Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. has represented families in New York for over 30 years in cases involving every type of imaginable medical malpractice.

Firm Overview

Our passion and expertise has helped to compensate our clients for the harms and losses they have endured. We have achieved multimillion dollar recoveries and record verdicts in cases such as the failure to diagnose cancer, birth injury and medical errors resulting in blindness.


At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we strive to meet the highest standards of performance, service, and ethics, certifying that we handle our clients' legal matters with compassion and efficiency. We employ trial lawyers who devote themselves to every one of our clients. Our record before both trial and appellate courts reflects this commitment to excellence.

National law directories have awarded the highest distinctions to Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. and its partners. These recognitions include the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers' Highest Level of Legal Ability and Adherence to Ethical Standards Award, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New York and Super Lawyers in New York. Our partners have had the honor of serving as President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Governor of the American Association for Justice, President of the Long Island Affiliate of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and Advisor and Director of the Board of Directors for the National Crime Victims Association, and more.

Never resting on our laurels, our team at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. constantly develops new persuasion methods, ensuring our effectiveness in holding big business, corporations, and CEOs accountable to our clients. Our personal injury attorneys have represented thousands of clients in every aspect of personal injury litigation, in the process achieving modest to substantial monetary compensation. If you believe you or a loved one has been legally wronged, contact our trial lawyers today.
Main Office
Main Office
600 Old Country Road
Garden City  NY  10005
Phone
  • 516-832-7777
Websites
Personal Injury
If you have been in an accident or have received an injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to several forms of compensation. At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, our personal injury lawyers always put your needs first.
In 2008, personal injury accounted for more than 60 million emergency room and doctor's office visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Personal injury, a legal term used to indicate physical, mental, and emotional damage, comes in many forms. Our New York City personal injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad, & Miklos, P.C. excel in the following areas of personal injury law:

-Motor vehicle accidents
-No fault
-Defective products
-Slip and fall accidents
-On the job accidents
-Serious injury
-False arrests

Damages
'Damages' refers to a financial measure of your injuries due to the negligent party's actions. You can sue for damages in order to compensate your losses, including the following areas:

-Past, present, and future medical expenses
-Lost wages and future earnings
-Mental anguish
-Permanent disability
-Loss of companionship
-Disfigurement

Personal injury claims become complex very quickly, especially if you have suffered from serious harm. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to another's negligence, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys in NY at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. today. Our firm offers free initial consultations to clients in New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Manhattan.

Personal Injury Types
The term "personal injury" is used in law to refer to personal or psychological injuries rather than to physical property. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in New York City have handled a wide variety of cases and can assist you in whatever type of claim you may have. We have received hundreds of settlements in cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and more.

Personal injuries can happen just about anywhere and can range from minor cuts and bruises to permanent disability or wrongful death. The skilled and knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have handled every type of claim and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injuries can be devastating and take their toll on you and your family physically, emotionally and financially. Some of the personal injury areas we handle on a regular basis include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: This can include cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreational vehicles, buses or even train and subway accidents.

Wrongful Death: In some cases, wrongful death may be part of another type of claim such as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or vehicle accidents.

Nursing Home Abuse: Abuse can take many forms such as physical or mental abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, or abandonment.

Premises Liability: Unsafe premises can include elevator accidents, slip and fall, poor security, day care accidents and more.

Product Liability: More than just faulty manufacturing, product liability may also refer to unsafe drugs or any item sold that brings you harm even though it was used correctly.

Determining Who is Responsible

In some cases, such as an auto accident, it may be easier to determine who is responsible and should be held liable for their negligent actions. Product liability and premises liability claims may easily involve more than one party. For a defective product, both the manufacturer and distributor of the product may be held responsible and be made to pay for the injuries their product incurred.

It is always best to talk to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys before proceeding with any lawsuit on your own. We know the law and have the necessary resources to accurately determine who should be held liable for your damages. We can ensure that you get all the compensation you deserve for cover your medical bills, and all other expenses associated with your personal injury claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered an personal injury that could have been preventable, contact our law office today. Silberstein, Awad and Miklos P.C. offers free personal injury consults to individuals in New York City.

Joseph P. Awad

Joseph P. Awad, elected President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (2006-2007), Governor of the American Association for Justice (2002 present), Board Certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty, highest rating for legal and ethical standards (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell, recipient of full Academic Law scholarship and Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Mr. Awad has an excellent record of achievement in trial and appellate advocacy on behalf of consumers in matters including medical malpractice, construction site injury, premise security, automobile accidents, municipal liability and unsafe products. His experience includes million dollar recoveries in more than forty cases, including the highest jury and appellate award in a single year.

Education
Bachelor of Arts
State University of New York at Binghamton, 1976
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Departmental Honors, Foreign Policy

Juris Doctor
Albany Law School of Union University, 1981
Albany Law School Full Tuition Merit Scholarship

Professional Employment
Senior Partner
Silberstein Awad & Miklos, P.C. (Inc. 1980)
Nationally Certified Preeminent Law Firm (Recognized for the highest level of legal ability and standards of ethics and reliability), 1996-present
U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Featured Law Firm, Forbes Magazine, May 9, 2011

Professional Recognitions
Board Certified Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy
An American Bar Association Accredited Organization, August 2002
Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present
Best Lawyers in New York, 2006-Present
New York Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
Legal Eagle Award, Long Island, 2010-Present

Martindale-Hubbell Rating
Highest Rating (AV) for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Nationally Recognized Preeminent Lawyer, 2000-Present

Public Service Appointments
New York State Governor's Medical Malpractice Task Force, Member, 2007-2010
New York State Court of Appeals Judicial Screening Committee for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Member, 2006-Present

Professional Appointments
President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2007
Chair, LawPAC, Most Affluent Political Action Committee for Lawyers, Nationally, 2003-Present
Governor, American Association for Justice, 2004-2011
Director, National Crime Victim's Bar Association, 2002-2009

Community Service Awards
Chair, Dominico-American Society of Queens, 2008-Present (Joseph Awad's President's Message)
New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. Recognition for Protecting New York's Civil Justice System, 2009
Dominico-American Society of Queens' Philanthropic Leadership and Volunteerism Award, 2007

Notable Achievements
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award and Membership
Recoveries of One Million Dollars or greater in over fifty (50) lawsuits
Largest Verdict in History for Failure to Timely Diagnose Cervical Cancer
Largest Verdict in History, Medical Malpractice Cause of Action Recovery for Blindness
Top Twenty Verdicts, New York State, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008
Sustained Largest Appellate Court Decision for Pain and Suffering, 2003
Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York State, 2000
Top Ten Medical Malpractice Verdict in the United States, 2000
Lifetime Appointment, Registry of Who's Who
American Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award

Memberships
Sustaining Member, American Association for Justice (Section Member: Professional Negligence, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section; Office Management Section; Litigation Group Member: Birth Defect, Birth Trauma, Breast Cancer, Inadequate Security, Laparoscopy, Construction Site Accident)
Sustaining Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section)
The National Crime Victim Bar Association
Bronx County and Queens County Bar Associations

Areas of Practice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Municipal Liability
Construction Site and Work Place Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Appellate practice

Lecturer
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
National Crime Victim Bar Association
New York State Bar Association and various local bar associations

Faculty Lecturer to the Judiciary
New York State Judicial Institute, 2002-2006

Chairperson
9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund, Long Island Section
Education
  • Albany Law School of Union University
    J.D.

Joseph Miklos

Position
Senior Partner

Born
Bronx, New York, June 25, 1949

Admitted
1977, New York

Education
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1976
Columbia University, 1973, BS degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy

Biography
Professional Recognitions:
Best Lawyers in New York
New York Super Lawyers

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV

Member
Nassau County, New York County and American Bar Associations
New York State Trial Lawyers Association (President Long Island Affiliate, 1995)
Member of Board of Directors New York State Trial Lawyers 1996 to present
Member National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Hospital Negligence
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Construction Accidents

Reported Cases
Bonilla v. Fine Homes Construction Co., et. al., 663 NYS2d 999 (2nd Dept., 1997)
Smith v. South Brookhaven Health Center, et. al., 667 NYS2d 757 (2nd Dept., 1997)
Slutskaya v. Landau, 672 NYS2d 248 (2nd Dept., 1998)
Farrukh v. Board of Education, 227 AD2d 440 (2nd Dept., 1996)
Tannenbaum v. Reichenbaum & Silberstein, et. al., 226 AD2d 700 (2nd Dept., 1996)
Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 198 AD2d 346 (2nd Dept., 1993)
Mohamed, et. al. v. Frische, 223 AD2d 628 (2nd Dept., 1996)
Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, 170 AD2d 666 (2nd Dept., 1991)
Perno v. For-Med Medical Group P.C., et. al., 1998 NY Misc. Lexis 165 (S/NY, 1998)
Colson v. State of N.Y., 115 Misc. 2d 402 (Court of Claims, 1982)
Iassinski v. Vassiliev, 220 AD2d 372 (1st Dept., 1995)
Nasatir v. Lenox Hill Hospital, 236 AD2d 213 (1st Dept., 1997)
Torrado v. Lutheran Medical Center, N.Y. Law Journal 3/22/90
LaBate v. Plotkin, et. al., 195 AD2d 444 (2nd Dept., 1993)
Roberson v. N.Y.C. Housing Authority, 195 AD2d 597 (2nd Dept., 1993)
Thompson v. Gruman Aerospace, 578 NYS2d 106 (Ct. App., 1991)
Biolsi v. St. Charles Hospital, et. al., 210 Ad2d 448 (2nd Dept., 1994)
Staines v. Nassau Queens Medical Group, et. al., 176 AD2d 718 (2nd Dept., 1991).
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School
    J.D.

Judith A. Donnel

Bar Admissions
1987, Connecticut
1988, New York

Education
University of Bridgeport, J.D., 1986
Fitchburg State College (B.S., Journalism, Communications, 1974; A.S., Nursing, 1978)

Memberships
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability
Personal Injury

Reported Cases
West v. N.Y.C. Health and Hosp. Corp., 572 N.Y.S.2d 282, 1991, Affirmed, App. Div., 2nd Dept., 600 N.Y.S. 2d, 268, 1993
Education
  • University of Bridgeport
    J.D.

Joseph C. Muzio

Bar Admissions
1999, New York and New Jersey

Education
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1998; Hunter College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1992

Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Labor Law

Reported Cases
Vassell v. Magno, 30 A.D.3d 406 (2nd Dept., 2006)
Kletnieks v. Hertz, 54 A.D.3d 660 (2nd Dept., 2008)
Vassell v. Magno, 65 A.D.3d 1138 (2nd Dept., 2009)
Orsi v. Haralabatos, 89 A.D.3d 997 (2nd Dept., 2011)
Education
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
    J.D.

Daniel P. Miklos

Education
State University of New York at Albany (B.A. 2001)
Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. 2004)

Internships
New York State Assembly Internship (January-May of 2003)
Nassau County District Attorney's Office (January-May of 2005)

Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Nassau County Bar Association
Pi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Practice Areas
Negligence
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Assault
Medical Malpractice
Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law
    J.D.

Robert A. Miklos

Bar Admissions
2009, New York
2009, Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York

Education
St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 2009) (Honors: New York International Law Review; Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute)
State University of New York at Albany (B.A., cum laude, 2006)

Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Labor Law
General Negligence
Intentional Torts
Education
  • St. John's University School of Law
    J.D.

Nicole E. Miklos

Admitted:
2011, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education:
St. John's University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010) (St. John's Law Review)
State University of New York at Albany (B.A., summa cum laude, 2007)

Prior Experience:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, New York, NY
Associate, June 2011 May 2014, Summer 2008 and 2009

Thomson Reuters Corporation, New York, NY
Associate, September 2010 June 2011

St. John's Law Review, Jamaica, NY
Senior Articles Editor, April 2009 April 2010
Editorial Staff Member, August 2008 April 2009

Internships:
New York State Assembly, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (January-May 2007); U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, the Honorable Joanna Seybert

Memberships:
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York Women's Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Nassau County Women's Bar Association
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Negligence
Education
  • St. John's University School of Law
    J.D.

Anthony E. Colantonio

Bar Admissions
2004, New York; 2000, New Jersey

Education
Stony Brook School of Medicine (M.D., 1984)
Hofstra School of Law (J.D., 1999)

Memberships
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1993
Nassau County Medical Society
Medical Society of the State of New York
Nassau Surgical Society
American Medical Assocation (AMA)

Licenses & Certifications:
Board Certified in Surgery, 1991 (Re-certified, 2010)
New York State Medical License, 1985

Hospital Affiliations:
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, 1990-present
Mercy Medical Center (Catholic Health System of Long Island), Rockville Centre, NY, 1993-2012
Franklin Hospital Medical Center (North Shore-LIJ Health System), Valley Stream, NY, 1994-present
- Medical Executive Commitee, 2010-2012
Hofstra School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2011-2012
Education
  • Hofstra School of Law
    J.D.

Naomi Giaccone

Bar Admissions
2012, New York

Education
City University of New York (J.D., 2011)
Loyola University Maryland (B.A., 2006)

Memberships
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Hospital Negligence
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Construction Accidents
Education
  • City University of New York
    J.D.

Heather E. Myers

Bar Admissions
2013, New York; 2013, New Jersey

Education
Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University (J.D., Business Honors Concentration; Associate Editor of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Journal; Certificate of Excellence in Commercial Law Coursework, 2012)
Texas State University (B.A., Communication Studies, 2008)

Memberships
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Labor Law
Negligence
Construction Law
Premises Liability
Commercial Litigation
Education
  • Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University
    J.D.

John G. Papadopoulos

Bar Admissions
2012, New York; 2011, New Jersey; Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey State and Federal District Courts

Education
Hofstra Law School (J.D., 2011)
SUNY Binghamton (B.A., 2008)

Memberships
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Hellenic Lawyers Association

Practice Areas
Premises Liability
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Construction Site Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Education
  • Hofstra Law School
    J.D.

Olga Siamionava

Bar Admissions:
2014, New York

Education:
St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 2013, Honors: Dean's List)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (B.A., 2008 Honors: Summa Cum Laude)
Editor New York Real Property Journal

Memberships:
Multilingual Legal Advocates, Dispute Resolution Society, NYSBA, NYSTLA

Languages:
English, Spanish & Russian

Practice Areas:
Labor Law/Construction Site Accidents Premises Liability Medical Malpractice
Education
  • St. John's University School of Law
    J.D.

Danielle M. Hansen

Bar Admissions
2014, New York

Education
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., 2013) (Honors: Summa cum laude; Touro Law Review- N.Y.S. Constitutional Law Editor; Mock Trial Team)
Quinnipiac University (B.A., 2007) (Honors: Magna cum laude)

Internships
Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, U.S. District Court-Eastern District of New York
Honorable Leonard B. Austin, N.Y.S. Appellate Division- Second Dept.
United States Attorney's Office, U.S. District Court- Eastern District of New York

Memberships
Nassau County Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Labor Law
General Negligence
Intentional Torts
Education
  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
    J.D.

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