Marc Eli Freund, Esq.
Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.
40 Fulton Street
New York,NY 10038-1850
Phone – (212) 285-3300
Since joining the Lipsig Firm in 2005, Marc has consistently obtained outstanding verdicts and settlements for our clients. In 2012, Marc was named the youngest ever partner in the firm’s history.
Marc has been recognized as one of the best up and coming trial lawyers in the United States: named “10 Best Under 40” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers; inducted into THE MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM® and THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM and has been featured in the New York Times published Super Lawyers for the past 5-years.
On February 21, 2019, the New York State Appellate Court (1st Dept.) sustained a record breaking $10.4 Million verdict for Lipsig client Aminata Kromah who suffered a trimalleolar ankle fracture in a fall down a broken staircase in 2013. This concluded a 6-year legal battle by Lpsig partner Marc Freund to secure the groundbreaking award. The verdict included $6.1 Million for pain and suffering and $4.2 Million for lost wages and medical expenses. The decision was widely reported in the press and published on the cover of the New York Law Journal. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2019/02/21/first-department-upholds-record-6-1m-ankle-injury-jury-award/
On June 18, 2018, Marc obtained a verdict of $7.2 Million against Con Edison and a building owner for his client that fell in a broken gas valve and suffered severe leg fractures and nerve damage. During the 3-week trial in the Bronx Supreme Court, Marc successfully moved the jury to find that Con Edison ignored Federal and State regulation requiring that it inspect and repair the defective valve.
This was Marc’s 13th consecutive trial in which he has yet to suffer a defeat. The Daily News covered the verdict: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-bronx-man-awarded-7-million-20180619-story.html
On April 6, 2017, Marc concluded a two week jury trial in the Supreme Court, Bronx County. The Jury held the defendants 100% responsible and awarded Marc’s client $13 Million, including $9 million for pain and suffering, and $4 million for medical expenses and lost wages. The Daily News covered the verdict: NY Daily News – Jury Awards $13m to woman injured in Bronx stair fall.
Awards & Recognition
Marc Freund has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year between 2013 and 2017. Super Lawyers takes peer nominations and reviews, along with independent research, to highlight the work of legal representatives at the top of their field. The organization’s Rising Star category recognizes exceptional attorneys under the age of 40.
- Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013 – 2017)
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Certified Member
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Certified Member
- 10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2016)
In 2017, he was certified as a member of both the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This prestigious organization acknowledges the efforts of trial attorneys who have secured jury verdicts and / or settlements in excess of $1 million. Less than 1% of lawyers nationwide can call themselves certified members.
The previous year, Mr. Freund received the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys’ Client Satisfaction Award for attorneys under 40. The organization uses peer nominations and client satisfaction ratings to honor the top 10 lawyers who have achieved an exceptional level of professional achievement in their field.
Bar Admission & Education:
- New York, 2006
- Fordham Law School, New York, NY, 2005
Cases of Note:
$13 Million Verdict -43-year-old homeless shelter worker who was attacked in her workplace due to inadequate security.
$7.9 Million Settlement- 37-year-old construction worker that suffered brain injuries in a fall from a ladder.
$7.5 Million Verdict- 30-year-old masonry worker who injured his foot on a scaffold.
$4.9 Million Judgment – 30-year-old busboy who was assaulted and thrown from a roof due to inadequate security at his apartment building.
$4.2 Million Settlement – 38-year-old construction worker that fell from makeshift scaffold and injured his lower back and ankle.
$4.0 Million Settlement– 49-year-old construction worker that suffered laceration injuries to his face and shoulder due to an unguarded power saw.
$3.0 Million Settlement – 57-year-old construction worker who fell from a ladder at a work site and broke several bones in his mid-foot region.
$3.0 Million Settlement – 30-year-old custodian that tripped and fell as a result of a misleveled elevator and suffered knee and ankle injuries.
$3.0 Million Verdict – 46-year-old professional mover who fell down a staircase in his apartment building and suffered a broken wrist that required multiple surgeries.
$2.95 Million Verdict– 47-year-old IT specialist who was struck by a car in the crosswalk and fractured his ankle.
$2.9 Million Settlement– 46-year-old homemaker that slipped on ice in a mall parking lot and suffered a severe elbow injury.
$640,000.00 Settlement – Client was injured while jogging at night due to a defective and dangerous sidewalk condition in front of a commercial building.
Select Media Mentions:
Daily News New York – Interview & Feature: Vincent Mosca v. NYPD
The Big Story – Re Exploding E-Cigs
WPIX-TV: Reporter Jay Dow – Re: Construction Death Case
Construction Accident Case – $7.5 Million Verdict in favor of a Lipsig client.
On November 13, 2014, Marc obtained a $7.5 Million dollar verdict for a 31-year-old bricklayer who fell 4-feet from an unstable scaffold and tore ligaments in his foot. The injured worker developed reflex sympathy dystrophy (RSD), forcing him to walk with a crutch and take heavy painkillers. The jury determined that the building owner violated 2 separate Labor Law sections and was 100% liable to the injured worker. The jury decided that the defendants had violated labor laws and awarded Wozny $2.25 million for future pain and suffering, $1.8 million for future medical expenses, $3.1 million for lost future earnings, and about $400,000 for past pain and suffering.
The New York Post Covered the Verdict. See the link below:
Negligent Security Case – $13 Million Verdict in favor of a Lipsig client.
On March 26, 2014, Marc and Tom Moverman tried a case over two months against a security company that negligently allowed a violent former resident into a shelter where she attacked and assaulted the victim, a staff worker. The security company disregarded an earlier threat against the worker by the assailant and an attack against the Director of Social Services and then allowed her into the staff office where the attack took place. The jury found that security company was negligent and that it recklessly disregarded the safety of the injured staff worker.
Our client suffered serious injuries to her spine and needed a fusion surgery of three vertebrae in her neck and then a surgical implant of a spinal cord neuro-stimulator for pain management.
Our client was unable to return to work after the fusion surgery. The jury’s decision provided our client with funds for her loss of earnings and for her future medical expenses as well as her pain and suffering.
The New York Post Covered the Verdict. See the link below: