Jeff@easthamptonlawyer.com

     Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as a partner and trial attorney representing victims of medical malpractice and construction accidents. Jeff is known for the zealous representation of his clients and the substantial verdicts he has gotten for them. He has been an East Hampton resident for over 20 years.
     Jeff has been recognized in both Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers® for personal injury and medical malpractice since 2006. In 2016, Jeff was named as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in New York City. Jeff was also recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in the New York City area. In 2018, the Litigation Counsel of America inducted him into the Trial Lawyers Honorary Society. He is routinely described as “powerful” and “influential” by publications such as the New York Times and Crain’s New York Business.
     In 2018, Jeff was a panel speaker at the NY State Judicial Institute on the subject of medical malpractice. The Institute provides statewide education and training for more than 1,500 judges and justices of the New York State Unified Court System.
     Jeff is a Past President and current Board Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a Past President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He frequently lectures at the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the New York State Bar Association and Fordham University School of Law on subjects of Trial Practice, Medical Malpractice and Construction Injuries. He is regularly published in the New York Law Journal.
     Since 1999, Jeff has been appointed by four consecutive presiding Justices of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, to its Committees on Character and Fitness.
Jeff has been admitted to the Bar in all Courts of the State of New York and New Jersey as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of the Federal Court of New York and the Federal Court of New Jersey. In 2013, he was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
In addition to his legal accolades, Jeff is also deeply dedicated to his community, as reflected in his having been a founder and active member of “The Gardiner Foundation.” This non-profit foundation was started in South Bronx to assist the community youth by providing them with financial and emotional support.
Cases of note:
        • Bronx River Parkway Design Defect Case involving the death of 5 young men and a child on their way to a basketball tournament. In its 13th week of trial, the case resulted in an $18.5 million settlement.
        • Pelham Bay Landfill case representing 12 families whose children were stricken with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia due to illegal dumping by major corporations and the US Army in an NYC landfill. The litigation resulted in a $12 million dollar settlement.