Protecting Your Interests in High-Stakes Litigation
Yankwitt LLP is the go-to litigation firm in Westchester County. We have tried hundreds of cases covering a broad range of civil and complex criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the region. Whether you or your business are in need of an aggressive trial lawyer or you are seeking experienced local counsel in the New York metropolitan area, the lawyers at Yankwitt LLP will handle all of your litigation needs in a way that aligns with your business and individual goals.Learn More
Why Choose Yankwitt LLP?
We Have The Home Court Advantage
If you have a litigation matter before a federal or state court in Westchester County or the larger New York metropolitan area, you need a team of aggressive and experienced litigators who have home court advantage. Every trial lawyer at Yankwitt LLP is deeply connected to the New York court systems. All of our New York-based attorneys clerked for federal judges and/or served as federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. In fact, we are the only firm in Westchester County with a former clerk from every sitting federal judge in the White Plains courthouse.
We Have an All-Star Team
Yankwitt LLP has assembled an all-star team of litigators who have been recognized for their achievements by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers® and Martindale-Hubbell, among others. In addition to serving as federal prosecutors and law clerks, our attorneys attended top law schools and worked for leading national and New York-based law firms – a comprehensive, rigorous training that develops the most creative problem solvers and persuasive writers who know how to effectively and efficiently resolve cases. Leading this A-team is Russell Yankwitt, a graduate of Cornell Law School and a former federal law clerk, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and major New York City law firm alumnus.
We Are Your Local Litigators
Yankwitt LLP provides “white shoe” litigation services to law firms needing local or conflict counsel, and to transactional, bankruptcy and family law firms who require experienced litigators to protect their clients’ interests in complex litigation. We are routinely referred matters because of our extensive experience in the New York federal and state courts, aggressive advocacy, and client responsiveness, which means a seamless, unparalleled litigation experience for your clients.
We Never Back Down
Whether your legal issue lands you in state or federal court, we have earned a reputation as the go-to Westchester law firm whose fierce negotiators and aggressive litigators get the job done. When the stakes are high, you need attorneys who will fight for you at the settlement table when a pre-trial resolution is possible or in the courtroom when it is not.
We Offer Top Quality Representation Without The NYC Price Tag
Having impeccably trained and experienced Westchester County attorneys affords us the ability to provide skilled, lean staffing on our cases – typically with no more than two attorneys per case. Our talent combined with our lower White Plains overhead and an emphasis on cost-effective litigation strategies means we can handle your most complex matters without having to charge big city fees.
With Yankwitt LLP, It Is Always Personal
We pride ourselves on providing personalized service, tailoring our legal strategies to meet each client’s specific needs and business goals. We are both trusted counsel and strategic partner, and your desired outcomes become our dedicated mission.
Saved for our Business Litigation Clients
Saved for Our Hospitality Defense Clients
Matters Opened Since the Firm’s Inception
Russell and his team at Yankwitt LLP have represented me and my company several times. Each time without fail, they provide legal strategies that resolve…– Perry Verrone, Perry’s Roofing
Russell and his team ended a seven-year nightmare for me when they took over the representation of a group of corporate directors, including myself, who…- Alan Pearce, Former Director, Hebrew Hospital Senior Housing, Inc.
The Yankwitt LLP team outperformed my greatest expectations and took a huge load off of my mind by resolving a federal litigation that was filed…- Charles Goldberger, Former Director, Hebrew Hospital Senior Housing, Inc.
It was truly a pleasure working with Russell and Alicia. They went above and beyond to earn my trust and to keep me apprised and…- Kyung Kyu Lim, Jeung San Do of America, Inc.
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