Anthony H. Gair Memorial Scholarship

The Southern New York State Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has established a memorial scholarship to remember the legacy of our cherished friend and longtime member Antony H. Gair. The scholarship will be awarded every year to a 2nd or 3rd year law student from a New York City law school who has distinguished themselves in a moot court competition. 

Nominations will be accepted and submitted to any of our board members via email.

Steven Balson-Cohen
President
sbc7788@aol.com

Jennine A. Gerrard
Vice President
jennine.gerrard@lewisbrisbois.com

Joseph J. Gulino
Secretary
jgulino@nicolettilaw.com

Ian B. Lane
Treasurer
ilane@hfpmlaw.com

Biography of Anthony H. Gair Esq.

Anthony H. Gair was a partner at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, which was founded by his father, Harry A. Gair in 1919. Mr. Gair joined the firm in 1980. He specialized in preparing and trying New York personal injury cases including construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and automobile accidents. He has also tried numerous cases against the City of New York, one of which involved the City’s failure to erect and place proper barriers on Rockaway Turnpike, a case which resulted in a multi-million-dollar jury verdict.

Anthonys’ goal was to help people injured by the negligence and carelessness of others– especially people whose lives are destroyed by corporations who place more emphasis on corporate profits than responsibility and safety. He expended countless hours in advising younger attorneys on how to effectively represent people who have suffered catastrophic injuries and taught at Fordham University School of Law in the Continuing Legal Education program. Anthony was a life-time member of Scribes-American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects as well as a member of the Roscoe Pound Foundation.

He was a recipient of The New York State Trial Lawyers’ Civil Justice Honor Award in 2006. In 2011 and 2018 he was named Best Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation, New York City Area by Best Lawyers in America. Our dear friend was a long time member of the SNY Chapter of ABOTA and an ardent supporter of its programs and members.