Firm Overview


Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. provides high quality defense to high exposure claims at a reasonable cost to our clients. Our practice areas include defense matters involving medical malpractice, attorney malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, property damage, construction accidents, products liability, insurance coverage, subrogation, appeals and more.

The firm also has extensive experience in mass tort litigation, including World Trade Center litigation, NYC Crane Collapse litigation, New York State Environmental claims, major highway accident litigation, ephedra litigation, New York Environmental Facility litigation, sexual abuse litigation, and bus rollover litigation.

The firm’s attorneys average more than twenty years of legal experience each. The firm is AV Preeminent Rated* and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. Our reputation is derived from creative defense strategies, attention to detail, thorough analysis and cost-effective methods. To speak with us, call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email.

Experience and attention to detail assure our clients efficient, cost-effective results.


When an incident is claimed to create extensive losses, an effective defense will often require thorough, intensive analysis of facts and documents to explore the potential of avoiding liability or shifting liability to other parties or insurers, as well as defending the claim itself. Our goal is to rapidly ascertain everything we need to know to decide the best strategy for our clients and then execute that strategy promptly and efficiently.

By identifying multiple liable parties, the firm helps clients dramatically reduce their share of the burden of liability and compensation.


High exposure claims require attention to detail and the willingness to dig deeply to get the important facts, understand the law, identify uncertainties, and set the best course of action. We look forward to defending the claims that keep you up at night, and to providing clear communication to reassure you that you are receiving top quality representation, aiming towards the best possible outcome.


Because of the firm’s experience in medical malpractice defense, the lawyers of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C., fluently discuss medical issues and damages with medical experts in cases involving personal injury. We evaluate the extent of damages in injury cases and identify which injuries may be attributable to pre-existing conditions. We determine the realistic expectations for recovery or continued disabilities.


We strive to obtain better than expected results at fair cost. Our clients include knowledgeable and sophisticated claims people who know that the reduction of total cost of defense and indemnity drives the best results, and provides long term success for our clients.

Please call us to discuss your difficult or unusual claim at 631-694-0033. We may ask questions and explore issues which open new avenues for defense, and increase your chances for a better result.

While our primary representation is within the New York metro area, including the 5 Boroughs of New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, as well as Westchester County, we work throughout New York State for clients with frequent claims, who find it more economical to use our firm for high exposure claims and for products liability claims, where product familiarity and expense saving tactics help resolve claims quickly and inexpensively.

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*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.