Areas of Expertise
Biography and History of the Firm
LeBlang Law was established in 1986 by Skip Alan LeBlang following years of personal injury trial practice, first defending the City of New York, and then representing seriously injured persons for the NYC firm of Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore. It was founded upon the core values which Skip holds to be true as a trial lawyer and advocate for the injured: personal attention, meticulous preparation, an obsession to detail, with no expense spared in vindicating the rights of the client. Skip proudly champions his clients’ claims, and has never sacrificed those core values. In a landscape where insurance companies are the target, he is simply unrelenting in both the litigation and trial which are often required to secure his clients’ full recovery.
LeBlang Law maintains a small and select caseload, which allows Skip to be directly involved in every aspect of the case from intake through investigation, litigation, trial and appeal. His 36 years of litigation and trial experience, together with his specialized medical knowledge accumulated over those years, has allowed for numerous million dollar recoveries for his firm’s clients. He has earned the reputation, even among his adversaries, as being “simply relentless.” In his view, nothing less will do to obtain the full measure of recovery that his seriously injured clients deserve.
Skip has been named a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been awarded the status of personal injury “Superlawyer” by Thomson- Reuters. He is an Instructor and Faculty Member of The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, an Adjunct Instructor of Trial Practice at the Hofstra University Law Center and a lecturer on insurance and liability issues in multiple forums. He has authored several monographs in the area of municipal liability [Police Misconduct, 1981, Emergency Vehicle Liability, 1981, Sidewalks and Roadways, 1981], is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Association for Justice, and is listed in Who's Who In American Law as well as in Who’s Who in America.
Born in Philadelphia in 1953, Skip proudly calls Philly his hometown, though he studied at the University of Pittsburgh [BA, Magna Cum Laude, 1974], and at the University of San Diego School of Law [Juris Doctor, 1977]. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1977 at which time he was appointed to the prestigious position of Judicial Law Clerk for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completion of the Clerkship, Skip joined the enforcement staff of the Federal Trade Commission in its New York Office and was admitted to both the New York Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia. In 1981 Skip accepted an appointment with the Law Department of the City of New York - Manhattan Trial Unit - where he defended the City of New York in trials involving severe personal injuries. He then went into private practice representing plaintiffs as a trial lawyer for the well known NYC personal injury law firm of Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore. In 1986 Skip founded LeBlang Law, a law firm limited to the practice of representing those who have been seriously injured. He has been the principal litigator and trial lawyer for the firm for more than 25 years.