Eliot M. Schuman Partner

Mr. Schuman is a partner in the firm and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He represents victims of medical and dental malpractice as well as those who have sustained significant injuries in construction related accidents. He also represents those who have been injured by reason of automobile accidents including tractor-trailer-rollovers, the ingestion of lead paint, product defects, explosions and the excessive use of force by law enforcement officers. Mr. Schuman has obtained verdicts in excess of seven (7) figures and settled numerous cases in like amount. He also serves as defense counsel in civil litigation, engages in commercial litigation, estate litigation, and has been designated as a Court Appointed Fiduciary on numerous occasions. Mr. Schuman has briefed and argued many appeals in his areas of expertise.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schuman was of counsel to our firm for many years when he was also a member of Schuman Sall & Geist, and before that was associated with several other firms bearing his name. He was an associate with the firm of Baumeister & Samuels which specialized in aviation crash litigation, and began his career with the Law Department of the City of New York where he rose to the position of Deputy Chief of the Special Trials Unit in the Tort Division.

Mr. Schuman is very involved in the education of law students and undergraduates. For many years he has served as a Judge at various levels of Moot Court competitions at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and as Head Coach of the Cornell University Mock Trial Team which ranks as one of the elite programs in the Nation.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law School, J.D., 1979
  • Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

$1.8 Million Dollar Settlement Reached – Young Female Passenger Sustained Serious Injuries in a Car Crash

Plaintiff’s attorney, Eliot M. Schuman of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP negotiated a 1.8 Million Dollar Settlement on the day a jury was to be selected in Rockland County (3/1/2018).

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$1.75 Million Dollar Settlement Reached – Man Hit by Car Sustained Fractures

Plaintiff’s Attorney, Eliot Schuman, of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, negotiated a $1.75 Million Dollar Settlement within days of the scheduled start of trial.

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