Curtis Sobel is a lifelong resident of Long Island and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986 after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the founding member of the firm, having started the practice as a solo practitioner in 1990. Mr. Sobel has also gained admission to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York. At present, he holds memberships in the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the National Risk and Insurance Management Society, Defense Research Institute and Suffolk County Chiefs of Police. He is also a Past President of the Huntington Lawyers Club. Mr. Sobel is a certified CE instructor and frequently conducts lectures and seminars in all areas of risk management and claims handling for the firm’s clients. His lectures and workshops for the claims and risk management departments of firm’s clients include loss prevention control methods, claims handling procedures and settlement techniques. He has also conducted CLE courses for the Suffolk Academy of Law, and lectured for the New York Institute of Technology, Touro Law School and many local and state-wide claims associations. He was nominated to join the Council on Litigation Managements and honored as a Metro New York Super Lawyer for 2013.
In his twenty eight years of practice, Mr. Sobel has commenced in excess of Two Hundred trials and taken upwards of Seventy Five verdicts. His extensive trial experience has been in all aspects of commercial premises liability, commercial litigation, food and products liability, construction, trucking & transportation and automobile accidents, estate litigation & mediation, equine law and general mediation & alternative resolution. In addition to the work assigned to the firm from inception, Mr. Sobel is also frequently called in to try complex litigation matters when the insured or insurer determines the need to substitute in for outside counsel.