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Gary M. Nielsen

Gary M. Nielsen

Of Counsel

Gary Nielsen, Esq., has more than 40 years of experience as a trial and appellate advocate, and has tried medical malpractice cases in New York, Connecticut and North Carolina. He has represented hundreds of patients who were victims of medical errors and has obtained many million-dollar settlements for injured plaintiffs. Previously, Mr. Nielsen successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in employment discrimination, product liability, legal malpractice and fraud claims.

Mr. Nielsen has maintained the highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1999, in peer recognition of his legal ability, ethics, judgment and experience. He has been named to the highly regarded New York Metro Super Lawyers® list.  He has been profiled as a prominent medical malpractice lawyer in the Long Island Business News, in their “Who’s Who” publication, and was honored with the “Champion for Families Award” by RotaCare NY, a nonprofit organization serving patients in need of free health exams, screenings, and treatments.

Gary considers it a privilege to represent individuals who have disabilities, whose children are disabled, or who have lost loved ones, in challenging cases that are intellectually rewarding. Mr. Nielsen has served on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his law degree with honors from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Hofstra Law Review.  Gary volunteers with the New York Blood Center, helping to run blood drives throughout the Long Island region.


Hofstra University School of Law, JD
Hofstra University, Bachelor’s Degree

BAR Admissions/Qualifications

New York

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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