Emil L. Samuels
Emil L. Samuels
Emil L. Samuels joined the firm in 1991. He concentrates his practice in all types of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, labor law, premises liability, elevator accidents and municipal liability. As a trial lawyer with the firm, he has successfully represented our clients in both state and federal court. Emil has also written and argued appeals in the Appellate Courts in the First and Second Departments.
Among his many accomplishments, he successfully obtained a settlement of $3.8 million for the wrongful death of a construction worker who died after falling from a defective scaffold. Emil obtained a $2 million recovery in federal court for the wrongful death of a merchant seaman who was killed on a ship in the Persian Gulf when the forklift he was operating was caused to go out of control and topple upon him. He also was instrumental in obtaining a recovery of $1.4 million for a man seriously injured in a car-bus collision, and a $1 million settlement for a 39 year old woman seriously injured in a one car accident.
He has lectured before the New York County Lawyers Association, and has written in the field of personal injury law.
He is also actively involved in politics. For five years, Emil worked as a legislative assistant in the New York State Assembly, where he was responsible for the development of state legislation. In 2000, he ran for the NY State Assembly in the 17th Assembly District in Nassau County. Currently, Emil is very active in his local community, and serves as a member of his local board of zoning appeals.
Emil earned his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Communications from Queens College, CUNY, in 1985, and graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1990.
Emil is admitted to practice law in New York State Courts, New Jersey State Courts, as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.