Richard A. Gurfein is the past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Before being admitted to practice, he was an Electrical Engineer and a High School Math teacher. He tried his first case 10 days after becoming a lawyer and hasn't stopped for over 30 years. His success as a trial lawyer representing injured clients has gained him membership in the elite "Million Dollar Advocates Forum".
Since his admission to the Bar in 1972, Mr. Gurfein has been trying cases ranging from simple negligence to medical malpractice and complex products liability. His teaching experience has always helped him educate judges and juries about his clients' cases. Mr. Gurfein continues his teaching activities by educating lawyers on topics ranging from computer research to the Law of Evidence, from how to try a malpractice case to how to prepare an expert witness.
Mr. Gurfein has appeared on many radio and television programs about the cases he has handled. He has been honored by organizations for his work on behalf of his clients and on behalf of lawyers who represent injured consumers. The Chief Judge of New York, Judge Judith Kaye, has invited Mr. Gurfein to be a member of several committees created to find ways lawyers can better serve the community and their clients. Mr. Gurfein is listed in Who's Who in America and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Gurfein is also the President of an internet company, Trial1.com, Inc. His company provides internet services to lawyers, judges and the public.