Ira Fogelgaren is admitted to the Bar of New York as well as the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 1976 and a Juris Doctor Degree with honors from New York Law School in 1980. He has been a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Fogelgaren clerked at the office of Assemblyman John C. Dearie and was a trial preparation assistant at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office while attending law school. Prior to joining the Brewington firm, Mr. Fogelgaren worked at several of the most prominent personal injury firms working on many different types of cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice. He has been successful in obtaining million dollar verdicts and settlements in numerous cases.
Mr. Fogelgaren joined the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington in 2002 and has worked on a variety of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, civil rights, employment discrimination and education claims. Aside from being successful in numerous cases, Mr. Brewington and Mr. Fogelgaren played a significant role in changing the New York State Board of Education rules with respect to the use of isolation rooms for special education students.
Mr. Fogelgaren has been an adjunct teacher at the New York University School of Continuing Education and has participated in judging national moot court competitions.
In order to provide greater opportunities for children with developmental disabilities, Mr. Fogelgaren was a co-founder and current division director of a Challenger Baseball Team where children with special needs participate in Little League Baseball.