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Robert Unger

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Phone: (212) 835-1532

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10001

Clients of Robert Unger and his firm benefit from aggressive litigation and transactional attorneys with 4 decades of experience in New York City, Long Island, and Upstate New York. Robert and his associates generally practice in the areas of personal injury, commercial, business, fraud and real estate litigation. He has achieved multiple millions of dollars in recoveries for clients in these areas and time period. The firm also takes certain contested matrimonial cases. In a City like New York, lawyers are like Starbucks; there is one on every corner.

What sets his firm apart is Robert’s and his associates’ aggressive, yet civil, demeanor with clients first, and then adversaries and judges in state and federal courts. The legal practice is like any customer service industry: do well for one and he/she will come back with other matters and refer their friends. That has been the motto of Kupillas, Unger & Benjamin, LLP and has served the firm for now approaching 40 years.

Robert believes in communication with his clients, whether there is good news, bad news or no news. Longtime and new clients of Robert enjoy a straightforward legal opinion of the case at all stages of the litigation and before. Robert has enjoyed decades long satisfaction of getting new cases from old clients, as well as referrals of new clients from those old clients.

Over the years, Robert Unger has represented seriously injured victims of others’ negligence, obtaining millions of dollars in compensation to clients and their families. In bringing these cases to resolution, Robert has gained great satisfaction in giving these clients life-changing results that help them and their families well into the future. Unlike many other lawyers, Robert understands how insurance companies and corporate defendants prepare personal injury and other cases. He knows what types of evidence insurance companies value, and how to prepare a case to maximize a potential recovery. There are five basic principles in the firm’s practice:

  • The client’s needs will be heard before a decision is made;
  • Treat the client’s case as if it is the only one;
  • Leverage five decades of experience in dealing with adversaries of varying abilities;
  • Keep the client informed to the highest extent practicable; and
  • Be sincere in the desire to make a difference in someone’s life.

Robert is a member of various Bar Associations in and around the City of New York, and has been asked to speak on a wide variety of issues of law and politics. He is admitted to practice law before the courts in the State of New York, as well as the Federal Courts.

In 1977, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 1980, Robert graduated from Fordham University School of Law. He has taken his top-notch undergrad and law school credentials with him throughout his four decades of law practice.

In addition to his commitment to seeking justice for clients, Robert is deeply committed to public service and education of the community. He has spoken in numerous forums on a variety of issues ranging from law to politics, and formerly operated his own radio show.

Recently, Robert has devoted himself to outreach into the New York City and Long Island Chinese communities and their needs for real estate and lender business. Robert has sharpened his negotiating skills and his expert business connection sense over the period of forty years. He is recognized throughout Queens County and Long Island as a go-to person for making connections through a number of communities to the business players. He represents investors and developers large and small and his advice is sought by certain high-profile individuals in the New York business community.

If you feel you have a substantial case, put the power of decades of litigation experience behind you. Call Robert Unger for a free phone consultation at (212) 835-1532. His practice focuses in the New York City Counties of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Bronx as well as Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1980

B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1977

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York
Client Reviews
I highly recommend this law firm. Attorneys Unger and Benjamin battled a real estate scammer who defrauded me out of substantial money. They were able to get a good result for me after the defendants put up numerous obstacles and delays over 18 months. And they were honest with me regarding their upfront and contingency fees. Definitely hire this firm if you are a victim of fraud or breach of contract. Rebekah W.
Over the years I have had dealings with many of attorneys and I can honestly say that Mr. Benjamin is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He's conscientious, and takes care of your case as if his own interests were at stake. He's professional, always answered my calls and takes the time to discuss the best course to take. Everything was done timely and efficiently. I couldn't be happier with the result. I wish they were all like him. The best decision I made was to use him for all my legal needs. Nancy O.
Attorney Benjamin is an excellent attorney. He battled a finance company for me for nine years, defeating multiple motions that were thrown at him over the years. He is an honest, compassionate and trustworthy attorney, and was an aggressive advocate for me for a long time. After so many years, he finally got a great result in August, 2015 after defeating still another motion by the lender. I highly recommend Attorney Benjamin. Daniel O.
We hired this Firm on July 20, 2018 to sue a company for fraud. While the case took longer than we wanted, the lawyers battled for 1 year with this nationwide real estate company to expose the scam they inflicted on us. In order to get to settlement, our lawyer Jeffrey Benjamin cut the Firm's fee in order that we could put more money in our pocket and settle. The lawyers here are honest and bent over backwards to make us happy and settle, and not drag out the case for years. We are so happy we went with this Firm. Thank you. K.J.