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Edward Lester Birnbaum

Edward Lester Birnbaum, American lawyer. Bar: New York 64, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 67, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 70, United States Supreme Court 71, United States District Court (western district) New York 83.

Background

  • Birnbaum, Edward Lester was born on August 2, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Isaac and Rita (Kuris) Birnbaum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, CUNY, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1964.

    Career

    • Worked at Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. (New York, NY) specializing in Litigation, Trial Practice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Tort Law. Admitted to the bar, 1964, New York. 1967, United States. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

      1970, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. 1971, United States. Supreme Court. 1983, United States. District Court, Western District of New York.

      Author: "Defendant's Trial Tactics," Product Liability, 1978. Articles: "Unique Evidentiary Issues in Product Liability Trials," Complex Product Liability: Proving and Defending the Product Liability Case, New York State Bar Association, 1985. "Discovery in Defense of Product Liability Trials," Discovery in Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Personal Injury Cases, Practising Law Institute, 1986.

      "Outlining Medical Proof in an Opening Statement," Medicine and Medical Evidence in Personal Injury Cases, Practising Law Institute, 1986. Co-author: "Defendant's Use of Experts," Products Liability in the 1980's, Litigation, Legislation and Practical Engineering, 1983. "Use of Experts in a Product Liability Lawsuit," Product Liability Litigation, 1983.

      "Hazardous Warnings: A New Perspective in Product Liability," New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1984. "Trial Practice Under New York Evidentiary Laws—Privileges," New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1985. "Discovery in Product Liability Actions—A Defendant's Perspective," New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1985.

      "Accident Reconstruction and the Seat Belt Defense Litigating the Complex Motor Vehicle Case," Practising Law Institute, 1987. "Power Advocacy, ‘Voir Dire: How to Win Friends and Influence Jurors,’" N.Y. State Bar Association, 1993. Co-author: "Preparation of Pleadings," Chapter 12, Product Liability Practice Guide, Matthew Bender & Company, 1987.

      "Motions as to the Parties," Chapter 4 (revisions), Federal Litigation Guide, Matthew Bender & Company, 1987. "Motions for Summary Judgement," Chapter 5 (revisions), Federal Litigation Guide, Matthew Bender & Company, 1989. "Vehicle Accident Reconstruction," New York State Bar Association, 1989.

      "Effective Direct and Cross-Examination," Chapter 5, First Annual Civil Litigation Institute course handbook, Practising Law Institute, 1997. "Discovery—The Defense Approach," Product Liability, New York State Bar Association, 1997. Member: Nassau County and New York State (Chairman, Committee on the Supreme Court, 1982-1986.

      Chairman, Action Unit #6, 1988-1991. Member, House of Delegates, 1986-1990) Bar Associations. New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

      The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    Membership

    Coach Little League Baseball, Little League Basketball. President, vice president Village Saddle Rock Civic Association. Town counsel North Hempstead, New York.

    Delegate judicial convention Liberal Party County Committee. Chair Village of Saddle Rock Board Appeals. Board directors Kensington Woods Home Owners Association.

    Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, New York Bar Foundation, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Nassau County Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, New York County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman committee Supreme Court, chairman action unit #6).

    Connections

    • Married Madeleine Birnbaum, April 10, 1965. Children: Amanda, Jordan.
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    Born August 2, 1939