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Biography

Barry Salzman is a Senior Partner at Barasch & McGarry handling many of the firm’s most complex personal injury cases.

Mr. Salzman is an accomplished personal injury litigator who has earned his highly-respected reputation through his strong work ethic, attention to detail, negotiation skills, and passionate dedication to his clients. He has over 30 years of experience representing accident victims in such varied practice areas as fire and police-related accidents, construction site accidents, premises liability, municipal liability and motor vehicle litigation.

His passion for helping others dates back to his college years when he worked for the late United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a deeply committed humanitarian. Working for Senator Moynihan afforded him the opportunity to help New Yorkers on a wide range of issues and led him to a career as an injury attorney.

Barry’s motivation comes from knowing that his hard work can make enormous positive changes in the lives of his clients. In a society where stereotypes of lawyers portray them as selfish and greedy, Barry is tremendously gratified when clients tell him that he has forever changed their negative perceptions of lawyers.

  • Education

    • State University of New York at Oneonta, B.S., Business Economics, 1985
    • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 1988
      • Served as Notes and Comments Editor, Touro Law Review
  • Admitted To Practice

    • Connecticut, 1988
    • New York, 1989
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • Notable Results

    Mr. Salzman has been instrumental in helping to shape and expand the law relative to firefighters and police officers who are injured in the line of duty. Among his many multi-million dollar personal injury verdicts & settlements, some significant recoveries include:

    • Recognized in the New York Law Journal for obtaining one of the top 20 New York injury settlements in 2018 for my work on a case involving crush injuries suffered by a laborer who was run over by an excavator at a construction site.
    • $7 million in Suffolk County for an 18 year-old bicyclist who suffered abdominal, pelvic and urological injuries after being hit by a truck on a remote road at night.
    • Over $6 million for a sidewalk pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle who suffered crush injuries to his legs, resulting in an above-the-knee amputation of one leg.
    • Over $5 million from the City of New York for firefighters who were burned in the line of duty because they were given inadequate protective clothing and equipment.
    • $5 million on behalf of two laborers who were badly burned in a natural gas explosion while they worked to repair a water main break.
    • $4.3 million in Nassau County for a construction laborer who suffered crush injuries after being struck and run over by an excavator.
  • Awards & Recognition

    • Super Lawyers, 2012-Present
    • Recognized in the New York Law Journal for obtaining one of the top 20 New York injury settlements in 2018
  • Professional Memberships

    New York State Trial Lawyers Association

  • Press

    Quoted as an expert in Law360 article entitled “E-Scooter Surge Kicks Up Cloud of Legal Issues,” published August 12, 2019.

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