Jesse M. Minc
Jesse Minc has dedicated his practice to advocating for injured New Yorkers in the Bronx and New York City for many years, and has been recognized by members of the bench and bar for his top-notch legal skills and track record of results for his clients. Before embarking on his career in the personal injury and medical malpractice field, Jesse worked as an associate for a large Wall Street law firm representing financial institutions in large transactions, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Barbara Kapnick, who currently sits on the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, First Department (the appeals court that oversees the trial courts in the Bronx and New York County). His meticulous and detail-oriented approach to the preparation of each case, and his ability to persuade judges and juries of the merits of his clients’ cases, has allowed Jesse to excel as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney and deliver justice for countless New Yorkers throughout his career. His technical skills, coupled with a zeal for seeing justice done, makes Jesse among the most fearsome and effective advocates in New York for the injured in the Bronx and all over New York City. Jesse has represented injured New Yorkers before trial courts in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Albany County and Orange County, as well as the Federal District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has also briefed and argued many cases before various New York State appellate courts (Appellate Division – First and Second Judicial Departments).
Mr. Minc’s skills and zealous advocacy are routinely recognized, year after year, by the legal community and he has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” (a distinction reserved for the top 5% of practicing lawyers) by the votes of other attorneys in New York State every year since 2016. This particular honor has been noted in the New York Times Magazine section, where Jesse Minc was published as being among the top lawyers in the State of New York. His results for injured clients have also been featured on the list of “Top Verdicts and Settlements” published by the New York Law Journal since 2015. Jesse’s clients have also lauded his trial advocacy skills, and reviews of his services to his clients, such as the following review from a client written in 2017 that reflects exactly how his clients feel about his abilities and results: “Jesse Minc is very professional and trustworthy. I met few bad lawyers before getting to know him and I wish I have known him before. Jesse went above and beyond to fight for me, and I highly recommend him. As a nurse and a professional in human, I will tell you that Jesse has a strong and one personality, he cares for his clients. If you give him your case, he will make it his. He will communicate with you and keep you updated at all times. His good communication skills add a lot of values to his professionalism, and that makes him the best lawyer in New York. I will always go back to Jesse. Thank you so much because you replace my tears into joy and put back a smile on my lips and face. Jesse is #1.”
Jesse has recovered many millions of dollars on behalf of injured New Yorkers in verdicts and settlements over his relatively brief career as a personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer. Among some of the results that Mr. Minc has helped clients secure include: $7.8 million settlement for a child who suffered anoxic brain damage and spastic quadrapesis due to a surgeon’s failure to recognize a bleed caused by an improperly-performed rectal biopsy; $5.1 million Bronx County jury verdict for a man who was injured in a motorcycle accident with a public bus; $1.8 million for a construction worker who was struck in the head with a pipe and suffered neck injuries requiring a cervical fusion and which resulted in his inability to continue his career as a laborer; $950,000 for a man who suffered lumbar spinal injuries requiring a lumbar fusion surgery in an elevator accident involving an elevator cab falling several stories; $810,000 settlement for a woman whose ear was severely burned and disfigured and who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and depression as a result of the improper use of surgical equipment during a surgery to remove a benign cholesteatoma from her middle ear; $650,000 settlement for a man who tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk and suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon requiring multiple surgeries and years of therapy; $300,000 for a man who slipped and fell on an icy New York City sidewalk and broke his ankle requiring open reduction surgery and years of therapy; $260,000 for a woman who suffered a torn rotator cuff requiring arthroscopic surgery when the axel of her car fell off due to a negligent repair of the vehicle causing a crash; $180,000 settlement after jury selection for a man who suffered aggravation of a preexisting back injury requiring a discectomy due to a rear-end collision; $120,000 settlement (without ever having to file a lawsuit) for an infant who was burned when hot tea was spilled on her face during an international flight to Paris, France; $100,000 settlement for a woman who fell down a set of exterior steps and suffered a non-displaced fracture of her fifth metatarsal requiring no surgery and only a few months of therapy; $90,000 for a woman who was hit by a car while a pedestrian in a crosswalk and who suffered soft-tissue injuries requiring only physical therapy; $90,000 settlement for a woman who suffered an avulsion injury (sprain) to her ankle when she slipped on a wet floor in a Manhattan office building; $81,210 New York County jury verdict for a woman who suffered a non-displaced fracture of her pinky toe that required no surgery and only a few months of therapy.
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 2011
President, Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity (High Grades); Street Law Society (Community Outreach and Education); Moot Court Team.
B.A. (Pol. Sci./Spanish), Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
Dean’s List; Honors Graduate.
Southern District of N.Y. (Federal Court), 2012
Eastern District of N.Y. (Federal Court), 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
New York City Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
Vera v. Low Income Marketing Corp., 43 N.Y.S.3d 307 (1st Dep’t 2016)
Our client was seriously injured when he fell from a scaffold and suffered bilateral calcaneus fractures requiring open reduction surgery and resulting in a permanent disability from working. We obtained summary judgment in the trial court (New York County, Schecter J.) under Labor Law Section 240(1) (the “Scaffold Law”), and the defendants appealed. The Appellate Division, First Department upheld the trial court’s grant of summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law Section 240(1), and found that the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that the plaintiff was not an “employee” of the general contractor was not entitled to preclusive effect in his negligence case.
Medinas v. MILT Holdings LLC, 13 N.Y.S.3d 81 (1st Dep’t 2015)
Our client was seriously injured when he was riding in an elevator which collapsed and fell several stories, causing serious back injuries requiring surgery. On appeal, the Appellate Division, First Department agreed with us that the owner of the building was on notice of the defect that caused the elevator to collapse, but ultimately dismissed the case against the elevator maintenance company responsible for maintaining the elevator before its collapse. This case went on to settle for nearly $1,000,000.00 prior to trial.
Estate of Mojica v. Harlem River Park Houses, Inc., 140 A.D.3d 579 (1st Dep’t 2016)
Our clients, a married couple, both tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk and suffered very serious injuries to their legs; both of our clients required surgery to repair multiple fractures and other soft-tissue injuries. This appeal pertained to a discovery dispute wherein the trial court had sided with our clients. The Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the trial court’s findings and agreed with our clients’ position in this dispute.
Day v. Teper, 22 N.Y.S.3d 912 (2d Dep’t 2016)
Our client was seriously injured when she tripped and fell over a pipe sleeve which was sticking out of a sidewalk in Brooklyn, New York. The client suffered facial fractures and neck injuries which required a cervical fusion surgery to be performed. The defendants moved to dismiss the case, but the trial court denied the motion. The defendants then appealed, and the Appellate Division, Second Department agreed with our client that the case should not be dismissed and affirmed the trial court’s ruling on appeal.
Avid skier, scuba diver, traveler and oenophile. Dedicated to his family, including both of his dogs.