Why Choose Us2021-02-06T16:36:56+00:00

WHY CHOOSE US?

Wittenstein & Wittenstein is one of the top New York City Personal Injury Firms. It’s earned this reputation 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.  Great settlements are only part of what makes us a top New York City Personal Injury Firm – it’s about 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 patiently and cheerfully provided.  We promise that you’ll never be anxiously wondering “what’s going on?”  Why settle for less, when you can have the best?

Alyce B. Wittenstein
Alyce B. WittensteinSenior Partner

Alyce Wittenstein is a well known lawyer, activist, filmmaker, blogger and SEO consultant that has a knack for excellence with everything she takes on. Whether it’s a hit in the rear accident car accident case or a large mural on the side of a municipal building, you can count on Alyce to get the job done right. That’s why people that have hired Alyce, always hire her again and refer their friends and family. She’s always willing to give helpful advice on legal and practical matters, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call her at 718-261-8114, or email law@wittenstein.com with your questions and concerns. 

Alyce began working for her father at the law practice well before going to school, helping clients collect first party benefits and developing evidence for cases. She’s been running the firm for since 1999 when she was admitted to the New York Bar and Mr. Wittenstein retired. She’s successfully settled hundreds of personal injury cases and worked on trials alongside some of the greatest trial lawyers in the country with the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm. She believes that no case is too big or too small, so feel free to call her at 718-261-8114 to discuss a potential case. If she can’t take the case, she’ll make sure you have a thorough understanding of her reasoning.

Alyce earned her juris doctor degree in 1998 from City University of New York (CUNY) Law School, the number one public interest law school in the United States. It’s an institution known for breeding activist attorneys with the motto “Law In The Service Of Human Needs.” While at CUNY Law School, she had the great honor to serve as a teaching assistant to the notable civil rights attorney and activist Haywood Burns. Her popular tutorials for Haywood, on constitutional law topics such as equal protection, packed the school’s auditorium with hundreds of students. She was also a teaching assistant for Dinesh Kholsa, a founding member of CUNY Law and the Executive Director of SDK Foundation for Human Dignity. Alyce’s accomplishments at CUNY Law School included founding a human rights delegation that traveled through Haiti and had dinner at the home of Jean Claude Aristide and studying constitutional law at the University of Nice with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Alyce earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, with a double major in Film Production and Political Science. She was the editor of the activist newspaper “The BU Exposure,” working closely with the newspaper’s renowned advisor Howard Zinn, author of The People’s History of the United States. Her goals included making films that would both enlighten and entertain. She went on to make three prophetic films that were released as the trilogy “Multiple Futures and Other Paranoid Fantasies.

Alyce grew up in Forest Hills during the turbulent 1970’s, attending one of the first fully integrated middle and high schools in Queens. She credits this opportunity with her lifelong appreciation of people of all races, religions and nationalities. She began working for her father at the Wittenstein office on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn when she was a teenager attending Forest Hills High School. One of her fondest memories was the chicken curry roti sandwich from the neighboring restaurant. 

 

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 working with Alyce Wittenstein for over thirty years, beginning with their filmmaking partnership on the films Betaville – A Postmodern Nightmare in 1986. They later worked together writing film and art projects including an installation of lifestyle lead sculptures on the Bleeker Street Theater.  Steve began working with Alyce at Wittenstein & Wittenstein in 2002, and has been a friendly voice to clients ever since. Steve’s a master at obtaining first party benefits for clients, including collecting lost earnings and expediting property damage settlements. His passion for collecting vintage cars gives him great intuition about what damaged cars are worth, even if they’re not so new. He gets to know every client in the office and can always be counted on for prompt and thorough case updates. 

Nova Wittenstein Brent
Nova Wittenstein BrentFuture Lawyer - Admission to Bar 2028

Nova Wittenstein Brent, Alyce’s daughter, attends the New York City Museum School and plans to study political science in college, continue on to law and join the practice after she’s admitted to the bar. She’s also a competitive tennis player, with a good chance at a Division One scholarship. Nova makes time in her busy schedule to work at Wittenstein & Wittenstein, helping to update technology and produce the lovely welcome bags we give to clients when they come into the office.

Phedeline Tanis
Phedeline TanisParalegal
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer MendozaParalegal

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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.

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