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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Super Lawyers 2009

traditionally innovative.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1975, ABRAMSON SMITH WALDSMITH, LLP has taken a forward-looking approach to its cases while remaining mindful of old-fashioned values and personal relationships. The firm specializes in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, including brain and spinal injuries, sports injuries, vehicular accidents, plane crashes, elder abuse and neglect, sexual molestation and liability against public entities, product manufacturers and premises developers and owners.


ASW selectively accepts cases and takes a team approach to ensure the level of representation and attention their clients deserve. The firm has a tradition of adhering to the principles of compassion, respect and fairness in representing victims during very difficult times. “We are very fortunate to be able to help people who have been seriously injured. We understand how important their case is, and we give our clients personal attention and stay in close contact with them throughout the process,” says partner.

Due to their impressive results, an ethical approach to the practice of law and a deep involvement in legal organizations that advance the preservation of the jury trial, ASW attorneys enjoy a stellar reputation in the legal community. Most of the firm’s cases are referred from other attorneys.

To ensure that their clients are fairly compensated in this complex area of the law, ASW’s attorneys have been pioneers in using cutting-edge technologies to effectively deliver their message.

An early pioneer in this approach, senior partner Albert Abramson began using animations to demonstrate mechanical failures that caused aviation crashes as early as the mid-1970s. Today, the partners at ASW use dynamic multimedia presentation techniques that blend video, photographs, computer graphics and animations to promote juror comprehension and retention. Partner R.J. Waldsmith says, “Not only are jurors more likely to accept and remember information when you show and tell it to them, it is simply more interesting and makes the process of jury duty more fun.”

Partner Bill Smith strives to be progressive in his approach to trial presentation: “We are constantly looking for ways to improve how we convey our message. The next technological advancement in courtroom presentations will be touch screens and holograms. I always look forward to tomorrow.” Keeping an eye on the future continues ASW’s tradition of innovation.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


Abuse & Molestation

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


Practice areas

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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