Liza Milgrim is a partner at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., one of New York State’s top personal injury and medical malpractice law firms. She is bilingual and the first Hispanic partner at her law firm. She works in the general negligence division where she handles a variety of cases including construction accidents, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, lead poisoning and nursing home cases. She has earned a reputation of being a tough litigator and one who achieves maximum financial recovery for her clients. She has obtained many seven figure settlements and in 2015, was listed in New York Law Journal Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame for one of the largest settlements obtained in New York State for a pedestrian injured by a motor vehicle. She was recognized by the Puerto Rican Bar Association with the Flor De Mega award for her legal achievements.
Liza was raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a product of New York City public schools. She attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and returned home to attend St. John’s University School of Law where she received many accolades on the Moot Court competition team.
Liza learned early on the challenges faced by immigrants. As a child of an Ecuadorian-born mother, her mother would often ask her to write letters and make phone calls on her behalf to get things done. Her mother would say “they will respond quicker if you call.” Liza’s personal experiences has made her sensitive to the struggles of her Hispanic clients. She takes pride in guiding them through the legal process and their rights.
Liza is an active member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association (LIHBA). She has served as a board member and is presently the Bar Association’s Secretary, Chairs the Community Outreach Committee and Membership Committee and sits on the Nassau County District Attorney’s Advisory Council on Immigrant Affairs.
In addition to her work at her law firm and the LIHBA, she enjoys mentoring minority students looking to pursue a legal career. She is also a wife and mother to two children who motivate her every day to make a difference.