New York Legal Malpractice Lawyer

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is a New York legal malpractice attorney located in Manhattan. He has been involved in Legal Malpractice and Professional Negligence since 1979 at his Manhattan office.

Bluestone started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, rising to Supervising Senior Assistant District Attorney during his six years there. Entering the private practice of law, he then worked for private defense and plaintiff’s law firms, trying cases prior to opening his own office.

In recognition of his experience and litigation skills, Bluestone was awarded Board Certification* in Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Specialization* and board certification* are rare in the field of law, and Bluestone is one of a small group of dedicated legal malpractice practitioners who regularly and frequently take on cases of legal malpractice.

Bluestone has been recognized by BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA starting in 2012 for his Legal Malpractice work in New York. He and the firm have been in Metro Tier 1 and have been recognized for their superior work.

AVVO, the lawyer website, has recognized New York legal malpractice lawyer Andrew Lavoott Bluestone as a superb lawyer since 2012. Legal Malpractice is the branch of litigation that addresses performance and representation of clients by attorneys. Because there are so many branches of law, and so many transactions and problems require the help of attorneys, legal malpractice is a wide-based area of law. Problems can arise in personal injury, in contracts, in business and commercial law, in patent law, in medical malpractice law, in real estate transactions and in corporate and partnership law. Legal malpractice can arise in any of these areas, and if a client is injured by mistakes of the attorney, legal malpractice litigation is sometimes the sole and last possible remedy.

During his 44 years of litigation experience Bluestone has handled underlying cases in legal malpractice, personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accidents, commercial litigation, patent law, matrimonial and libel and slander. He has handled cases all over New York State, and has been admitted pro hac vice in New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut. He is admitted to the New York Bar, to the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of US District Court, to the Second Circuit Bar and to the US Supreme Court. He has argued in all of the NYS Appellate Departments, in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and multiple times in the New York Court of Appeals.

He is an adjunct professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, teaching Legal Malpractice to law students. Besides his teaching credentials, his Board Certification* and his cases, Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is the author of 48 peer-reviewed scholarly articles on Legal Malpractice. He regularly contributes articles on Legal Malpractice to the New York Law Journal and has given more than 20 CLE lecture presentations to other attorneys. He can be seen on, as well as YouTube. As a New York legal malpractice lawyer, he reviews and publishes legal malpractice case decisions in the New York Attorney Malpractice Blog.

In his spare time, he pilots airplanes and helicopters.

He specializes in Legal Malpractice and Professional Responsibility cases. He is a Diplomate and Board Certified in Legal Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, recognized by the ABA and the Appellate Division.

Bluestone has been cited in “Best Lawyers in America” starting in 2012.

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Client Reviews

I was referred to Andrew Bluestone by another legal professional for a consultation on a specific subject. He called back promptly, gave concrete answers to my questions and provided an informed opinion on the matter. Highly professional!

Kamen A.

I contacted Andrew to inquire about a potential action against my attorney for professional negligence. He returned my call the same day and was very helpful in walking me through my options and making a recommendation for how I should handle my situation. Very professional, knowledgeable, and...

Jason M.

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