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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.

A Reputation For Results

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.

Adam 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
  • Several undisclosed multimillion-dollar verdicts against local churches for sexual assaults by clergy
  • $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

Solid Credentials

Mr. Cahn earned his law degree at night from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, while juggling a full-time job in real estate finance. At Touro, he was a member of Law Review and received American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding achievement in both Trial Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He co-founded the Touro Environmental Law Journal and was a recipient of the Gary M. Schwartz Fellowship, for which he was awarded a paid judicial internship.

He received his undergraduate degree in business management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.

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


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards for outstanding in Trial Practice & ADR, and Recipient, Gary M. Schwartz Fellowship
    • Law Review: Touro College of Law review
    • Law Journal: Environmental Law Journal
  • A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
    • Major: Business Management


  • Other Sources of Feedback About Adam D. Cahn
    • Included on the 2018 New York Metro list
  • Past Lists
    • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2012 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
    • 2010 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Organization Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State, 2012 – Present
  • New York’s Super LawyersTM, 2010-Present
  • Life Member, Litigation Elite’s Top 100 Litigators in New York in the field of personal injury
  • Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • New York Law Journals’ Verdicts Hall of Fame Honoree
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 17th highest verdict in New York State for an automobile case, 2012
  • Selected as a member of Lawyers of Distinction, recognizing Excellence in Personal Injury
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award, 2013
  • 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
  • Who’s Who Directories’ Top Attorneys of North America, 2015
  • 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
  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year-Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the field of personal injury in 2013 and 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the field of personal injury in 2016
  • Named Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by Attorney at Law Magazine, 2018
  • Top Lawyer – Top 100 Registry, 2020
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine has selected Adam Cahn as one of New York’s Top 10 Attorneys for 2021
  • America’s Best Attorneys selected Adam Cahn as its Top-Ranking Attorney for New York for 2021
  • Adam Cahn was again chose to be recognized in the 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America for 2021
  • Sakkas Cahn & Weiss given Better Business Bureau’s Accredited Business status
  • Attorney.com names Adam Cahn 2020 Top Attorney
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Selected to the 2021 Top 50 Lawyers in America list by Top Lawyers in America
  • Selected as one of America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators® for New York City, 2021
  • Adam Cahn named to New York’s Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Honored as a Schneps Media 2022 Power Lawyer
  • “Best Lawyers 2022” per the Wall Street Journal

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

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