BRONX PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SONIN & GENIS

While we have established our reputations as being among the best trial lawyers by winning difficult cases, we only accept cases that we believe are meritorious.

THE SMALL FIRM THAT GETS THE BIG RESULTS

We understand how injuries affect your whole family; no crutch is large enough to support an entire family, and an impact to one is an impact to all. When the husband and wife team of Bob Genis and Sherri Sonin come home from work, we discuss your family as well as our own at the dinner table along with our Senior Attorney Abby Sonin [Sherri’s sister]. Let our family take care of your family.

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ROBERT J. GENIS, ESQ.

Bob is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of SONIN & GENIS, ESQS.  Bob is a trial attorney specializing in seeking compensation for the families of people killed or seriously injured as a result of negligence, medical malpractice and products liability cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, Federal Court of Connecticut, and has litigated cases in a number of other states.

Bob achieved a verdict in a negligence case that was listed as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the USA and New York, and the following year as one of the top medical malpractice settlements of the year in the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, New York Magazine and ALM Verdictsearch, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, is a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been inducted into the Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  Bob was awarded the only “Lawyer’s Lawyer” award from the Bronx County Bar Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

He has successfully represented numerous victims of negligence, medical malpractice, lead poisoning, construction accidents, premises and vehicular accidents, elevators/escalators accidents, police brutality and false arrest, municipal wrongdoing, and other significant injuries.

In addition to trying cases, Bob is a past Associate Editor of the National Trial Lawyer magazine and Past Editor in Chief of the Bronx Bar Journal, The Advocate, and has been published in those journals as well as the New York Law Journal, where he has been a frequent contributor, as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly, New York State Trial Lawyers Bill of Particulars, the Queens Bar Journal and the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section Journal of the New York State Bar Association. Some of his articles have been cited in McKinney’s and other treatises. Bob was appointed a Trustee of the Law Library for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County Courthouse.

Bob is a long time Director and active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on its Legislative Affairs, Amicus and other committees; Past Vice President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild; a Director of the Bronx County Bar Association; a past Director of the Bronx Women’s Bar Associations; a past Secretary of the Tort Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He has served on the Judicial Screening Committees of various bar associations and the Independent Democratic Screening Committee. His bar association memberships include the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Bob has taught, chaired and moderated numerous CLE programs on a national and statewide level. Nationally, he has taught classes for the American Association for Justice [formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America] at their National Annual Convention, for the New Jersey Association for Justice at their Statewide Conventions, at the National E-Litigation Summit, and online for Lawline.com, the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, and OnlineCLE123.com. In New York, he has lectured extensively for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, has Chaired its annual Evidence Seminar and taught at its Decisions Seminar for over a decade, and has also Chaired programs and lectured for the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, Bronx Black Bar Association, Bronx Criminal Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association, on numerous topics relating to wrongful death and personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Bob is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, the Federal Court of 
Connecticut, the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and has been admitted pro hac vice into the State and Federal Courts of a number of other jurisdictions.

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Bob Genis (right) receives the “Lawyer’s Lawyer Award” from Hon. Douglas E. McKeon, Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Bronx County (left)

Bob has handled numerous high profile cases that have attracted national and international media attention on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, including his pro bono representation of Teron Francis, where he was able to change the law in New York State to allow the family and not the hospital decide when to terminate life support.

Bob is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.

SHERRI SONIN, ESQ.

Sherri Sonin is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of SONIN & GENIS, ESQS.  Sherri is a trial attorney specializing in plaintiffs’ negligence, personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases in the New York State Courts. Sherri is a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Sherri was inducted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Sherri received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

In addition to trying cases, Sherri is a past Associate Editor of the National Trial Lawyer magazine and Editor of the Bronx Bar Journal, The Advocate, and has been published in those journals as well as the New York Law Journal, the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly, New York State Trial Lawyers Bill of Particulars, the Queens Bar Journal and the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section Journal of the New York State Bar Association.

Sherri has lectured at the American Bar Association’s National Convention, and has Chaired programs and lectured extensively for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and has taught CLE programs for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, and the Rockland County Women’s’ Bar Association.

Sherri is a past Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, a longtime Director of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, a past President of the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, a past Vice President of the Metropolitan Women’s Bar Association, a past Vice President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild, a past Director of the Bronx County Bar Association, a past member of the Amicus Committee for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on the Judicial Screening Committees of various bar associations.

Sherri is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, and while a member of its prestigious Law Review, was an Editor of the renowned  Annual Survey of New York Law.

ABBY M. SONIN, ESQ.

Abby M. Sonin | Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Abby Sonin is the Senior Attorney at Sonin & Genis, ESQ. Abby is esteemed for her vast legal knowledge and acumen. A multi-faceted and extremely accomplished trial attorney, she has brought to the firm years of invaluable trial skill and training with the nation’s largest municipal law office – The Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. Abby won awards for her trial talents, hard work, and dedication to public service by The Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Mayor’s office. Her experience as a Legal Aid Attorney, Prosecutor, and Senior Counsel for both the New York City Law Department and the Nassau County Attorney’s office made her widely recognized for her talents. Abby’s knowledge of the law in varied areas has made her an invaluable member of our legal team. In addition to Negligence, and Medical Malpractice cases, Abby handles Civil Rights/ Labor and Employment/ and White Collar Crimes representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. These cases involve insurance fraud, arson, police cases, civil rights, and discrimination at work and in the community. Abby handles Labor and Employment cases where she represents both employers and employees.

Abby’s vast trial experience includes successfully prosecuting the first “hate crime” committed in New York after the hate crime statute was enacted. Due to her tireless efforts and successful prosecution in that case, she received accommodations from the Mayor and various community organizations. She has also successfully prosecuted numerous arson cases involving houses of worship, businesses, schools and dwellings. Abby has handled countless police cases and has lectured to and trained the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, New York City Office of School Safety, and New York City Fire Marshalls. Abby has worked closely with the FBI and ATF.

Abby has successfully handled complex negligence and no-fault cases at trial, and has skillfully resolved cases through negotiations. Abby also has vast experience handling Labor and Employment cases including employment discrimination, segregation, and retaliation cases as to gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, and sexual preference.

Abby has handled class actions suits involving Correctional Facilities, the Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Social Services and various other municipal entities. Her colleagues in the legal community frequently seek her advice in areas involving the police, arson, civil rights, and labor and employment issues. Through her tireless efforts, and the total commitment she gives to each case, Abby has brought stellar settlements and verdicts to her client’s in each diverse practice area.

The judiciary has recognized her abilities and has invited her to lecture them on issues related to her expertise. She is a regular speaker regarding “hate crimes”. Abby also appeared as a commentator on Fox five TV in the aftermath of “Columbine” from a prosecutor’s perspective.

Additionally, she has taught several CLE classes on ethics, evidence, deposition taking and is currently, a member of the Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Her reputation as a top trial lawyer and negotiator assures the firm’s clients that her partnership continues the Sonin & Genis tradition of top notch representation both in and out of the courtroom.