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Brett R. Leitner, Esq.  |  Partner   |  212-671-1110

Brett Leitner is a highly experienced attorney with a focus on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and catastrophic injury cases. He is widely respected within the legal community, having received numerous accolades including being ranked as a "Top-Rated Medical Malpractice attorney" by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2016-2023) and a "Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. His expertise in motor vehicle and medical malpractice cases has also earned him recognition as a "Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyer" and a "Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. Brett has been acknowledged as a "Top Attorney, Metro New York" by The New York Times, and was awarded the "Top 1%" by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel" and included in Best Lawyers in America.

Brett is a compassionate advocate for those who have suffered at the hands of negligent parties, and his steadfast dedication to his clients has resulted in recoveries of over $200 million for his clients. His firm concentrates on prosecuting complex cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, construction accidents, and other catastrophic injuries. These successful outcomes have garnered significant media attention with Brett being called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases that have been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, New York Law Journal, Newsweek, ABC News and CBS News. Brett's reputation and results have made him a go-to for those seeking exceptional legal representation.

Before founding Leitner Varughese Warywoda, Brett was a senior trial attorney in the Nursing Home Litigation Unit at a nationally recognized personal injury and mass tort law firm, where he spent years advocating for and representing victims of catastrophic accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home residents throughout New York State. Additionally, he has developed extensive trial and litigation skills through years of practice at national AMLAW 100 and AMLAW 200 law firms that provide counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate, and transactional legal services to sophisticated corporate clients.

Mr. Leitner obtained his J.D. from the
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he received an academic scholarship and was a member of the school’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor


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