Jay W. Dankner

Firm: Dankner Milstein, P.C.
Location: New York - NY

  • 41 East 57th Street
    New York, NY 10022
  • Tel : 212-751-8000
  • Fax : 212-751-8091

Jay W. Dankner is known as one of the best personal injury attorneys in New York City. Jay was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a product liability case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation. At the age of 25, he became a partner at the Lipsig firm and soon founded and expanded its products liability department.

In 1994, after over twenty years with that firm and its successors, he founded Dankner & Milstein, P.C. with Edward P. Milstein, who was the partner in charge of the medical malpractice department at the Lipsig firm.

Mr. Dankner has been trial counsel in hundreds of cases, obtaining many multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also been responsible for many of the landmark products liability cases in New York State, both at the appellate level and at the Court of Appeals.

A member of many professional societies and organizations, Mr. Dankner has been consistently named as a New York Super Lawyer (The Top 100), the New York Area’s Best Lawyers, the Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, the Best Lawyers in America, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a founding member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) and is a member of its Board of Directors.

A prolific writer and lecturer, he has appeared over the years as a TV commentator in the fields of personal injury and products liability litigation.

Now, as principal at Dankner Milstein, P.C., he and the firm continue to act as counsel for plaintiffs in high profile cases involving significant injuries and deaths in the fields of products liability, medical malpractice and general personal injury litigation.

Dankner Milstein, P.C.

Since our firm was founded in 1994, we have recovered more than half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements and more than 200 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and other types of negligence. Our previous successes are important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, insurance companies, hospitals and corporations are well aware of our firm’s reputation of achieving positive outcomes in trial and settlement negotiations. Secondly, our past successes have given our law firm the resources to fully investigate and prepare a case in the pretrial stages. We leave no stone upturned and will do whatever is necessary to achieve a favorable result for our clients.

A serious injury or the loss of a loved one is a devastating event that will change your life in many ways. If you were harmed or sustained losses as a result of negligence of a person or corporation – whether it was due to a motor vehicle accident, a product liability issue, medical malpractice, a construction accident, or any other type of scenario in which you, or a family member sustained injuries or died as a result of carelessness – you are faced with a number of important decisions. Selecting the lawyer to represent you may be the single most important decision you will make. It is critical to choose a lawyer, and a law firm, which will anticipate the potential obstacles in your path and build the strongest possible claim for your medical expenses, lost income pain and suffering and other compensable losses.

We are the lawyers of Dankner Milstein, P.C. We serve people across New York City and surrounding areas who have been harmed by another’s negligence or families of those who died as a result of such negligence. If we accept your case, rest assured that our team will devote itself to making a difference in your life.