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Firm Overview

Goldstein and Bashner has been handling personal injury cases in New York for more than 40 years. We cater to Long Island and New York City clients that want to receive personalized attention from experienced, hands-on lawyers. With offices in Nassau and Suffolk as well as by appointment in Manhattan, we pride ourselves on being accessible and responding to our clients' needs, such as returning calls promptly, answering questions, and meeting with them to explain their cases. In addition, we publish a number of free reports that anyone can request from our website, as well as a wealth of articles, blogs, and newsletters to help answer some of the frequently asked questions and concerns of our clients and potential clients.

Main Office

Main
1778 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow  NY  11554

Phone
  • (516) 222-4000
  • (212) 349-2181
  • (631) 851-2063
Fax
  • (516) 222-0034

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Our fee is no fee unless we recover an award and then it is a 1/3 contingency.

Hourly Rates

No hourly rates.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, Haitian, and Creole.

Other Offices

  • Central Islip
    320 Carleton Avenue
    Central Islip,  NY  11722

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Unlike corporate law, I go into the courtroom. I am not stuck in an office reading contracts that are 500 pages long. My clients are not executives. They are the elderly, union workers, babies, kids, poor people, single mothers, immigrants, undocumented workers.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I strongly believe in clients empowering themselves by understanding the legal process and their legal rights. We try our best to educate each and every client about their case, helping them to understand the good and the bad and what they need to do to be an informed client. We give out FREE reports to clients that explain some of the most common concerns and issues.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We will always try and help a client do whatever is necessary to understand documents they prepare themselves.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

While we don't coach clients who want to represent themselves, we do offer a number of helpful free reports as well as other resources on our website including informative articles, blogs, checklists and legal forms.

Neal Goldstein

Prior to being a partner with Goldstein and Bashner I was associated with some of the busiest personal injury firms in New York. Additionally, I have had experience in other firms in managing medical malpractice cases.

Having grown up with a member of my family who had a chronic illness and was wheelchair bound makes me more sympathetic and understanding to those with serious injuries.

I have been told by my clients that they feel very comfortable with me. When I talk, I try to make sure it's never "at them" it's always "to them." Most of my clients have invited me to their homes and have told me about their families. My style is easy going. It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be able to talk to all kinds of people without anybody feeling uncomfortable.

Personal interests:

I love to travel. I have visited most of this country and have traveled to many other countries. I have a great family and enjoy my time with them. I also love all kinds of music, from jazz to classic rock.

License
  • Bar Number: 2349512
    New York , 1990
Education
  • New York Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1989
    New York, NY
  • Queens College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1985
    Flushing, NY

Robert Bashner

I have been in the personal injury field since graduating Brooklyn Law School in 1987. I have been working with Neal Goldstein since 1999, and together we have fought to help protect the rights of victims who sustained personal injuries, specializing in motor vehicle accidents, drunken driving cases, construction accidents and railroad injuries.

I am very dedicated to a number of charitable causes that work to protect the environment and the rights of the disabled. I am also very passionate and work to help Latinos and immigrant workers who become injured at work.

When not in the office, I love spending time with my wife and daughter. I enjoy boating, skiing, playing volleyball, golfing and swimming in my spare time.

Neal Goldstein

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