Practice areas

Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Health Care, Workers’ Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Health & Health Care Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Nursing Home, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Premises Liability – Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

Background: Devon Reiff is a highly accomplished professional with an impressive educational and career history. He graduated from Fordham University and Fordham School of Law, both nationally ranked institutions in New York City. During his time at Fordham, Devon distinguished himself as an All-American athlete and received the honor of being inducted into the Fordham University Athletic Hall of Fame for his exceptional achievements in Swimming and Water Polo.

Following his legal education, Mr. Reiff embarked on a career in law, starting as a member of the New York City Law Department’s Manhattan Trial Unit. In this role, he dedicated numerous years to courtroom advocacy, handling consecutive trials for the City. Subsequently, he transitioned into private practice, where he has been providing legal assistance for over four decades to individuals who have suffered injuries and losses due to the negligence of others. After serving as the leader of a prominent personal injury law firm with six offices across the New York Metropolitan area, he established his boutique law firm, Devon Reiff P.C., in Manhattan in 2007.

For more than a decade, Devon worked with a prominent New York City construction site accident law firm, where he represented clients who were members of various construction trade unions, including structural-steel ironworkers, ornamental ironworkers, laborers, steamfitters, lathers, bridge painters, and carpenters, among others. In his capacity as a trial lawyer at this firm, both individually and as co-trial counsel, he achieved numerous multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. Notably, in 2016 and 2019, he played a pivotal role in securing two exceptionally large jury verdicts of $13.7 million and $22.9 million, respectively, in cases that ultimately led to confidential settlements.

Devon has recently taken on the role of counsel at the law firm Elefterakis, Elefterakis, & Panek, an organization he regards as highly successful, dynamic, and compassionate. This affiliation allows him to continue providing exceptional legal services to his clients.

Throughout his career, Mr. Reiff has amassed a wealth of trial experience, vigorously representing clients in a wide range of cases, including those involving construction site accidents, motor vehicle collisions, premises defects leading to trip and slip-and-fall accidents, medical negligence, healthcare negligence, nursing home abuse, defective and dangerous products, as well as cases against the City of New York and New York State when their employees are responsible for injuries. Additionally, he has represented victims of police misconduct and families who have lost loved ones due to accidents or medical negligence. Mr. Reiff also assists claimants with workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims.

Notable successes from Devon’s post-pandemic work in 2022 include:

  • Securing $3.8 million for a bicyclist who was struck by a right-turning commercial dump truck.
  • Obtaining $2.75 million for a Union Iron Worker who tripped on a protruding tarp in his work area.
  • Winning a $2.5 million settlement for a Union Laborer struck by a heavy metal container door that swung open due to a defective latch while it was being hoisted.
  • Securing $2 million for a Union Iron Worker who slipped on uncleared ice in his work area, for which the general contractor’s laborers were responsible.

Some of Mr. Reiff’s earlier career highlights on behalf of his clients include:

  • Achieving a $4.3 million jury verdict for a union construction worker who was a window mechanic.
  • Securing a $3.6 million settlement for a pedestrian who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident.
  • Winning a $3.5 million jury verdict for a union construction worker who worked as an electrician.
  • Achieving a $3.5 million jury verdict for a taxi driver who was shot due to the failure of apartment building security devices.
  • Securing a $2.1 million settlement for a driver who was struck by a commercial truck.
  • Winning a $1.82 million jury verdict award for a victim of police brutality.

Devon Reiff’s remarkable achievements have not gone unnoticed by his peers, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, his selection to Super Lawyers for 16 consecutive years, his “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo, and his inclusion in the Best Lawyers list from 2016 through 2021. He is admitted to practice in New York State courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, is a certification mark used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® facilitates a peer review rating process where ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ encompasses two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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