Andrew Leftt is a lawyer nationally recognized for methodical and relentless investigative work, formidable courtroom presence, and aggressive negotiating skills. Mr. Leftt handles complex medical, and other, negligence matters referred by powerful attorneys in New York City and from around the country. He regularly represents judges, business executives, doctors, union workers, celebrities, and homemakers. He has proudly recovered many millions of dollars for First Responders including those in the Emergency Medical Service and their families. Mr. Leftt is consulted regularly by attorneys in his field for advice and has served as trial counsel for lawyers throughout the tri-State area.
Mr. Leftt was named a Superlawyers “Rising Star” for 2011 and 2012 and a “Top 40 Under 40” litigator by The National Trial Lawyers. In 2011, he was named in Top Verdicts for Medical Malpractice. More recently he has been selected as a Superlawyer for 2013 – 2016, and a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers for 2014 – 2016. He currently serves on the prestigious Labor Law and Auto committees of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Nathan R. Sobel Inns of Court, in Kings County, and the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. Mr. Leftt appears regularly in the Supreme Court in all five counties in the City and in the surrounding counties, in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the Appellate Courts of the First and Second Departments.
In some recent cases:
- an ambulance was struck and rolled over causing its driver to suffer broken bones requiring a serious surgery in which metal plates and screws were used to hold the broken bones together, called Open Reduction, Internal Fixation (“ORIF”);
- a bakery delivery truck hit a world-famous scientist walking across the street, who sustained a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) from which he died a year later;
- a botched delivery caused an innocent baby to suffer from Erb’s Palsy, partial paralysis to his arm due to a neck injury including the nerves in his brachial plexus.
These cases and others involve multi-million dollar corporate defendants with huge insurance policies issued by the largest insurance companies in the world. They hire the best defense lawyers around and never willingly take responsibility for the damages they’ve caused until faced with a jury at trial. Cases handled by Mr. Leftt have appeared on the front pages of such newspapers as the New York Times and New York Law Journal, inside the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Daily News, and as lead stories on Yahoo and AOL news.