Practice areas

Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability – Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse – Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

D. Carl Lustig III is a distinguished member of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., a prominent Manhattan-based personal injury law firm with a rich history of serving the New York City area since 1965. Mr. Lustig’s legal practice primarily revolves around representing plaintiffs who have endured significant losses resulting from various accidents, medical malpractice cases, and defective product incidents. His main focus area is litigation related to construction accidents governed by the New York State Labor Law.

With a well-earned reputation as one of the foremost trial lawyers in New York City, Mr. Lustig boasts an impressive track record, with numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in his portfolio. He holds esteemed memberships in various legal associations, such as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and several others. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by the National Trial Lawyers Association, he also earned a spot among the top one percent of attorneys in the United States, as acknowledged by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Moreover, he is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Mr. Lustig’s consistently exceptional legal prowess has earned him the honor of being included in New York Super Lawyers every year since 2009, with the added distinction of being designated as a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney. Additionally, he holds an AV Preeminent* peer rating, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence, as determined by Martindale-Hubbell. Notably, he has received the Attorney of the Year award from the Institute of Jewish Humanities in the past. Further demonstrating his commitment to the legal profession, Mr. Lustig currently serves on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and holds the position of president within the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance.

Beyond his impressive legal career, Mr. Lustig is a renowned speaker who frequently imparts his knowledge through lectures for various organizations and institutions, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, Yale University, Hofstra University School of Law, and St. John’s University School of Law. He has been honored as an invited speaker at the New York State Judicial Conference and has conducted lectures at the New York City Bar Association as part of their continuing legal education seminar on civil case trials.

Additionally, Mr. Lustig’s contributions extend to the field of legal literature, as he authored Chapter 9, titled “Opening Statements: Plaintiff’s Perspective,” in the New York State Bar Association practice manual, “Medical Malpractice in New York” (4th Edition, 2017).

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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