Gabriel M. Krausman

Gabriel Krausman has notable judicial and appellate expertise and is a recognized expert on trial and appellate practice in civil and criminal realms. He was elected a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in 1979 and was elevated to the Supreme Court Bench for the Second Judicial District in 1983. In 1993, Judge Krausman was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department and was reappointed in 1996 by Governor George Pataki. During this time he chaired a committee charged with reviewing and revising the rules and procedures involving the admission and discipline of attorneys and ultimately created an entirely new approach to the admission and disciplinary process within the Second Department.

In 1999, Judge Krausman was honored as the recipient of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Award presented by the Jewish Lawyers Guild in recognition of his many achievements. In 2000, he had the distinction of receiving the Harlan Fiske Stone award presented for his outstanding contribution to American Jurisprudence by the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and in 2002 the Brooklyn Bar Association conferred upon him its Annual Outstanding Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2007 the Brooklyn Bar Association granted him their Distinguished Service Award.

At Leahey & Johnson, Judge Krausman renders advice to the firm and its clients in a wide variety of trial and appellate matters encompassing the breadth of civil litigation.

As a mediator and arbitrator, his expertise encompasses all areas of the law, including trial and appellate practice. Representative matters include, commercial law cases with large U.S. Corporations for breach fiduciary duty, shareholder rights, director liability, contract, finance, and securities claims; international cases involving contracts and business dealings abroad; personal injury cases with catastrophic injuries and complex insurance coverage issues among multiple defendants; labor law cases with alleged violations under New York Labor Law codes §740, 240(1) and 241(6) and the Jones Act; and employment claims involving alleged violations of Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

He is a graduate of New York University and New York Law School.

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