The Lipsig Law Firm is dedicated to representing the rights of residents across Queens. We support the individual plaintiffs, those who have been injured and are seeking justice, and have an office conveniently located in Queens along with several others located throughout New York City. For over 80 combined years, our lawyers have successfully obtained personal injury clients the compensation and support they rightfully deserve.
Our firm was founded in 1989 by Harry H. Lipsig, who is also often referred to as “The King of Torts.” Harry was well known and respected across the city. Even New York Magazine termed him “the toughest, most successful personal injury specialist in the country.”
Throughout the course of his prolific legal career, Mr. Lipsig secured hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. He set new legal standards regularly, and expanded local law. Harry dedicated a large portion of his life to getting deserving victims proper compensation. When he passed away in 1995, a ripple effect remained from all of his efforts. We still feel that ripple effect today as we work to carry on his legacy through all that we do.
Over the years, our dedicated focus on injured victims has helped us to grow in our knowledge and thrive in our field. Our successful results are proven, and the successes of our clients speak for themselves. To date, we have obtained over $500 million for our clients. These clients are our best assets, because they continue to recommend our services to others. We offer a Queens-based, locally-minded office and a focus on the people behind each and every personal injury story. Our consultations are completely confidential and completely free.
If you’ve been a personal injury victim, you know first-hand that the aftermath can be a lot to deal with. Insurance companies can easily take advantage of you during this confusing and stressful time. We work to ensure that this doesn’t happen and that they cannot use your words against you, to lower the payout of your claim.
Our experienced attorneys handle discussions with the insurance companies for you. We focus on taking the most stressful and time consuming things off of your plate, so that you can focus on healing. We believe that you deserve more, and work to get you all that we can.
According to research from the Insurance Research Council, those who obtain legal representation after sustaining a personal injury receive almost three times more monetary compensation than those who navigate the process alone.
We offer over 80 years of experience in many personal injury-focused areas, including:
Alan M. Shapey is a senior trial attorney who has been trying cases for over 30 years. His largest verdicts included cases involving infant lead poisoning, municipal liability, product liability claims against auto manufacturers, construction site injuries, and cases where individuals were hit by trains in the New York Transit Authority system.
Named a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” in 2013, Mr. Freund has gone above and beyond to obtain outstanding verdicts and settlements for clients since joining the practice in 2005. In 2012 alone, he recovered over $20 million for Lipsig clients. As a reward for his tireless efforts, Mr. Freund was named a partner in the firm – the youngest ever in the firm’s history.
Tom Moverman established the firm with Mr. Lipsig and his partners in 1989. He specializes in product liability and his cases have involved defective machinery, household and workplace products, motor vehicles and toxic drugs and chemicals. He has been honored by being invited to write a textbook on Products Liability Law.
Mr. Wisell joined the firm in 2014 and brings with him over twenty years of experience in personal injury practice. He focuses on construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and premises accidents. He specializes in cases for clients that are undocumented aliens injured through the negligence of others.
Tom O’Malley joined Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, & Moverman, P.C. in 2013. Mr. O’Malley began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he successfully convicted criminals for assault, robbery, sale of narcotics and murder.
Mr. Goncalves joined Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, & Moverman, P.C. in 2008. Currently, a majority of Mr. Goncalves’s work is focused on construction accidents, representing workers injured due to the lack of proper safety equipment. He also represents those injured in automobiles, those injured due to improperly maintained premises and those injured due to defective products.
Since her admission to the New York State Bar in 2006, Michelle Clemmens has been practicing law exclusively in the area of personal injury. She has litigated hundreds of cases involving construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Ms. Clemmens handles all aspects of the lawsuit from its inception through the trial.
James joined The Lipsig Firm in 2008. Since 2000, James has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury. Prior to entering the legal profession, he had extensive business experience, owning and managing highly profitable ventures. Today, he continues to apply his business acumen in negotiating with defense attorneys and insurance carriers to obtain the best results for his clients.
In Queens, accidents happen on a daily basis.
Have you been the victim of an accident? Are you struggling to get the support that you believe you deserve?
If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you are likely entitled to legal action:
If your situation aligns with any of the above criteria, it is important to talk to an experienced attorney in order to understand all of your rights before making important choices moving forward.
While you are exploring your rights, we offer completely free, completely confidential consultations. Should you decide to pursue legal action, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay absolutely nothing until we successfully win your settlement or case. We believe that the cost of hiring an attorney should not prevent you from getting what you justly deserve.
Because cases vary so much, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. Often, the value of your claim can depend on the severity of your injuries, the medical procedures necessary to recover, and your pain and suffering, among other things. We know that this is an important question in the process, and work to estimate the answer for you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we work to ensure that your case has as much value for you as possible, by handling your insurance company and case details properly.
Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean that you will have to go to court. In many instances, victims are able to reach a successful settlement agreement. If this is not the case and court becomes a necessity, our attorneys work to thoroughly direct clients through every step of the process, and ensure that they feel as confident and comfortable as possible.
If insurance companies are contacting you because you have suffered an injury, it is a good idea to evaluate your case with a dedicated attorney before discussing any details with them or answering any questions. Statements that seem safe to you can later be used against you, and can cause your case to have less value.
If you would like to schedule your completely free and confidential
legal consultation, please reach out anytime. We thank you in advance
for giving Lipsig Law Firm the opportunity to help you explore your rights
and choices, and look forward to ensuring that you are able to recover
from your personal injuries as completely and successfully as possible.