As a Founding Partner and Senior Trial Attorney at Leitner Varughese Warywoda, Brett Leitner has dedicated his career to helping people who have been seriously injured because of the negligence of others obtain the justice and compensation that they deserve under the law.
Mr. Leitner was selected to the following:
Top-Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney: New York Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys, Metro New York by The New York Times
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers in the State of New York
Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers
Top 1%, National Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel
Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the National Academy of Jurisprudence
Best Attorneys of America
Top 10 Attorney Award for State of New York
Top 100 Settlements in New York
Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, American Academy of Attorneys
Premier Lawyers of America
Best of the BarTM
Mr. Leitner is routinely called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases, many of which have been televised or reported on in national and regional news and media outlets, including The New York Times, New York Law Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, CBS News, Today’s Verdict, BronxNet, Cablevision, Best of Long Island Press, Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Long Island Herald, Daily Mail UK and FIOS 1, amongst others.
Mr. Leitner focuses his practice on representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury cases involving car and truck accidents, construction accidents, and accidents involving negligent property and building owners and managers.
In just the past few years, Mr. Leitner and his firm have facilitated in the recovery of over $200 MILLION on behalf of clients that were injured as a result of car and truck accidents, construction accidents (involving New York State Labor Law violations), slip/trip and falls, and defective pharmaceuticals, including the recovery of over $100 MILLION alone in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. Several Leitner Varughese Warywoda jury verdicts and settlements have been recognized among the top largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State and in the United States, and have been featured in the Top New York Verdicts and Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame publications. Other attorneys often call upon Mr. Leitner to handle their most serious cases.
Prior to founding Leitner Varughese Warywoda, Brett Leitner was a senior trial attorney in the Nursing Home Litigation Unit at a nationally renowned personal injury and mass tort law firm, where he spent years advocating for and representing elderly nursing home residents throughout all areas of New York State who had been neglected, abused, and/or mistreated while living in a nursing home facility. These cases are gravely serious and involve claims of injuries including assaults, extensive bed sores due to patient neglect, many of which require surgeries, falls with serious fractures and/or brain injuries, violation of residents’ rights, medication errors, as well as claims of untimely and wrongful death.