Soprano's TV Star Topped By New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

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Soprano's TV Star Cracks under Pressure as Personal Injury Lawyer From New York City Tops Him during Trial.

New York Personal Injury attorney, David Perecman is regarded as one of the top personal injury lawyers in New York according to Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Once again, his unique tactics proved successful in the court room when his client sued Vincent Pastore for assaulting her. The trial attorney was able to show how "Big Pussy" from Televisions Soprano's was not entirely forthcoming when testifying previously - and got him to offer incriminating information when being questioned.

According to news stories in the Daily News, the defendant claimed in the past that he never hit the plaintiff nor pulled her hair. But Perecman's questioning revealed some staggering and case-altering information to the contrary.

"In typical bodily injury lawsuits, trial lawyers put their own client on the stand first and take the easy path to proving their case. By doing this they expose them to cross examination and the shortfalls, if any, are highlighted," said David Perecman, New York personal injury attorney. "It's far more difficult to take a hostile witness, your adversary, and start the trial off by cross examining them and developing a story from them at the same time. By doing it the hard way you force the defendant to testify and "lock in" to their version of what happened before anyone else testifies."

Perecman subpoenaed the first witness, Mr. Pastore. After asking questions intended to make him look a bit foolish about crying when the incident occurred, Perecman got the fatal admission just before the jury retired for the weekend. Pastore admitted HE PULLED HER HAIR NINE city blocks away from where she was yanked out of the car. Mr. Perecman was ready to resume examination the following week, and it wasn't going to be pretty. But, Pastore agreed to a settlement, and all parties were able to move on.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury, construction accident, auto accident and medical malpractice attorneys at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is the current Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition."

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*Pastore case #100149/06

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
**later settled for $3.5 million
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