The National Trial Lawyers

Robert K. Erlanger


Different types of cases handled include:

     ✓defamation by libel (by writing) or slander (by words)

     ✓malicious prosecution (having the prosecutor start and continue a criminal action without probable cause)

     ✓civil rights violations, including excessive use of force by the police

     ✓personal property damage or loss

     ✓breach of commercial contract

     ✓commercial disputes

     ✓defending negligence lawsuits


Case results include:

     ✓ $15 million verdict in federal court as the result of a conspiracy between a mother and her family and a foreign national airline to remove American daughter from the U.S. in violation of a family court order; father did not see his daughter for over five years.

     ✓ Mid five-figure settlement with prominent national daily newspaper and NYC real estate broker for falsely implying that the property seller was trying to set a fire in his townhouse.

     ✓ $50,000 jury verdict in favor of woman whose former boyfriend and father of her child had her prosecuted, without probable cause, for what he claimed were annoying text messages and her violation of an eight year old order of protection.

     ✓ Before filing a lawsuit, quickly negotiated five-figure settlement at full replacement value with insurance carrier for the theft of a collection of Hermes ties during handling by a moving company.