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.
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.
Some of our awards include:
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."