Richard A. Gurfein is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advaocacy. Before being admitted to practice, he was an Electrical Engineer and a High School Math teacher. He tried his first case 10 days after becoming a lawyer and hasn''t stopped for 40 years. His success as a trial lawyer representing injured clients has gained him membership in the elite "Million Dollar Advocates Forum".
Since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Gurfein has been trying cases ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex products liability. His teaching experience has always helped him educate judges and juries about his clients'' cases. Mr. Gurfein continues his teaching activities by educating lawyers on topics ranging from computer research to the Law of Evidence and from how to try a malpractice case to how to prepare an expert witness.
Mr. Gurfein has appeared on many radio and television programs about the cases he has handled. He has been honored by organizations for his work on behalf of his clients and on behalf of lawyers who represent injured consumers. Mr. Gurfein is listed in Who''s Who in the World, Who''s Who in American Law, Who''s Who in America, Who''s Who in the East and other publications as well as having been selected to Super Lawyers since 2007.
Mr. Gurfein is also the President of an internet company, Trial1 Inc. His company provides internet services to lawyers, judges and the public.