Duane R. Morgan

Duane R. Morgan

New York, New York

Duane R. Morgan has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury since 2004, and was named as a 2011-2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyer. He specializes in trial practice of construction accidents, automobile accidents, premises accidents and product defect cases.

$13,262,000: A union crane operator fell from a crane injuring his shoulder and sustaining a concussion.

Mr. Morgan has obtained numerous verdicts and multimillion dollar settlements for his clients, including $3.25 Million for a scaffold worker that was hit on his hardhat by a falling object.  The client went to the doctor only three times in the first 7 months and continued working for 10months after his accident.  The case settled after jury selection in New York County.

He also obtained $2.9 Million settlement for an Albanian maintenance worker that suffered from Post-concussion syndrome after a grate fell and struck him on the head;

$3,250,000 for a scaffold worker was struck by a falling scaffold pipe, injuring his neck and back;

$2,900,000 to a janitorial worker sustained an injury when an air conditioner fell on his head;$2,200,000 for a laborer who fell off a baker scaffold, injuring his neck and back;

$1,500,000 for a woman walking on the sidewalk who was struck by a forklift, injuring her neck and back;

$1,500,000 for a construction worker who fell off of a ladder, reinjuring his lower back upon which he had a prior surgery;

$1,370,000 for a worker who injured his lower back after being struck by a car which ran a red light;

$1,300,000 to a hospital worker who slipped and fell, injuring his neck and back;

$1,250,000 for a plumber who tripped over a piece of debris at a construction site, re-injuring his lower back;

$1,250,000 for a non-union plumber who tripped on a brick left on the stairs causing him to fall and re-injure his lower back. The plumber suffered a similar injury 10 years ago in a car accident;

$1,050,000 to a construction worker who fell into a hole while making a delivery, injuring his back;

$1,000,000 verdict for an undocumented immigrant who had his hand caught in a pasta maker at a popular New York restaurant;

$875,000 for a worker who fell down stairs, injuring his knees and shoulder;

$775,000 settlement for an Albanian that lost the index finger on his non-dominant hand in a construction accident involving a grinder;

$750,000 for a teacher fell into a hole in school, reinjuring his back;

$700,000 verdict for an 80-year-old-woman who sustained a fractured ankle when she stepped off a city bus that failed to kneel the bus;

$650,000 to the driver of a car who was rearended and injured her neck;

$600,000 settlement against a general contractor, for a non-union plumber who injured his knee and shoulder;

$550,000 for a construction worker who fell off a wall and reinjured his back;

$500,000 verdict for a woman who tore a ligament in her wrist when the mirror of a passing van struck her hand.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Labor Law - Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
  • Toxic Torts - Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2012


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Ithaca College
    • B.A. - 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for New York Metro Super Lawyers 2011-2018
  • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association