Neutral Bio: Elizabeth M. Hecht, Esq.

ELIZABETH M. HECHT, ESQ.

For over 30 years, Elizabeth Hecht has been trying personal injury cases of virtually all varieties primarily in the Ninth Judicial District and Bronx County. While the focus of her practice has been defense-oriented, she has always maintained a small but active plaintiffs’ practice and for the past five years her plaintiffs’ work has predominated. She has regularly litigated appeals in the First and Second Departments since 1984. Mrs. Hecht is a frequent presenter for the NYSBA and a past Chair of the Trial Lawyers Executive Committee. She considers her four years as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law (N.Y. Practice) a professional highlight. She is an avid traveler and on a recent trip to Africa with her husband, became very involved with the fund-raising endeavors of Huru International, an amazing New York based charity committed to improving educational opportunities for young African women.

EXPERTISE

  • Personal Injury
  • Labor Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

LOCATION

NY Metro

JUDICIAL/LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Solo Practitioner, Elizabeth M. Hecht, Esq. (2014 – present)
Founding Partner, Mead Hecht Conklin & Gallagher, L.L.P (1992 – 2014)
Associate, Mead Dore & Voute, P.C., White Plains (1984 – 1992)

EDUCATION
Fairfield University, B.A. (1977)
Catholic University of America, M.A. (1979)
Pace University School of Law, J.D. cum laude (1983)

ADMISSIONS
New York Bar — Second Dept. (1984)
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
USDC
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Other
AV Preeminent – Martindale Hubble
Super Lawyers (2013 – present)
New York State Bar Association
Executive Committee, Trial Lawyers (2008 – Present), Chair (2014)
Faculty, Trial Academy (2013 – 2018)
Fellow, NY Bar Foundation (2014 – present)