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Jeffrey Koenig


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Jeffrey L. Koenig joined Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. in 2011 with nearly a decade of legal experience and a desire to get involved in the complex litigation that is the firm’s trademark. Aware of the firm’s reputation for handling large catastrophic injury cases, he joined the team when the opportunity arose, because he “wanted to surround myself with well-credentialed, very experienced trial attorneys.”

Passionate about advocating for injury victims’ rights in the courtroom, Mr. Koenig dives into every case, preparing strong evidence and performing thorough accident investigations on behalf of his clients. The aftermath of an accident can be a challenging, difficult time for an individual, their loved ones, and other involved parties. Mr. Koenig understands this, and has a deep commitment to helping injured individuals and their families through these types of situations.


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After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1999, Mr. Koenig enrolled at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law and obtained his J.D. in 2002. While in law school, he worked at the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic, where he got his first taste of providing legal assistance to people in need. He realized that’s what he wanted to do in his professional life.

Attorney Koenig’s practice areas include:

Mr. Koenig launched his legal career working in a medical malpractice insurance-defense firm for two years, gaining valuable experience before leaving to begin his career as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. As a plaintiff’s attorney, he handled several catastrophic injury cases. One of the cases in which he was involved stemmed from a construction site injury and culminated in a 2008 federal court verdict that was the highest of its kind in the state that year. It is that type of large, complex case that he relishes.

“What I really love about my work is helping out the clients,” he says. “They come in and consult when it’s usually a pretty dark period in their lives – usually a big injury and lots of problems stemming from the injury – and I’m able to guide them through the process and ultimately to a resolution that helps them get back on track with their lives.”

Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2004
  • Yeshiva University – Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., 1999
Notable Verdicts
  • MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT w/ KNEE INJURIES AND AMPUTATION – Mr. Koenig negotiated a settlement of $1,450,000 for the client.
Honors & Awards
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2006 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2006 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 2006 – Present
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2006 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2006 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 2006 – Present

Some of our awards include:

Our Awards




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New York County Bar Association


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New York City Bar Association


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New York State Bar Association


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Center for Justice Democracy


The CJ&D is a non-profit, non-partisan consumer rights organization dedicated to educating the public about the U.S. civil justice system and fighting tort reform.


Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


Reserved for the top trial lawyers, membership is limited to those with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of lawyers are members.


American Association for Justice


The AAJ is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the U.S. with the mission to "promote a fair and effective justice system."