Parker Waichman LLP is a national law firm based in Port Washington, on New York’s Long Island. Its founders are two attorneys, Jerrold S. Parker and Herbert L. Waichman, who built successful careers championing the rights of those harmed by the misconduct of others. In doing so, the two have not only helped their clients, but in some cases, even paved the way for some of the most important litigations in modern times. Their landmark AIDS case in 1984, for instance, proved for the first time in U.S. court that AIDS is transmittable via a blood transfusion. Throughout the years, the two have fought in numerous mass tort cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases and asbestos cases, and have played an extremely dynamic role fighting for the legal rights of 9/11 first responders. With roots in Long Island and over two decades of experience in the legal field, Parker Waichman LLP has worked to earn your trust, and dedicates itself to continuing to help the people of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Our Firm: Partners
Jerrold S. Parker - Founding Partner
Mr. Parker is one of Parker Waichman LLP’s founding partners. Since receiving his bachelor’s degree at Queens College of the City University of New York and his law degree from St John’s University School of Law, he has accumulated over 25 years of experience representing clients in personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Parker has been recognized by both his peers and outside parties for his outstanding work fighting for the rights of victims who were injured or wronged by others. Fellow attorneys voted him into Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation. He has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV®” Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 and holds a Five Dragon rating on Law Dragon, the highest rating possible. New York authorities have also honored him for his tireless efforts working on the community’s behalf.
Herbert L. Waichman - Founding Partner
Mr. Waichman, the other founding partner of Parker Waichman LLP, received his bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and went on to get his law degree at St. John’s University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Waichman has over 25 years of experience in the legal field fighting for clients’ legal rights. Prior to his legal career, he was a lieutenant in the New York City Police Department. New York authorities have honored Mr. Waichman for his outstanding service to the community.
Jordan L. Chaikin - Partner
Mr. Chaikin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. A partner, he specializes in class action litigation — lawsuits in which a large number of plaintiffs are represented in one case.
Raymond C. Silverman - Partner
Mr. Silverman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Association for Justice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and New York County Lawyers Association.
Brett A. Zekowski - Partner
Mr. Zekowski received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.