(1916 - 2003)
Abraham Fuchsberg died in April, 2003. He was 87 year of age. Mr. Fuchsberg established the firm in 1950 with his brother Jacob after obtaining a law degree from St. John's University. In 1963, the partnership became the first law firm in the United States to win a million-dollar compensation payment for a personal injury victim when a 13-year-old boy named Martin Ergas was awarded $1.1 million for head and spinal injuries suffered when a store sign fell on him in Manhattan. Among many other cases, Mr. Fuchsberg represented the victims of the Chiclets gum factory explosion in Long Island City, Queens, in 1976. He also represented some victims in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case, which remains unsettled. He was president of the American Trial Lawyers Civil Justice Foundation and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Fuchsberg was also a member of the board of governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He published three legal books, ''Modern New York Discovery,'' ''New York Evidence'' and ''Poetic Justice,'' and wrote many articles for the New York Law Journal and the American Trial Lawyers Association Magazine. Mr. Fuchsberg was editor in chief of The Trial Lawyers Quarterly, associate editor of the National Trial Lawyer and a contributing editor at Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.