Speiser Krause was founded in New York over sixty years ago by Stuart Speiser, one of the nation's first attorneys to specialize in the field of aviation litigation. In 1955 our firm earned the prestigious "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction we have retained ever since.
Speiser Krause has focused its practice over the years primarily in the area of aviation law, specifically, wrongful death and serious personal injury. As Speiser Krause worked to shape the manner in which airline disasters would be litigated, the firm quickly became the leading light in aviation wrongful death litigation, breaking ground in products liability, warranty law, negligence per se as it applies to aviation regulations, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor, the Death on the High Seas Act, and helping shape recovery under the Warsaw Convention and its subsequent international agreements and treaties. Out of this history, Speiser Krause has continued to expand its practice into other areas of complex litigation with a focus on aviation, railroad, serious motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. The firm also practices actively in the areas of foreign terrorist acts and complex commercial litigation.
In all its fields of practice, the firm’s members have sought to protect those who could not protect themselves, to champion those who face unjust odds and to give a voice to those who cannot be heard. Speiser Krause continues to find justice for its clients with audacity of thought, tenacity of spirit, and singleness of purpose.