Jonathan Damashek

Partner

P212.431.9100 | Edamashek@lawyer1.com

To Jonathan S. Damashek, the best part of his job is standing up for people who deserve their day in court. “I like fighting for the little guy against the large corporate defendants and insurance carriers to help them recover what they lost in their lives,” he says. In this regard, Mr. Damashek seeks to recover monetary compensation for his clients that covers their past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings and benefits, and loss of their enjoyment of life.

Following an accident, injury victims begin getting phone calls from insurers and the other party’s legal counsel. If you’ve incurred harm in a car crash or other personal injury accident, your focus should be on your health, not fielding messages from people trying to get you to settle your case for far less than it’s worth. Mr. Damashek understands the frustration surrounding this type of communication, and is prepared to handle it for you. While you concentrate on getting healthy, let him fight for you.

Results

$9,000,050

Construction Workers Injured on an Exterior Scaffold

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With degrees from Syracuse University and New York Law School, Mr. Damashek started his legal career with a strong foundation comprised of a passion for his clients’ rights, and a fervor to defend them vigorously.

attorney john damashek on the phone with client

His practice areas include:

Mr. Damashek, like the rest of the team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., strives to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for clients. This is evidenced in multiple high settlement cases. If an acceptable settlement offer cannot be reached, he will not hesitate to take a case to trial. On this, he says, “we’re not preparing a case to settle it; we prepare a case to try it before a judge and a jury. We understand the mechanics of that process.”

Mr. Damashek’s commitment to his profession extends beyond his own legal practice. He is on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He was also a member of the Democratic Committee Judicial Screening Panel for Civil Court, a body that interviews potential candidates for Civil Court elections in New York County and makes recommendations on who is best qualified.

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1998
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Education
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Syracuse University, 1994
Notable Verdicts
  • CONSTRUCTION WORKER INJURED ON EXTERIOR SCAFFOLD – Mr. Damashek settled the case for $9,050,000.
  • CHILD BURNED BY SCALDING WATER – This matter was settled for $8,000,000 by Mr. Damashek.
  • STONE MASON INJURED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – Mr. Damashek settled this matter for $4,650,000.
  • WORKER FALLS AT BUILDING/MULTIPLE INJURIES – This premises liability matter was settled for $4,500,000.
  • SLIP AND FALL ON SNOW AND ICE – The client matter was settled for $3,500,000.
  • WORKER INJURED/ MULTIPLE INJURIES – Jonathan Damashek settled a case for $3,050,000 prior to trial.
  • CONSTRUCTION WORKER INJURED BY SAW – Mr. Damashek reached a settlement of $2,500,000 on behalf of his client.
  • PRODUCTS LIABILITY/CERVICAL FRACTURE/SPINAL FUSION – Settled at mediation for $2,300,000.
  • SLIP AND FALL ON WET FLOOR/BACK INJURIES – A settlement of $1,600,000 was obtained for the client.
  • WRONGFUL DEATH /MOTOR VEHICLE – A settlement of $1,500,000 was reached prior to trial.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH/KNEE INJURIES AND AMPUTATION – Mr. Damashek reached a $1,450,000 settlement on behalf of his injured client.
Honors & Awards
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1997 – Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
  • New York City Bar Association, Member, 1997 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1997 – Present
  • New York County Democratic Committee Civil Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel, 2014
  • Jewish Lawyers Guild, Member
  • The Center for Justice & Democracy, Member
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • FindLaw

Some of our awards include:

Our Awards

 

Super
Lawyers

 

Super lawyers identifies outstanding attorneys in various practice areas based on independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

 

New York County Bar Association

 

One of the largest, most influential bar associations in the country with NYCLA members pioneering some of the most far-reaching legal reforms in America.

 

New York City Bar Association

 

The best lawyers in NYC, the City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize legal professionals to practice with excellence, promote reform, and uphold the rule of law.

 

New York State Bar Association

 

The largest voluntary state bar organization in America with the goals of facilitating access to justice and elevating professional standards.

 

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."