Robert M. Lefland comes to Jacobowitz and Gubits after a long career as a civil trial attorney. He began practicing in New York City litigating personal injury and property damage cases. His first verdict came in a small courthouse on Staten Island. From there he proceeded to law firms throughout the Hudson Valley from White Plains to New City in Rockland County and now to Walden.
Mr. Lefland handles a variety of litigation and works to do what is best for each client, whether it is settlement or trial.
Mr. Lefland has been involved in all aspects of personal injury litigation from the initial intake and evaluation of a potential claim through pre-trial discovery. Once discovery is complete, he has conducted settlement negotiations with the recognition that most cases resolve before trial. He has, however, when necessary taken the matter to trial presenting the best case possible to the jury. If the result is not satisfactory, he has written appeals to the higher courts and has orally argued two appeals in the highest court in New York State.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury
- United States District Court for Northern Districts of New York, 2005
- United States District Court for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1982
- New York State, 1981
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1996
- Delaware Law School, Wilmington, Delaware
- Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
- Major: American History
- Labor Law 240 CLE
- Civil Rights