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Christopher L. Sallay, Personal Injury Attorney
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Christopher L. Sallay

CHRISTOPHER L. SALLAY

NEW YORK CITY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Christopher L. Sallay is committed to representing clients in the New York City area and in New Jersey. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases that involve construction accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice, municipal liability and products liability. Mr. Sallay is also the firm's in-house General Counsel for all matters relating to ethics and professional conduct.

Mr. Sallay is a leading New York City injury attorney and has been included in Super Lawyers® as a Top 100 Lawyer in the New York Metropolitan Area since 2015. He has received among the Top 100 point totals in the Super Lawyers® New York Metro nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Each year, the results have been published in the Magazine Section of the New York Times. He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America® in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (since 2016) and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (2017).

Mr. Sallay has extensive experience in high profile personal injury cases in the areas of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and products liability. Mr. Sallay is responsible for all aspects of litigation, from the initial meeting of clients through the ultimate resolution of the case and has tried cases in both New York and New Jersey. He is admitted to the Bar of New York and the Bar of New Jersey, in addition to the federal courts of both states, and has practiced extensively in those courts. Mr. Sallay has exceptional skills in the taking of depositions and has traveled throughout the country deposing necessary parties and witnesses. His skills in questioning medical professionals and confronting them with verifiable medical facts and principles have led to the swift and favorable resolution of multiple malpractice claims. His background and training in computerized legal research has proven to be an invaluable aid in the preparation of motions and appellate briefs for submission to the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. Mr. Sallay believes that hard work is the hallmark of a great attorney and is the only way to truly represent the interests of a client. It is this conviction and attention to detail that has led to the significant resolutions of cases which involved difficult or unique legal questions.

Mr. Sallay knows the physical and emotional turmoil a personal injury lawsuit can take, not only on plaintiffs, but also on their families. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, he has a reputation for communicating effectively with his clients regarding their case.

Over the course of his career as a New York City injury attorney, Mr. Sallay has consistently secured outcomes that meet or exceed clients' expectations. For example, when an 18-year-old man was prescribed improper medication and suffered liver failure, Mr. Sallay obtained an $8 million settlement.* In another case, he negotiated a $6 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit concerning a drunk driver.* For his successes and ethical standards, Mr. Sallay has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and holds an AVVO "Superb" rating.

Mr. Sallay graduated near the top of his class from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Honor Society - National Trial Advocacy Team. While in law school, his writing and advocacy skills were recognized with the Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Advocacy. He continues to be a member of several professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Sallay strongly believes in giving back to the legal community. He is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and has co-chaired multiple CLE programs in the area of Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation. He has regularly served as Assistant Planning Chair, contributing author and lecturer for the NYSBA's annual statewide program on Construction Accidents and the Labor Law. He has given lectures in the areas of Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Practical Skills-Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice and Labor Law-Construction Accident Claims. He has also lectured on Constitutional Law challenges as they relate to Automobile Insurance Legislation, as well as Ethical Considerations Concerning Automobile Litigation. In addition to lecturing, he has authored course material for the New York State Bar Association, including course material on Evaluating Damages related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts.

Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers In America® Avvo Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Practice Areas

  • Car Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Verdicts & Settlements

Our New York City injury attorneys have a long history of helping accident victims receive the compensation they rightly deserve. Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients and their families.* Click the link below to see some of our significant verdicts and settlements by clicking the link below.

Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
1996

B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
1991

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Association of the Bar of the City of New York Secretary - Tort Litigation Committee
Member From: 2004 – 2007

New York State Bar Association
Member Since: 1996 – Present

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1996 – Present

American Association of Justice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Lawyer in the New York Metropolitan Area
  • Super Lawyers®, 2013 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America® – Personal Injury Litigation - 2016 – Present
  • Best Lawyers® in New York – Personal Injury Litigation - 2016 – Present
  • AVVO – Perfect “10 –Superb” rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell – 2012 – Present - “AV” Preeminent Rating
  • National Trial Lawyers – 2012 – Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Trial Advocacy Brooklyn Law School 1996
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - National Trial Competition Brooklyn Law School - Moot Court Honor Society 1996
  • Samuel Witte Prize for Literature and the Law - Brooklyn Law School 1996

Publications

  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "The Current State of the Labor Law", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Spring, 2014.
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", Spring, 2014.
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "The Current State of the Labor Law", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2012
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", Fall, 2012
  • Author, "Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation", Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, "Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases", Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, "Intake of the Plaintiff's Case", Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Motorcycle and Bike Accidents", 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation B The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Automobile Accident Case: Do Not Be Afraid to Use the Sword", 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation B The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
  • Author, "Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation", 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation B The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
  • Contributing Author, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "The Current State of the Labor Law", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2010
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents 2010 Update", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2010
  • Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2009
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2009
  • Co-Author, Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2008
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2008
  • Co-Author with Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2008
  • Co-Author with Anthony H. Gair and Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Recalcitrant Worker and Sole Proximate Cause The Current State of Labor Law Section 240", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section Digest, Fall 2007
  • Author, Sample Fact Pattern, "Construction Site Accidents: The Trial of a Labor Law Case", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2007
  • Co-Author with Howard S. Hershenhorn: "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2007
  • Author, "Evaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts", New York State Bar Association, Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Spring 2006

Classes/Lectures

  • Overall Planning Co Chair: New York State Bar Association, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", Spring 2014
  • New York State Bar Association, Key Investigation and Case Preparation, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", Spring 2014 - Long Island
  • New York State Bar Association, Opening Statements, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", Spring 2014 - Long Island
  • New York State Bar Association, Closing Statements, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", Spring 2014 - New York City
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, "Labor Law 2013 Update Let the Experts Show You How To Do It", Discovery and Depositions in a Labor Law Case, Winter, 2013
  • Overall Planning Co Chair, Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Spring 2012
  • Intake of the Plaintiff's Case Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • Overall Planning Co Chair, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", New York State Bar Association, Fall 2012
  • Key Investigation and Case Preparation, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", New York State Bar Association, Fall 2012
  • Co Chair, "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff B Not Just in Rear End Collision Cases "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • Truck and Bus Accidents "2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents in New York", New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • Key Investigation and Case Preparation, "Construction Site Accidents B The Law and the Trial", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2011
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Construction Site Accidents 2010 Update", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2010
  • Assistant Planning Chair, "Construction Site Accidents", New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Fall 2009
  • "Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding Coverage", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2008
  • "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2007
  • "Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies", New York State Bar Association, Spring 2006
  • "Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice Labor Law and Construction Accident Claims", New York State Bar Association, Spring 2003
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