Adam D. Cahn

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Adam D. Cahn is a seasoned litigator, who began his legal career in 1994. His primary focus is representing individuals in personal injury and medical malpractice matters at all levels of state and federal practice. He lectures in the field of trial advocacy and is regularly sought by local newspapers, television and radio stations for his expertise on matters in the legal field.

Mr. Cahn has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements throughout New York state on cases involving CRPS/RSD injuries; construction accidents, brain injury litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, lead paint exposure, sexual harassment and general negligence. His litigation background has included criminal defense, corporate and commercial representation.

A Reputation For Results

Mr. Cahn has successfully recovered more than $250 million on behalf of his clients through verdicts, mediations, arbitrations and settlements. His many successful recoveries for clients include:

  • $11 million settlement during trial against a major automobile manufacturer
  • $9 million verdict for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident
  • $4.8 million settlement for an individual run over by an out-of-control car
  • $2.9 million verdict for a woman whose doctor failed to diagnose colon cancer
  • $2.7 million settlement during trial for an infant caused to suffer a severe shoulder injury during birth due to improper delivery techniques
  • $1.24 million verdict for lead poisoning to an infant
  • $1 million verdict for a warehouse manager who fell from a defective roof
  • $1 million verdict involving the malpositioning of a patients arm during hernia surgery
  • Several undisclosed multimillion-dollar verdicts against local churches for sexual assaults by clergy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York City Bar Association


J.D., Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro College
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Trial Practice & ADR
  • Recipient, Gary M. Schwartz Fellowship
  • Co-Founder, Touro College Environmental Law Journal
Tulane University
  • Business Management, A. B. Freeman School of Business

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Construction Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Organization Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, 2012 — Present
  • New York’s Super LawyersTM, 2010 — Present
  • America’s Best Lawyers 2024
  • Life Member, Litigation Elite’s Top 100 Litigators in New York in the field of personal injury
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
  • “Best Lawyers 2022” per the Wall Street Journal
  • One of America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators® for New York City, 2021
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine — one of New York’s Top 10 Attorneys, 2021
  • Named to New York’s Best Lawyers, 2021
  • America’s Best Attorneys — Top-Ranking Attorney for New York, 2021
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Selected to Top 50 Lawyers in America list by Top Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Top Attorney by, 2020
  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by Attorney at Law Magazine, 2018
  • Selected as a member of Lawyers of Distinction, recognizing Excellence in Personal Injury
  • Avvo Rating of Superb & listed as a 10 out of 10 by Legal Consumers
  • Selected to the American Law Society – Official Home of America’s Top Lawyers
  • Selected as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-Present
  • Multiple appearances in the New York Law Journal’s Top New York Verdicts
  • Recognized on New York Metro Super Lawyers list, 2010 — 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Field of Personal Injury; 2013, 2016
  • New York Law Journals’ Verdicts Hall of Fame Honoree, 2015
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award, 2013
  • 17th highest verdict in New York State for an automobile case, 2012
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