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Alan M. Shapey

Alan M. Shapey has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury trials for over twenty years. He specializes in municipal liability, automotive product defects, and lead poisoning cases. Mr. Shapey has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts, involving lead poisoning, a brain damage lawsuit, and a subway platform accident.
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Marc Fruend

Marc Eli Freund

Since joining The Lipsig Firm from Fordham Law School in 2005, Marc has worked closely with Tom Moverman. Under Tom’s leadership, and with the guidance of Alan Shapey, Mark Manus and our great team of lawyers, Marc has consistently obtained outstanding verdicts and settlements for our clients.
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Tom Moverman

Tom Moverman established the firm with Harry Lipsig and his partners in 1989; his focus is in products liability. His cases involve defective machinery, household and workplace products, motor vehicles and toxic drugs and chemicals. He has won several large verdicts against product manufacturers and was invited to write for a Products Liability Law text book.
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Charles E. Wisell

Charles E. Wisell joined the firm in early 2014 and brings with him over twenty years of experience in plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Mr. Wisell focuses on construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and premises accidents. He is an experienced trial attorney with an ability to recover awards for his clients on seemingly unwinnable cases. He specializes in cases for clients that are undocumented aliens injured through the negligence of others.

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Mr. Wisell, fluent in Spanish and English, has appeared on CNN Español as a guest speaker providing legal and practical insight on legal events in the news. He has also been a featured legal guest speaker at events hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working for Lipsig, Mr. Wisell worked in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he zealously defended the rights of injured Hispanic clients.

Education

  • Touro Law School, Central Islip, NY

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1996
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of New York

Recent Case Results

$4.5 Million- obtained a settlement after a jury was selected for our client who fell 15 feet when a ladder slipped out during construction work. Our client suffered injuries to both of his heels and needed surgery to both lower legs.

$2.5 Million- The owner of a large commercial structure failed to provide Local 78 asbestos workers with proper safety equipment causing a worker to fall from a height. The worker suffered a back injury that required surgery.

$2.3 Million- A plumbing company employee travelling at an unsafe speed in a company vehicle struck a 68 year old news cameraman’s vehicle in the rear causing him to suffer a neck injury that required surgery.

$2.25 Million- 32 year old undocumented construction worker who fell between floors at work and injured his knee and lower back.

$1.75 Million- 36 year old undocumented construction worker who fell from a ladder and injured his lower back and fractured his wrist.

$1.35 Million- An apartment building owner failed to provide workers on the job site with proper fall equipment causing a welder to fall 10 feet and suffer a wrist fracture that required surgery.

$1,000,000.00- Settlement during trial against The City of New York for a 64 year old construction worker who suffered a fractured leg when an unsecured panel fell upon him.

$800,000.00- 26 year old construction worker who fell off a scaffold while performing masonry work and dislocated his ankle.

$750,000.00- Arbitration award for a 45 year old male who suffered a cervical injury in a motor vehicle accident that required surgery.

$550,000.00- 24 year old undocumented construction worker who fell off a ladder at work while painting and fractured his wrist.

$500,000.00- 28 year old cell phone repairman struck by a newspaper delivery truck and suffered shoulder and knee injury requiring micro surgeries.

$500.000.00- 22 year old undocumented nanny struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Queens and suffered a fractured leg

$383,000.00- 39 year old undocumented cook who was knocked off his bicycle and suffered a knee injury requiring micro surgery

$250,000.00- 86 year old retired homemaker who slipped on ice and suffered a hip fracture.

$240,000.00- 26 year old trade show model who slipped and fell on water in a hotel and sustained a minor facial laceration

RECENT PRESS MENTIONS

February 2, 2018 – A woman who was seriously injured after a tragic accident has finally found legal representation for her case. The accident occurred in June 2017 when the young mother of two was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Queens, NY.

The police investigation ended on February 2 without suspects and now the victim is worried that the driver will not be held responsible for the accident. Fortunately, attorney Charles Wisell of the law firm of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman has decided to take the case to investigate the possibility of bias in the police investigation and finally obtain justice for his client. 

Additional Firm Members

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James Neville

James had extensive business experience before entering the legal profession, owning and managing highly profitable ventures for over a decade. He has been practicing, exclusively in the area of personal injury law, since his admission to the New York State Bar in 2000 and continues to employ his business acumen in negotiating with defense attorneys and insurance carriers to obtain the best results for his clients.

James has been both a litigator and manager for some of New York’s notable law firms before joining Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in 2008.

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Education

  • St. John’s School of Law
  • Finance and Business Administration at Hofstra University

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District
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Kardon A. Stolzman

Kardon A. Stolzman is an Associate attorney at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman. A devoted advocate for workers and injured people, he has dedicated his legal career to representing those with serious personal injuries. He has a keen understanding of the legal issues in personal injury litigation and the personal hardships that his clients and their families suffer. Mr. Stolzman represents clients with significant injuries in construction accidents, premises liability, automotive, products liability and other negligence cases.

Before practicing law, Mr. Stolzman was active in politics and citizen advocacy. While at New York City Council, he helped pass the nationally recognized “Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.” He also led CURE-NY, Consumers United for Reform and Education, a coalition of community, patient and consumer groups working to reduce the incidence of deaths and injury arising from medical error and to protect the rights of medical negligence victims.

A native of New York City, he lives in Brooklyn with his son.

**SUPER LAWYER 2018**

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Education

  • Cornell University
  • Brooklyn Law School

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
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David Friedman, ESQ.

David Friedman focuses his practice on Labor Law, premises liability, and complex personal injury cases. Mr. Friedman counsels construction laborers, union workers, accident victims, and their families, who have been catastrophically hurt. He advises and represents his clients at all stages of litigation, from commencement through trial and appeals.

Mr. Friedman has helped obtain millions of dollars for his clients by successfully negotiating multiple seven-figure settlements on their behalf at mediation.

Previously, Mr. Friedman worked at a boutique litigation firm on Wall Street, where he handled all phases of civil and commercial litigation matters in trial and appellate courts, specializing in plaintiffs' general tort litigation. He has experience in all key areas of pretrial and trial practice, including managing discovery, conducting and defending depositions of parties and witnesses, and briefing and arguing dispositive motions.

Mr. Friedman has government experience working at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He was a legal intern at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn.

Mr. Friedman received his J.D. with honors from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law. While in law school, Mr. Friedman was a student attorney with Columbia University’s Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, and a member of the Columbia Business and Law Association. He also served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and in New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.

Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

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Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
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Matthew J. Peluso

Matthew J. Peluso joined Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, P.C. with over eight years of intensive litigation experience. Matt previously worked for a highly respected defense firm representing insurance companies. Shortly after admission to the New York State Bar, Matt immediately started trying cases and consistently obtained successful jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. He has tried over 20 cases to verdict in all five New York City boroughs, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. After his great results as a defense attorney, Matt decided to pursue his true passion and help people who have been seriously and catastrophically injured - those who are truly in need of justice. Matt prides himself on his thoroughness and attention to detail and knows that success for his client can only be achieved through tireless preparation.

Matt has always believed in helping others and serving the community. While attending college, Matt tutored and mentored inner-city kids after school to ensure that they were in a safe environment and were kept off the streets. While in law school, Matt worked for the District Attorney and was assigned to the Public Integrity Bureau in White Plains, and later to the Mount Vernon City Court, where he worked closely with prosecutors and police officers to help keep the community safe. He also provided pro bono representation to students facing suspension in New York City Public Schools to make sure that they stayed in school and remained on the right path. A former ocean lifeguard, Matt knows the importance of safety protocols and procedures and also knows the potential dangers that exist when rules that are designed to protect the community are needlessly disregarded.

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Education

  • B.A., Loyola University Maryland, 2008
  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2011

Bar Admission(s)

  • State of New York