The Alpert Firm Philosophy

“Justice, justice you shall seek”
           — Deuteronomy 16:20

The Alpert Firm believes in zealously representing its clients’ interests, with the highest standards of trial advocacy.

While we are prepared to litigate every case to trial, we believe in advising both plaintiffs and defendants of the strengths and weaknesses of their cases — by doing so, we encourage parties to come to an agreement that works for everyone early on, so that resources are spent on solving problems rather than on going to court.

We have tried many cases and will always prepare the firm’s cases with the trial in mind in the event that mediation or other settlement efforts prove unsuccessful.

About our Founder
Stanley N. Alpert

Stanley N. Alpert served for 13 years with the United States Department of Justice, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. As Chief of Environmental Litigation, Mr. Alpert investigated, prosecuted, and supervised many complex environmental civil and criminal cases and he litigated many trials and appeals.

Mr. Alpert worked on hazardous waste, asbestos, land use and other environmental issues, under many environmental statutes, including CERCLA, RCRA, NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ocean Dumping Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Stan Alpert has received numerous awards and commendations for his work as a prosecutor, including the Henry L. Stimson Medal awarded for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney by the Association of the Bar for the City of New York. He also twice received the Justice Department’s prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance. Mr. Alpert received his B.S. in Economics from Binghamton University (SUNY) and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Stan was law clerk to the Honorable Edward B. Davis, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. He also worked at the New York law firm of Kaye Scholer, LLP, where he was a commercial litigator on environmental, real estate, contract, trademark, and other matters.

After leaving the government, Mr. Alpert was Head of the Environmental Toxic Tort Unit at the New York law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg, focusing his practice on environmental and toxic tort matters, such as MTBE litigation against the oil industry, and actions for injury to people or damages to property from a host of environmental contaminants. He was Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel to MDL 1358 in the Southern District of New York, coordinating well over a hundred law suits against the oil industry for MTBE contamination of people’s drinking water. He is Co-Chair of the Toxic Torts Committee, Environmental Law Section, New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Alpert has recently opened The Alpert Firm in New York City, with focused practice in environmental and toxic tort cases for harm caused by pollution as well as commercial, real estate, and government false claims litigation.

The Alpert Firm
New York, New York
(212) 420-9434