Joseph P. Awad

Education

Bachelor of Arts

  • State University of New York at Binghamton, 1976
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
  • Departmental Honors, Foreign Policy

Juris Doctor

  • Albany Law School of Union University, 1981
  • Albany Law School Full Tuition Merit Scholarship

Professional Employment

Senior Partner

  • Silberstein Awad & Miklos, P.C. (Inc. 1980)
  • Nationally Certified Preeminent Law Firm (Recognized for the highest level of legal ability and standards of ethics and reliability), 1996-present
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Featured Law Firm, Forbes Magazine, May 9, 2011

Professional Recognitions

  • Board Certified Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • An American Bar Association Accredited Organization, August 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present
  • Best Lawyers in New York, 2006-Present
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
  • Legal Eagle Award, Long Island, 2010-Present

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

  • Highest Rating (AV) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Nationally Recognized Preeminent Lawyer, 2000-Present

Public Service Appointments

  • New York State Governor’s Medical Malpractice Task Force, Member, 2007-2010
  • New York State Court of Appeals Judicial Screening
  • Committee for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Member, 2006-Present

Professional Appointments

  • President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2007
  • Chair, LawPAC, Most Affluent Political Action Committee for Lawyers, Nationally, 2003-Present
  • Governor, American Association for Justice, 2004-2011
  • Director, National Crime Victim’s Bar Association, 2002-2009

Community Service Awards

  • Chair, Dominico-American Society of Queens, 2008-Present (Joseph Awad’s President’s Message)
  • New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.
  • Recognition for Protecting New York’s Civil Justice System, 2009
  • Dominico-American Society of Queens’ Philanthropic Leadership and Volunteerism Award, 2007

Notable Achievements

  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award and Membership
  • Recoveries of One Million Dollars or greater in over seventy (70) lawsuits
  • Largest Verdict in History for Failure to Timely Diagnose Cervical Cancer
  • Largest Verdict in History, Medical Malpractice Cause of Action Recovery for Blindness
  • Top Twenty Verdicts, New York State, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Sustained Largest Appellate Court Decision for Pain and Suffering, 2003
  • Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York State
  • Top Ten Medical Malpractice Verdict in the United States
  • Lifetime Appointment, Registry of Who’s Who
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award

Additional Professional Appointments

  • Immediate Past President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-2008
  • President-Elect, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2006
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-2005
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2003-2004
  • Vice President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • Secretary, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2001-2002
  • Vice-President/Secretary/Treasurer, Long Island Affiliation of New York State
  • Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-2001
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-Present
  • Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2002-2006
  • Chair, NYSTLA Statewide Symposium on Legal Advertising and Disciplinary
  • Rules Trustee, LawPAC, 2001-Present
  • Director, Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Memberships

  • Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice (Section Member:
  • Professional Negligence, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises
  • Liability Section; Office Management Section; Litigation Group Member: Birth
  • Defect, Birth Trauma, Breast Cancer, Inadequate Security, Laparoscopy, Construction Site Accident)
  • Sustaining Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section)
  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Bronx County and Queens County Bar Associations

Reported Appellate Advocacy

  • Kletnieks v. Hertz, 54 A.D.3d 660 (2nd Dept., 2008)
  • Durney v. Terk, 42 A.D.3d 335 (1st Dept., 2007)
  • Dowd v. City of New York, 40 A.D.3d 908 (2nd Dept., 2007)
  • Jumawan v. Schnitt, 35 A.D.3d 382 (2nd Dept., 2006)
  • Vassell v. Magno, 30 A.D.3d 406 (2nd Dept., 2006)
  • Ramos v. Nouveau Industries, Inc., 29 A.D.3d 555 (2nd Dept., 2006)
  • Spano v. Bertocci, 22 A.D.3d 828 (2nd Dept., 2005)
  • Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 5 A.D.3d 454 (2nd Dept., 2004)
  • Michalowski v. D’Alessandro, 2 A.D.3d 508 (2nd Dept., 2003)
  • Maccaro v. Legouri, 306 A.D.2d 323 (2nd Dept., 2003)
  • David v. County of Suffolk, 1 N.Y.3d 525 (N.Y., 2003)
  • Stokes v. New York Medical Group, 304 A.D.2d 449 (1st Dept. 2003)
  • David v. County of Suffolk, 295 A.D.2d 556 (2nd Dept., 2002)
  • Spano v. Bertocci, 299 A.D.2d 335 (2nd Dept., 2002)
  • Quinn v. Nyack Hospital, 286 A.D.2d 675 (2nd Dept., 2001)
  • Patterson v. New York City Transit Authority, 276 A.D.2d 474 (2nd Dept., 2000)
  • Lugo v. Angle of Green, Inc., 268 A.D.2d 567 (2nd Dept., 2000)
  • Lounda Foreman v. B&L Properties Company, 261 A.D.2d 301, 691 (1stDept., 1999)
  • Aghabi v. Sebro, 256 A.D.2d 287 (2nd Dept., 1998)
  • Serfaty v. New York City Transit Authority, 254 A.D.2d 476 (2nd Dept., 1998)
  • Slutskaya v. Landau, 250 A.D.2d 594 (2nd Dept., 1998)
  • Cordero v. City of New York, 236 A.D. 2d 577 (2nd Dept., 1997)
  • Ramnarine v. New York City Bd. of Educ., 231 A.D.2d 724 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Harrell v. County of Nassau, 227 A.D.2d 590 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Farrukh by Farrukh v. Board of Educ. of the City of New York, 227 A.D.2d 440 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Epstein v. Eastman Kodak Co., Inc., 225 A.D.2d 516 (2nd Dept., 1996)
  • Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 198 A.D.2d 346 (2nd Dept., 1993)
  • Staines v. Nassau Queens Medical Group, 176 A.D.2d 718 (2 Dept., 1991)
  • Ruiz v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., 165 A.D.2d 75 (1st Dept., 1991)

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Liability
  • Construction Site and Work Place Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate practice

Lecturer

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association and various local bar associations
  • Faculty Lecturer to the Judiciary, New York State Judicial Institute, 2002-2006

Chairperson

  • 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, Long Island Section

Recent Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

  • “Proximate Cause in Negligent Security Cases”
  • “Trial of First Personal Injury Lawsuit”
  • “The Use of a Paralegal in a Personal Injury Law Practice”
  • “Discovery Update”
  • “Openings in a Medical Malpractice Case”
  • “Health Care for Minorities in New York State”
  • “Depositions”
  • “Labor Law 241(6)”
  • “Openings”
  • “Voir Dire”
  • “Preliminary Conference Negotiations and the Law”
  • “Construction Site Accidents and Federal Jurisdiction”
  • “Daubert, Frye, Expert Witness Testimony in NYS Supreme Court”
  • “Ethics Update”
  • “Motions and Pleadings Update”
  • “Metaphors and Use of Linguistics in Jury Trials”
  • “Summations”
  • “Law Firm Advertising and the First Amendment”
  • “Article 31 of the CPLR and Discovery”
  • “Negligent Security and Supervision”
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Joseph P. Awad
Joseph P. Awad
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