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Richard A. Gurfein

Richard A. Gurfein is a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Before being admitted to practice, he was an Electrical Engineer and a High School Math teacher. He tried his first case 10 days after becoming a lawyer and hasn't stopped for 40 years. His success as a trial lawyer representing injured clients has gained him membership in the elite "Million Dollar Advocates Forum".

Since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Gurfein has been trying cases ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex products liability. His teaching experience has always helped him educate judges and juries about his clients' cases. Mr. Gurfein continues his teaching activities by educating lawyers on topics ranging from computer research to the Law of Evidence and from how to try a malpractice case to how to prepare an expert witness.

 Mr. Gurfein has appeared on many radio and television programs about the cases he has handled. He has been honored by organizations for his work on behalf of his clients and on behalf of lawyers who represent injured consumers. The former Chief Judge of New York, Judge Judith Kaye, invited Mr. Gurfein to be a member of several committees created to find ways lawyers can better serve the community and their clients. Mr. Gurfein is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law and 4 other Who's Who publications as well as having been selected to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2007.

Mr. Gurfein is also the President of an internet company, Trial1.com, Inc. His company provides internet services to lawyers, judges and the public.

Preston J. Douglas

Preston J. Douglas graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Biology and from Brooklyn Law School with a J.D. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Florida. Mr. Douglas' practice takes him to both state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Douglas limits his practice to plaintiff's medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases. For over 27 years he has represented seriously injured adults and children with injuries from Cerebral Palsy and brain damage to Erb's Palsy and other devastating injuries. He has cross examined more than 2,000 physicians in the course of trials and depositions.

 Mr. Douglas is a former partner at the New York law firm of Fuchsberg and Fuchsberg where he managed their medical malpractice department. He has served as contributing editor to the prestigious Trial Lawyers Quarterly and has written numerous articles and lectured at local and national Bar Association Seminars on subjects ranging from Erb's Palsy, Cerebral Palsy and Infant Brain Damage to suing municipalities, breast cancer and the preparation and trial of complex medical malpractice lawsuits.

 Mr. Douglas has appeared on the Maury Povich show and Court TV. His experience in Obstetrical and Pediatric medico-legal cases has earned him recognition as an expert and provided the public with important information.

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