Leigh D. Eskenasi

Leigh D. Eskenasi

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-257-9512
Fax:
212-483-0918
Email:

Mr. Eskenasi has been with the firm since 2006. He specializes in litigation and has extensive experience in construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and premises liability actions. Mr. Eskenasi has expertise in all levels of litigation, including trials, mediation, arbitration, and appellate advocacy, obtaining significant recoveries for his clients. In recognition of his achievements as personal injury attorney, Mr. Eskenasi has been selected by his peers in the New York State Bar to Super Lawyers - New York Metro Rising Stars for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Mr. Eskenasi has also been repeatedly recognized in the New York Law Journal's Top Verdicts and Settlements.

Mr. Eskenasi is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut, as well as to the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Eskenasi graduated from Binghamton University in 2002 with a B.S. in Psychobiology and holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he was a LEO fellow. While in law school, Mr. Eskenasi clerked as an intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, under Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.

Trial Experience
Mr. Eskenasi has significant trial experience throughout the New York Metropolitan area and Long Island. Mr. Eskenasi has repeatedly proven that he will fight for his clients from the start of a case through trial. He has successfully obtained verdicts on numerous cases where the defendants were offering little to no money to settle the case prior to trial. These verdicts include:

  • A recovery of four times the available insurance coverage on a motor vehicle case involving a soft tissue injury;
  • A recovery of more than three times the settlement value offered by the defendants on a motor vehicle accident where the plaintiff had a torn meniscus in her knee;
    A plaintiff's verdict against the New York City Transit Authority where the defendants were denying liability; and
  • A plaintiff's verdict where the plaintiff was injured when a forklift malfunctioned and the defendants were denying liability.

Appellate Experience
Mr. Eskenasi has substantial appellate experience in the following areas of law:

  • Motor vehicle liability;
  • Serious Injury Threshold;
  • Causation of a Traumatic Brain Injury;
  • Causation of Spinal Injury;
  • Wrongful death;
  • Premises liability;
  • Slip and Fall liability;
  • Labor Law;
  • Police and Firefighter Rights of Recovery; and
  • Insurance Coverage

Mr. Eskenasi is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Brain Injuries
  • Police Officer and Fire Fighter Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
    • Honors: LEO Fellow
    • Honors: Clerked as an Intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, under Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.
  • Binghamton University
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Major: Psychobiology

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Stars, 2014 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member