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Sanford S. Nagrotsky, Partner

Sanford S. Nagrotsky


Sanford S. Nagrotsky is a Partner at Pegalis Law Group, LLC in Lake Success, New York. He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of the firm’s clients, for more than 30 years. Mr. Nagrotsky’s desire to obtain a measure of justice for victims of preventable medical error is what fuels his passion and dedication to zealously represent his clients. Because of his dedication and expertise, Pegalis & Erickson has obtained compensation for many clients whose cases were previously rejected by other prominent law firms. In May 2018, Mr. Nagrotsky, partner, and senior partner and Firm founder Steven Pegalis, obtained a settlement of $10 million dollars for a client in a complex spinal surgery case.

Mr. Nagrotsky has instituted and maintains a unique approach to client service rarely seen today.  Each day, he speaks directly with people seeking legal advice in their effort to learn if they have a potential medical negligence case.  His experience in medical litigation helps procure the necessary relevant information needed to determine if the client has a potential meritorious case. Mr. Nagrotsky utilizes his extensive knowledge and medical research skills in a highly professional manner to swiftly analyze critical issues for clients and potential clients. Additionally, he has access to a network of highly qualified medical experts who are willing to assist him and his firm.

Sanford Nagrotskywas an awardee of the “Kings of Long Island” event by Schneps Community News Group, where he received the “Dynamic Duo” award, alongside P&E partner, James B. Baydar, Esq. Sanford was named to the list of 2019 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014 Best Lawyers in America©, of which only the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the USA are named. Hehas been involved in the local political process, managing two successful judicial campaigns resulting in the appointment of Nassau County Supreme Court Justices. He has also been asked to assist in fundraising campaigns for other candidates seeking judicial office.

Sanford Nagrotsky has lived on Long Island since 1990 with his wife of 30 years, Andrea, who is a court reporter in the Nassau County Supreme Court. They have two daughters, both of whom are practicing attorneys. Sanford Nagrotsky is admitted to practice in New York State. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He obtained his law degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.


State University of New York at Buffalo, JD
SUNY Oneonta, Bachelor’s Degree

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New York