Silverstein & Stern is a trial litigation firm that provides skilled representation in the areas of personal injury with emphasis on construction accident claims, product liability, negligent highway design, maritime law, exposure to lead and asbestos and wrongful death. The firm combines the experience and expertise of founders Keith D. Silverstein and Clifford J. Stern, both of whom were trained in very large firms, with the accessibility and efficiency of a boutique practice.
In their nearly 50 years of combined experience, the trial partners have recovered over $100 million for their clients. For a recently resolved case that the firm tried, Silverstein & Stern secured a $2.6 million settlement on behalf of a 42-year-old electrician who was injured after he fell from a ladder and was shocked by live wires. The firm also tried a negligent highway design case against the New York State Thruway and attained a $3.85 million result for a client who was found to have a blood alcohol content of .08, which was considered to be driving while legally impaired. They also have represented union workers in the World Trade litigation and are now actively engaged in the Zadroga victims’ compensation claims.
“We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, leaving no stone unturned,” Silverstein says. “We use the most authoritative trial experts and stay in constant contact with our clients in order to obtain the best results possible.”
Many of the firm’s referrals come from other personal injury attorneys who will turn to Silverstein & Stern when they are dealing with complicated matters or cases that are likely to go to trial. A number of clients are also referred to the firm by their own friends and family members, which is a testament to the quality of the firm’s service. “The most rewarding aspect of what we do is being able to have a truly positive impact on our clients’ lives,” Stern says. “Our concern for our clients does not end when we finish their case.”