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Marea L. Wachsman

Marea L. Wachsman

Schreier & Wachsman, LLP

240 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016


Marea L. Wachsman is a founding member and partner in Schreier & Wachsman, LLP. She litigates various types of civil matters with a focus on representing seriously injured victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, airline accidents, automobile accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and many other negligence matters. Ms. Wachsman also represents commercial litigants. Ms. Wachsman is involved from inception to completion on matters accepted by the firm.

Ms. Wachsman reviews every potential medical malpractice case and most personal injury cases for the firm. Over the years, she has reviewed in excess of thousands of cases. As part of her review, Ms. Wachsman works directly with the client and/or their families to gather evidence, pertinent medical records, performs legal/medical research and works with experts to determine if a case has merit. This extensive investigative work enables the firm to achieve successful settlements in court, at arbitration, in mediation, and in negotiating directly with insurance companies for most of the firm’s clients.

Ms. Wachsman has become the “lawyers” lawyer for medical malpractice referrals. It is well known in the legal community that she specializes in all kinds of medical malpractice cases and has a tremendous track record with respect to the cases the firm chooses to accept.

Ms. Wachsman has always believed in giving back to the community and has done so repeatedly through her pro bono efforts. Most notably, following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Ms. Wachsman worked for victims in Greene County and Nassau County, New York. She met with numerous victims and assisted them with their homeowner’s insurance claims as part of New York Trial Lawyers Care, Inc. The work she performed after Hurricane Irene included multiple meetings with CAT (catastrophic) teams from insurance carriers at victims’ homes, as well as litigation of claims in Greene County.

Ms. Wachsman has served as a Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee for WBASNY and served as a Delegate and member of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA). Prior to serving as a Delegate, she served as a Vice President of BWBA. Ms. Wachsman is the Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), an association comprised of over 3500 members from all over the State of New York, and is an Executive member of it’s Board of Directors and has served and continues to serve as a Co-Chair of NYSTLA’s Women’s Caucus and Co-Chair of the Bar Liaison Committee. Ms. Wachsman is the President of the Women’s Trial Lawyer’s Caucus, Inc. (WTLC) . In addition to NYSTLA, WTLC, WBASNY and BWBA, Ms. Wachsman is a member of the American Association for Justice, New York City Bar Association, Long Island Board of Realtors and the New York State Association of Realtors.

Ms. Wachsman was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her B.A. in Political Science from The American University and her Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Ms. Wachsman litigates medical malpractice cases, aviation accidents, automobile collisions, municipal liability, construction accidents, slip and falls, breach of security matters and many others. Ms. Wachsman also practices in the Surrogate’s Courts of the State of New York in wrongful death and guardianship matters.