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Daniel Flanzig

Contact: DFlanzig@newyorkbikelawyers.com

Daniel Flanzig is an accomplished Trial Lawyer as well as an avid cyclist, runner, and competitive Triathlete. He is the firm's lead trial attorney litigating significant personal injury cases in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, the lower Hudson Valley as well as 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 was 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.

Daniel 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 to the New York Bicycling Coalition, the State's leading bicycle advocacy group. Daniel has developed a free monthly class in conjunction with Bike New York, the country's leading Bike Education charity. Each month, at different locations around NYC a unique "Bike Law" issue, is addressed. He is a founder and Board member of Long Island Streets-NY, a non-for-profit advocating for bike and pedestrian education and safety in Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Taking his advocacy efforts to the most local level, Daniel serves as the Chair of the Sea Cliff Traffic and Safety Committee helping to make his Village a safer place to walk, bike and run. Daniel has been invited by the County of Nassau to represent the interests of cyclists and pedestrians at the Nassau County Traffic and Safety Board where he works with a Coalition of transportation agencies and local law enforcement to implement vision zero policies in the County.

He is the author of "Wheels of Justice" a monthly column published by the Coalition 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 invited to present 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.


  • 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

Leadership Positions

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Bicycling Coalition
  • Chair and Founder - NYSTLA Bicycle Litigation Sub-Committee
  • New York Bike Law Instructor - Bike New York
  • Co-Founder - Bicycle Accident Attorney National Network
  • Founder and Board Member - Long Island Streets-NY
  • Chair - Village of Sea Cliff, Traffic and Safety Committee
  • Member/Adviser - County of Nassau, Traffic and Safety Board
  • Board Member - New York Junior Cycling
  • Board of Directors - The New York Coalition for Transportation Safety


  • 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 - 2014 -2018 A National Network of Bicycle collision Attorneys
  • C.L.I.M.B. - Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists

  • City University of New York University
  • Rutgers University University
  • Wheels of Justice Co-Author of the Monthly Cycling Law Blog for the New York Bicycling Coalition
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ) Assisted in Development of the first Bicycle Crash Litigation for attorneys Nationwide
  • "Doored" While Cycling in New York New York Law Journal 2012
  • Cycling and the Assumption of Risk New York Law Journal 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Black Girls Do Bike – Queens- Long Island -Trek Bikes, Plainview, New York January, 2023

Daniel Flanzig was invited to Trek Bikes in Plainview, NY to present a bike law talk to the cycling group, Black Girls Do Bike – Queens-Long Island.

Black Girls Bike is made up of 150 different chapters worldwide who share an interest and passion for cycling.

  • Lynbrook Village Police Department, Lynbrook, NY January 2023

Daniel Flanzig was invited by the Lynbrook Police Dept to conduct a series of training lectures for its patrol officers on E-Bike, E-Scooters, and Micro-Mobility devices. The series involves education on defining the devices, who can use them, where they can be ridden, and where they cannot. The law enforcement education also included a primer on limited-use motorcycles, mopeds, segways, and hoverboards and the laws that apply to these devices.

  • Micro-Mobility Forum and Show Case- Suffolk Community College, September 2022

Daniel Flanzig joined a panel of experts including county planners, engineers, and industry experts to discuss the current trend of e-bikes and e-scooters in New York and the laws that apply to this emerging area of transportation.

  • Good Co Bike Club – Brooklyn, NY June, 2022

Daniel Flanzig spent and evening with the amazing group, Good Co. Bike Club discussing bike law, trends in cycling and other issues

That effect NYC cyclists, including citi-bike riders, e-scooter riders and Revel riders.

  • NYC "Bike Law" Series in Conjunction with Bike New York, Kween Cargo, Brooklyn, NY May 2019

Daniel speaking at the NYC

  • Daniel commenced a first in a monthly series of "Bike Law" talks for New York cyclist in conjunction with Bike NY. Each month, at a different location, topics unique to NYC cyclists will be addresses

Complete Streets Summit, Molloy College, Farmingdale, NY - March 2019

  • Daniel joined a panel of local municipal leaders and county engineers to discuss best practices for vision zero and complete streets goals in Long Island, NY.

New York State Bike Summit, Saratoga, NY - Sept. 2018

Daniel speaking and presenting at the NY State Bike Summit
  • Daniel moderated a panel of "bike lawyers" and presented on the use of technology such as Go Pro and Strava following a crash.

Mineola Bicycle Club, Mineola, NY- March 2018

  • Daniel presented to one of the largest Bike Clubs on Long Island about how to keep themselves safe on LI Streets as well as what to do after a crash.

Get Women Cycling, Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst NY November 2017

  • Daniel Joined "Get Women Cycling" to discuss good practices for night time commuting by bike or on foot. The lectures discussed common causes of crashes and what you can do in NYC to keep yourself safe at night.

The Bronx Brewery, Bronx, NY- April 7, 2017

Daniel Speaking to a group of people at the Sun & Air Bicycle Shop on Feb 2017

  • 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 a 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

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

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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