Howard Raphaelson | Personal Injury Lawyer NYC


Howard A. Raphaelson founded what is now known as Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in 1992 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, determined to ensure that every personal injury victim and their family is treated with excellent personal service, respect, dignity and every resource available in the legal industry.

Mr. Raphaelson has always understood how victims are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day. His approach -- making defendants and insurance companies treat victims as people and not a file -- is one of the main reasons why Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm is able to recover verdicts and settlements often in excess of industry standards.

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
  • Lafayette College
  • New York Law Journal (2012)
  • Top Personal Injury Litigator (2012)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Director
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

$40M Construction accident settlement after building collapses on child

$8.5M Premises liability verdict after negligent care causes injury

$5.0M Wrongful death verdict in mass transit accident

$3.25M Product liability settlement after faulty automobile design causes accident

$2.25M Scaffold accident mediated settlement after a fall from heights

$2.2M Medical malpractice verdict after medical error causes blindness

$1.95 Personal injury settlement after commercial vehicle accident

$1.75 Mass transit accident settlement after negligent MTA bus accident

$1.65M Trip and fall settlement for business executive after workplace injury

$1.1M Personal injury verdict for union paperhanger injured during worksite fall

$1.1M Car accident settlement after falling tree causes highway crash



Three months after graduation Mr. Raphaelson left his position at a distinguished New York City personal injury law firm to open his own practice, evidence of the courage and leadership that has helped Raphaelson & Levine become a pillar of the legal community in New York.

Through twenty-five years of tireless hard work, an unbreakable entrepreneurial spirit, and the perfection of his craft, his firm has earned the proud reputation as a plaintiff's personal injury powerhouse in New York City, notably for their advocacy as "the voice of the injured."

The ability to build a personal relationship with each client and understand their unique needs has enabled the firm to help victims recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.

"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."

Recognized For Success

Known throughout thousands of households in New York as a man of his word and a man of the people Mr. Raphaelson's skill in personal injury law has been recognized by peers, judges, and leaders in the New York community, including distinctions as a “Super Lawyer” in New York State (top 5% of New York personal injury trial lawyers) and "New York's Best Lawyers" (New York Magazine).

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.

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