Mitchell J. Sassower and D. Carl Lustig III Make 2014 Super Lawyers List

Choosing the right attorney after suffering an injury can be challenging. There are many personal injury lawyers in the marketplace, some more skilled than others. One of the tools you can use to help narrow your search is a lawyer rating service like Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers uses a patented selection process to compile an annual list of top attorneys in each state. To be named to the list, attorneys must first be nominated by their peers. Nominated attorneys are then vetted through peer evaluations, independent third-party research across 12 categories indicative of professional achievement and review by a panel of highly credentialed attorneys. For each state, a yearly Super Lawyers list of the most highly ranked attorneys is published; no more than 5 percent of attorneys in a given state can be named to the list.

For 2014, not one, but two, attorneys of construction accident and personal injury firm Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., have been named to the New York Super Lawyers list: Mitchell J. Sassower and D. Carl Lustig III.

In addition to being an accomplished personal injury attorney, Mr. Sassower has lectured and written extensively on labor law and serves on the board of directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has received the top AV rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been honored as the Attorney of the Year by the Institute of Jewish Humanities. Mr. Sassower has been selected for the New York Super Lawyers list every year since 2007.

Mr. Lustig focuses on trials and appeals in major personal injury cases, with a concentration on construction accident litigation. He is a prolific lecturer and writer in the arena of personal injury trial practice. He has received the top AV rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, was recognized as Attorney of the Year by the Institute of Jewish Humanities and serves with numerous legal organizations, among them the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Lustig has been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and he has been on the New York Super Lawyers list every year since 2009.

Having two lawyers from the same firm named to the Super Lawyers list is an uncommon accomplishment, and it is a mark of the great successes Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., has achieved for its clients. To contact Mr. Sassower, Mr. Lustig and the entire Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., team, dial 800.340.4992 or visit

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.

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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.

  • $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.