Leitner Varughese Warywoda is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has specific interest in handling cases of neglect and abuse involving nursing home residents and medical practice.  In just the past few years, the Firm's Partners have facilitated in the recovery of over $200 million on behalf of clients that were injured as a result of car and truck accidents, construction accidents (involving New York State Labor Law violations), slip/trip and falls, and defective pharmaceuticals, including the recovery of over $100 million alone in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice.  Numerous Leitner Varughese Warywoda jury verdicts and settlements have been recognized among the top largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State and in the United States, and have been featured in the Top New York Verdicts and Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame publications.


Leitner Varughese Warywoda attorneys are routinely heralded as preeminent trial lawyers by nationally acclaimed organizations including the National Top 100 Trial LawyersSuper LawyersAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100, Medical Malpractice Top 25 Trial Lawyers, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in AmericaAmerica’s Top 100 Attorneys, and National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., Top 10 Attorney Award for State of New York, Peritum American Attorneys, and Personal Injury Law Experts.

The attorneys at Leitner Varughese Warywoda are routinely called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases, many of which have been televised or reported on in national and regional news and media outlets, including the New York Law Journal, New York Times, New York's Top Verdict & Settlements, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, CBS News, NBC News, Best of Long Island Press, Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Long Island Herald, Daily Mail, and FIOS 1, amongst others.

Prior to forming Leitner Varughese Warywoda, Firm partners, Brett Leitner and Justin Varughese, were the senior trial attorneys in the Nursing Home Litigation Unit at a renowned national law firm where they dedicated their practice to advocating for elderly nursing home residents who were neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a nursing home facility. These cases are gravely serious and involve claims of injuries including assaults, extensive bed sores (also known as pressure ulcers) which often require surgeries, falls with serious fractures or head injuries, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, violations of residents' rights, as well as claims of untimely and wrongful death.  Nicholas Warywoada was a Senior Trial Attorney at the firm handling medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases.


The attorneys at Leitner Varughese Warywoda are recognized by defense attorneys and insurance companies as pioneers and innovators in the field of nursing home negligence litigation. They have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured nursing home residents and their families in recent years. Many personal injury attorneys do not wish to litigate nursing home negligence lawsuits because they can be protracted, expensive, difficult to prosecute, and vigorously defended. Therefore, it is well known that many attorneys instead choose to refer these cases to Leitner Varughese Warywoda, as the firm has distinguished themselves in this field for successfully handling complex, sensitive, time-consuming cases with optimal results. In this regard, the attorneys at Leitner Varughese Warywoda possess the sophistication, passion and sensitivity necessary to represent clients whose loved ones have been severely injured or killed due to the neglect or abuse of a nursing home.



















In addition to handling Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect cases, Leitner Varughese Warywoda PLLC routinely and successfully represents victims that have sustained serious injuries caused by:










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