Helen Jacqueline Setton



Helen Setton is a personal injury attorney whose advocacy skills and passion set her apart from the rest. Helen focuses her practice on construction and workplace accident cases in New York and New Jersey. She has particular expertise in the Labor Law of the State of New York and in the New York Industrial Code which are designed to protect workers from the various types of accidents they face at most commercial construction sites in New York City.Helen graduated from New York University and subsequently attended Brooklyn Law School where she graduated Cum Laude. Her litigation and advocacy skills were recognized while at Brooklyn Law School where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Jewish Legal History.While in law school, Helen gained invaluable experience and intimate knowledge of the New York State Court system through her internship with Justice Marsha L. Steinhardt of the Kings County Supreme Court. She continued to amass a broad base of legal knowledge and training through various other internships including internships at the General Counsel's office for the New York City Department of Transportation as well as the Law Department for the United States Postal Service. Not wanting to limit herself and her knowledge to the public sector, Helen also gained extensive experience in the private insurance defense field through her internship at Harris, King & Fodera. This provided Helen with unique insight into the defense of personal injury cases which she is able to successfully apply in her representation of injured parties.Following her graduation from law school, Helen did a fellowship for the New York City Transit Authority where she once again expanded on her knowledge regarding the inner workings of this municipal entity and how municipal entities defend claims and law suits. Upon completion of this fellowship, Helen further enhanced her background and knowledge, this time in the field of medical malpractice defense, through her position at the medical malpractice defense firm of Morelli, Gerard & LaSalle.Armed with this intimate knowledge and background concerning the defense of New York personal injury matters, Helen turned her attention to helping those individuals injured through the negligence of others. This experience in the Court system and with various defense counsels enables Helen to possess a unique perspective on how cases are defended and evaluated. Because of this background, Helen is an invaluable resource to the law firm and is often sought by other attorneys for information as to how a case is analyzed by the defense.Helen has combined this first-hand knowledge with excellent research and writing skills which has enabled her to excel at preparing various motions, oppositions and memoranda of law. She has successfully argued multiple summary judgment motions and complex legal issues on cases throughout the State of New York.

Areas of Practice (26)

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Electrical Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Subway Accidents
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
929-367-4133  Phone
212-406-1700  Phone
212-406-2313  Fax
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2014, New York2014, New Jersey
Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
$3,000,000 settlement for the death of single mother who fell from a defective scaffold while performing asbestos removal$2,800,000 settlement for a 46-year old man in a Labor Law case when a defective ladder collapsed resulting in right foot fractures and a lumbar spinal fusion at L4-L5$1,900,000 settlement on behalf of a 29-year old man injured as the result of a school bus backing into his car. The severity of the impact caused serious knee and cervical spine injuries which necessitated arthroscopic knee surgery and cervical fusion at C4-C5$1,000,000 settlement for a 23-year old male passenger in a car struck by a vehicle making a left-hand turn directly into his vehicle. He suffered an elbow fracture and spinal injuries requiring a cervical fusion at C5-C6.
Payment Information:
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