The Erlanger Law Firm primarily represents plaintiffs in lawsuits involving serious injuries. Serious injuries include physical and emotional injuries that have had a significant impact on a person’s working and personal life and which have occurred in very wide range of places and circumstances including at construction sites, New York City streets, commercial buildings, at home and at work, and on international aircraft flights. We also represent plaintiffs in a broad range of other civil lawsuits involving defamation, malicious prosecution, civil rights violations, personal property damage and breach of contract. And we represent employees whose employers have wrongfully withheld wages, salary and tips.

From the moment you become our client, we will resolve your matter in the most time and cost-efficient manner possible. The Firm accepts no case unless we are prepared to bring it to trial, if necessary. At all times, your goals and needs are our very highest priority.

The Firm’s strength is effective and personal representation. Robert Erlanger meets each potential client. Once you become a Firm client, he personally represents and communicates with you. Any client who has a lawsuit should be able to find out and understand what is going on with his or her case, at any time during the case, and be able to access case documents. This means that the client must be able to communicate by email or telephone with and receive a thorough, timely response from the attorney who is in charge of the case, not just another or junior attorney or paralegal or secretary. The Firm commits that it will timely respond to your emails or calls and keep you informed of the status of your matter.

If, after consulting with the Firm, you have a matter that is not within one of our practice areas, we will assist you in finding an attorney with the proper specialty.

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Cases of Note

$15 million

verdict in federal court as the result of a conspiracy between a mother and her family and a foreign national airline to remove American daughter from the U.S. in violation of a family court order; father did not see his daughter for over five years,

$2.7 million

pre-trial settlement ($4.5 million future value) for the estate and surviving wife and children of a man who contracted mesothelioma, 20 years after working with asbestos cement pipes as part of an emergency sewer repair crew for a few summers while in college.