Posts tagged "New York Super Lawyers"

Marc M. Dittenhoefer reflects on the efforts of Trial Lawyers Care after Sept. 11

NYSL11-Dittenhoefer.jpgAs we mentioned previously this week, New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition (out at the end of this month) includes a feature about Trial Lawyers Care, the organization of attorneys who offered their legal services for free to those applying to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. For the piece, we spoke with Marc M. Dittenhoefer, partner at Blank, Goolnick & Dittenhoefer, and member of the board of directors of New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the last 15 years, about his involvement with TLC. In this excerpt from the interview in April--a blog exclusive--Dittenhoefer reflects on TLC and the efforts of the attorneys involved.

Stephan H. Peskin remembers his experiences on Sept. 11

NYSL11-PeskinStephan.jpgIn the 2011 issue of New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition, out at the end of this month, we feature a story about Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), the organization created to help victims and families of victims of 9/11 wishing to apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. With more than 1,100 attorneys taking on cases across the world, TLC became the largest pro bono effort in history. In May, we interviewed Stephan H. Peskin, managing partner at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, who was instrumental in helping set up the organization.  Here, in an excerpt from the interview exclusive to the blog, the vice president of TLC recalls his experiences on the day of 9/11 and how he was able to get access to his office after the attacks, despite its location in the red zone.

Super Lawyers News: First Amendment Lawyer Martin Garbus Defends Authors

 WorldNetDaily reports that First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus (New York Metro Super Lawyers 2006-09) who has represented the likes of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela and Andrei Sakharov, New York has agreed to defend the co-author of"Muslim Mafia" and his son in a lawsuit brought by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).