Quirk & Bakalor


Long considered a preeminent New York defense firm, Quirk and Bakalor is committed to obtaining excellent results as pragmatically as possible. In our fervent belief that legal strategies must complement business objectives, we identify issues and assess risk at the outset of each case and consult with clients to develop appropriate strategies that support their needs. We understand that litigation is costly, disruptive and not always the right means to an end. Accordingly, we try only the cases that should be tried and aggressively pursue alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes that should be settled.

Our attorneys are actively engaged in the defense of claims that range from individual to multi-district class action cases in virtually all areas of substantive law, including asbestos, aviation, catastrophic injury and disaster, construction, environmental and toxic torts, insurance, intellectual property, mass torts, premises liability, products liability, professional liability and criminal defense.

We represent large public companies, closely and family held businesses and startups operating in many industries such as major airline carriers, cable and communication companies, financial services firms, health care providers, insurers and reinsurers, hotel owners and managers, product designers and manufacturers, property owners and developers, technology companies, transportation owners and operators, and trucking fleets. We are often called upon as monitoring counsel by excess insurers for our expertise in evaluating the liability and potential damages in cases with significant exposure.

Quirk and Bakalor's attorneys litigate matters in local, state, federal and appellate courts as well as in state and federal agencies. All matters receive partner-level attention and are leanly staffed and closely managed. We are supported by sophisticated case management technology and experienced paralegals who work closely with clients.  Finally, Quirk and Bakalor maintains excellent relationships with top expert witnesses across the nation.

Our litigators participate in many industry and legal organizations to stay abreast of developments and changes that affect our clients, including the American Bar Association, Defense Association of New York, Defense Research Institute, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Bar Association. Moreover, they are frequent speakers and published authors on a vast variety of litigation-related subjects.

Our attorneys regularly advise clients on all types of disputes related to:

Criminal defense
Defamation & intentional interference with contracts
Dental malpractice
Dram shop liability
Employment discrimination
Environmental & toxic torts
Hotel management liability
Inadequate security
Intellectual property
Legal malpractice
Medical malpractice
Negligent hiring
Products liability
Premises liability
Trucking, buses & automobiles

Our attorneys represent a diverse range of businesses spanning various industries, including:

Airline carriers & aviation businesses
Automobiles companies
Bus carriers
Elevators & escalators businesses
Financial services firms
Hotel owners and managers
Insurers & reinsurers
Nurse Midwives
Pharmaceutical companies
Professional service firms
Real estate property owners & developers 
Trucking fleets