Mark Glen Sokoloff, Esq., counsel to Hach & Rose, LLP
NYC FELA Attorney
Mark Glen Sokoloff specializes in representing railroad workers under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), as well as National Mediation Board Arbitrations, railroad wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims.
Mr. Sokoloff has over 25 years of trial experience and is Designated Counsel to both the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO Local Lodge 754 and the Independent Railway Supervisors Association (IRSA).
In 1976, Mr. Sokoloff, representing his client, Paul Reutershaun, initiated the “Agent Orange” class action (Reutershaun v. Dow Chemical) which led to a record liability settlement of $750 million dollars. Mr. Sokoloff is currently representing permanently injured Amtrak and LIRR employees in FELA complaints filed in Washington, D.C., Essex County, New Jersey and Queens, New York. Mr. Sokoloff moreover is currently representing commuters in the Dundy County, Nebraska derailment.
Admitted to bar:
- New York
- U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals 1977
- Mr. Sokoloff was involved in drafting the first New York State Agent Orange Complaint on behalf of Consolidated Rail Conductor, Paul Reutershaun, which led to an eventual $750,000,000 product liability settlement
- $7,000,000 – For a CONRAIL conductor initiated the Agent Orange class action, toxic tort
- $925,000 – For Amtrak electric line person who fell off a ladder
- $825,000 – For LIRR Car Appearance Maintainer injured as a result of a blue flag violation, train moved while climbing coach car
- $670,000 – Jury verdict for an engineer injured in train collision
- $500,000 – Settlement for a train crew as a result of a train derailment due to flooding in Oyster Bay, NY
- $450,000 – For a Metro North conductor who was injured due to a derailment in Cos Cob, Connecticut
- $425,000 – For LIRR Engineer who twisted his ankle on ballast, unsafe walkway
- $350,000 – Jury verdict for an engineer as a result of a train derailment in Jamaica, Queens, NY
- $300,000 – For Amtrak Hostler injured lumbar spine on unsafe track switch
- $250,000 – For a General Foreman injured in shop when a Nose of a Diesel fell on him
- $190,000 – For a Machinist whose hand was caught in railroad truck changing springs
- $150,000 – For a conductor suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy/compartmental pain syndrome injured as a result of a rough track in the LIC yard
- $50,000 – Settlement for a railroad worker who lost hearing due to exposure to noise at the LIRR Hillside Facility violating OSHA standards
Click here to read Mr. Sokoloff’s blog called RailRoad Ties.