Attorneys Profiles

Howard L. Wexler

Position: Member

Address: Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

Phone: (212) 471-8480

Fax: (212) 344-3333

E-mail: HWexler@herzfeld-rubin.com

Born, bred and educated in Brooklyn, New York, Howard Wexler is a highly recognized and accomplished litigator, particularly regarding catastrophic injury or very complicated lawsuits. He has received notoriety for pursuing unique, challenging and complex matters on behalf of both the largest companies in the world and injured or aggrieved people. He has successfully tried many multi-million dollar controversies. Howard has received Martindale Hubbell's highest peer review rating and has been declared a New York "Super Lawyer", in 2006 - 2012. Howard was also selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America 2013, in the Practice Area, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. Howard has also been awarded Advocate status by the American Association of Justice. Howard joined the firm in 1973 and serves on its Management Committee.

He is a diverse litigator, having been involved in lawsuits throughout the United States, covering a broad array of matters. His main areas of practice include personal injury claims of any type and commercial controversies involving real estate, employment, administrative and insurance issues. He is known for his creativity, practical sense and cost effective case handling. He is in charge of the firm's case Intake Committee and involved in flexible or contingent fee billing arrangements.

Howard regularly litigates claims involving products liability, medical malpractice, other professional malpractice, class actions and consumer related matters which call upon his scientific and technological background and employment and discrimination based lawsuits. He has previously served as a New York State Supreme Court medical malpractice panelist.

Bar Admissions:
New York, 1978
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1978
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1978
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1978

Education:
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1972, B.A.

Published Works:
"Jurisdiction, Venue and Related Principles", Chapter 16, Frumer and Friedman, Products Liability, Matthew Bender & Co., 1994

"Preparation of Pleadings", Chapter 12, Products Liability Practice Guide, Matthew Bender & Co., 1987

"Motions as to Parties", Chapter 4 (revisions), Federal Litigation Guide, Matthew Bender & Co., 1987

"Motions for Summary Judgment", Chapter 5 (revisions), Federal Litigation Guide, Matthew Bender & Co., 1989

"Defendant's Use of Experts", Products Liability in the 1980's, Litigation and Practical Engineering, 1983

"Use of Experts in Products Liability Lawsuit", Products Liability Litigation, 1983

"Trial Practice Under New York Evidentiary Laws- Privileges", New York State Bar Journal, January and February, 1986

Representative Cases:
Giordano v. General Motors, 1996 U.S. Dist. Lexis 4911 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
Katz v. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber, 737 F2d 238 (2nd Cir. 1984)
Jarvis v. Ford Motor Company, 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10151 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
Jarvis v. Ford Motor Company, 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 10041 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
Miller v. Crabtree Mazda, Inc., 146 Misc 2d 658 (Civ. Ct. NY 1990)

Honors and Awards:
Received highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Advocate, American Association of Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Member, Medical Malpractice Panels, Brooklyn Bar Association,  1982 - 1986
Member, Editorial Board, Brooklyn Barrister, Brooklyn Bar Association, 1984 - 1987
Member, Federal Courts Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association
New York State Bar Association, 1984 - 1987
Member, Committee on Civil Law and Rules, New York State Bar Association, 1985 - 1987
Member, Environmental Law, New York State Bar Association, 1989 - Present
Steering Committee, FIDO of Prospect Park, 2009

Birth Information:
1950, Brooklyn, New York

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