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New York, NY
United States

New York, NY
United States

New York, NY
United States

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP

Since 1974, Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer, LLP, has enjoyed a reputation for the highest quality in defense litigation matters. In its second generation, LSK&D remains true to the ideals that have been the basis of its practice since its formation.

LSK&D has placed a premium on legal expertise, experience, and vision from the beginning. As a result, many of its attorneys are recognized nationally for their accomplishments and abilities. The firm’s partners include some of the nation’s foremost trial attorneys and authorities in such areas as general liability, product liability, insurance, security and transportation. In addition, the firm encourages its attorneys to participate in associations, organizations and committees that enhance their knowledge of their specialty, as well as increase the profile of the firm.

LSK&D attorneys’ credentials are impressive, but they do not rely on legal acumen alone in handling a defense. Since the day LSK&D was founded, the firm has never lost sight that its clients are also its partners. Therefore, it is essential that the firm’s attorneys know a client’s business and strategy for every case in which the firm is retained, whether that strategy is early disposition or ultimate trial. Based on this understanding, LSK&D attorneys assess the legal issues and tools available. Regardless of strategy, the early identification of relevant issues and associated legal costs gives LSK&D clients the tools they need to select an effective defense. The firm’s cost-effectiveness is seen in its success rate in disposition through case concluding motion practice which is also recognized by clients and opposing counsel.

Recognition of LSK&D as a leading defense firm comes from the judicial community, its peers and most importantly, its clients. In 2012, Fortune 500 companies surveyed selected LSK&D in the litigation and environmental areas for designation as the “go-to” firm based on service, quality and value. Very few firms received this designation.

While the firm’s focus remains on defense litigation, it also offers clients a wide range of other legal services. This evolution is a natural outgrowth of the relationships LSK&D has developed with its clients. By responding to clients’ needs with integrity and meticulous preparation, the firm’s attorneys have gained their trust as well as their business. To better serve its clients, LSK&D maintains an active and vigorous practice in Millburn, New Jersey, in addition to its main office in New York City.

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The 2020 ALFA International Client Seminar took place March 12-15, 2020, at the JW Marco Island in Marco Island, Florida....

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Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP (New York, NY) Partner Alfredo Alvarado & Co-Counsel Michael Mezzacappa Received a Favorable Defense Verdict in Firefighter Trial

On August 21, 2023 a New York County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in a case involving a career-ending injury to a NYC...

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