David Worby

Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP
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David Worby
Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP
White Plains,

The founder and a senior partner of the firm, David E. Worby is a nationally recognized trial attorney who has achieved some of the largest results for Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP in many of our highest-profile cases. Demonstrating his status among the top personal injury attorneys in Westchester County and White Plains, New York, David E. Worby’s successes include winning three of the largest personal injury settlements, and, at that time, the largest single verdict on behalf of individual plaintiffs in the history of Westchester. David’s outstanding record of winning jury verdicts has attracted plenty of media coverage, and he has been cited by numerous legal writers. He appears frequently as a guest on TV networks and stations such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and WOR TV, as well as Court TV, CNN, and Lawline. David also is frequently invited to speak on various radio talk shows such as WEVD and NY 1 Radio, and he has hosted two of his own talk shows: “Worby’s World” and “Worby’s Law.”

Sharing his experience and expertise, David has lectured and been host/speaker for Cornell University, Pace Law School, Villanova Law School, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and various other bar associations. In order to encourage aspiring attorneys, David founded both the David E. Worby Scholarship Fund and the David E. Worby Course in Advanced Trial Practice at his alma mater, Villanova Law School, where he is also a Senior Member of the Development Leadership Council. David works tirelessly for various charities and has received numerous community service awards such as the Westchester Community Opportunity Program Community Service Award, the UJA Federation Westchester Business and Leadership Annual Award, the Phoenix House Annual Community Service Award, and the Yeshiva Ohr Hameir of Westchester Community Annual Service Award. He also sits on the boards of the Avon Theatre Film Center, Student Assistance Services, Kennedy Center For The Arts, endowed a Chair at Cornell University, and funded the Worby Clinical Practice Offices at Villanova University School of Law.

David also was listed in a New York Magazine article featuring the top personal injury attorneys in the New York Metro area. He is a published author in American Trial Lawyers Magazine and his firm was co-lead counsel for the 9/11 class action lawsuit. He was also named as one of the top personal injury plaintiff’s lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by New York "Super Lawyers" list. 

David Worby was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains, New York and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Litigation, Trial Practice and Personal Injury.

David is the recipient of the Judge Learned Hand Award and Westchester County Board of Legislators declared David Worby Day in his honor. 

The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) has also recently recognized David Worby as one of 100 premier trial attorneys in the state of New York. This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service.

Practice Areas: Litigation, trial practice, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice.

Admitted to Bar: 1977, New York; 1978, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Law School: Villanova University, J.D., 1976 – Academic Law Review, Associate Editor.


  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Founder, Advocate for Safety and Accident Prevention (ASAP)
  • Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Named one of the Top Attorneys in New York - 2012 (as published in the NY Times September 2012)
  • Rated AV Preeminent for Thirty Years by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Ratings
  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in America - 2006 - 2022
  • Named to the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 New York "Super Lawyers" List

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