Abby M. Sonin

Abby M. Sonin is a partner at Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer PC

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Abby M. Sonin has an outstanding record of achievement in representing plaintiffs in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, municipal liability, construction sites and workplace injury, premises liability, nursing home abuse, product liability, and employment law cases.

Ms. Sonin has an excellent record of achievement. She has many multi million dollar and Million dollar recoveries earning her the multi million dollar advocates forum award.

Ms. Sonin is a top negotiator and trial lawyer. Ms Sonin has a strong history of advocating for her clients in a variety of fields. Prior to her becoming a plaintiffs attorney she worked for the Legal Aid Society, The New York City Law Department where she received accolades, awards, and commendations from government officials, the Community, and her peers. As a prosecutor, Ms. Sonin prosecuted the most violent offenders and became an arson expert. She successfully prosecuted the Riverdale Synagogue bombing which earned her nationwide recognition. She became a nationally recognized expert in Arson, and hate crimes and has been consulted on arson cases around the country.

While working as a deputy county attorney Ms. Sonin was considered a top negotiator while dealing with municipal entities including the police department, correctional facilities, and the Department of Social Services.

Known as “The Closer”, Abby Sonin has a reputation of getting outstanding settlements for her clients. She is often relied upon for her ability to settle medical malpractice, School Safety, nursing home cases,wrongful death, brain damaged baby cases, construction accidents, police brutality, civil rights cases, toxic mold cases, elevator cases, slip and fall, and trucking accidents.

Ms. Sonin lectures to organizations such as the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Fire Marshalls the New York City Police department, the New York City Office of School Safety, Bar associations, as well as various community groups throughout the tri state area.

  • Abby Sonin has received awards for receiving two of the top 50 verdicts in New York in the same year. One was a premises liability cases and one was a wrongful death prison case.
  • She received a spotlight verdict from Verdict search for a Three million five hundred thousand for a workplace settlement in Oneida county
  • She was admitted to the million dollar and the multi million dollar advocates forum for life for her many multimillion dollar verdicts.
  • personal injury lawyer, Litigator of the Year award from the American Institute of Trial lawyers
  • Selected by peers for excellence in the practice of Personal Injury AND Medical Malpractice law by Lawyers of Distinction
  • Selected as an outstanding lawyer to Super Lawyers, by lawyers in over 70 practice areas for peer recognition and personal achievement.

Ms Sonin received her undergraduate degree from American University and her law Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.


  • Workplace negligence/ construction 4.25 million, 2023
  • Workplace negligence/ construction 25 million, 2023.
  • Construction case in which client hit on head with wood 3.5 million, 2023 
  • Construction case 950,000, 2023
  • Pedestrian Knockdown 350,000, 2023
  • Auto Accident 225,000, 2023 
  • workplace negligence/ construction
  • 3.5 million on a trip and fall in a department store
  • 950,000 on a construction case  
  • 350,000 for a pedestrian knockdown
  • 225,000 for an auto accident
  • Medical malpractice / wrongful death action, Westchester County for failure to diagnose a blood clot in a 76-year-old man 950,000, 2022
  • Pedestrian knockdown wrongful death by a New York City ambulance. Case settled pre litigation 2 million, 2022
  • Trip and fall sidewalk 300,000, 2022
  • Automobile accident 550,000, 2022
  • Workplace negligence/construction 2.75 million, 2022
  • Trip and fall in parking lot on snow and ice 750,000, 2022
  • Workplace negligence/ construction 700,000, 2022
  • Wrongful death, pedestrian knockdown 1.25 million, 2022
  • Trip and fall/ sidewalk 900,000, 2022
  • Workplace negligence construction 750,000, 2022
  • Trip and fall on an open cellar door on a Kings County sidewalk 900,000, 2022
  • Sexual abuse in a school two million two hundred fifty thousand, 2021
  • Workplace negligence/construction 3.5 million, 2017
  • Slip and fall on a chuck on hospital floor 900,000, 2021
  • School assault 2 million, 2020
  • False Arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Negligent supervision prison 1.5 million, 2018
  • Trip and fall 1.5 million, 2019
  • False arrest 1.5 million, 2020
  • Medical malpractice 1 million and 1 thousand dollars, 2018
  • Bicycle pothole 1 million, 2020
  • medical malpractice 850,000, 2019
  • Elevator case 850,000, 2018
  • Med mal circumcision case 850,000, 2018
  • Decubitus ulcer/med mal 775,000, 2019
  • Medical malpractice 750,000, 2018
  • Trip and fall 750,000 Premises, 2019
  • Police brutality 700,000, 2018
  • Mold case 499,00, 2017
  • Trip and fall hole on cemetery grass 487,500, 2019
  • Trip and fall by legally blind person on snow and ice in parking lot 450,000, 2018
  • Premises trip and fall 420,000, 2019
  • Trip and fall on rug 330,000, 2018
  • Trip and fall while standing on a rolling chair on wheels , 2018

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