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Charles E. Wisell

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Firm Name
Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.
40 Fulton Street
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25th Floor
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New York, NY 10038

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury
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40 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA
Practice Summary
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Attorney Charles E. Wisell is a partner with Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, P.C., which has office locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. Widely regarded as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Wisell represents plaintiff clients throughout New York who have personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.

Throughout his career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Wisell has earned a reputation for taking on the tough cases that other attorneys regard as unwinnable. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to advocating on behalf of undocumented immigrants and Hispanic clients who may have little or no other recourse when suffering an injury or loss caused by someone else's negligence.

From his efforts, Mr. Wisell has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients, earning his memberships in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Among his most recent victories, he helped secure a $6.7 million verdict for the victim of a construction accident as well as settlements of $4.75 million and $4.5 million, respectively, for workers injured because of ladder collapses. In addition, Mr. Wisell has helped obtain numerous other awards well in excess of $1 million along with many other six-figure awards.

After graduating from Baruch College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, Mr. Wisell attended Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Wisell has conducted speeches for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and he has appeared on CNN Español, where he provided in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics. He has also earned a reputation as a tireless and passionate advocate for his Hispanic clients throughout the Jackson Heights and Queens communities.

Sample Recoveries

$6.7 Million - Verdict for a 34-year-old man who was working at a construction project in the Brooklyn Marine Terminal. He fell while working on scaffolding and suffered spinal and neck injuries because of the unsafe working conditions and defective equipment. The jury awarded client money for his pain and suffering, his lost wages, and his necessary medical treatment.

$4.75 Million - Settlement for a 39-year-old plumber, injured due to unsafe work conditions at a construction site. The building owner provided client a ladder that was unsafe for use. Client was working on the ladder when it twisted and collapsed. The firm proved that defendants violated the safety requirements of New York’s labor law.

$4.5 Million - Obtained a settlement after a jury was selected for client who fell 15 feet when a ladder slipped out during construction work. Client suffered injuries to both of his heels and needed surgery to both lower legs.

$2.5 Million - Owner of a large commercial structure failed to provide Local 78 asbestos workers with proper safety equipment causing a worker to fall from a height. The worker suffered a back injury that required surgery.

$2.3 Million - Plumbing company employee traveling at an unsafe speed in a company vehicle struck a 68-year-old news cameraman’s vehicle in the rear causing him to suffer a neck injury that required surgery.

$2.25 Million - 32-year-old undocumented construction worker who fell between floors at work and injured his knee and lower back.

$1.75 Million - 36-year-old undocumented construction worker who fell from a ladder and injured his lower back and fractured his wrist.

$1.35 Million - Apartment building owner failed to provide workers on the job site with proper fall equipment, causing a welder to fall ten feet and suffer a wrist fracture that required surgery.

$1,000,000.00 - Settlement during trial against the City of New York for a 64-year-old construction worker who suffered a fractured leg when an unsecured panel fell upon him.

$800,000.00 - 26-year-old construction worker who fell off a scaffold while performing masonry work and dislocated his ankle.

$750,000.00 - Arbitration award for a 45-year-old male who suffered a cervical injury in a motor vehicle accident that required surgery.

$550,000.00 - 24-year-old undocumented construction worker who fell off a ladder at work while painting and fractured his wrist.

$500,000.00 - 28-year-old cell phone repairman struck by a newspaper delivery truck and suffered shoulder and knee injury requiring microsurgeries.

$500.000.00 - 22-year-old undocumented nanny struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Queens and suffered a fractured leg.

$383,000.00 - 39-year-old undocumented cook who was knocked off his bicycle and suffered a knee injury requiring microsurgery.

$250,000.00 - 86-year-old retired homemaker who slipped on ice and suffered a hip fracture.

$240,000.00 - 26-year-old trade show model who slipped and fell on water in a hotel and sustained a minor facial laceration.


New York, 1996
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


Touro Law School
J.D., 1995

Baruch College
B.AS, 1990

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Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.

40 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038, USA

(917) 268-2985

4.8 out of 5 stars

Alban F

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I am extremely happy with my attorneys at Lipsig. Not only were they extremely responsive and helpful, but they were able to obtain a great settlement on my case. I would recommend them to all of my friends and family.

Alton W.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Very satisfied with the work you did for me, Charles, Anna, Tom were great. Very happy with the outcome and would HIGHLY recommend the Lipsig firm. They were always there for all my questions and always made time for me. I understood the whole case. Many thanks to the whole staff! I would give them ten stars if I could.

Jesus Martinez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I recommend anyone in need of a personal injury attorney Lipzig Shapey and Moverman. They are very professional and make you feel like family. From the receptionist to the attorneys handling my case, they treated me like a VIP. I want to thank Tom Moverman and his staff Jobina, Danny and especially Efrain who was there for me from the beginning. I...

Jetesa Mahalla

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

My experience with the attorneys and staff at Lipsig Law Firm was exceptional. From our initial visit, until my case was settled, I was well advised and taken care of. I received case updates in regular basis and was told about the next steps. Since English was not my native language, the firm assigned to me a professional Albanian interpreter who...