It's often said that the true measure of a law firm's success is its track record in the courtroom, and the attorneys of Gair, Gair, Conason Steigman & Mackauf certainly don't disappoint in that regard. The firm, which specializes in handling serious personal injury and death cases involving all areas of general negligence and medical malpractice, has had 59 cases in the last year alone that have resulted in a verdict or settlement of more than $1 million - with 32 of those in excess of $4 million and one case with a jury verdict of some $90 million.
And while GGCS&M knows that no amount of money can replace what has been lost to death or serious injury, its attorneys and partners are nevertheless always working toward a common goal: to ensure its clients are afforded the means to receive needed medical treatment or to help rebuild and ease their lives. "When people suffer devastating injuries or lose a loved one, they need someone who can discover the truth about what happened and who will help them recover full compensation," says partner Stephen Mackauf.
But success in the courtroom simply isn't possible without putting in the legwork - something that GGCS&M's attorneys thrive upon. "Our unique combination of legal and medical expertise and aggressive trial skills gives our clients unparalleled high-quality personal service and representation," says Ben Rubinowitz, a partner at the firm. "No one fights for you like we do." Indeed: the firm limits its intake to only 100 new cases per year, helping to ensure that its attorneys are always available to its clients.
Flanked by a rich 90-year history, GGCS&M's philosophy of selectivity and unrivaled personal attention have remained constant - even while the practice of law has evolved significantly since founder Harry A. Gair stood before a jury. Today, the firm's roster of 20 lawyers are uniquely suited to take on the most challenging of cases and come from a broad range of backgrounds in the legal and medical professions. It is the only New York plaintiff’s personal injury litigation firm with three partners - Mr. Rubinowitz, Robert L. Conason and Mr. Mackauf - listed in "The Best Lawyers in America."
But at the end of the day, it boils down to one thing for GGSC&M: the honor that comes with taking on significant and difficult cases - and getting results. "The privilege of representing seriously injured claimants and helping them lead a life of dignity and financial independence is the highest reward a trial lawyer can receive," says Mr. Conason.