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Alan M. Shapey Personal Injury Attorney

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 Eli Freund Trial Attorney New York City

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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Lawyer Tom Moverman

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 Personal Injury Attorney

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.


  • 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


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. 

Our Associates

Michael A. Marando

Michael A. Marando

Michael A. Marando worked for the Lipsig Firm during law school and joined the firm as an attorney upon graduation. Michael handles all types of cases, including construction accidents, premises accidents, products liability and wrongful death. He is a tenacious advocate and passionate about recovering full compensation for catastrophically injured victims. Michael has been a part of a trial team that has secured several multi-million dollar settlements. He skillfully incorporates cutting edge technology into the presentation of his cases.
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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.
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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.
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Elliot M. Schaktman

Elliot M. Schaktman

Elliot M. Schaktman joined our law firm as an experienced litigator. Representing accident victims for over 37 years, Elliot handles complex matters including Labor Law, premises, municipal and all personal injury cases in both New York and New Jersey. Elliot’s experience includes managing partner of a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm and working at his own plaintiff’s personal injury practice. We are pleased that Elliot brings his high level of litigation experience and knowledge as a major asset to the Lipsig law firm.
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