Since 1972, Jacoby & Meyers, LLP Staten Island personal injury lawyers have remained dedicated to providing seriously injured individuals with personal service and unsurpassed legal representation. Each Jacoby & Meyers, LLP client is assigned a dedicated legal team. Led by an experienced attorney, our teams have the expertise necessary to meet the unique needs of each case. Our injury lawyers have successfully obtained countless verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals injured in motor vehicle crashes, motorcycle crashes, construction site accidents, and other complex and catastrophic injury cases.
Andrew Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Jacoby & Meyers. He is a noted consumer activist who represents injured people against corporate wrongdoers or irresponsible parties. Mr. Finkelstein has litigated wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from defective drugs and products, automobile accidents, falls caused by defective conditions, dog bites, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, and aircraft crashes. He has handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases. Representative cases include recovering $9 million for a client injured at a construction site, $3.5 million for significant injuries sustained in a car accident, $4.5 million for catastrophic injuries sustained in a truck accident, $3.45 million for injuries sustained by a pedestrian struck by a car, and $2.25 million for significant injuries caused by a defective seat belt.
Regarding pharmaceutical litigation, Mr. Finkelstein has been appointed to several committees overseeing Nationwide litigation. Mr. Finkelstein is the Chairman of the Plaintiff Personal Injury Steering committee for the Neurontin Product Liability Multi-District Litigation in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Finkelstein has worked closely with the FDA regarding the adverse effects associated with Neurontin, having filed a Citizens Petition seeking enhanced warnings of suicide. Additionally, Mr. Finkelstein is a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Hormone Replacement Therapy Multi-District Litigation in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Finkelstein is a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee of the Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch New Jersey Coordinated Litigation.
Mr. Finkelstein is a frequent lecturer of Continuing Legal Education courses. Some courses he has taught include “Science in the Courtroom”, “ Technology in the Courtroom”, “Prosecution of a Pharmaceutical Case”, “Ethics of On-Line Advertising”, and “Structured Settlements and the United States Supreme Court Personal Injury Settlement”. Mr. Finkelstein served as a Captain of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in a pro bono capacity through Trial Lawyers Care. Finkelstein & Partners, through Mr. Finkelstein's oversight, obtained over $10 million and waived all legal fees associated with this representation. Mr. Finkelstein was later honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for his leadership participation in the program. Mr. Finkelstein received the NYS Trial Lawyers Civil Justice Award in 2006, the NYS Trial Lawyers Presidents Award in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Mr. Finkelstein is on the Board of Directors of the Empire State Bank, NA, a public corporation. In addition to sitting on the Bank's Board, Mr. Finkelstein is Chairman of the Loan and Credit Policy Committee. Additionally, Mr. Finkelstein sits on the Banks Charitable Trust Fund, Stock Option Committee, and the Compensation and Nominating Committee, as well as the Technology Committee.