Richard A. Gurfein is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advaocacy. Before being admitted to practice, he was an Electrical Engineer and a High School Math teacher. He tried his first case 10 days after becoming a lawyer and hasn”t stopped for 50 years. His success as a trial lawyer representing injured clients has gained him membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Top One Percent; America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators; and the elite “9-Figure Litigators”.
Since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Gurfein has been trying cases ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex products liability. His teaching experience has always helped him educate judges and juries about his clients’ cases. Mr. Gurfein continues his teaching activities by educating lawyers on topics ranging from computer research to the Law of Evidence, how to try a malpractice case to how to prepare an expert witness and how to conduct effective Direct and Cross Examinations.
Mr. Gurfein has appeared on many radio and television programs, newspapers and magazines about the cases he has handled. He has been honored by organizations for his work on behalf of his clients and on behalf of lawyers who represent injured consumers. In 2018 Mr. Gurfein was honored by Marquis’ Who’s Who with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and he has been listed in the various publications of Who’s Who for 35 years. He is recognized by other publications as well, having been selected to Super Lawyers since 2007.
Mr. Gurfein is the Founder, President and CEO of Trial1.com Inc.