, 2008; "Getting the Picture: Using Exhibits Throughout a Trial," New York Law Journal, July 31, 2008; "The Art of Jury Selection: Working with Challenges," New York Law Journal, August 29, 2008; "The Cross Examination of the Defense Economist," New York Law Journal, October 31, 2008; "Jury Selection: Dealing with Damages in Era of Tort Reform," New York Law Journal, December 23, 2008; "Re-thinking the Chronological Presentation of Evidence," New York Law Journal, July 28, 2009; "Trial of a Soft-Tissue Knee Injury," New York Law Journal, August 27, 2009; "Dealing With Weaknesses and Maintaining Credibility," New York Law Journal, October 20, 2009; "Control During Cross: Stopping the Runaway Witness," New York Law Journal, November 19, 2009; "Exposing Biased Testimony on Cross-Examination," New York Law Journal, February 23, 2010; "Dealing With Changing Testimony on Cross: From Set-Up to Knockdown," New York Law Journal, April 22, 2010; "Adverse Direct Examination of Defendant Doctors," New York Law Journal, July 6, 2010; "Preserving and Protecting the Trial Record," New York Law Journal, August 30, 2010; "Proving Your Case Through Adverse Witnesses," New York Law Journal, November 1, 2010; "Common Mistakes on Direct Examination," New York Law Journal, December 28, 2010; "Using the Internet as a Tool for Cross-Examination," New York Law Journal, March 1, 2011; "Dealing With Damages in Voir Dire and Summation," New York Law Journal, April 25, 2011. Listed, SuperLawyers; Selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers for the New York Metro area.

The Inner Circle of Advocates; The International Society of Barristers; The International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (55)

  • Negligence
  • Torts
  • Trial Practice
  • Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Transportation Liability
  • Common Carrier Liability Law
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Elevator Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Explosions
  • Toxic Torts
  • Aviation Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-943-1090  Phone
212-425-7513  Fax
www.gairgair.com
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude with distinction, 1978
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
1982, New York; 1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
New York State and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2002—); New York State Trial Lawyers Institute (Dean, 2002—); New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors); New York County Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate); American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, New York City Chapter); The International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 12, 1956
ISLN:
901950091
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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Affiliations

NITA

New York, New York

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