Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.

Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.


Firm Overview

Landers & Cernigliaro, P.C. is a law firm specializing in handling medical malpractice cases throughout the State of New York with offices on Long Island and in New York City. If you are unable to come to one of our offices for a free consultation we can arrange to visit with you at home, in the hospital, or at any other location convenient for you. We have successfully represented clients in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain damage, birth injury, Erb's palsy, failure to diagnose cancer, blood clots, stroke, heart attack, surgical mistakes, emergency room errors and many others. Through verdicts and settlements we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Our reputation in this specialized area of the law is that we are quite selective as to what matters we accept, but once a matter is undertaken it is handled as expeditiously as possible with a very high likelihood of success. The foundation for our success is access to highly qualified physicians who we have developed relationships with over many years. These doctors help us screen cases from the beginning, making the road to a substantial recovery for our clients a much smoother one. Our office staff even includes a physician and surgeon who is also an attorney. Our belief is that the clients come first, and they are kept well informed of all progress from inception to conclusion.

All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that there is no attorney fee unless there is a monetary recovery. Investigation usually takes approximately four to six weeks. Once a case is accepted, we are almost always able to finish all legal work and place the case on the trial calendar within nine months. The waiting time for a case to come to the top of the calendar for trial varies in each county within New York.

We represent clients from New York City to Buffalo and from Long Island to Albany and farther north. If you are in New York we are willing to help.

Main Office

Main Office
One Old Country Road
Suite 400
Carle Place, NY 11514


(516) 742-6000


(516) 742-6066


Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation.

Office Information

Other Offices

New York City Office
11 Park Place, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10007

Medical Malpractice

We only handle meritorious cases, and we make sure the medical malpractice claim has merit BEFORE we begin an action. Our case load is relatively SMALL, but our success rate is extremely HIGH.

Highly motivated and aggressive, "belt and suspenders" lawyers who enjoy the highest reputation with the medical malpractice defense bar and the insurance companies who insure health care practitioners in New York.

Trucking Accident

Wrongful Death

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

Forty years ago Mr. Landers was referred a malpractice case just as he started his private practice. One case led to another and all of a sudden he had a specialty. Mr. Cernigliaro joined forces with him over 20 years ago, and they have not looked back.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

We have over 60 years of combined experience in pursuing medical malpractice cases in the most timely and ethical manner. Our ivy league educations provided us with a strong foundation upon which our practice was built.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

In addition to our accumulated knowledge of medicine, David Mayer, M.D.,J.D., former Chief of Surgery at a New York hospital, has joined our team.

Frank G. Cernigliaro

Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.

Frank is a graduate of Cornell University and Hofstra University Law School where he was a Law Review Editor. After three years of representing commercial clients at a large Manhattan law firm he turned his focus to trial work. Mr. Cernigliaro has been a trial attorney for over 25 years and has successfully represented clients in numerous medical malpractice cases. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America and is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the nationally recognized American Association for Justice. He has been invited to lecture and has been a faculty member at state medical conferences where he instructs physicians on the law of medical malpractice.


Cornell University
Bachelor of Science , 1989

Hofstra University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1992

Stanley Landers

Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.

Stanley A. Landers is senior partner in the law firm of Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C. in Carle Place, Nassau County. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and St. John's University School of Law, Mr. Landers is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a contributing author to all four editions of Medical Malpractice in New York, published by the New York State Bar Association. Infants who have suffered neurologic injury at birth and failure to diagnose cancer are two of the sub-specialties in which he has very extensive experience.

Dr. David Mayer

Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.

David A. Mayer, M.D., J.D., is of counsel to our firm. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Hofstra Law School and a member of the Law Review. A former Chairman and current Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mayer had an active career as a practicing General, Vascular and Bariatric surgeon at hospitals in the North Shore-LIJ Health System until switching the focus of his career to protecting the rights of those injured by negligence and medical error. His current memberships include the New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York Academy of Trial lawyers, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.

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