D. Carl Lustig III

D. Carl Lustig III

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
800-574-4529
Email:

D. Carl Lustig, III is a member of the Manhattan law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., and concentrates in handling the trials and appeals of major personal injury cases on behalf of plaintiffs. His primary area of concentration is construction accident litigation under the New York State Labor Law.

Mr. Lustig has written law review articles that have appeared in the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute publication, The Trial Lawyers Quarterly, and other legal periodicals. He has lectured extensively for various entities including the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, The Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association and Yale University and has served as co-chairperson of a number of lecture series for continuing legal education in the area of personal injury trial practice. He has also lectured for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at Hofstra University School of Law on Trial Techniques, and at St. John's University School of Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation in personal injury cases. Mr. Lustig also has been an invited speaker at the New York State Judicial Conference and has lectured at the New York City Bar Association in their continuing legal education seminar on trials of civil cases.

Mr. Lustig is the President of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance and member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and is also a member of The American Association for Justice, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is a Fellow in the Roscoe Pound Institute.

Mr. Lustig was recognized as Lawyer of the Year by the Institute of Jewish Humanities and is a member of the Tort Advisory Committee and the Medical Malpractice Advisory Committee for Supreme Court, New York County. He has been named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by the National Trial Lawyers Association and to the Top 1% of attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys and has been selected for the New York Super Lawyers list. Mr. Lustig is rated AV (top rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Lustig has also established the D. Carl Lustig III Endowed Scholarship in Tort Law at Hofstra University School of Law (now the Maurice A. Deane School of Law).

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accident Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Bicycle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1975

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Served as a Judge in the American Associate of Justice Metro New York law school Trial Advocacy Competition

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State
  • Selected by peers to be included in the The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation, 2016
  • Named in The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nation’s Top 1% of Attorneys)
  • Super Lawyers , 2009 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York County Lawyers Association, 1979 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 - Present
  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association, President of New York City Trial Lawyers Association, 2017-2018, 2004 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Institute – Fellow, 2001 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.