Robert S. Whitbeck

Practice Areas

  • Premises Liability
  • Labor Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • General Liability
  • Appellate Litigation


  • New York Law School, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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ROBERT S. WHITBECK joined MDAFP as an associate in 2019 and became partner in 2024.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Whitbeck's practice focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on premises liability and automobile liability.  Mr. Whitbeck took many of these cases to verdict as trial counsel.  At MDAFP, Mr. Whitbeck focuses primarily on matters involving premises liability and New York Labor Law, as well as appellate matters.    


  • Pavlounis & Sfouggatakis, LLP
  • Held, Held & Held, P.C.


Mr. Whitbeck was selected to the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Super Lawyers New York City Metro Area Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are selected for this honor.  


The Virtual Jury Trial: Concerns and Considerations in Conducting Remote Trials
By Kevin G. Faley and Robert S. Whitbeck
Federation of Corporation and Defense Counsel Newsletter -November 6, 2020

Going Where Experts Can't: Viability and Admissibility Issues for Firms and Experts Relying Upon Drone-Obtained Evidence
By Kevin G. Faley and Robert S. Whitbeck
Federation of Corporation and Defense Counsel Newsletter -March 2020


  • Rosner v. Srulovic, 2022 NY Slip Op 00449 (2d Dept. 2022).  Appellate Division Second Department affirmed granting of summary judgment motion based upon emergency doctrine.  Briefed and argued as respondent on appeal that Defendant was faced with a sudden and unforeseen emergency not of his own making when infant Plaintiff darted out into the roadway from between parked cars.   


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