Ben B. Rubinowitz
  • Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice...
  • New York
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Boston University
Honors: magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Articles & Publications
Wrongful Death: Voir Dire as a Bridge to Summation
New York Law Journa
Videotaping IMEs: a Corollary to Defense Surveillance
New York Law Journal
Making the Most of Omissions: When Critical Facts Are Left Unsaid
New York Law Journal
Direct Examination of the Economist
New York Law Journal
Case for the Rhetorical Question as a Summation Technique
New York Law Journal
Exposing Expert Witness' Bias During Cross: Collateral Attack
New York Law Journal
Turning the Table: Cross-Examining IME Doctor Using Video of Exam
New York Law Journal
Summation: More than a Final Argument, New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal
The Use of Video Depositions at Trial
New York Law Journal
Preparing For and Defending Against the Collateral Attack
New York Law Journal
Focusing on the Witness’ Answers and Asking Follow Up Questions
New York Law Journal
Trying a Labor Law Case With a Sole Proximate Cause Defense
New York Law Journal
Cross Examination: Comparison of Different Approaches
New York Law Journal
Oratory Techniques for Effective Opening Statements and Summations
New York Law Journal
Controlling Witnesses on Direct and Cross
New York Law Journal
Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Medical Condition
New York Law Journal
Examining the All-Purpose Expert
New York Law Journal
Proving Liability Through Injuries
New York Law Journal
Good As Gold: Using Analogies and Short Stories In Summation
New York Law Journal
Dealing with Damages In Voir Dire and Summation
New York Law Journal
Depositions: An Important Tool for Trial
New York Law Journal
Using The Internet As A Tool For Cross Examination
New York Law Journal
Common Mistakes on Direct Examination
Proving Your Case Through Adverse Witnesses
Preserving and Protecting the Trial Record
August 30, 2010
The Adverse Direct Examination of a Defendant Doctor
Cross Examination, Dealing With Changing Testimony: From Set Up to Knock Down
Exposing Biased Testimony on Cross
Control During Cross Examination: Stopping The Run Away Witness
Dealing With Weaknesses and Maintaining Credibility
Trial of A Soft - Tissue Knee Injury Case
Rethinking The Chronological Presentation of Evidence
Jury Selection: Dealing With Damages in Era of Tort Reform Trial Advocacy
The Cross Examination of the Defense Economist
The Art of Jury Selection: Working With Challenges
Cross-Exam of Vocational Rehabilitation Experts
Getting the Big Picture: using Exhibits Throughout a Trial
Prep is Key to Cross-Examining Medical Witness
Focusing on the Negative in an Independent Medical Exam
Focusing on the Negative in an Independent Medical Exam
Redirect Examination
Proving Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Jury Selection: Time Constraints and Weaknesses in Cases
Using Operative Terms From Jury Charge in Cross-Exam
Authoritative Texts and Cross-Exam of Medical Experts
Compendium of Trial Advocacy Drills
Hypothetical Questions on Cross
The Use of Hypothetical Questions as Weapons at Trial
Common Mistakes and Simple Remedies
Introduction of Exhibits in Civil Cases
Continuing to Try Your Case After the Summations
Impeachment With a Prior Inconsistent Statement
Who's Up First? Issues Related to Order of Summation
The Trial of a Soft Tissue Injury Motor Vehicle Case
The Virtue of Patience: Setting Up Expert Witness on Cross-Exam
The Opening Statement in the Herniated Disc Case
Medical Malpractice: Using Defendants' Evidence Against Them
Voir Dire in Medical Negligence Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective
Tips on Narrative Direct Examination
The Use of Photographs in Personal Injury Cases
Direct Examination of a Hostile Witness,
The Cross Examination of the Radiologist in a Soft Tissue Case
Economic Testimony: From Lay Witness to Economist
Cross-Examination of Medical Doctors: Recurrent Themes
The Freeze-Frame Technique: A Method for Exposing Key Points
Direct Examination is an Overlooked Art Within Trial Practice
The Voice of Reason: A Powerful Approach to Cross Examination
Cross-Examination: The Basics
Dealing With Monetary Damages from Voir Dire to Summation
The Tale of the Tape: Dealing with Video Surveillance of Your Client
The Use of the Analogy During Trial
The Use of the Rhetorical Question on Summation
Direct Examination of a Medical Expert
The Opening Statement
Cross-Examination of a Medical Expert: Collateral Attack
Cross-Examination of a Medical Expert
Jury Selection
Speaking Engagements
Representing Patients Who Have Been Injured Through Medical Negligence, National Winter Urologic Forum
January 2011
Opening and Closing Statements
Masters Program, February and March 2011
How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, Depositions
New York State Bar Association
May 2011
Lecture and Demonstration to the Advocates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Team Leader
Basics of Civil Practice -- The Trial
New York State Bar Association
November 2011
Successful Cross Examination of Experts
St. John's Law School
Decisions 2011
Medical Malpractice, Winter Urologic Forum
January 2012
The Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case- Opening Statement
Suffolk County Bar Association
April 2012
Sucessful Trial Techniques -- Direct and Cross Examination
Dutchess County Bar Association
Medical Malpractice, National Urologic Conference
January 2013
Opening Statements in a Medical Malpractice Case
Fordham Law School
February 2013
Examination of Medical Experts in the Catastrophic Injury Case
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
April 2013
Direct and Cross Examination Skills
Fordham Law School
Winning Opening Statements
Cardozo Law School
November 2013
Successful Opening Statements, Anatomy of a Trial Program
New York City Bar Association
November 2013
Basics of a Civil Trial Program
New York State Bar Association
November 2013
Trial Practice, State-Wide Conference for the Judiciary, White Plains, NY
The New York State Judicial Institute
Medical Malpractice, The National Urologic Conference, Colorado
January 2014
Mastering the Deposition
New York Women's Bar Association
June 2014
Recent Developments in Trial Practice including Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases, Decisions
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
September 2014
Evidence and Trial Tactics
New York State Bar Association
January 2015
Medical Malpractice, Winter Urologic Forum
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
January 2015
Robert E. Keeton award for excellence in teaching
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers
"Top 100" lawyers in the New York Metro area
New York Times
AV rating
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Rated by Super lawyers
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 1767201
The Inner Circle of Advocates
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
International Society of Barristers
The American Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Assocation
Past President of the New York City Chapter
American Board of Trial Advocates
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of New York
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Ben B. Rubinowitz's website profile
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf Website
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog
Contact & Map
80 Pine Street
34th floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (646) 846-4028
Fax: (212) 425-7513