New York, New York
Cornell University, BS 1973
Fordham University, JD, 1976
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Construction Litigation, Catastrophic Injury, Lead Paint Poisoning, Civil, Trial and Appellate Practice
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committee on Tort Litigation, 1989-1992), Bronx County (Member, Judiciary Committee, 2013 – Present), New York State (Member, Trial Lawyers Section) Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
1977, New York; 1978, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
David A. Kapelman is a New York personal injury lawyer who represents clients injured by others’ negligence or wrongful conduct. Mr. Kapelman represents clients in cases involving all kinds of injuries, including construction accidents, lead paint poisoning, medical malpractice, birth injuries, premises liability actions including assault cases and sexual assaults, slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, product liability, injuries caused by defective equipment and other defective products, vehicle rollovers, car and automobile accidents, and any other personal injuries or accidents that result in serious injury or death.
Mr. Kapelman represents clients in state and federal court cases, on the trial level and in appeals. He is admitted to practice in all of the state courts of the State of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Kapelman is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and Cornell University. He received his law degree from Fordham University in 1976 and spent three-and-a-half years as a trial attorney for a federal government agency before starting his practice in 1980.
He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York where he served as a member of the Committee on Tort Litigation from 1989 to 1992; the Bronx County Bar Association, where he has served as a member of Judiciary Committee since 2013; the New York State Bar Association where he is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Kapelman is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means he has reached the height of professional excellence, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Mr. Kapelman’s office staff is fluent in Spanish.