Attorneys

Yuriy Prakhin

Harlan Wittenstein

Harlan Wittenstein is recognized as a trial specialist and frequently lectures on such topics as “Advanced Trial Tactics” and “Serious Injury Threshold.” He is currently on the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is a past Chair of the Motor Vehicle and Premises Liability Section of the American Association for Justice. From 2010 – 2012, Harlan Wittenstein had 4 verdicts totaling over $10,000,000 from motor vehicle collision trials listed in “Top New York Verdicts.” The aggregate offers to settle those cases was under $600,000.

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Alan S. Ripka

Alan S. Ripka a renowned trial attorney. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor at the District Attorney’s office for Kings County. In 1992, he began in civil litigation, where he continues today, and has had New York State’s highest verdicts for the past five years. Mr. Ripka currently practices in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Mass Tort, Products Liability, Consumer Fraud and General Negligence. He has tried countless cases to verdict and has recovered numerous awards over one million dollars. He is a member of the Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame, the American Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Ripka regularly appears as a legal consultant on a variety of television programs throughout the country, including CNN Headline News and Court TV’s Live with Nancy Grace.

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Sander Budanitsky

Sander Budanitsky believes that the ability to properly review a case is paramount and all his resources are devoted to prepare the matter to its conclusion, whether by settlement or trial. Throughout his career Mr. Budanitsky has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, and his achievements have been published in legal periodicals such as the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Budanitsky studied law at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. While attending law school, Mr. Budanitsky studied abroad at the International Law Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

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Igor Tarasov

Igor Tarasov always respond as quickly and carefully as possible to the legal needs of his clients. He is a senior partner at Tarasov and associates.

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Aleksandr Vakarev

The Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq is a personal injury litigation firm operating for the past 17 years within the state of New York. The main focus of his firm is on personal injury litigation, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, products liability, medical malpractice, insurance torts, general negligence claims, and construction liability.

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Erik Ikhilov

Erik Ikhilov has represented personal injury victims in all courts of New York City and surrounding counties. He has 25 years of experience in all aspects of personal injury litigation from inception to trial. Under his supervision and management, the firm has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims throughout the state.

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