Attorney Jeffrey Benjamin is enjoying his third decade of practicing law. In 1997, he started practicing law in the field of consumer protection and class actions. Out of the starting gate, he was trying cases, arguing substantial motions and appeals, and building a practice under the motto: “Doing Well, by Doing Good.”
Today, he continues to develop skill and expertise in trial and appellate advocacy. Adversary counsel against him come from some of the largest and most resourceful firms in New York City down to competent and capable sole practitioners. From the beginning of his practice, Mr. Benjamin has felt that a no fear mentality is essential in a career in litigation practice in New York City and beyond. Clients want a lawyer who will know their case, and aggressively fight for their interest whether prosecuting as a plaintiff, or defending a defendant.
Lawyer Jeffrey Benjamin also believes that communication is everything with his Clients. He feels that a lawsuit is a partnership between a lawyer and client. Only clear and regular communication gives the best chance of success. Mr. Benjamin’s clients enjoy regular and prompt communication him, within the boundaries of a busy litigation schedule.
And communication with clients in mandatory, whether there is good news, bad news or no news. Any client of Mr. Benjamin can expect an honest and no-nonsense appraisal of the case before, during and after the litigation. They are these traits that keep clients coming back to the firm with multiple matters, and with referrals from other clients.
Mr. Benjamin’s experience spans a wide range of cases, varying in nature and complexity. Over the years, he has been selective in choosing cases in his areas of specialty in consumer and commercial litigation. Cases of personal injury, real estate transactional or criminal he refers to his partner lawyers. Mr. Benjamin considers the greatest compliment when he has received a client referral from an adversary counsel, or a Judge. At times, there have even been adversary parties that have asked him later to represent them once the litigation against that party was complete. He feels the best referral is from someone who has actually seen him work.
One of Mr. Benjamin’s main practice areas are cases of Fraud or Deceptive Practices by people or businesses. This area of practice is not for the faint of heart. Oftentimes, this area of practice involves sitting across the table from someone and accuse them of lying. It takes a special resolve to maintain a career that involves this regular and heavy confrontation.
Mr. Benjamin has enjoyed numerous successes over the years. Successes come in many forms in litigation. Early settlements are one, winning on motions or appeals are others. But the most satisfying is winning a case after a jury or bench trial. After weeks or months of preparation, a winning verdict is a crowning achievement for any lawyer.
Mr. Benjamin practices primarily throughout New York in both state and federal courts. His main areas are New York City, its collar counties and Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He is also licensed in New Jersey.
Attorney Jeffrey Benjamin holds by five basic principles in practice:
- The client will be heard before a decision is made;
- Treat the client’s case as if it is the only one;
- Work vigorously and aggressively, though civilly, against adversaries;
- Keep the client informed to the highest extent practicable; and
- Be sincere in the desire to make a difference in someone’s life.
Jeffrey is a member of various Bar Associations in and around the City of New York, and has spoken on legal issues in the areas of his expertise. He is admitted to practice law before the courts in the State of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Federal Courts there.
If you feel you have a substantial case, put the power of decades of litigation experience behind you. Call for a phone consultation at (212) 537-6612.