Jeff S. Korek
Senior Trial Partner
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.
BA – State University of New York at Binghamton
JD – Hofstra University School of Law
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. – Partner and senior trial attorney
Weitz & Luxenberg – Senior trial attorney
Leahey & Johnson – Senior trial attorney
Law offices of F. Lee Bailey and Aaron J. Broder – clerk
Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.
In 2020, Jeff was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law – New York City. In 2016, he was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation – New York City. In 2018, the Litigation Counsel of America inducted him into the Trial Lawyers Honorary Society.
Jeff routinely participates in panel discussions on the subject of medical malpractice at the New York State Judicial Institute, which provides education and training for more than 1,500 judges and justices of the New York State Unified Court System.
Honors & Awards
Jeff is a Past President and current Board Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a Past President of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Jeff is a frequent lecturer at the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the New York State Bar Association and Fordham University School of Law on subjects of Trial Practice, Medical Malpractice and Construction Injuries. He is regularly published in the New York Law Journal and is described as “powerful” and “influential” by publications such as the New York Times and Crain’s New York Business.
Since 1999, Jeff has been appointed by five consecutive presiding Justices of the NY State Appellate Division, Second Department, to its Committees on Character and Fitness.
Jeff has been admitted to the Bar in all Courts of the State of New York and New Jersey as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of the Federal Court of New York and the Federal Court of New Jersey. In 2013, he was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jeff is a founder and active member of “The Gardiner Foundation,” a non-profit in the South Bronx that assists those in need by providing financial and emotional support to the community. Over the past 15 years, through the generous donations of corporations, colleagues and friends, the foundation has awarded over 75 college scholarships and has distributed thousands of bookbags, holiday toys, and Thanksgiving dinners to the South Bronx community.
Cases of note:
- Bronx River Parkway Design Defect Case involving the death of 5 young men and a child on their way to a basketball tournament. In it’s 13th week of trial, the case resulted in an $18.5 million settlement.
- Pelham Bay Landfill case representing 12 families whose children were stricken with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia due to illegal dumping by major corporations and the US Army in a NYC landfill. The litigation resulted in a $12 million dollar settlement