Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

Since 1997 we've been fighting for New Yorkers, who suffered serious injuries or wrongful death in automobile accidents, crashes, construction sites, premises slips, trips, falls and medical malpractice. Call 718-739-4444 for a no fee consultation.

Firm Overview

Our firm has earned a reputation as an accomplished team of lawyers, winning multiple jury verdicts and settlements for serious injury victims.

Clients choose us because we put our over forty years of combined experience to work and have recovered millions of dollars for injured victims over the years.

Our core practice is focused on seeking full and fair compensation for injured victims, who have suffered damages from automobile crashes, truck accidents, construction sites, premises slips, trips, falls, medical malpractice, pedestrian knockdowns, elevator malfunctions and product defects.

Having helped countless New Yorkers with a range of legal issues, our firm has developed a strong reputation for delivering the right results.

Main Office

Aguwa & Metu, PC
89-44 162nd St
Suite A
Jamaica Queens, NY 11432


(718) 739-4444


718 7394440


Free Initial Consultation?


Office Information

Office Hours

8am to 8pm

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, French, Spanish.

Personal Injury

We recognize the roadblocks thrown up by insurance companies, to prevent injured victims from being fully compensated.

We've successfully navigated these "insurance made" hurdles for over two decades, on behalf of New Yorkers, who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries.


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

Injured men, women and children in our communities are no match for the big money insurance companies, who are the "real defendants" in most negligence cases.

The decision to represent injured victims was easy, because nothing beats the opportunity to ensure that voiceless victims, frequently ignored by insurance companies, are fairly and fully compensated for the pain, suffering, medical expenses and lost income they experience.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our firm has built a successful practice by insisting on a client centered approach, smart + hard work and non-stop improvement.

We recognize the danger in resting on our laurels, and constantly seek to expand our knowledge base, in order to better serve our clients. Regular Continuing Legal Education, Seminars, Webinars, and of course regular jury trials, keep us current and ready to continue our zealous advocacy for our clients.

Experience shows that insurance companies will engage in long delays, to avoid facing a jury. These juries made up of men and women of our community, readily see through the tactic used by insurance companies, who always claim that victims' injuries are "pre-existing."

This means that injured victims must have lawyers who have the passion to aggressively advocate on their behalf, and also bring a proven track record of pretrial and trial success. Our Lawyers check all the boxes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We take time to give prospective clients clear and sufficient information on first contact. This allows them understand the process and make the very important decision on whether to hire our firm.

So many seriously injured victims are under compensated or in many cases, not compensated at all, because of the huge demand on time and resources required to take on insurance companies. Our firm commits the time and resources needed to go all the way to a jury of your peers.

Crucial to our success is knowledge of the courts in our community, the personnel and even adversaries, which has only enhanced the quality of services to our clients.

Involvement in the local bar associations and events, also helps foster relationships, often called upon when needed to achieve the right results for clients.

Placidus Aguwa

Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

Placidus Aguwa is the managing partner of the firm. He graduated, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ife Law School. With more than two decades as a trial and transactional attorney, he has developed expertise and outstanding reputation representing clients. Over the years, in conjunction with his partners, he has recovered millions dollars for clients in negligence and medical malpractice cases.

Aguwa has been active in the local legal community to 1997 and has received awards for exceptional services to the community. He was admitted to practice in New York State and Federal Courts in 1997

Aguwa is a member of the following bar associations:

Queens County Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Nigerian Lawyers Association - former President

Chijioke Metu

Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

Mr. Metu is a senior partner with the firm, and has almost two decades of experience working with in house legal departments and as an outside counsel. His practice concentrates on Civil litigation, Commercial transactions, Trademarks and related matters.

A graduate of the University of Ife, in Nigeria, he also obtained a master's degree in Corporate and Commercial law from the University College of the University of London, in England.

Mr. Metu interned with the Allan & Ogunkeye firm in Lagos and London Commercial law firm, Bates, Wells and Braithwaite. He is a former International Assistant with IP firm, Townsend & Townsend and Crew, and GenCorp/Aerojet, in California.

He is admitted to the Supreme Courts of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

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