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420 Lexington Avenue
New York NY 10017
(212) 687-6262

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Barton Barton & Plotkin LLP

Barton, Barton & Plotkin, LLP, founded in 1959, is a leader in providing personalized, comprehensive, result-oriented legal services to our injured clients. We represent victims who have been injured or wrongfully killed due to someone else’s negligence, whether caused by automobile and transportation accidents, medical malpractice, construction and labor law accidents, lead poisoning, premises liability, trip and fall accidents, products liability, or professional malpractice, to name a few.

Our reputation for excellence is rooted in the dedicated and experienced attorneys that comprise the firm. The Firm’s attorneys have more than 100 years in combined trial and courtroom experience and have an outstanding track record in courtroom successes. Our attorneys consistently attend, and are called upon to teach, continuing legal education courses to keep ourselves current with changes in the law and to keep our skills honed. The Firm’s attorneys are often featured as experts in established legal and business media and are widely published on topics that are of importance to our clients.

We zealously represent our clients and offer services not offered by other firms. We take those extra steps to ensure that our clients are receiving the full attention that their case deserves, whether it includes filing applications for guardianship in cases involving children or filing applications in the Surrogate’s Court in cases involving wrongful death. Whatever the situation, our experienced attorneys and staff are there for our clients throughout the course of the lawsuit, and even after the case has been resolved. Someone is always available to answer your questions.

Our goal is to resolve your case to your satisfaction as quickly as possible, whether that resolution is achieved by a settlement or through a jury trial. Whichever way your case is finalized, you can rest assured that it will receive the attention, experience and personalized care it deserves.

About Gerald C. Barton:

Mr. Barton has practiced law for over four decades since he founded Barton Barton & Plotkin, LLP in 1959. As a result of his notable court victories, he is recognized as a successful and reputable trial attorney nationwide. Mr. Barton has litigated numerous multi-million cases to verdict. Counted among his achievements are the following awards: the highest wrongful death award in the U.S. in 1991 and the largest personal injury award in the U.S. in 1980.

Mr. Barton’s notable cases include a $25.6 Million verdict in Supreme Court, Bronx County, in the wrongful death of a top executive of Clairol, Inc. This was the highest wrongful death award in the U.S. in 1991. Additional exceptional verdicts and substantial settlements include a $19.5 Million verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County, in a medical malpractice action where a surgeon failed to monitor a female patient properly following gynecological surgery, resulting in brain damage and visual impairment; a $4.4 Million settlement during a trial in Supreme Court, Queens County for a man whose leg was amputated below the knee after being run over by a forklift; a $3.3 million jury verdict in Supreme Court, New York County, for a man who was injured while working on a defective elevator; a $3 Million settlement in Supreme Court, New York County in a medical malpractice matter for an infant who suffered brain damage and has an extremely shortened life expectancy; and a $2.1 million settlement in Supreme Court, New York County, for a medical malpractice suit involving a doctor who failed to properly monitor a premature infant, resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy.

In recognition of Mr. Barton’s trial skills, he serves on the Board of Directors (Emeritus) of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Due largely to Mr. Barton’s success in the legal field, Barton Barton and Plotkin LLP has been awarded the prestigious status of Member of the Legal Referral Service of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Barton’s additional professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Barton enjoys a reputation as an expert legal commentator and, as a result, has conducted various seminars for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association regarding jury selection, aspects of jury trial and personal injury/medical malpractice suits. He is also widely published on matters of personal injury and medical malpractice law.


Fordham University School of Law, LL.B, 1959.
New York University, A.B., 1956.


New York, 1959.
U.S. Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1960.

Please contact us at the below given address:-

Barton, Barton & Plotkin, LLP
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1830
New York, NY 10170
Phone: 212-687-6262
Fax: 212-697-3043
Toll Free Number: 1-800-564-8229

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