Attorney Barry Washor – Medical Malpractice
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 406-1700
Fax: (212) 406-2313
Email: Email me
Whenever a discussion is held about the top trial attorneys practicing in New York today, the name Barry Washor is consistently mentioned near the top of the list. Since he began practicing law in 1981, Barry has established a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers in New York. His reputation stems from exceptional results and his integrity. His track record of success places him among the elite attorneys in New York history. Over the course of his career, Barry has recorded over 200 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.
Barry’s outstanding legal skills were recognized early in his career. He began his career on the defense side, working for an insurance defense law firm representing doctors and hospitals. Within just two years Barry was trying major medical malpractice cases. By age 27 he was a partner at that law firm. In 1988 he left the defense side to become a plaintiff's attorney. His experience as a defense attorney gave him a unique and valuable insight into how insurers defend and evaluate medical malpractice lawsuits.
Not only is Barry experienced in the courtroom, he understands the need to employ top experts and cutting-edge technology, such as animated presentations and medical artists, to great persuasive effect in a complex and extremely technical area of the law. He is well-known and respected by Judges throughout the state for being an attorney who is always prepared to represent his clients and who does so with the highest ethical standards. At trial, Barry is regarded as a fierce advocate, extremely schooled in the art of cross-examination. His outstanding reputation as a trial lawyer, recognized by both the defense bar and the judiciary, enables Barry to maximize the results for his clients.
Throughout his impressive career, Barry continues to hold the deepest respect for his clients. "I'm amazed by the resiliency and strength of people who never thought life would be worth living again. It's a pleasure and honor to work with them, represent them and help them," Barry says.
Barry's philosophy about trial preparation is one of the founding tenets of our firm’s practice which he stresses to all of the attorneys in our office. He firmly believes that cases are often won or lost during the discovery phase of litigation and insists that all attorneys prepare every case as if they were certain to go to trial.
The awards and accolades Barry has received over the years are numerous. He has been included in the New York Times Magazine as one of the New York metropolitan area's "Super Lawyers" in the field of medical malpractice every year since 2007. He has been listed in the “Best Lawyer” section of New York Magazine in New York in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury every year since 2010. He has also consistently been listed as a “Best Lawyer in America.” Barry has been consistently awarded the highest “AV” rating by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings for both legal ability and ethical standards. Barry is listed in Cambridge's Who's Who and is a lifetime member of The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an honor bestowed upon lawyers who have obtained multimillion dollar awards on behalf of their clients.
Barry has been widely recognized as an expert in his field and is consistently sought after to share his knowledge and experience with other lawyers and law students. In fact, he teaches trial advocacy at Cardozo Law School and is a frequent lecturer in trial advocacy for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). Since 2002, he has served on NYSTLA's Board of Governors, and is a member of its medical malpractice committee.
As the senior partner of our firm, Barry continues to shape our firm’s practice philosophy and sets the standard for the office to ensure our clients receive the best representation possible.
Significant Verdicts and Settlements:
- $14,500,000 Verdict for the widows of two police detectives shot and killed as a result of municipal negligence
- $13,200,000 Verdict for the family of a woman who died as a result of medical negligence
- $10,500,000 Settlement for a construction worker partially paralyzed in a construction accident
- $8,100,000 Settlement for the family of a woman who died as a result of a medication overdose in a hospital
- $8,000,000 Settlement for a brain damaged baby whose condition was caused by medical malpractice following a motor vehicle accident
- $7,800,000 Settlement for a young woman rendered brain damaged as a result of medical negligence
- $7,000,000 Settlement for the wrongful death of a woman following the delivery of a baby.
- $6,250,000 Settlement for a school teacher in a coma following a negligently performed medical procedure
- $6,000,000 Verdict for a man struck and severely injured by a police vehicle
- $5,800,000 Settlement for a child born brain damaged as a result of medical negligence
- $5,500,000 Verdict for a woman who lost her arm and fractured her back as a result of a car accident
- $5,400,000 Settlement for a doctor’s failure to treat high blood pressure following a C-Section, leading to a stroke
- $5,250,000 Settlement for a construction worker injured at the job site
- $5,250,000 Verdict for a man severely injured after being struck by an ambulance
- $5,000,000 Settlement for a surgical error
- $4,700,000 Settlement for a man who suffered blindness as a result of a failure to diagnose meningitis
- $4,600,000 For a child brain damaged due to medical negligence in not properly diagnosing new condition.
- $4,500,000 Settlement for OB/GYN malpractice resulting in the death of the mother
- $4,200,000 To a family of a woman who died at childbirth as a result of medical malpractice
- $4,000,000 Settlement for medical malpractice- wrongful death due to a failure to diagnose meningitis
- $4,000,000 Verdict for a man shot and injured by an off duty peace officer
- $4,000,000 Settlement to a man whose legs were amputated as a result of negligently performed surgery
- $3,950,000 Settlement for a child who lost 80% of his small intestine due to medical negligence
- $3,900,000 Settlement for the family of a mother who died from complications following a C-Section
- $3,600,000 Settlement for a brain damaged baby whose condition was caused by medical malpractice
- $3,500,000 Settlement for a construction worker injured at work
- $3,400,000 Settlement for a brain damaged baby caused by medical negligence
- $3,000,000 Settlement for the death of a mother of two children following complications from Gastric Bypass surgery
- $2,850,000 Settlement for a 21-year-old woman who sustained a stroke after her doctor failed to diagnose a bleeding disorder.
- $2,600,000 Settlement for medical malpractice for a woman who lost part of her bowel
- $2,350,000 Settlement for medical malpractice -wrongful death for the husband of a woman who died because of failure to diagnose bowel obstruction.
- $2,200,000 Settlement for a delay in diagnosing cancer
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
- New York, 1981
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
New York Law School, New York, New York
- J.D. – 1981
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
- B.A. – 1978
- Instructor, Trial Advocacy, Cardozo Law School
- Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- Instructor, Medical Malpractice Litigation, St. Francis College
- American Association for Justice, Member
- New York County Lawyers Association, Member
Honors and Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
- Named as a Best Lawyer by New York Magazine - 2010 - Present
- Recognized in New York Times Magazine as One of the New York Metro Area "Super Lawyers", 2007 – Present
- Cambridge Who’s Who
- Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present