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Recent Firm News

$1.82 Million Verdict for Victim of Excessive Use of Force

A jury awarded a 35-year-old Bronx woman $1.82 million for permanent injuries she suffered when a New York City Police officer fractured her foot by stomping on it when she came to the aid of her husband, who was being unjustly arrested by the officer for public intoxication.

Although a number of police officers testified that the plaintiff had punched the arresting officer and was resisting arrest, the evidence showed she was actually handcuffed by one wrist at the time she questioned her husband’s arrest. The jury clearly believed the police had used excessive force under the circumstances and then attempted to justify it by falsely accusing her of battery.

The “Stealth” Juror: A multifaceted problem at trial

By Devon Reiff, Esq.
While every trial lawyer wants to pick a jury that will ultimately return a verdict in favor of his or her client, the first goal is to pick a jury that can be fair and impartial. Continue Reading

Unsecured Beach Umbrellas Pose Extreme Risks

By Devon Reiff, Esq.
Back in May of 2006, a settlement was reached with the State of New York in which it agreed to pay $200,000 to my client, a woman who narrowly escaped being killed by a flying beach umbrella at Robert Moses State Park. Continue Reading

Verdicts & Settlements

$4.3 Million Verdict

Construction Accident

Lacerated Cornea

$3.6 Million Settlement

Automobile Accident

Hit and Run

$3.5 Million Settlement

Shooting Victim

NYC Taxi Driver

$1.82 Million Verdict

Excessive Use of Force

by Police Officer

Martindale Hubbell Award

Mr. Reiff has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell® (Martindale) Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of a lawyer's Legal Ability rating and General Ethical Standards rating as provided by their peers.
Devon Reiff is part of SuperLawyers 2016, the 10th consecutive year he was bestowed this prestigious ranking. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a rigorous system of balloting, peer evaluation and internal research. The distinction of being named a New York Super Lawyer is reserved for the top five percent of New York lawyers.