WHO WE ARE

Fishkin Lucks is an elite litigation boutique serving clients that demand exceptional value in a changed landscape for legal services. We possess the experience and expertise to meet the litigation and risk management needs of Fortune 500 and middle-market companies alike, yet we are flexible enough to represent individuals in significant, high profile matters. We provide exceptional value by offering a unique combination of BigLaw experience, expertise and creative problem solving in a lower overhead environment that allows for reduced clients’ costs.

Fishkin Lucks is dedicated to client service and is passionate about exceeding clients’ expectations. We develop clear paths to victory, as the client defines victory, through strategies that we relentlessly execute — efficiently and cost-effectively. Whether we are speaking to an adversary, an arbitrator or mediator, a trial judge, jury or appellate court, our approach is always designed to ensure that our client’s position resonates through clear, thoughtful and compelling presentation.

We are pragmatists who search for sensible solutions to what are most often complex problems. If a client’s objectives are best achieved through an early resolution, we will recommend that the client allow us to pursue a path toward early settlement. If a client’s objectives can only be achieved through trial, we will recommend that the client allow us to try the matter as the client’s best option. If, as is most often the case, a client’s objectives call for something in between, our lawyers are expert at identifying and undertaking the activities that will afford the client maximum leverage to meet its objectives on the earliest date, at the lowest cost possible.

Fishkin Lucks recognizes that every engagement is an opportunity to build or strengthen relationships. We never lose sight of this fact, or that our reward will always be our client’s next matter or referral.

Fishkin Lucks was founded in March 2011 by Andrew Fishkin, an executive committee member, global litigation department chair and practice group leader at an Am Law 100 firm, and Steven Lucks, a key member of that firm’s litigation department. Since its formation, the Firm has grown organically, by adding highly skilled lawyers from other top firms who share in the Firm’s philosophy and core values. The Firm is a natural evolution of its founders’ vision to build a first-class boutique firm that provides unparalleled litigation and risk management services in a different kind of environment, with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Fishkin Lucks is, first and foremost, driven by results that consistently exceed clients’ expectations. The Firm’s commitment begins by fully understanding clients’ objectives at the inception of every engagement. It continues by developing innovative strategies and proposing sensible solutions to attain stated objectives and by vigorously executing those strategies as the circumstances of a matter dictate.

Fishkin Lucks believes that exceeding our clients’ expectations requires more than merely exceeding hoped for or anticipated results. We believe that representations only exceed expectations where results are achieved at a reasonable cost relative to the controversy. Our ability to handle matters with BigLaw experience and expertise, in a lower overhead environment with appropriate cost-controls, is what allows us to truly exceed our clients’ expectations.

Few lawyers earn the distinction of being considered their clients’ trusted advisors and business partners. The lawyers at Fishkin Lucks have earned that distinction throughout their careers by making it their job to understand their clients’ business and legal challenges and by making those challenges their own challenges.

At Fishkin Lucks, success is always measured by whether our clients retain us for their next matters or identify us for their next referrals.

Fishkin Lucks effectively works with clients at setting and meeting realistic budgets. We offer competitive hourly rates and reduce clients’ spend in matters by avoiding BigLaw staffing models. We staff matters with experienced professionals who undertake activities not because they are the “norm,” but because they add value to the representation. We make effective use of technology to do superior work with fewer professionals in less time.

Every successful engagement requires open and frank discussion about fee arrangements and an identification of the arrangement that makes most sense under the circumstances. While the straight hourly fee model has been a successful one for our clients, we believe that some challenges are best responded to with more creative fee arrangements that reward efficiency and success, and afford clients better control and greater predictability over the inherent uncertainties of litigation. Depending on the matter, this may take the form of a contingent fee, a flat fee, or some other hybrid structure.

+ Philosophy

Fishkin Lucks is an elite litigation boutique serving clients that demand exceptional value in a changed landscape for legal services. We possess the experience and expertise to meet the litigation and risk management needs of Fortune 500 and middle-market companies alike, yet we are flexible enough to represent individuals in significant, high profile matters. We provide exceptional value by offering a unique combination of BigLaw experience, expertise and creative problem solving in a lower overhead environment that allows for reduced clients’ costs.

Fishkin Lucks is dedicated to client service and is passionate about exceeding clients’ expectations. We develop clear paths to victory, as the client defines victory, through strategies that we relentlessly execute — efficiently and cost-effectively. Whether we are speaking to an adversary, an arbitrator or mediator, a trial judge, jury or appellate court, our approach is always designed to ensure that our client’s position resonates through clear, thoughtful and compelling presentation.

We are pragmatists who search for sensible solutions to what are most often complex problems. If a client’s objectives are best achieved through an early resolution, we will recommend that the client allow us to pursue a path toward early settlement. If a client’s objectives can only be achieved through trial, we will recommend that the client allow us to try the matter as the client’s best option. If, as is most often the case, a client’s objectives call for something in between, our lawyers are expert at identifying and undertaking the activities that will afford the client maximum leverage to meet its objectives on the earliest date, at the lowest cost possible.

Fishkin Lucks recognizes that every engagement is an opportunity to build or strengthen relationships. We never lose sight of this fact, or that our reward will always be our client’s next matter or referral.

+ History

Fishkin Lucks was founded in March 2011 by Andrew Fishkin, an executive committee member, global litigation department chair and practice group leader at an Am Law 100 firm, and Steven Lucks, a key member of that firm’s litigation department. Since its formation, the Firm has grown organically, by adding highly skilled lawyers from other top firms who share in the Firm’s philosophy and core values. The Firm is a natural evolution of its founders’ vision to build a first-class boutique firm that provides unparalleled litigation and risk management services in a different kind of environment, with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

+ Values

Fishkin Lucks is, first and foremost, driven by results that consistently exceed clients’ expectations. The Firm’s commitment begins by fully understanding clients’ objectives at the inception of every engagement. It continues by developing innovative strategies and proposing sensible solutions to attain stated objectives and by vigorously executing those strategies as the circumstances of a matter dictate.

Fishkin Lucks believes that exceeding our clients’ expectations requires more than merely exceeding hoped for or anticipated results. We believe that representations only exceed expectations where results are achieved at a reasonable cost relative to the controversy. Our ability to handle matters with BigLaw experience and expertise, in a lower overhead environment with appropriate cost-controls, is what allows us to truly exceed our clients’ expectations.

Few lawyers earn the distinction of being considered their clients’ trusted advisors and business partners. The lawyers at Fishkin Lucks have earned that distinction throughout their careers by making it their job to understand their clients’ business and legal challenges and by making those challenges their own challenges.

At Fishkin Lucks, success is always measured by whether our clients retain us for their next matters or identify us for their next referrals.

+ Fee Arrangements

Fishkin Lucks effectively works with clients at setting and meeting realistic budgets. We offer competitive hourly rates and reduce clients’ spend in matters by avoiding BigLaw staffing models. We staff matters with experienced professionals who undertake activities not because they are the “norm,” but because they add value to the representation. We make effective use of technology to do superior work with fewer professionals in less time.

Every successful engagement requires open and frank discussion about fee arrangements and an identification of the arrangement that makes most sense under the circumstances. While the straight hourly fee model has been a successful one for our clients, we believe that some challenges are best responded to with more creative fee arrangements that reward efficiency and success, and afford clients better control and greater predictability over the inherent uncertainties of litigation. Depending on the matter, this may take the form of a contingent fee, a flat fee, or some other hybrid structure.

OUR TEAM

David N. Cohen

David N. Cohen

Robert P. Feinland

Robert P. Feinland

Andrew P. Fishkin

Andrew P. Fishkin

James N. Hoey

James N. Hoey

Steven M. Lucks

Steven M. Lucks

Kirstin K. Mannarino

Kirstin K. Mannarino

Zachary W. Silverman

Zachary W. Silverman

Damien H. Weinstein

Damien H. Weinstein

WHAT WE DO

ADR

Our lawyers have proven records of success as trial and appellate counsel. The Firm recognizes, however, that the best result for our clients is achieving litigation goals early with reduced expense.

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Appellate

Our lawyers have achieved favorable results in state appellate courts and circuit courts of appeal around the country. Whether the Firm is defending victories, or challenging adverse rulings

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Commercial

The Firm has great experience and expertise representing business entities across a wide range of industries, particularly financial services, banking and insurance, in complex business disputes.

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Construction

Our Firm has a vibrant construction practice. Our lawyers represent construction professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and building owners in litigation involving a broad spectrum of issues

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Environmental

The Firm has considerable experience defending and prosecuting environmental cost recovery and contribution actions in state and federal courts around the country.

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Insurance

The Firm represents life insurers, annuity issuers and property and casualty insurers in a wide range of commercial insurance matters. Our lawyers also have expertise in claims

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Intellectual Property

The Firm is experienced in prosecuting and defending trademark, copyright, trade dress, unfair competition and trade secret claims before federal and state courts and arbitration panels.

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Labor & Employment

Our Firm has highly experienced labor and employment lawyers dedicated to effectively representing clients in all aspects of their employment relationships.

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Products Liability

The Firm has earned a strong reputation for its regional and national representation of designers, manufacturers and suppliers in complex litigation involving claims of defects in a wide-range of products.

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Risk Management

Our lawyers are considered trusted business advisors and partners. Thus, the Firm is often called upon to provide advice and counsel to clients in their business planning, including with respect to product development

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Toxic Tort

The Firm is proud of its extensive experience and expertise in toxic tort litigation. Our lawyers have defended some of the best companies in the world against claims alleging injuries caused by exposure to a variety

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OUR RESULTS

OUR CLIENTS*

AIG
American General Life Insurance Company
The American Legion
American Tower Corporation
Ashland Inc.
Banco Popular North America

Bank Financial
Borro, Inc.
ChemCentral Corporation
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
CRC Industries, Inc
DAP Canada

Delaware River and Bay Authority
Dryvit Systems, Inc.
The Euclid Chemical Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
First Continental Service Co.
Gateway Energy Services Corp.

Hercules Incorporated
Home Depot USA, Inc.
Hwacheon Machinery America, Inc.
International Specialty Products Inc.

JEC Capital Partners
KeHE Distributors LLC
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
New York Methodist Hospital
Nexeo Solutions LLC
Pantheon Properties, Inc.
PACCAR Financial

RPM International Inc.
Rust-Oleum Corporation
Sto Corp.
SunAmerica
TimePayment Corp.

Tremco Incorporated
Univar USA Inc.
US Life Insurance Company in the City of New York
Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company

Valvoline
Weatherproofing Technologies Inc.
Western National Life Insurance Company
The Western Union Company
The Williams Capital Group

* representative clients only

WORK WITH US

Thank you for your interest in our Firm. Fishkin Lucks is a different kind of firm, focused on delivering value through exceptional service and results at a reasonable cost. We offer dynamic opportunities for talented professionals who share the Firm’s philosophy and vision of what a legal service provider should be. If you are interested in joining a fast-paced firm that values professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect, we invite you to submit your resume to: careers@fishkinlucks.com


We are seeking an exceptional litigation paralegal to join our growing Newark, NJ office located in the Legal Center. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, the ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience working as a litigation paralegal on cases pending in at least New York and New Jersey, and will possess sharp critical thinking skills, be incredibly responsible, organized and detail oriented, and enjoy working as part of a team.

This is an ideal position for a bright and energetic paralegal interested in working on sophisticated matters for excellent clients in a terrific office environment with exceptional lawyers. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role in a fast-paced firm that values professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect, we invite you to apply. Please submit your resume to: careers@FishkinLucks.com

Fishkin Lucks LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We acknowledge that your contact information and application data may be confidential. We will maintain the confidentiality of your information and data in accordance with our normal procedures and applicable law. We will not use any information or data you supply in connection with an application for any purpose other than to review your application and contact you in relation to it.

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