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Daniel Flanzig - Partner

DFlanzig@NewYorkBikelawyers.com

Born: Huntington, NY

College: Rutgers University, 90

Law School: City University of New York, 94

Admissions:

  • New York State Courts, 1995
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, 1995

Memberships:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Bicycling Coalition
  • Chair and Founder NYSTLA Bicycle Litigation Sub-Committee
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • New York Bicycling Coalition
  • Five Boro Bike Club (5BBC)
  • Mineola Bicycle Club
  • Suffolk Bicycle Riders Assoc.
  • AAJ- American Assoc. for Justice
  • AAJ- Bicycle Litigation Group
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bike Law - A National Network of Bicycle Accident Attorneys
  • C.L.I.M.B. - Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists

Awards:

  • Member - Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyer - NY Metropolitan Region, 2007 - 2017
  • New York's Area's Top Rated Lawyers- 2012-2016

With MBC Bike Club

Biography:

Daniel Flanzig lives and rides in New York. He is the firm's lead trial attorney litigating cases in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Courts. He has obtained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of a Million Dollars on behalf of the firm's clients.

Mr. Flanzig has been awarded and maintains a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating by his peers, the highest rating an attorney can obtain. He has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for attorneys who have obtained trial verdicts in excess of One Million Dollars. He has been consistently named a " New York Super Lawyer" as seen in The New York Times and has named one of "The New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers " by ALM as published in New York Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In 2013 Bicycle Times Magazine feature Mr. Flanzig as a National leader in Bike law and advocacy.

Mr. Flanzig has been quoted in the New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Long Island's Newsday, as well as The New York Law and National Law Journals, offering his expert opinion on personal injury cases and "Bike Law" in New York. He has appeared on NBC News NY, News 12 Brooklyn, News 12 Long Island, Channel 11 News, CBS News, Univision 41, and other national and international news outlets with regard to high profile cases the firm has handled.

Mr. Flanzig is a former member of the East Brunswick Rescue Squad and Rutgers University First Aid Squad. He served as a Civilian Intern in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Coast Guard, Group New York, and as a legal intern with the Regional Counsel's Office for the United States Custom Service.

Mr. Flanzig is the founder and Chair Person of the New York State Trial Lawyers Bicycle Ligation Sub-Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors and legal advisor for The New York Bicycling Coalition, the State's leading bike advocacy group. Together with New York Bike Lawyer James Reed, they co-author "Wheels of Justice" a monthly column for the NYBC offering legal advice for cyclists across New York State. Mr. Flanzig is a contributing writer for the New York Law Journal "Outside Counsel" column writing on cycling and the law. He is a member of the American Association of Justice - Bicycle Litigation Group - a nationwide network of "Bike Lawyers" sharing and exchanging information.

Mr. Flanzig has presented multiple CLE ( continuing legal education) lectures in New York on the handling of a bicycle crash case educating other attorneys on how to properly and effectively prosecute a case. Daniel was recently invited to speak at the AAJ's National Annual Convention regarding bike crash litigation as an emerging area of practice. Mr. Flanzig assisted the American Association of Justice in the production of their first "Bicycle Litigation Packet" prepared to assist lawyers across the country in the preparation and litigation of a bike collision claim.

Publications:

Speaking Engagements

  • The Bronx Brewery, Bronx, NY- April 7, 2017 ‚Äč

Daniel Flanzig moved his Brooklyn lecture to this unique space in the Bronx to address the needs of neighborhood cyclists. The lecture was designed to help the attendees better understand the laws that exist to protect their interests while riding the NYC Streets.

  • Sun and Air Bicycle Shop - Feb. 2017, Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Flanzig presented a "Bike Law" lecture for NYC cyclist's which included what to do after a crash, understanding no-fault in NY and the use of a Go Pro, Strava, and other electronics in a bike crash claim.

  • The New York Bike Expo- 2016 - Basketball City, NYC

Daniel Flanzig, in conjunction with Bike New York, conducted a NY "Bike Law" challenge at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Bike Expo.

  • Black Girls Do Bike and Bike New York - Bike Insurance Lecture- New York, NY - Jan. 2016

Daniel Flanzig presented "What you need to know about Bike Insurance" at the Manhattan Borough President's Office in conjunction with Black Girls Do Bike - NYC and Bike New York

  • Brands Cycle Shop - October, 2015 - Long Island, NY

Daniel Flanzig presented a lecture at a well known Nassau County Bike Shop.The talk focused on what you need to know before and after a crash in Long Island.

  • Rapha Bike Club - Pro Talk Lecture - New York, NY - March, 2015

In conjunction with BikeNY, Daniel Flanzig presented a bike law lecture at Rapha Cycle Club on what you need to know before and after a crash as well as cycling in New York City.

  • Fundamentals of Bicycle Litigation in New York - Lawline BTG weekend CLE Program New York, NY Sept. 2014

Daniel Flanzig presented an 1 and 1/2 hour crash course on bike crash litigation in NY to newly admitted attorneys. The lecture focused on the current status of biking in New York City and Long Island, No-Fault and Property Damage for Cyclists, and the various types of claims the attorneys may expect to handle.

  • New York Bike Crash Litigation - Updates and Strategies - Lawline.Com New York, NY July 26, 2014

Daniel Flanzig presented his second lecture in a series of lawline Programs for attorney continuing education (CLE) in New York. Lawline is the nations largest on-line legal education.

  • Bike Law 101 and other Crash advice for NYC Cyclists - BikeNY New York Bike Expo - May 3, 2014, New York, NY

Daniel Flanzig presented a 1 hour lecture at the 2014 BikeNY New York Bike Expo. The talk focused on what you need to know before and after a crash in NYC.

  • What you need to know about having a Bike Crash in Long Island - Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association - April 3, 2014

Daniel Flanzig was invited to speak at the SBRA monthly meeting. The talk focused on issues unique to those riding in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

  • What You Need To Know After a Bike Crash in New York - Sept. 12, 2013 - Huntington Bike Club, Huntington, NY

Daniel Flanzig was invited to speak at the Huntington Bike Club discussing crash advice, rules of the road and other issues that impact New York Cyclists.

  • Bike Law 101-The Basics of Handling a Bike Crash Case- June 19th, 2013 - The American Association of Justice

Daniel Flanzig, as a member of the AAJ-Bicycle Litigation Group, was a presenter of one of the Country's first national Bike law Litigation Webinars.

  • Cycling through NY Bike Crash Litigation - April 22, 2013, New York, NY

Daniel Flanzig presented a live Webinar for Lawline, one of the largest on-line CLE providers. This was the first of such Bike Law programs ever produced.

  • A Beginners Guide to Handling a Bike Crash Case in New York - March 13, 2013, Carle Place, New York.

Daniel Flanzig Presented one of the first LIVE Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs in New York to over 100 lawyers on the basics of bike law in New York.


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