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   David S. Pollack was admitted to the Bar in 1981 and has been trying personal injury and medical malpractice cases exclusively for plaintiffs during his entire career. He has been honored with listings in "The Best Lawyers In America", "SuperLawyers", The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, with "Preeminent" status for 20 years.

David was born in the Bronx, graduated from High School in Great Neck, New York and obtained a Bachelor's degree from Boston University graduating with honors. He earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from New York Law School, where he was a member of the moot court executive board and co-chair of the national Robert F. Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition.

He began his career working for the firm then known as Pegalis & Wachsman while he was in law school. He has been trying medical malpractice cases since 1982 and has tried over 60 cases to verdict and obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts including a 13.6 million dollar verdict in Elmira New York against a maternal fetal medicine specialist for failing to avoid prematurity resulting in Cerebral Palsy and a 7 million dollar verdict in Queens New York against a general surgeon for delaying a diagnosis of breast cancer. He has appeared as trial counsel to several major personal injury and medical malpractice firms.

David served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association for 9 years. He volunteered as the attorney advisor to the High School Mock Trial Team in Port Washington from 1994 until 2012, and has lectured on many topics related to prosecution of medical malpractice cases. He has authored several chapters in legal publications, including most recently a chapter entitled "War Stories: The Oral Tradition of the Trial Bar", Medical Malpractice in New York, Bob Devine, Ed. He also authored a monograph entitled "A Pocket Manual for Putting Things in Evidence" which appeared in the Trial Lawyer's Quarterly.

David represents clients who have sustained serious injuries in the following areas and wish to file a lawsuit in order to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

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