Aggressive. Assertive. Confident. These qualities explain why other lawyers, as well as former and current clients refer friends and family to the lawyers of Braunfotel & Frendel LLC. The law firm zealously represents accident victims and their loved ones. Our attorneys also fight for people arrested or charged with crimes.
Our skilled trial advocates have worked hard to get where they are today. They are Rockland County's toughest attorneys — bringing decades of valuable combined experience to every case they handle.
Braunfotel & Frendel LLC lawyers combine a broad, intimate knowledge of the law with a genuine concern for our clients' well-being. This intense commitment translates to focused, individualized advocacy for every person who entrusts his or her legal matters to us.
At the law offices of Braunfotel & Frendel LLC, our attorneys bring distinguished, diverse backgrounds to bear on every client's personal injury, criminal or workers' compensation case.
We represent people of all walks of life for their legal needs including police officers, teachers, construction workers, clerical workers and other professionals. It is our obligation to respect your confidentiality when you are confronted with any legal matter requiring our expertise.
Keith I. Braunfotel began his legal career at the Kings County District Attorneys office in Brooklyn, New York. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, he began representing police unions, including the New York City Policemen's Benevolent Association and the Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. During his tenure representing police unions, he was able to provide legal assistance to members on various legal issues, including personal injury, workers' compensation, criminal defense and real estate.
Mr. Braunfotel continues to make time for his community. Mr. Braunfotel is the chairman of the Assigned Counsel Plan of Rockland County, which provides underprivileged people with legal assistance. He is a member of the New City Rotary Club and an Executive Committee Member of the American Heart Association. Mr. Braunfotel is also Deputy Counsel to the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Mr. Braunfotel is member of the Rockland County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Braunfotel graduated from New York University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and international business. He graduated from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1994 with a Juris Doctor. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Scott D. Frendel has spent his legal career concentrating in negligence, medical malpractice and workers' compensation litigation, specifically cases involving serious injuries. Mr. Frendel was formerly associated with a prestigious New York City law firm, where he worked directly with many of the top trial attorneys in New York as rated by New York Magazine. He has worked on complex cases involving brain damage in infants, erb's palsy and failure to diagnose cancer.
Most recently, Mr. Frendel was lead attorney in a complex case involving a commercial diver who sustained severe brain damage. Mr. Frendel was able to secure a settlement of $15 million for the diver and his family. Details of this case can be found in our reported cases section.
He spent part of his legal career in California where he worked extensively on cases concerning the Jones Act and The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Through the years he has developed a diverse clientele, which includes police officers, judges, firefighters, teachers, plumbers, construction workers and postal workers. Mr. Frendel represents many of these clients throughout New York state in Orange County, Rockland County, Westchester County, and the five boroughs. He argues many cases on behalf of his clients at the New York State Supreme Court, the New York State Workers' Compensation Boards and the New York State Workers' Compensation Appellate Bureau.
Mr. Frendel graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1992, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics, with a concentration in finance. He graduated from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1997 with a Juris Doctor. He is admitted to practice in New York and in the Appellate Division, 2nd Department. Mr. Frendel is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.