Mitchell J. Sassower

Mitchell J. Sassower

New York, New York
Mitchell J. Sassower is the managing partner of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. He enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the City's top personal injury attorneys, and has again been selected to the New York Super Lawyers list. He is rated* AV (top rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Institute of Jewish Humanities honored him with its "Attorney of the Year" award. He is a member of the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, for which he has lectured on law office management and labor law.

Mitchell J. Sassower had a Labor Law article published in the January 2012 New York Law Journal. The title of the article is "Recent Labor Law §240 Decisions Don't Go Far Enough in Protecting Workers." Additionally, he wrote an article titled "Holly v. Chautauqua: Good News for Plaintiffs Under Labor Law §240(1)" which was published in the Bill of Particulars by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in 2012.

 In 2015, Mitchell J. Sassower was named one of the nation's top 1 percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This honor is reserved for a select few who elevate standards and demonstrate the highest ideals among the legal profession. 

  *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.



Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accident Litigation
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1977


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York - 1975
  • Queens College, Queens
    • B.A. - 1972

Published Works

  • Holly v. Chautauqua: Good News for Plaintiffs Under Labor Law §240(1), New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Recent Labor Law §240 Decisions Don't Go Far Enough in Protecting Workers, New York Law Journal, January, 2012


  • Lecturer at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on the topic of "Making & Defending Motions for Summary Judgement in Labor Law Cases" as part of a seminar on recent developments in Labor Law, March 23, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers , 2007 - 2018
  • Named in The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nation’s Top 1% of Attorneys)
  • AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Case Results

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.