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Gary Certain

212-687-7800
Gary Todd Certain
CERTAIN & ZILBERG, PLLC
909 Third Avenue 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
www.certainlaw.com
Phone: 212-687-7800

About Gary Certain

Gary Certain is a partner at the personal injury and civil rights law firm of Certain & Zilberg, PLLC.  During his two decades of practice, Mr. Certain has tried over a hundred cases and has obtained numerous six-figure, million and multi-million dollar awards on behalf of his products liability, personal injury, and civil rights clients.  His advocacy has caused the removal and/or redesign... read more »

Biography

Gary Certain is a partner at the personal injury and civil rights law firm of Certain & Zilberg, PLLC.  During his two decades of practice, Mr. Certain has tried over a hundred cases and has obtained numerous six-figure, million and multi-million dollar awards on behalf of his products liability, personal injury, and civil rights clients.  His advocacy has caused the removal and/or redesign of many unsafe and dangerous products and helped to change safety procedures and law enforcement practices and policies.

Mr. Certain has received national recognition as a talented and passionate advocate, receiving awards from the New York Magazine’s Leader in The Law - Million Dollar Circle, National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Plaintiffs’ Trial Lawyer,” as a recipients of the “Top 100 Black Lawyer“ award from the National Black Lawyers Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member and a “Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer Award,” based on an independent survey of actual verdict results.

Mr. Certain earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in 1988 from Niagara University. While at Georgetown Law, Mr. Certain developed his advocacy skills by serving in a legal clinic, representing indigent clients before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

After law school, Mr. Certain served as a New York City Assistant District Attorney where he earned a reputation for aggressive advocacy, professionalism, compassion, and integrity. Since entering private practice in 1996, Mr. Certain has devoted his practice to litigating matters on behalf of those who have suffered as a result of serious transportation and fall injuries, wrongful death, burn injuries, construction accidents, defective products, civil rights and police misconduct.

Mr. Certain is licensed to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and has successfully argued appeals before the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Gary Certain is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association and has served as Chairperson of the Products Liability Committee of the New York State Bar Association – Trial Lawyers Section.

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Gary Certain -
CERTAIN & ZILBERG, PLLC
909 Third Avenue 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
www.certainlaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 212-687-7800

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Personal Injury70.00%
Civil Rights30.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
New York Member in Good Standing 1994

Work Experience

Position Duration
Partner / Trial Attorney 1996 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Georgetown University Law Center Juris Doctor JD 1993

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member New York State Trial Lawyers Association 1998 – present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2016
Million Dollar Circle - Leaders in the Law New York Magazine 2016
Top 100 Attorney National Black Lawyers 2015
Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer Award CarAccidentLawyer.org 2012

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Legal Night Panelist National Action Network 2016

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