Lawrence N. Rogak

Partner

Lawrence N. Rogak

Partner

E-mail: lrogak@pmtlawfirm.com
Offices: Garden City, NY | Elmsford, NY | New York, NY | Oceanside, NY

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Larry has been a practicing attorney for 38 years, and all of those years have been devoted to insurance defense. He is admitted to practice in New York, including the Southern and Eastern Districts, as well as Colorado.

As the Acting Corporation Counsel of the City of Long Beach, New York, he created that City’s self-insurance program and served as both defense counsel and risk manager. He created his own insurance defense firm in 1995, representing numerous insurance carriers including AIG, Amica Mutual, Crum & Forster, Merchants Mutual, Lancer Insurance, AmTrust, Philadelphia Insurance, Prime Insurance, Enterprise Rent A Car and the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Company, in first party and third party claim litigation. Larry has conducted hundreds of no-fault trials and arbitrations and has taken more than 30 jury trials to verdict.

When New York No-Fault suddenly burgeoned from a sleepy side issue into a major field of law in the mid-1990s, Larry realized that no one had ever written a treatise on the subject, so he wrote one himself. The result was Rogak’s New York No-Fault Law & Practice, which has become the standard guidebook of insurance companies and the plaintiff’s bar. In the tangled and confusing web of No-Fault regulations and case law, Larry is considered by many attorneys, judges and arbitrators to be somewhat of a guru.

A prolific writer, Larry also authors two insurance law blogs: The Rogak Report, which covers new developments in tort law, and Rogak’s New York PIP Reporter, which is devoted to No-Fault. The New York State Bar Association recruited Larry to write the No-Fault chapter for its treatise, The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case In New York.

Among Larry’s hobbies are collecting New York City transit and traffic memorabilia. Larry was a consultant to The History Channel when it filmed a segment on the history of the traffic signal.

Distinctions

Author, “Rogak’s New York No-Fault Law & Practice”

Admissions

Bar
New York     
Colorado

Courts
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Education

University of Miami
Brooklyn Law School

Articles by Lawrence N. Rogak

Insurers Allege Fraud by Reinsurer’s Accountant

By Lawrence N. Rogak. A suit against accounting firm KPMG alleged that the firm aided its clients in defrauding third parties, which had been partially dismissed, has been revived by […]

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Case by Case: Veterinarians Face New Liability Rule for Animal Attacks

By Lawrence N. Rogak. New York’s Court of Appeals established a new rule as of October 22nd, 2020 for the liability of veterinarians for animal attacks which occur in their […]

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Case by Case: Expert Witness Disclosure of Peer Review Doctor Can Be Made at The Last Minute

By Lawrence N. Rogak. Brand Medical Supply v. Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co., 2020 NY Slip Op 50687 (App Term 2d Dept) Many kinds of lawsuits require, or at least employ, […]

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Case by Case: Auto Policy Held Primary in Construction Accident

By Lawrence N. Rogak. First Mercury Insurance Co. v State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 2019 NYSlipOp 51773 (Supreme Court, New York County) (Lebovitz, j) (10/29/2019) In this declaratory judgment action […]

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The PMT Advantage – The Numbers Roundtable: Your Assurance of Proper Verdict and Settlement Value

By Thomas M. Bona. When an insurance adjuster asks their defense attorney for his opinion of the case’s value, what usually happens is relatively standard. Their attorney looks at the […]

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In the Eyes of the Beholder: Bankrupt Store Sells Unpaid $175M Business Interruption Claims

By Thomas M. Bona. As we reported earlier, Century 21 Department Stores filed for bankruptcy as a result of the pandemic. Century 21 claimed that its bankruptcy was in part a […]

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PMT Always on Your Side: Our Commitment to Constant Learning and Continuing Education

By Thomas M. Bona. One of the ways PMT is Always on Your Side is by serving as your trusted adviser and counselor. We believe that we are charged with […]

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NY Governor Suspends Statute of Limitations

By John A. Risi. October 2020 – Update New York Extends the Tolling of Statute of Limitations Until November 3rd…with a Twist Beginning on March 20, 2020, New York State, […]

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Employee Privacy during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York

By Michael Brumbach, Lisa Grandner and Andrew Ho. As America starts to get back to our new “normal”, some employers have already been taking precautions for the reopening of America’s […]

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