David Kritzer

David S. Kritzer is the founder of the firm.  Mr. Kritzer practices in all areas of tort defense litigation with a particular emphasis in the defense of motor vehicle, premises liability and trucking and transportation law cases.

Before forming the Law Offices of David S. Kritzer & Associates, P.C., Mr. Kritzer was employed for over eight years as the managing attorney and senior trial attorney with the Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay.  Mr. Kritzer then founded the Law Offices of David S. Kritzer & Associates, P.C. where he obtained numerous appointments as outside trial counsel to various entities such as the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit Authority, Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad.

Mr. Kritzer has experience in commercial and corporate litigation and also practices in the area of real estate.

“We treat our clients with the respect and personal attention they deserve and have come to expect”

Mr. Kritzer has extensive trial and appellate practice experience and has successfully petitioned for, drafted, and argued appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals which resulted in a landmark decision concerning Long-Arm Jurisdiction.  He has represented a wide variety of individuals, businesses, corporations, municipalities, insurance companies, self-insured entities, third-party administrators, and risk adjustment companies in all phases of plaintiff and defense litigation from case inception through trial and appeal. He has obtained many favorable verdicts on high exposure cases and has lectured on numerous insurance-related topics.

Mr. Kritzer has also served as a federal court-appointed mediator on civil cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as serving as an independent mediator in cases at the state and local levels.  In addition, Mr. Kritzer has tried Federal and Supreme Court cases to verdict in most counties in the metropolitan area.

Mr. Kritzer is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Suffolk Trial Lawyers’ Association, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, DRI, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance where he serves as a member of the Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Dominican Village, a retirement and assisted living facility.  He has also been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America, Lawyers of Distinction for Excellence in Insurance Law, and by Super Lawyers for his work in the Insurance Defense industry.

Mr. Kritzer was admitted to practice in New York State in 1992 and was admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 1993.

Mr. Kritzer received his Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School in 1992, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from SUNY Buffalo in 1989.

Mr. Kritzer resides with his wife and four children in Smithtown, New York. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family including traveling, cycling, golfing, and skiing.