Stephen B. Tiger is a firm believer in doing whatever is necessary to secure the best possible recoveries for his clients.
“I take a lot of pride in helping people,” he says. “I do my best for them and try to make a change for what’s right.”
After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Hofstra University in 1987, Tiger worked in the field of finance for several years before realizing that he wanted to practice law. He enrolled at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and got his J.D. there in 1995.
Tiger clerked for two criminal court judges and began his legal career handling criminal defense cases, but then began to move into the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law, which he prefers.
He practiced solo and also in a small partnership before joining Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP in 2011.
Tiger’s practice concentrates almost exclusively on plaintiff-side civil litigation.
“I represent injured persons,” he says. “I attempt to get them fairly compensated, usually from big insurance companies or other big corporate entities that have harmed them through negligence.”
His efforts have resulted in numerous sizeable outcomes for his clients, including $3 million for an injured motorcyclist, $1.45 million for a child who suffered a head injury in a motor vehicle accident, $1.8 million for an automobile passenger who suffered spinal injuries in an accident, and $875,000 for a passenger whose injured knee required multiple surgical procedures.
Usually, the defendants in these cases are reluctant to admit fault, but Tiger has years of experience in knowing how to deal with them.
“I’m appalled that the insurance carriers have managed to negatively influence the public’s perception of injured parties going for recovery,” he says. “I really don’t like to take what the insurance companies do lying down, so I’m happy to fight with them for the people.”
Tiger is particularly known for his relentlessness in the discovery process. Often, defendants are dishonest, and do not exchange documents that they are lawfully required to. Only through Tiger’s persistence and perseverance are these materials uncovered, often leading to favorable results, even in circumstances that at first glance seem unfavorable to injured clients.
Areas of Practice:
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Defense
- Real Estate
- Family Law
- Traffic Infractions
- New York, 1995
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
- Hofstra University, Uniondale, New York B.A. – 1987
- English (Primary)
New Hyde Park, New York
516-358-6900 (Toll Free)