Judd Burstein helms Judd Burstein, P.C., a five lawyer boutique litigation firm. The philosophy of the firm is that litigation is itself a separate discipline that requires skills that can only be developed through extensive courtroom experience actually trying cases involving a broad variety of legal issues. In addition, Mr. Burstein is regarded as a leading appellate lawyer who has handled well over 100 federal and state appeals.
In essence, Mr. Burstein believes that the ability to communicate with judges and jurors, the trial skill of cross-examination, and the ability to develop overall litigation strategy are skills far more important to victory than a specialty in a particular area of the law. Knowledge of the substantive law underlying a case can be easily secured by the litigator through study and expert assistance.
Mr. Burstein has a history of securing very favorable settlements for clients because adversaries are aware of Mr. Burstein's reputation as a trial lawyer and his love of the courtroom.
Over the years, Mr. Burstein has served successfully as trial counsel in litigations and arbitrations involving defamation, negligence, the airline industry, common law fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, income tax disputes, white collar crime, patent law, copyright law, unfair completion, corporate dissolutions, partnership partitions, child custody, divorce, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, provenance of art works, the music industry, the sport of boxing, architectural malpractice, real estate, building construction and civil racketeering.
He has handled cases at the trial level in 18 states. In addition, Mr. Burstein has extensive experience as an appellate advocate. He has taught appellate advocacy at Hofstra University Law School, and has argued more than 60 federal and 40 state appeals.
He graduated from the Putney School and summa cum laude from Brandeis University, and received a master's degree in philosophy from McGill University and a law degree from New York University.