Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Jay W.


Jay W. Dankner

Location: New York, New York
Phone: 212.751.8000 (Call Now!)

Fax: 212-751-8091

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission.


Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation. At the age of 25, he became a partner at the Lipsig firm and soon founded and expanded its products liability department.


In 1994, after over twenty years with that firm and its successors, he founded Dankner & Milstein, P.C. with Edward P. Milstein, who was the partner in charge of the medical malpractice department at the Lipsig firm. Dankner Milstein has obtained over half a billion dollars for its clients.


Mr. Dankner has been trial counsel in hundreds of cases, obtaining many multi-million dollar verdicts. He has also been responsible for many of the landmark products liability cases in New York State, both at the appellate level and at the Court of Appeals.


A member of many professional societies and organizations, Mr. Dankner has been consistently named as a New York Super Lawyer (The Top 100), the New York Area’s Best Lawyers, the Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York, the Best Lawyers in America, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a founding member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG).


A prolific writer and lecturer, he has appeared over the years as a TV commentator in the fields of personal injury and products liability litigation.


Now, as Counsel at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C., he and the firm continue to act as counsel for plaintiffs in high profile cases involving significant injuries and deaths in the fields of products liability, medical malpractice and general personal injury litigation.

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Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn College

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