New York Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
In 1994, Gregory Sheindlin became trial counsel for Chubb insurance company. He handled general liability cases involving motor vehicles, construction, residential and commercial properties...
In 1994, Gregory Sheindlin became trial counsel for Chubb insurance company. He handled general liability cases involving motor vehicles, construction, residential and commercial properties...In 1989, Gregory Sheindlin began his career as a prosecutor in Manhattan. He worked in the Trial Division prosecuting violent and white collar crimes and later in the Investigation Division prosecuting international organized crime involved in narcotics manufacturing, distribution and money laundering.
In 1994, Gregory Sheindlin became trial counsel for Chubb insurance company. He handled general liability cases involving motor vehicles, construction, residential and commercial properties, elevators, public transportation, products liability, medical negligence, dog bites, property damage and insurance coverage. He also handled director and officer liability cases involving discrimination, harassment, fraud, contract breaches and fiduciary duty violations.
From 1998 through the present, Gregory Sheindlin has been in private practice. He represents clients with claims arising out of serious personal injuries, wrongful death, construction incidents, civil rights' violations, criminal matters and other areas. (See Practice Areas)
From 2016 through the present date, Gregory Sheindlin has been on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
From 2017 through the present date, Gregory Sheindlin has been on the Board of Directors for The Phoenix. The Phoenix has provided assistance in the form of a sober active community to more than 26,000 people who are recovering from substance abuse disorder. It is the largest and fastest growing sober active community in the nation. (https://thephoenix.org/about/)
In 2008, Gregory Sheindlin volunteered for Lawyers Without Borders to be an independent legal observer for the "Caprivi trial" in the country of Namibia (Located on Africa's west coast). The Caprivi trial involved approximately 200 defendants being prosecuted for high treason and murder based on their alleged attempt to create an independent country in the Caprivi region. It is the longest criminal trial in history, spanning over fifteen (15) years. In Namibia, Mr. Sheindlin also worked with the Bernard Nordkamp Centre involved with educating and caring for Namibian children. Through the present date, Mr. Sheindlin is on the Board of Directors for Kids in Namibia Deserve Love and Encouragement (KINDLE). Gregory Sheindlin has studied martial arts for over twenty years.
In 2002, he was awarded the rank of san dan (2nd degree black belt) in Seido Karate. He continues training in several disciplines through the present date. For approximately five years, Mr. Sheindlin was a volunteer instructor at Young Adult Institute (YAI) in Manhattan teaching martial arts to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Gregory Sheindlin lives in New York City with his wife and children.
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
* Brain Injuries
* Construction site Injuries
* Motor Vehicle Collisions
* Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
* Trucking Accidents
* Bicycle Accidents
* Commercial and Residential Property Accidents
* Public Transportation Accidents
* Elevator/Escalator Accidents
* Unsafe Products
* Medical Malpractice
Civil Rights Violations
* Police Misconduct
* Unlawful Arrests
* Wrongful Imprisonment
* Malicious Prosecution
* Abuse of Process
* Violations of 42 USC 1983
Criminal Defense Matters
* Violent Crimes
* White Collar Crimes
* Drug Crimes
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.