Steven E. Pegalis has been a plaintiff’s medical malpractice trial attorney for over 40 years. He has personally achieved some of the highest jury verdicts. He has a J.D. degree from New York Law School, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and is an Adjunct Professor teaching Medical Malpractice. He is the author of the three volume text: The American Law of Medical Malpractice (now in its 3rd Edition). He has written and lectured on the subject of patient safety. He moderates the Annual Pegalis and Erickson Lectureship on the Intersection of Law and Medicine to Promote Patient Safety at New York Law School.
Mr. Pegalis is and has been for many years, recognized by his peers as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyer® and as a Thomson Reuter Super Lawyer®. Mr. Pegalis’ law firm has been rated a U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm ®, in the New York Metropolitan area for medical malpractice. Mr. Pegalis is a Dean Emeritus of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is most proud to have been honored by New York Law School with its GroundBreaker Award for a lifetime commitment to his clients, and successfully pursuing their rights with passion.