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Brett R. Leitner, Esq. 
Senior Partner


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Brett Leitner, a seasoned trial attorney, possesses extensive expertise and proficiency in handling cases related to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and catastrophic injuries. His unwavering commitment to justice and comprehensive understanding of the law make him a formidable advocate for those in need.

Brett has consistently earned recognition for his excellence in the field of law. Consistently named a "Top-Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney" by New York Metro Super Lawyers from 2016 to 2023, a "Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers,  a "Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyer" and "Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers, "Top Attorney, Metro New York" by The New York Times, "Top 1%" distinction by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and included in Best Lawyers in America highlight his standing as a respected legal professional.

Brett's unwavering commitment to advocating for serious injury victims has resulted in a remarkable recovery of over $200 Million for his clients. His law firm, Leitner Varughese Warywoda, is dedicated to handling complex cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, construction accidents, and other catastrophic injuries. Brett is often sought after to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases, as evidenced by media coverage in outlets such as The New York Times, New York Law Journal, Newsweek, New York Post, Daily News, ABC News, and CBS News. His exceptional track record and reputation have solidified him as a go-to choice for outstanding legal representation.

Prior to establishing Leitner Varughese Warywoda, Brett served as a senior trial attorney in the Nursing Home Litigation Unit at a nationally recognized personal injury and mass tort law firm. His years of experience advocating for victims of catastrophic accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home residents throughout New York State honed his trial and litigation skills. Furthermore, he developed his expertise while working at nationally renowned AMLAW 100 and AMLAW 200 law firms, which offer comprehensive legal services to sophisticated corporate clients in counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate, and transactional capacities.

Mr. Leitner pursued his legal education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he received an academic scholarship and was an esteemed 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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