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Year founded: 2003
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Overview

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For over 20 years, Wigdor LLP has paved the road to justice on behalf of victims of corporate misconduct at the highest levels. The Firm’s Founding Partner, Douglas H. Wigdor, is widely considered one of New York’s most successful labor and employment attorneys. Named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal and a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360, Mr. Wigdor routinely tries cases to verdict — having won numerous verdicts in the millions of dollars and regularly appearing in the New York Law Journal’s “Top Verdicts.” Because of his employment trial verdicts and high-profile cases, Mr. Wigdor has appeared in several profiles about his career, including articles in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and the London Independent.

The attorneys at Wigdor LLP are highly experienced in the successful litigation of class action, multi-plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, wage-and-hour and other employment-related lawsuits. The Firm also has a strong track record in criminal law, sports and entertainment law, civil rights and catastrophic torts. In a study by BTI Consulting Group, Wigdor LLP was recognized as the most fearsome employment litigation firm in the United States.

Wigdor LLP treats each case as unique, working closely and collaboratively with each client to ensure only the best possible legal representation. Due to the Firm’s well-respected stature within the legal community, the attorneys at Wigdor LLP possess a rare negotiating power that is unseen by most plaintiffs’ firms. As a result, the Firm is able to settle the vast majority of its cases, often before a complaint is ever filed. These confidential settlements total over $1 Billion.

The hallmark of our practice, and our promise to you, quite simply is: Unparalleled dedication, commitment and integrity in all of our work.

Firm News

December 23, 2017
Wigdor LLP 2017 Recap

Rankings

Wigdor LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Metro Rankings

New York City
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Employment Law - Individuals
Doug Wigdor, the associates and the office staff were outstanding to work with. Their responsiveness to questions was always timely; their knowledge of the law and the system was immeasurable; and, the level of professionalism displayed throughout the process was superb. Mr. Wigdor was thorough, concise and is an excellent litigator. He is the attorney you want on your side.
Former Client
Employment Law - Individuals
Wigdor is willing to litigate if required. This makes a huge difference. Negotiation was the answer in my case, but I believe that the negotiation was far more expeditious because of the respect that Wigdor has in the community. That respect surely is earned in court. I was very happy with my outcome
Former Client
Employment Law - Individuals
Mr. Wigdor represented me in an employment discrimination case. He did an outstanding job. Mr. Wigdor and his team were the epitome of professionalism, and they were able to achieve a life-altering result for me.
Employment Law - Individuals
Mr. Widgor is a highly professional and competent attorney who provided me with a zealous representation in a matter of employment discrimination. His expertise in Employment Law - Individuals is unquantified.
Employment Law - Individuals
Doug Wigdor has represented me on several occasions providing counsel and advice related to employment contracts and terms of employment. Without exception, he has given me excellent advice and reasoned analysis of all legal issues. He is competent and ethical; I have and would strongly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice or facing litigation on employment issues.
Employment Law - Individuals
Wigdor LLP provided legal services in connection with a multi-million dollar employment contract arbitration dispute. Their responsiveness, attention to detail, preparation, and ultimately outstanding representation during the arbitration process were simply excellent. I can not say enough about the professionalism and integrity of the Wigdor team, particularly founding partner Doug Wigdor who led the way.
Employment Law - Individuals
Douglas Wigdor is a consummate professional who helps his clients in getting justice. He wholeheartedly believes in helping those who have been wronged. He listens carefully and is skilled at using relevant factual information from the client, appropriate legal devices, and his oratorical powers to organize the best possible outcome for his clients.
Employment Law - Individuals
WIGDOR is the best of the best. I couldn’t even come up with a complaint if I tried. They changed my life.
Employment Law - Individuals
WIGDOR is a top notch firm with unmatched experience and, equally if not more importantly, success with plaintiff-side employment matters.
Employment Law - Individuals
Doug Wigdor of Wigdor LLP is a very good lawyer whom I would use again if I had to. I could not have asked for or hired a better law firm. Doug, his partners and the other lawyers and staff all gave me 100%. He is the real deal. I was very pleased with how Doug and his law firm represented me. I would and will refer anyone I can to Wigdor LLP. I could not have asked for a better lawyer since he went above and beyond for me.
Employment Law - Individuals
WIGDOR's work is outstanding. They are knowledgeable, thoughtful attorneys who do a thorough and professional job.
Employment Law - Individuals
My experience with Wigdor was excellent. I spoke with several other firms before selecting Wigdor and was impressed with the knowledge of both law and strategy that Wigdor exhibited. Entering into settlement negotiations is an inherently stress-inducing process, but I believe that having Wigdor representing me made the situation as easy as possible. I would highly recommend Wigdor, as the quality of their representation is excellent.
Employment Law - Individuals
WIGDOR has smart and very effective attorneys. Lawrence Pearson is a terrific attorney and extremely responsive to his client’s needs.
Employment Law - Individuals
I needed a smart, assertive, and knowledgeable law firm who would not be afraid to take on a high profile and deep pocketed company. Wigdor Law is not only unafraid, but their incredible depth and knowledge in the area of employment law gave me the confidence that I would be protected every step of the way.
Employment Law - Individuals
Tenacious, dogged, relentless - that is Wigdor. These are the lawyers you want on your side in employment matters, and your adversaries do not. Wigdor is simply the best in employment law, hands down.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Nobody goes into a job thinking they will ever need a Labor & Employment Lawyer, but if you ever do, it better be of the quality of Wigdor LLP. Discrimination in the workplace is a painful experience that can break your spirit and your mind. Its impact is an unimaginable blow to one's career and life. When you are at this most vulnerable, I found the Wigdor team to listen, truly understand my situation, and represent me in ways that far surpassed my expectations. Their tenacity and fierceness are only comparable to their high touch and empathy. Just listening to the opening and closing statements in my case brought huge relief, a sense of validation and justice. They made sense of my ordeal, captured it, and represented it with inescapable rigor. I shall ever consider myself fortunate to have found this legal team and for their superb legal services.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Having never needed legal representation, I couldn't have asked for a better team than Wigdor. They made time for my case, answered every single message and voicemail, and made clear what the pros and cons were of every decision they asked me to make as we proceeded. Their expertise will guide me for the rest of my working life.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Working with Wigdor was a most pleasant surprise. We've all heard the stereotypes of high-powered lawyers, but the entire team was extremely professional and responsive to our every need. Phone and email messages were answered right away — no matter the day or time — and despite being one among many cases at this firm, we were made to feel that ours was a priority. They spent many hours conferring with us and poring over documents preparing for each step in the legal process. Their instincts were always right on and just about everything they said they would do for us was borne out in the end. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to this office. When it comes to labor and employment litigation, I can't imagine being in better hands!
Employment Law - Individuals
The Wigdor firm represents me as we speak. They are terrific. Always responsive, extremely capable, and are never intimidated by the other side.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Regional Rankings

New York City
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Wigdor LLP has 7 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Wigdor LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal
  • Litigator Awards, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • Best Law Firm, U.S. News
  • Best Law Firm, U.S. News
  • Litigator Award, Trial Lawyer Board of Regents
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell - Douglas H. Wigdor
  • Top Verdicts, New York Law Journal

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