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About Charles Rappaport

Charles Rappaport graduated from New York University in 1960, and the Fordham University School of Law in 1963. He has practiced in many State and Federal jurisdictions around the country. He is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has tried cases in many State and Federal jurisdictions including courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida. He has won many million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients. Professional legal organizations often tap him to lecture in areas of his particular expertise, including jury selection, making closing arguments, taking depositions, and examining expert witnesses. He is a member of the Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations; the American Association for Justice; the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers; the Nassau/Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association; and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, where he has served as a Director for more than 30 years. In 2006, Chuck received the New York State Trial Lawyers Association's Award of Honor for Civil Justice. For 25 years Chuck served as an officer and trustee of Daytop Village, then our Country’s oldest and largest drug rehabilitation organization, where he was honored several times for his dedication to helping troubled adolescents and adults. He was the honoree of the Association for Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities where he has played an active role since 1968. He has adopted as his own the words of Abraham Lincoln, who said, "We never stand so tall as when we stoop to help a child".

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Insurance in New York

By |2018-10-22T18:42:24+00:00January 25th, 2018|Attorney Articles, Local News, Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Mike, Safety Tips|

According to New York state law, you must carry liability motorcycle insurance on your bike to help you cover costs related to property damage and bodily injury suffered by others in a crash that you cause. The no-fault law in New York does not protect motorcyclists, as they are not entitled to no-fault benefits. [...]

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Snow Bank Dangers

By |2018-10-22T18:44:24+00:00January 6th, 2018|Auto Accidents|

Dangers of Driving in Snow Make sure you are aware of the potential dangers on the road from ice, snow and winter weather before driving. When you decide to get behind the wheel of your car, you accept the responsibility for what happens while you are driving, so please pay extra attention when entering intersections and [...]

DePuy Hip Implants Verdict

By |2018-10-22T18:45:11+00:00November 28th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Recalls, Michael Glass, Thomas P. Valet, Tort Cases|

On November 16th 2017, a federal jury in Dallas, TX told Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy that they need to pay six patients a total of $247 million due to hip implants that turned out to be defective. The verdict came as a result of finding that the hip implants used a metal [...]

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FDA Warns of Illegal Use of Injectable Fillers

By |2018-11-30T15:54:41+00:00November 14th, 2017|Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Recalls|

  Are you considering a procedure to shape or increase the size of certain parts of your body? Beware of using injectable silicone for body contouring or any other unapproved products to achieve your goals. Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although the FDA has approved certain injectable [...]

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RGLZ Peer Ratings

By |2019-08-20T15:55:16+00:00October 6th, 2017|Press Releases|

  Charles Rappaport Michael Glass Michael Levine Matt Zullo Christopher Glass Tom Valet Brian Murphy   Why the Avvo Rating can help you find the right attorney: There is no bias. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model, and all lawyers [...]

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The Law of Pre-Exisiting Conditions

By |2018-09-25T19:16:34+00:00September 19th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Construction Accidents|

THE “EGG SHELL” PLAINTIFF Aggravation/Exacerbation vs. Precipitation Victor, a laborer at a construction site, was hammering a nail into concrete.  When he hit the nail it rebounded and struck him in the left eye.  Victor lost the sight of that eye.  But here’s the twist – because of a childhood disease, Victor had no useful [...]

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6 Tips for Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer’s

By |2018-10-22T18:48:47+00:00August 1st, 2017|Matthew Zullo, Nursing Home Negligence|

Alzheimer’s disease often affects a person’s sleeping habits. It may be hard to get the person to go to bed and stay there. Someone with Alzheimer’s may sleep a lot or not enough, and may wake up many times during the night. Click HERE to be taken to the National Institute on Aging's website for the 6 tips that may [...]