Quirk & Bakalor

About the Firm

Quirk and Bakalor, P.C. is a mid-sized litigation firm based in New York City. We provide cohesive litigation strategy and representation to public, middle market, closely held and emerging companies. The firm was founded in 1967 by Robert E. Quirk and Richard H. Bakalor, both of whom are still active with the firm.  Regarded as one of New York's leading defense firms, we serve a wide range of national clients, including insurers, reinsurers, manufacturers, property owners, developers, contractors and trucking fleets. In addition, the firm represents major airline carriers in connection with various liability and regulatory issues confronting the aviation industry on domestic and international fronts as well as in litigation arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The firm is comprised of 13 attorneys who excel at identifying issues early and managing risk in the defense of claims in areas such as aviation, insurance defense and coverage, products liability, premises liability, construction, professional liability, employment discrimination and criminal defense. While all Quirk and Bakalor attorneys handle cases from pre-suit through trial and appeal, knowing which cases should be resolved prior to trial allows us to obtain the most favorable results for clients. When cases need to be tried, we adeptly navigate the state, federal and appellate court systems and are better prepared than our counterparts.

Through our scope and size, Quirk and Bakalor delivers large-firm capabilities and small-firm efficiency to clients. Our day-to-day practice is guided by one simple principle: results matter. We evaluate cases, identify issues, communicate clearly and develop appropriate litigation strategies to support the business goals of our clients. Our attorneys work together as a team integrating unique areas of practical knowledge and offering clients a diverse range of litigation and litigation prevention services.

Our work, based primarily in the New York State and Federal courts, often extends beyond the region as our attorneys try cases, argue appeals and consult on litigation in many jurisdictions. In addition, we frequently serve as national and regional counsel in complex multi-party, multi-district cases.