Howard Raphaelson

Howard Raphaelson

Founder
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-328-0995
Email:

Howard Raphaelson founded what is now known as Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm P.C. in 1991, after graduating from Cardozo Law School. Early on, Mr. Raphaelson was determined to make his mark by making sure that every personal injury client and their families were treated with excellent personal service, respect, dignity and every resource that was available in the industry. Mr. Raphaelson has always understood how his clients are affected by accidents and is able to bring that empathy to the court room and settlement table every day. His approach, personalizing and making sure defendants and insurance companies treat each client as a person and not a file, is one of the main reasons why Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm has always being able to recover results for our clients in and out of the courtroom that exceed industry standards. Mr. Raphaelson's courage and willingness to become a leader in the industry was clear as soon as graduated law school. As a young lawyer with almost no experience, Mr. Raphaelson left a law firm that was highly recognized in New York to open his own practice. Just three months out of law school, Mr. Raphaelson opened Raphaelson Law Firm, P.C. which has now evolved into the Powerhouse Personal Injury Law Firm, Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm, P.C.. Among the pioneers and giants in the industry, Mr. Raphaelson practiced law and learned the trade through tireless hard work and an unbreakable spirit to become the voice of the injured. Mr. Raphaelson wanted his own law firm so that he could not only practice law but change the lives of those tragically injured in an accident.

Since opening Raphaelson Law Firm, his career has been marked by his ability to understand his clients and build relationships that would open the door to a 25 -year career practicing personal injury law that has been a serious of a series of remarkable results that have recovered in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars for the people Mr. Raphaelson has represented. " The relationships that I have developed and the people that I have been privileged to represent in my career have always made me very proud of my life's work. I am honored to be considered with my partner as the voice of the Injured in New York's personal injury community."

Mr. Raphaelson's core belief is that everything possible about each case must be studied to perfection, that every adversary must be out- prepared and outworked and that every client must be treated like family. Mr. Raphaelson and the firm that he has built with his extraordinary partner, Andrew Levine Esq., is highly regarded by the bench and the bar. Mr. Raphaelson and Mr. Levine are both recognized as Superlawyers and New York Magazine as New York's Best Lawyers. Mr. Raphaelson is known among thousands of households in New York as a man of his word and a man of the people and his hard work is why his prior clients always trust him and recommend him to their friends and family members when an accident tragically occurs.

Mr. Raphaelson has been recognized as a leader in the New York Personal Injury community by peers, judges and leaders in the New York community. As a "Super Lawyer" in New York State, identifying him as being among the top 5% of New York personal injury trial lawyers.

Mr. Raphaelson handles some of the firm's most significant catastrophic accidents which include, wrongful death, toxic exposure, spinal cord injuries, amputations, construction accidents, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice cases, premises liability cases and motor vehicle accidents.

Some of Mr. Raphaelson's highlighted results that have occurred in the last few years have involved construction accidents, product liability lawsuits and other complex cases that have resulted in multi million dollar awards.
A few of these cases are highlighted:

Building Collapses On Child

$40 Million Structured Settlement.

Psychiatric Patient Forcefully Knocked To Ground

$8.5 Million Jury Award

Young Father killed in a train accident

$5 Million Jury Award

Child paralyzed from automobile seating design defect

$3.25 Million Mediated Settlement

Mason Fell 45 Feet From Scaffold

$2.255 Million Mediated Settlement

Medical Error Results In Blindness

$2.2 Million Jury Award

Driver Struck By Delivered Truck

$1.95 Million Mediated Settlement

Driver Struck By MTA Bus

$1.75 Million Mediated Settlement

Husband And Wife Struck By Duane Reade Truck

$1.7 Million Mediated Settlement

Business Executive Tripped At Workplace

$1.65 Million Mediated Settlement

Union Paperhanger Falls At Work Site

$1.1 Million Jury Award

Two Men Driving Struck Falling Tree On Highway

$1.1 Million Settlement

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Lafayette College
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: With High Honors

Honors and Awards

  • New York Law Journal as 2012 Top Personal Injury Litigator, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member