Why Choose Us2019-01-15T21:46:57+00:00

WHY CHOOSE US?

Wittenstein & Wittenstein has established itself as a top New York City Personal Injury Firm by getting great results for clients for over 60 years.  We’ve collected millions of dollars for thousands of clients, who have enthusiastically referred their family and friends for generations.  But a top New York City Personal Injury Firm doesn’t get that reputation JUST from great settlements and verdicts – it’s the way we treat each and every client that really makes us special.  We go out of our way to explain every aspect of every case to every client.  Calls are promptly returned, and explanations are gladly provided.  We promise that you’ll never be anxiously wondering “what’s going on?”  Why settle for less, when you can have the best?

Frederick M. Wittenstein (Retired)
Frederick M. Wittenstein (Retired)Founder

The firm was born on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn in 1959, providing straight-talking legal services to a struggling Community.  The word spread, clients referring their friends and family and another office opened in Brooklyn.  Mr. Wittenstein believed that each client deserved his time, attention and respect.  He earned each client’s trust with a dedication to getting them the best possible settlements and verdict, but also by helping them out in any way he could with other legal matters that would have required billable retainers elsewhere.  He went the extra mile for each and every client and the referrals pouring in.  In 1984, the practice moved to Queens, incorporated as Frederick M. Wittenstein, Esq. P.C.  A year later, the firm moved to the Cord Meyer Building on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.  The clients came from Brooklyn, and new clients came from Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Nassau County.  The children of the original clients from Brooklyn came to us.  Mr. Wittenstein is retired, but remains as a consultant to the practice.

Steven Ostringer
Steven OstringerSenior Paralegal
Steve Ostringer has been with Wittenstein & Wittenstein for over 15 years. He is a collector of antique cars and has a wealth of knowledge about automobile accidents, property damage and impact points of vehicles. His support, handling the calendar, the IME’s and other clerical aspects of your case is a valuable part of our firm.
Nova Wittenstein Brent
Nova Wittenstein BrentFuture Lawyer - Admission to Bar 2028
Alyce B. Wittenstein
Alyce B. WittensteinSenior Partner
I have been working on personal injury law cases for over 30 years. I began working as a paralegal for my father, Frederick M. Wittenstein, Esq. in 1988. In 1995 I went to CUNY Law School and was admitted to practice in 1999. In 2000 the name of the firm was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs as it is today. Now I work with a staff of wonderful paralegals and of-counsel attorneys to bring clients not only the best outcomes, but also the best experience possible during the process.
Phedeline Tanis
Phedeline TanisParalegal
Ms. Tanis began her work as a personal injury paralegal in 2017 but her interest in law began prior to joining Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC. During her undergraduate career at Binghamton University, Ms. Tanis was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society where she served as treasurer for two years. During her time with these organizations, she was able to host law trips, organize mock trials and law conferences for the student body. Ms. Tanis also works part-time as a NYC Lyft Driver where she holds the position of Northeast Representative for the Lyft Driver Advisory Council. This job and role has afforded Ms. Tanis an intimate understanding of the innerworkings of the rideshare industry.
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer MendozaParalegal
Jennifer Mendoza was a Poli-Sci major. That’s where she developed her initial interest in law. She started reading about the paralegal profession and felt that her interests and skills would be a good fit. She handled two secretarial jobs right out of college and learned how to get the work done. She also put in some time working in restaurants, where she learned how to handle stressful situations and smooth over ruffled feathers. She put all of this together and was honored with an invitation to join Wittenstein & Wittenstein where she is a valuable part of the team.

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Like many Senior Partners at a Top New York City Personal Injury Law Firm, Ms. Wittenstein is an active member of the Avvo community, answering questions for the community as a public service.  Please call us if you have any questions about any area of the law, and if it’s not something we handle, we can refer to you to a top-notch attorney in that area.  Sometimes you don’t even need an attorney because your problem can be handled by a non-profit organization or with a phone call to the police.  If you have any legal concerns whatsoever, please feel free to call us.  We are the Top New York City Personal Injury Firm for a very good reason, we are dedicated to helping people with their legal problems.  Call us at 718-261-8114 or use our FREE CONSULTATION FORM.

We are also happy to provide a second opinion on cases that are being handled by another attorney.  If you are concerned that your case is not being handled properly or your current attorney is simply not answering your questions promptly and fully, please CONTACT US.