HOSU 35 | Injury Lawyers

How Injury Lawyers Work And How They Can Help You With Jonathan Rosenfeld

For all its flaws, the legal system remains good and equitable. Matthew Sullivan’s guest in this episode is Jonathan Rosenfeld, the founder of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Jonathan fills Matthew in about how injury lawyers handle various cases. These can include personal injury, car accidents, home negligence, medical malpractice, and more. Join in the conversation and discover what services you can access with injury lawyers. Jonathan encourages you to educate yourself and get information about your different options. For starters, you can listen to this episode to learn more!

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How Injury Lawyers Work And How They Can Help You With Jonathan Rosenfeld

Jonathan, you were saying that you are in this horrible place called Florida where it’s wonderfully warm.

It’s wonderfully warm, temperate, sunny, and the people are friendly. There are lots of good things going on here.

Your practice is in the Windy City. I believe that’s what it’s called.

You are 100% correct. My office is headquartered in Downtown Chicago. The more time I spend in Florida, the less I have to.

In your business, you are an injury lawyer. You specialize in, why don’t you tell me? I might get it wrong.

To a lot of people who haven’t dealt with a personal injury attorney before, sometimes it’s confusing. Any type of situation where someone has been injured from car accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice cases or any type of personal injury case, are the things that I work on. We also handle some more complex cases involving pharmaceutical drugs, which involve mass tort litigation.

We do it all. We tend to focus a little bit more on complex cases where there’s a more significant injury as opposed to someone who may have slipped, fallen, and have a sore back or something. We tend to do more significant injury cases. You would be shocked to learn about some of the peculiar ways that people get themselves injured.

Do you submit entries to the annual Darwin Awards? Are you familiar with the Darwin Awards?

Is that survival of the fittest?

I’m not sure who gives the award out but it’s for the person that has removed themselves from the gene pool in the most ridiculous fashion possible. Contender number one is someone, for example, who attached a JATO Rocket to their car. JATO stands for Jet-Assisted Takeoff. It’s the thing that you normally put on large freighter aircraft.

He put it on top of his car, and then effectively flew into the side of a mountain so he was presented. Another person was presented with an award who was so upset that the Coke fridge. It wouldn’t give them a can of Coke. He shook it to the point that it collapsed on top of him. I’m sure you must come across dozens of potential contenders for the Darwin Award.

Everyone I work with is completely free of any contributory fighting but occasionally, we do come into some odd situations where people may have been using table saws without a guide. They may have decided on their own to jerry-rig a chain saw. They may decide they are not feeling well if 2 or 3 pills of their medication aren’t doing it. They may take several more.

It’s like the old joke. Pick a nation that you want to offend. Did you hear about the person from X nation who decided to end his life by taking 1,000 Advil? The answer is he felt much better after he had taken two. The great thing is no one is going to read this so we can have as much fun as we want to.

I joke with myself, my friends, and my family all the time. We reject well over half of the people who contact us. We reject the case. It’s more than 70% to 80%.

You mentioned earlier the concept of contributory negligence. That’s a relatively new construct in terms of tort. It’s 20 to 30 years old or something like that.

It depends on the state. I have only been practicing law for many years. As long as I have been part of it, they have had contributory fault.

I remember studying law at university many years ago. That’s several decades. Clearly, it’s not new. The interesting stuff that you get involved with is the bigger cases. You’ve got the bread and butter injury cases. What insight do you get in terms of the way that large industries work? You must deal with Big Pharma and the food industry. Do you find some disturbing or complex questions that come out of the things that you uncover?

Look online, educate yourself, and get information about your different options.

Absolutely. Time and time again, it sounds cliché that companies put profits over people but it happens in every single aspect of life. We do a lot of nursing home cases and one of the ways that nursing home operators make money is they keep the heads on the beds, and hire the lowest qualified people. They pay them nothing and drastically understaff the facilities. When someone falls or something horrific happens, unfortunately, the people who are working in these positions don’t have the tools that they need to do their jobs.

Also, you have seen a lot of light shining on these cases because of the pandemic in particular. The pandemic has affected everyone across the board in different ways. Has it laid bare many of the failings of these types of organizations because they couldn’t cope with that additional pressure?

It has. Unfortunately, a lot of state governments, including Illinois, have insulated these industries by passing laws that say, “Anything that is COVID related is essentially considered to be an emergency position.” A lot of these industries, in particular the medical industry are insulated from liability because of COVID. All the negatives that we saw before have been exacerbated. Unfortunately, from a litigation perspective, we have our hands tied behind our backs to a certain degree.

Would you describe yourself as the protector of the common man?


There’s a trademark at the end. I suppose the issue with all of these things is there is a two-edged sword. There’s the perception and the discussion point that the increase in litigation makes the quality of service poorer. What impact do you think the ability to litigate and the work that you do has on the industries as a whole? What I mean by that is if people are more litigious, does that do a better service to people or does that make things worse for everyone generally?

It depends on the situation. Moral and altruistic issues aside, we are in business to make money. We work on a contingency fee in all of these cases where we only get paid when and if we get to recover. We want to take cases that have as good of a likelihood as possible of recovery and as much of a recovery as possible. It’s bad business frankly to take every case that comes in the door and say, “We are going to try to do something with it,” because the truth is, especially for more complex and larger cases, no one is handing out the dollars until you push their feet to the fire.

They know if you have a strong case or a weak case, if you are the type of lawyer or person who’s going to push that case to trial and push it all the way or if you are going to file a lawsuit, send off a letter, and try to get whatever you can on it. At the end of the day, maybe there are some lawyers and law firms out there that are churning and burning volume. This is not a judgemental thing but from a business perspective. I want to invest the time and money into cases where I’m going to see the best chance of a return and the biggest return.

That’s one of the complexities of a professional position such as the one that you have. You’ve got these two potentially opposing forces. You have to make money on one side but then you have the other obligation, as it were. You have to be professional, knowledgeable, understanding, and be very good at your job. At the same time, you have to have this business acumen. How do you grow that business? How do you build a brand or trust in an industry such as yours, which is regulated? You can’t just go out there and make all of these specious claims.

There are several different ways. One is in terms of the initial marketing aspect, and we can talk about both of them. Getting the client to pick up the phone and come in the door, that’s one aspect of the business. The whole litigation and legal practice side of things are another. There are a lot of people who are excellent trial attorneys who don’t do a very good job marketing themselves, bringing people in the door, and generating business. There are also people who generate a lot of business and spin their wheels. If you ask them to go to court and do a trial or take a deposition, they are flustered.

It’s a difficult balancing act. I try to do both but frankly, I’m very fortunate I have attorneys in my office that I work with who are very good litigators. They are not into social media and online marketing. They are focused on litigating the cases. I have increasingly branched out and said, “There are a lot of people who are very good at this. I’m going to focus more of my energy towards the business generation side of things and try to get those people the quality cases that they need to run a strong business.” That’s what I spend a good chunk of my time. It’s doing the business aspect of things.

Is that the way to grow a large practice?

Ultimately, in any type of business, you need to have customers, sales and people calling your phone. From my perspective, particularly with the law, the days of the stodgy, old, and traditional law firms that have done business the same way for decades and have had the same clients for decades are still around. For the most part, I see the legal industry evolving. The consumer now frankly is much more sophisticated than they were years ago. People now are doing research on their particular situation and the attorneys.

They are much more proactive than they were in the past. I have been practicing law for years and have seen a great migration of people in terms of seeking out knowledge. They may see a billboard or something on the side of the road and they may call that person but, at the end of the day, I find people are looking online to try to educate themselves and get some information about their particular case and different options. That’s what I have been pushing in terms of my marketing materials.

There’s a common thread because all of the people and businesses where I speak to the owners or principals, it’s the same thing. In other words, to grow their business, you can’t throw the marketing over the fence and hope that some of it land. There is this real need to build trust to be able to connect to customers. That’s pretty crucial in your business as well because of this concept of trust where if the person who engages the attorney makes the wrong choice, then it’s very difficult for them to go back and get out of that. How do you try and connect to potential clients other than making them aware of what you have done historically?

One of the things that we always try to do, when we can, is set up a face-to-face meeting. I want people to see that I’m a real person and give them a flavor for my personality, good, bad or otherwise. I want them to see that I’m not some stodgy person who’s on a pedestal and who’s inaccessible. For example, pretty much every client I have has my cellphone.

The vast majority of these people never use it. They are very conscientious about it. They respect my privacy and time. If they want to get ahold of me, they can email and call me in the office. Once in a while, people do call me on my cellphone, which is fine. The gesture of giving out that cellphone, being accessible, and throwing out that goodwill gesture goes a long way towards building trust.

I have heard clients say to me over and over again, “I can’t believe you gave me your cellphone. Why would you do that?” I said, “That’s my job. That’s number one. Number two, I want you to be comfortable with me.” One of the biggest complaints clients have, and I have heard it for years, is, “I have a difficult time getting ahold of my attorney. My attorney is not returning calls. I’ve got a question about my case and about this, and I can’t get ahold of him or her.” I’ve got busy days. The people I work with have busy days but frankly, there’s no excuse in this world not to return a call by the end of the day but certainly within 24 hours.

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Do you think that’s what has changed in your years of practicing law? What are the big changes that you have seen, not from a legal perspective but in terms of how firms relate to their clients?

The people who are growing their practices are implementing these things and making customer service a legitimate priority as they should be doing. A lot of times, law firms would be like, “They are a current client. Who cares? I will call them back tomorrow. I will call the new person ahead.” In this world, when you have different review sites alone, you can’t afford to have an unhappy customer out there. One bad seed and one person who’s going out and trashing your name is going to take a lot of work to undo that.

This is a different question altogether. What drove you to specialize in this area?

Frankly, I went to law school. I was an obedient young man. I went to college and graduated with a Journalism degree. My parents said, “That’s great. What are you going to do with that?” I said, “I don’t know.” They said, “How about going to law school?” I said, “I will go to law school.” The truth was when I went to law school, I wasn’t particularly fond of it. I wound up working at a clerking while I was in law school at a personal injury firm. I never had experience with it in the past. Honestly, it was the luck of the draw I wound up there, and it happened to be something that resonated with me very quickly.

I love the fact that I can deal with people from all walks of life. I was not working for big companies or fancy people. I was working for people for the most part. The legal industry has a bad rap. In particular, the personal injury world has a bad rap because they think everyone is an ambulance chaser and a churn and burn type of game. The truth is most of the people that I dealt with were people who needed me in a time of need.

They were dealing with a horrible situation, were injured, may have lost a family member or had questions about their health and financial future. To feel like you were able to help someone and transition them from the time after an accident through the litigation process and ultimately towards the resolution of a case was something that I enjoyed as opposed to sitting at a desk and billing out hours on and on. That was one aspect that I enjoyed. The other aspect that I liked was the entrepreneurial aspect.

It’s almost like the best of both worlds because you get to meet with people and grow their business.

Growing the business with something interested me early on. You had to stick your neck out on these cases because, ultimately, if you are not doing a good job advancing the money and investing the time needed, there’s not going to be a good outcome for anyone. I love that aspect of it. In particular, with mass tort cases, I love the fact that you can start scaling those cases up. You weren’t working on a single event. You are working in multiples and helping groups of people.

From a business perspective, it’s very enticing. I’m oversimplifying it to a certain degree. You have to do individualized work but for a lot of these cases, you can scale them. If you are filing a lawsuit for one person, it’s pretty easy to file the same case for 20, 30, 50 or 100 people. That different combination of factors was something that I liked.

You are working in an area of tort or, in other words, wrong. Wrong has been done. It’s not as if you are trying to create something out of nothing. You are reacting to something that has happened and protecting clients who, presumably without you, wouldn’t have any comeback or ability to get redress.

Everyone complains about our legal system in the US until they need it. The truth is that for all its flaws, it’s still a very good and equitable system. Some people have been horrifically wrong and would have no way of getting the redress they need absent the legal system. Everyone complains about it. Sometimes the cases do drag on too long. There are problems with it but for the most part, I’m impressed every day when these judges who may have a thousand or several thousand cases on their docket will sit down with the client, get to know the client and their situation, and work their best to resolve the case. I’m always impressed with that, frankly.

Do you see on the horizon any significant changes? I’m thinking about environmental cases or cases of injury on a large scale caused by climate disasters. Do you see exciting and large-scale developments that are coming down the turnpike that you can get involved with?

There are so many issues going on environmentally. We are beginning to see the impact that some of the corporate giants have and the decisions they have been making over decades. We are starting to see what’s the impact of this. For example, in California, there have been tremendous wildfires. Ultimately, what we are seeing a lot of times is either the power companies or some of these other companies involved had known about these risks for years before these episodes occurred and made a conscious decision.

It sounds very redundant but they made a decision, at some point, to forego making those changes or charging a higher rate for people out of fear of backlash from the consumer because they were scared. With what’s to come, who knows? I do think that it will be an emerging trend in the future as long as we have these corporations out there that are making billions of dollars. I don’t begrudge anyone for frankly making a lot of money. As long as we’ve got these corporations out there who are essentially pushing back on every aspect of regulation, we are going to have problems.

There’s a balance. It’s the cause and effect. All of these issues are caused by conscious decisions made at a management level. These are not events that occur spontaneously. These are the things that you deal with and, in most cases, are the results of poor decisions that have been made that adversely impact your clients.

We have situations where we work with construction workers who may have been injured on a job site. Some general contractors out there have made tremendous strides in terms of employee protection and have adapted well. Unfortunately, when you have people in a position performing a potentially dangerous task, there’s always an opportunity for human error.

What we are talking about with some of these larger-scale situations are corporate greed and bad decision-making. It’s unfortunate because the people who are the real victims here are the people who can least afford to be injured. Most people don’t have the wherewithal to get injured and not work for 6 months, 1 or 20 years. Those are the people that we try to help and think about what their immediate needs are as well as the needs for the rest of their working life.

For all its flaws, the legal system is good and equitable.

You mentioned earlier that you work on a contingency basis. Is that something that is mainstream? There are many firms that don’t work on contingency and the fact that these are all of your cases. Clearly, that does put your client in a much stronger position because they are very much on the back foot.

A hundred percent of our cases are contingency, and it’s the industry norm. Once in a while, we will have a client who will ask if we can do a hybrid system where they may advance the costs on a case, and we will work the case on a contingency. Most people don’t have the wherewithal to write a check. A lot of our cases are very expensive cases to litigate, and our time aside from hiring a doctor to review a case, hire expert witnesses, and take depositions. In a lot of our cases, by the time the case is ready for trial, we are into the case for $100,000. Most people don’t have that money.

It is a two-way investment. Something that people may not be aware of is the amount of expense, time, and energy because you don’t win every case.

You can’t. Anyone who says they win every case, on that fact alone, I would say, “Thank you for your time. Goodbye.” The truth is there are so many variables out there. I can’t predict what’s going to happen. A lot of times, everyone goes to a case like a marriage. Everyone goes in with good intentions. Unfortunately, sometimes, things come up where you can’t foresee what’s going into it. We have been doing this enough. We try to mitigate the risks out there by screening the cases and doing as much as we can but the truth is that there’s no slam dunk. That goes with the territory.

Being based in Chicago, which is one of the most violent cities in the US, are there cases that you would avoid? Gun-related cases, for example. Are there some cases that are so wrapped in politics and other elements that they are too toxic for you to deal with?

At the end of the day, we need to have a defendant who’s got deep pockets. We get contacted in a lot of different situations where there’s violence in the city where something tragic happens. We can’t get involved in cases where there’s no day of reckoning in terms of a payday for us. As much as we would like to help everyone, it’s not viable. We do get contacted by people pretty consistently. For example, in Illinois and most states, you are required to have auto insurance.

Unfortunately, about 10% to 15% of people out there are driving around without any type of auto insurance coverage. I have had cases where people have been horrifically injured in auto accidents. They may have been pedestrians or a passenger in a car. Without insurance, you’ve got no options. That’s one of the first things that we look to very early on. How are we going to recover? What avenues of recovery can we go after?

All of these things are difficult decisions to make in terms of you’ve got the business side in tension with what you want to do as a practitioner. If you were to go back twenty years when you started your career, is this still a path you would have chosen?

Absolutely. Honestly, I have made a lot of mistakes in my life but this is not one of them. Frankly, this is great.

You didn’t want to become an expert in the Constitutional and Economic Law of the United States.

I always tell people, “If you need a divorce, tax, or Civil Rights attorney, don’t call me. I know people who do these types of works which are excellent attorneys, and I can certainly help get you in contact with them.” I enjoy what I do and every different aspect of it. I wake up crazy early. I usually get up around 4:00 in the morning.

One of the first things I do is jump out of bed, and I’m excited to look at my emails, see what’s going on when I was sleeping, see if there are new cases, look at the emails back and forth with other attorneys, and the people who helped me with marketing, and go back and forth on all these different things. I feel like I’m constantly stimulated by all these different parts of the business.

Is it the dream measure business builds as your momentum builds? Is it the dream to find the next Erin Brockovich or the next Monsanto? Does one look for those? Is that what defines one’s career? Is that stuff the stuff of fairytales?

It’s a little bit of a fairytale. The truth is that, especially with mass tort cases. For example, I’m working out a lot of cases involving Zantac. Zantac is a heartburn medication recalled by the FDA because there was a contaminant in there called NDMA. NDMA is a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, there were some errors in the manufacturing process where the temperatures weren’t monitored correctly and these NDMA formed. People took Zantac and wound up getting different types of cancers in the digestive tract.

The case on a surface seems very clear-cut. I’m oversimplifying it but it seems relatively straightforward. The truth is that there are a lot to be learned about situations like that from the time you hear about it in the news or people start calling you and the time the case gets ready for trial. Most of these mass tort cases do get resolved at some point. If you are only invested in a case like that, and that case goes sideways, that’s not going to be a good business decision for you.

That’s the real challenge for you. As you say, you are fully invested but then it goes on for 30 years or something.

Most of these cases do go on for, in mass tort cases, 2 to 4 years and sometimes a little bit longer. That’s a long time.

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You are supporting all of those experts and all of that time.

You’ve got to have a little bit of diversity in terms of cases to keep the lights on in the office.

That’s another myth busted. That’s all we are about here. It’s making sure that we dispense. The critical thing is your clients. Are they mainly from Illinois or all over the US?

It depends on the case. We handle cases in all different areas of the country. If you are talking about auto cases or something like that, most are in Illinois. However, we get calls from people who were in trucking accidents. They may have lived in Illinois or have been injured in Illinois, where they are from another state. The geography aspect of things used to be much more important. One of the things that we have seen is that you can communicate with people pretty effectively even if you don’t live across the city from them. People are much more comfortable contacting us who may live out of state. It has worked out well.

It is a fascinating area. It is this great combination of humanity, the technical aspects, and the business aspects. Where do you see yourself in the next few years? Is there a particular change or is it growing in more of the same as it were?

Honestly, there are so many different aspects of the Personal Injury Law. We are going to start moving away from a lot of the traditional, high-volume types of cases like the auto, the slip, and fall, and start moving more towards litigation involving drugs and medical devices. Unfortunately, one of the things that we have seen is there’s a whole group of people that we were learning about who have been sexually abused in different institutions.

These are life-changing situations where people have been hesitant to come forward for decades. It’s because frankly of some of the publicity that they are more comfortable coming out now, taking a stand, and contacting an attorney at this point in their life because they have seen others. A situation like that, for me, hits home because I feel like I’m able to make an impact with the client directly as well as to implement some changes at these institutions that are going to protect people in the future.

It is so important that there are people like you out there to protect, do something about this, and have the teeth to try and dissuade people from doing it again in the future. Part of the outcome that you want as well is to make it so painful that it discourages people from continuing what they were doing.

The only way you can make these companies change is to hit them in the pocketbook. You could have the most tear-jerking story ever out there, and everyone may shake their head and say, “I’m sorry. I hear what you are saying.” The truth is that the same thing is going to happen tomorrow unless they make some changes and apply those changes. The only way they are going to be applying those changes is if the company, the board of directors, the presidents, and the manager of these companies are fearful of significant repercussions. It sounds corny but that’s the truth. I have seen it happen in a lot of different situations, and it is nice when it happens.

Let’s change gears. Let’s move on to the show’s quick-fire questionnaire. Hopefully, unlike your cases, you are unprepared for this.

I’m very unprepared.

That’s my preferred outcome. I have ten questions, and you may plead the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution at any point but I will continue to ask them until you give me an answer. Question number one. What is your favorite word?


Question number two. What is your least favorite word?


Question number three. What are you most excited about?

Going eFoiling. I have a surfboard with a motor on it so that you float about 4 feet above the water.

Being accessible and showing goodwill gestures go a long way towards building trust.

You are in the business of breaking the Laws of Physics. I’m afraid we are going to have to do something I don’t normally do. We would have to have a hiatus here and explore eFoiling. You strap yourself to a motor, stand on top of a board, and then launch yourself in the ocean somewhere.

The motor is underneath the surfboard. You are about 4 feet above the water.

It’s like a catamaran with one of the marans missing.

It’s like a surfboard.

It’s jet-propelled underneath.

It’s very cool. I’ve just got it.

Was it 250 miles an hour top speed or something like that?

It’s 25 miles an hour.

May I remind you of our conversation earlier about the Darwin Awards? I don’t want to see your name coming up as the contender for the Darwin Awards.

I don’t either. I want to survive the Darwin Awards. I want to avoid that.

Are you able to represent yourself if something goes wrong?

I know a lot of very good lawyers who will be very eager to assist.

Did the person that sold you the board know what you did for a living before they sold you the board?

Strangely enough, they never asked. They did that to my credit card and that’s it.

They are probably thinking, “That guy.” You will get a knock on the door saying, “Can we have our board back just in case?” We will move on. Thank you for that. That’s fascinating stuff. Question number four. What turns you off?

Anyone who’s got an elitist-type attitude is a turnoff. When they feel like they are too good for any task is a turnoff. It has been a turnoff before, and it feels like more of a turnoff now than ever.

It’s because you have seen both sides of that and seen what normally happens to people like that. It’s the power of karma.

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It’s not something I ever aspire to be.

“As I might, I aspire to become the greatest bastard on Earth. I’m doing quite well at that at the moment.” Question number five. What sound or noise do you love?

I like quiet, frankly. It’s the lack of noise.

Silence is golden. What sound or noise do you hate?

Kids yelling.

Is it other people’s kids or your kids?

Any kids. I don’t like hearing them yell.

Question seven. This is where you may plead the Fifth or any other amendment that you choose to select. What is your favorite curse word?

The F word. There’s no question about that. This is an easy one.

People try and complicate the matter by having words like M***** F*****, for example. Let’s get back to basics. It’s the primordial word of which the universe has built. Thank you for that. Question number eight. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

It’s to be a chef.

Is there any particular style of cuisine?

Rustic Italian like wood-burning.

Do you mean pizzas to die for or proper handmade pasta?

We can have another show about pizza-making or something like that. I’m into it.

I can see that. Question nine. Conversely, what profession would you not like to attempt?

Being a teacher is a very difficult job. It’s a thankless job, and I don’t have the patience for it. It’s one of those things I’m ill-equipped for.

In your job, you are trying to educate people at the same time. Imagine trying to do that full-time. Here’s my final question. That was a semifinal question. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

An elitist attitude, where people may feel they’re too good for any task, is a huge turnoff.

“He’s a great guy and a hard worker. He cared about his family quite a bit.”

Jonathan, it has been such a pleasure having you on. Thank you so much for being a guest on the show. How do people find out more about you, get in touch with you, and benefit from these amazing services you provide?

You can come to my website, RosenfeldInjuryLawyers.com. You can look me up on YouTube, @RosenfeldInjuryLawyersLLC. Also, following your footsteps, I do have a personal injury podcast out there. That’s on all of the platforms. Look it up. It’s called the Personal Injury Law Podcast. I look forward to it.

Thank you once again. I look forward to staying in touch and following your progress.

Thank you so much.

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About Jonathan Rosenfeld

I am proud to be a personal injury lawyer representing individuals and families during some of the darkest hours of their lives.
Since my days as a clerk in law school, I have always been involved in different aspects of personal injury law— and have never looked back! While law school and work experience may prepare lawyers to ‘practice’ law, only a unique desire to help the injured and maimed can transform a lawyer into a real advocate.

Without an advocate, corporations and insurance companies can easily use their power and resources to steamroll an injured person into submission. As a trial lawyer, my job is to see to it that my clients’ are treated with respect and fairness, both in– and out of the courtroom.

Today, after practicing law for my entire working career, I have come to appreciate the stresses my clients face in the wake of a tragedy. Only after I take the time to learn the their circumstances and concerns will I be able to effectively represent them.

In addition to my busy law practice, I am blessed to have a tremendous family. With a kind (usually… kidding ☺) wife and two of the most energetic and best-looking kids around, I know that I am a far better advocate for my clients because of their added dynamic in my life.

As the founder and managing attorney at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, my practice focuses on the representation of the most vulnerable members of society in severe personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence matters.