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Gary M. Nielsen

Gary M. Nielsen

Attorney

Gary Nielsen, Esq. has more than 35 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. Mr. Nielsen has been recognized on the New York Metro Super Lawyers® List for the seventh consecutive year, among only 5% of all U.S. lawyers. He has been profiled as a prominent medical malpractice lawyer in the Long Island Business News, in their “Who’s Who” publication. In 2016, he was awarded the “Champion for Families Award” by RotaCare NY, a nonprofit organization serving Long Island, NY 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. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. 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. As a musician, Mr. Nielsen has donated his time performing in charity concerts to benefit Veterans’ services.

EDUCATION

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

BAR Admissions/Qualifications

New York

News
November 9, 2020

Pegalis Law Group Named to 2021 “Best Law Firm” list by U.S. News — Best Lawyers®

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October 30, 2020

All Seven Pegalis Law Group Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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July 17, 2020

SETTLEMENT Obtained by Pegalis Law Group for Client

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November 5, 2019

Lake Success Attorneys Named to 2019 Metro New York Super Lawyers® List

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October 29, 2019

Four Pegalis Attorneys Named to 2019 Metro New York Super Lawyers® List

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October 25, 2018

Pegalis Law Group Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers® List

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July 28, 2017

Gary Nielsen, Esq. interviewed in the article: “Doctors Misdiagnose 1 In 10 Patients-Here’s How To Protect Yourself”

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