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Jonathan Damashek

Jonathan Damashek

New York's Top Personal Injury Firm
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • New York
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To Jonathan S. Damashek, the best part of his job is being able to stand up for people who deserve their day in court. “I like fighting for the little guy against the large corporate defendants and insurance carriers to help them recover what they lost in their lives,” he says. In this regard, Damashek seeks to recover monetary compensation for his clients that covers their past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings and benefits, and loss of their enjoyment of life. After graduating from New York Law School in 1997, Damashek started his career at Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz & Damashek, a widely respected personal injury law firm that won billions in verdicts and settlements in New York. In 2002, he joined Jordan D. Hecht and Judd F. Kleeger, developing a legal practice focusing on catastrophic injury cases. He has since been responsible for numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. In 2014, he settled a labor law construction accident case for over $9 million dollars involving two brothers who were injured while working at a construction site. In that case, the Echeverria brothers were both struck by a cement block while they were working on the exterior scaffold of a building. One of the brothers, Roilan suffered an amputation to his finger and an injury to his neck which required a cervical fusion surgery. The other brother, Auner suffered injuries to his back, knee and shoulder which all required surgeries. In another one of his cases, he reached a settlement valued at $8 million on behalf of a three-year-old boy and his family as the result of injuries the child suffered from being burned with hot water in an apartment shower due to a faulty mixing valve.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    We operate solely on a contingent fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
  • English
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.
Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz & Damashek
New York Law School
J.D. (1997)
Syracuse University
B.A. (1994)
Professional Associations
American Association of Justice
New York City Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
State Bar of New York # 2870830
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member of Board of Directors
Websites & Blogs
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.
Legal Answers
40 Questions Answered

Q. My car was involved in a hit and run with no leads two nights ago; man can to door today and confessed to the incident
A: The police should be notified immediately so they can generate an accident report. You should also call your insurance carrier and give them the information.
Q. I picked up a dog for free from a girl on FB but now I'm wondering if he was stolen. How do I know if he's stolen?
A: The vet should be able to tell if the dog has been chipped. That would have the owner's info.
Q. Can police enter a home if one resident consents, but another resident refuses? (Assuming both parties are present).
A: yes
Q. Can a NYPD Patrol Officer be civilally sued for harassment absent NYS criminal conviction for same?
A: yes
Q. I was in a car accident. My friend came to the scene. On the police report it shows her name and she wasn't a passenger.
A: The police report can be corrected.
Q. Attorney hired for case. Missed filing date. We had no recourse. Can we sue for legal malpractice?
A: yes
Q. Is there a time limit for a NY Supreme Court judge to rule on an order to show cause in civil case?
A: Unfortunately, no.
Q. Does a subpoena need to be so ordered to serve New York State Department of Health
A: yes
Q. where do I locate the decision reached on my case that was in court on 01-20-16
A: You can look online at the County Clerk's office or through the Unified Court System ecourts website.
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Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.
19 West 44th Street
Suite 1500
New York, NY 10036
Toll-Free: (800) 529-9371
Telephone: (212) 490-5700