Harry H. Burstein

Founding Partner

New York Trial Attorney A founding partner of Fischer and Burstein, P.C., Harry H. Burstein spent more than four decades as an active trial attorney, prior to his untimely passing in 2022.

Harry attained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases regarding personal injury and wrongful death. He was a skilled negotiator and was regularly sought out to handle sophisticated real estate, trusts and estates, labor and commercial matters.

Some of the hallmarks of his career included being designated as one of the attorneys to advise family members of the TWA Flight 800 Crash of wrongful death and related issues. He also served as General Counsel of Fortress Global Investigations, a firm handling international investigations and security matters. He had over forty years of experience in settling labor disputes through mediation and negotiation.

Harry was also an avid proponent of supporting educational causes and participated as a Partner in Education for the New York City Board of Education’s High School Moot Court program. He also participated numerous times as a speaker in a Career Day program for Public School 196 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Harry received his J.D. in 1974 from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University), and also held a B.A. from Richmond College, CUNY. His professional memberships included the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyer’s Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Referral Services, Family Law Section- Queens Court, and the New York Magistrates Association. Mr. Burstein was also a Village Justice for the Village of Great Neck Estates, and was a former arbitrator of the Commercial Civil Court for the City of New York. Additionally, he previously served as a member of the C.J.A. panel of the United States District Court, Eastern District and on the 18B panel for the Family County of the State of New York in Kings County.

As many who met him were fortunate to learn and experience firsthand, Harry was a unique individual who positively touched and impacted countless lives in ways too numerous to count, and he will be sorely missed.

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