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Leading Trial Attorney Nicholas Warywoda Joins Top-Rated New York Injury Firm Leitner Varughese PLLC


Leitner Varughese PLLC, a premier New York City and Long Island personal injury law firm, is excited to announce that renowned trial lawyer Nicholas Warywoda has joined the firm as a Partner. The firm is changing its name to Leitner Varughese Warywoda PLLC.

Nicholas Warywoda is a premier New York trial attorney who focuses on catastrophic injury cases in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights and nursing home negligence. Mr. Warywoda has devoted his professional career to helping people whose lives have been overturned by accidents, and is well-known as a fearless litigator always ready to take on the largest corporations, municipalities and institutions. Mr. Warywoda’s jury verdicts are recognized among the top largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State and in the United States, and are featured in the Top NY Verdicts and Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame publications.

“Having previously worked alongside Nick at one of the largest and most-experienced personal injury firms in New York, we were fully aware of his skills as a highly-regarded and leading trial attorney, and are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said founding partner Brett Leitner.

Mr. Warywoda has obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements in all areas of personal injury law including car accidents, slip/trip and falls, construction accidents and medical malpractice. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Warywoda’s cases have garnered notable attention in newspapers and on both local and national television including Newsday, CBS, ABC Eyewitness News, Daily News, NBC, CBS New York, LI Herald, News 12, among other news publications.

“The Leitner Varughese firm is renowned throughout New York for its dedication to fighting for the rights of injured victims of negligence and medical malpractice. Adding Nick to our team strengthens our message that we will not rest until we obtain the highest level of justice and compensation for our clients,” said founding partner Justin Varughese.

Mr. Warywoda has recovered some of the largest jury verdicts in the state of New York for people who have been injured. He obtained a $7,890,000 verdict in a civil rights and medical malpractice case against a doctor and municipality for the family of an Iraqi war veteran who committed suicide while in jail. The verdict was recognized as one of the top verdicts in New York State and in the United States. Mr. Warywoda previously won a $8.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice and products liability case which was recognized as a Top 30 verdict in New York State, as well as a $1,937,000 verdict in a medical malpractice case involving a failure to diagnose post-surgical infection. Recently, Mr. Warywoda obtained a $1.4 million dollar verdict for a woman who was struck by a car while she was crossing the street.

“The firm is well-known for its commitment to excellence and integrity, and I am delighted to join the firm and to work with my new colleagues in trying cases and obtaining maximum compensation for our clients,” said Nicholas Warywoda.

Leitner Varughese Warywoda PLLC is an aggressive and innovative litigation and trial law firm uniquely skilled in prosecuting high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has specific interest in handling nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice cases. In recent years, the Firm's Partners have recovered over $200 million on behalf of clients injured as a result of car and truck accidents, construction accidents (involving New York State Labor Law violations), slip/trip and falls, 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.

Leitner Varughese Warywoda attorneys are routinely heralded as preeminent trial lawyers by nationally acclaimed organizations including the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100, Medical Malpractice Top 25 Trial Lawyers, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America, America’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, Expertise Top Truck Accident Lawyers in New York City, 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's Top Verdict & Settlements, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, CBS News, Best of Long Island Press, Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Long Island Herald, Daily Mail UK, and FIOS 1, amongst others.

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