Barry S. Kantrowitz, Esq. first worked for his father’s firm (then Kantrowitz & Goldhamer) as a high school student. The law firm of KGG began as a family business, and Barry takes that legacy very seriously. He now handles the day to day oversight of non-matrimonial litigation matters for the firm, trying civil, negligence, criminal and corporate cases. Most of his time is dedicated to preparing and trying cases relating to personal injury, professional malpractice and corporate and complex commercial disputes. Barry has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell with a 5.0, the highest possible score. For more than a decade has also been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in New York by Superlawyers.com . He has lectured to college students at Brandeis and Boston Universities and has taught classes to train future lawyers.
Barry received his undergraduate degree from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton. During his studies at Boston University School of Law, he received honors as an Edward Hennessy Scholar and a Paul J. Liacos Scholar. He graduated cum laude. Barry is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, New York and Florida, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Barry Kantrowitz is a member of the New York State and New Jersey State Trial Lawyers Associations, and the State Bar Associations of New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Within just a few years of joining the firm, Barry proved himself to be a standout young personal injury lawyer. In 1988, he secured a $9,200,000 jury verdict in the aftermath of two tragic teen deaths resulting from a construction site accident. At the time, it made history as the largest verdict of its kind in Rockland County. In addition to representing individual claimants, Barry has represented numerous large corporate clients in complex litigation. Recently, Barry successfully defended Tyco International in a $40,000,000 claim against a fire suppression subsidiary.
Both large and small companies have looked to Barry for representation in complex matters. Two of Barry’s reported trials resulted in favorable verdicts and settlements for individual clients who took on formidable corporate defendants. In Vesco vs. North Star Steel, Barry secured a judgment in Federal Court surpassing $1,500,000 against a subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated, one of the biggest privately held companies in the world. In Boyajian vs. C&R Realty, Barry represented a minority shareholder who received a New Jersey Chancery Court award in excess of $600,000.00 based on oppressive conduct by the majority. In 2008, Barry obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1,000,000 for a client injured in a slip and fall case. In 2011, Barry tried a slip and fall case in Rockland County in which he achieved a verdict in excess of $800,000. There was no money offered by the insurance company prior to trial, and the client collected the verdict with interest after Barry successfully neutralized the defendant’s appeal. Most recently, Barry obtained a Rockland County jury verdict in excess of $1.3 Million in a podiatric Malpractice trial which lasted 3 weeks.
You can contact attorney Barry S. Kantrowitz by phone at (800) 660-7843 or by filling out an online contact form at www.kgglaw.com.
Education Boston University School of Law Juris Doctor 1985 Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, BA Political Science 1982