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About Us

There are lawyers and then there are litigators. We know how to try cases and have dedicated our practice to seeing your case through from consultation to courtroom.


Our Firm's History

Established in 1973, the law offices of Richard S. Scanlan, Esq., limits its practice to Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Negligence, Personal Injury, Construction Site Accidents, Car Accidents, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, and other areas of negligence.

Peer Rating
BV, Distinguished, 4.4 out of 5.0

Government Service
As a former Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Richard Scanlan has tried cases from initial consultation to successful verdict in the New York State Court of Claims. In private practice since 1973, he has tried jury cases to successful verdict in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as Albany, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland Counties, and United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York.


  • NYU School of Law, Masters of Law (LLM).
  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor (JDr).
  • NYU College of Arts and Sciences (BA).


Courts Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • All trial courts in New York State
  • U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for 2nd and 3rd Circuits
  • U.S. Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the State of New Jersey


Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County
  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • White Plains Bar Association


Civic Associations

  • Rotary Club- Past President and Current Member
  • Millwood Fire Company- Volunteer Fireman

Costs and Fees

The law office of Richard Scanlan is paid on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you pay no attorney fees unless there is a recovery by jury verdict, judgment or settlement of your case. If you or a member of your family are the victim of medical negligence, personal injury, car accident, construction accident or wrongful death, you may rest assured that you are in good hands. We will take the time and care needed to meet with you and members of your family to listen to the issues presented, ask questions, determine the relevant facts, and examine the medical and hospital records as well as diagnostic and laboratory values. This is essential to make an intelligent determination of whether a lawsuit is justified and whether we can offer legal help.

Damages & Value of Your Case

It is important to determine whether monetary damages can be recovered and if a lawsuit is justified as early as possible in your case. With this in mind, we strive to quickly determine the nature and amount of any liens on your recovery, such as Medicare and/or Medicaid liens.

Continuity of Representation:

Our clients are important to us. You can find comfort in knowing that the same attorney who listened to you during the intake process and examined the medical records, will be the one who conducts depositions of the parties and relevant witnesses and ultimately tries the case. This is what makes us one of the best law firms in client care.