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Douglas Shayne

Managing Trial Attorney

Biography

Douglas Shayne has been the managing Trial Attorney at Khavinson & Associates, P.C., since joining the firm in 2014.

He began his career in 2001 at a well-known Manhattan defense firm, specializing in medical malpractice after graduating from New York Law School in 2000. Thereafter, Mr. Shayne worked at several well-known Plaintiffs’ firms as a senior trial attorney. He compiled a very impressive record at trial which stands at 88 wins and only 3 losses. His record at Khavinson & Associates at trial stands at 25 wins and 1 loss. Mr. Shayne also has an unblemished record at arbitration, never having failed to recover money for his client(s).

At the Law Firm Of Brecher Fishman, and later at Law Office of David Horowitz, PC, Mr. Shayne handled over 25 labor cases. 

Out of the verdicts, some verdicts include: $8,800,000 to a worker crushed by backhoe that malfunctioned; $4,200,000.00 to a carpenter who fell from a ladder; $2,100,000.00 to a laborer who fell into an unsecured trench; $1,100,000.00 to a laborer who fell from an unsecured scaffold.

Mr. Shayne is fully versed in all areas of the law. He combines aggressive, yet respectful, demeanor with the confidence of knowing all areas of the law and a friendly personality of which his clients are fond.

In addition to trials and arbitrations, Mr. Shayne is an expert negotiator and regularly settles six- and seven-figure cases in court, at mediation, or the old-fashioned way: by telephone.

Mr. Shayne is admitted to practice law in New York State, as well as Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.