Gordon & Gordon believes you have a right to know your rights.
The Forest Hills law firm located at 108-18 Queens Boulevard covers personal injury cases, medical and legal malpractice, employment discrimination, real estate, contract law, family law, immigration, matrimony and criminal cases. Attorney Peter Gordon has been practicing law since 1987 and his firm has been in business since 1991.
The office has a Spanish language staff serving the needs of the Latino community. Paralegal Viviana Grell is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan with a degree in paralegal studies and manages the personal injury department at Gordon and Gordon. She is an accident expert with 20 years of experience and since 1992 has hosted her own public outreach radio show in Spanish called “Accidents and Justice” on WPAT 930AM every Monday at 1 p.m.
“I teach the Hispanic community what to do in case of an injury. Most people don’t know. They’re scared of the cops or don’t want to call a lawyer. I try to minimize their fear and teach them their rights,” said Grell.
According to Grell, most people don’t understand their insurance policies and often don’t try to make sense of them until after they’ve been in an accident, when they find these policies are written entirely in “legalese.”
“The most important thing is to call the police when there’s an accident. If you don’t have a report, you don’t have a case,” Grell advised.
Gordon and Gordon is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. by appointment and has a 24-hour answering service so you can call for legal counsel at any hour of the day or night. While other firms charge hundreds of dollars just for an initial consultation, at Gordon and Gordon all consultations are free, so you can learn your rights without having to sign any contracts.
“Peter Gordon would run to court in the middle of the night for a client. It’s happened before. If you get arrested, he will be there,” Grell said.
Gordon and Gordon promise a personal involvement you won’t find elsewhere. The husband and wife team of Peter and Maris Gordon like helping families and want to see their clients win.
If you want personal attention from a community-oriented law firm, contact Gordon and Gordon at 718-544-7070 or www.gordonesq.com.
– Catherine M. Lozada