New York State Trial Lawyer Association

The New York State Trial Lawyer Association (NYSTLA) began more than 60 years ago. In 1953, the organization was named the New York Association of Plaintiff's Trial Lawyers. Today, the NYSTLA has grown into a 4,600-member professional association.

Many of the top personal injury attorneys in New York belong to this trusted organization.

The mission of the NYSTLA is "To promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice system by those who are wrongfully injured and to advance representation of the public by ethical, well-trained lawyers."


Contact Information of the NYSTLA

New York State Trial Lawyer Association (NYSTLA)
Website: www.nystla.org
132 Nassau St, Ste 200
New York NY 10038
Phone: (212) 349-5890
Fax: (212) 608-2310


Benefits of Membership in NYSTLA

The benefits of joining the NYSTLA include:

  • discounts on continuing legal education (CLE) seminars;
  • networking opportunities with experienced attorneys;
  • access to resources such as expert transcripts and a motion bank;
  • access to discussion forums/list servers;
  • subscriptions to informative publications; and
  • a more unified voice through the political action and lobbying team.

Past Presidents of NYSTLA (since 1990)

Matthew A. Funk 2017-2018
Edward H. Gersowitz 2016-2017
Evan M. Goldberg 2015 - 2016
Michael S. Levine 2014 - 2015
Robert F. Danzi 2013 - 2014
Michael Jaffe 2012 - 2013
Leslie Kelmachter 2011 - 2012
Nicholas Timko 2010 - 2011
Richard Binko 2009 - 2010
Nicholas Papain 2008 - 2009
Jeffrey Korek 2007 - 2008
Joseph Awad 2006 - 2007
Benedict P. Morelli 2005 - 2006
Shoshana Bookson 2004 - 2005
Martin Edelman 2003 - 2004
Jeffrey A. Lichtman 2002 - 2003
Hugh W. Campbell 2001 - 2002
Lenore Kramer 2000 - 2001
David B. Golomb 1999 - 2000
Gary B. Pillersdorf 1998 - 1999
John Cherundolo 1997 - 1998
Robert E. Lahm 1996 - 1997
Richard A. Gurfien 1995 - 1996
Abraham Fuchsberg 1994 - 1995
Stephan H. Peskin 1993 - 1994
John Powers 1992 - 1993
Bert Bauman 1991 - 1992
Philip Damashek 1990 - 1991
Pamela Anagnos Liapakis 1989 - 1990


This article was last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2019.