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Brett Peter Linn,

Brett Peter Linn Esq.

NY Personal Injury Lawyer

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York (Binghamton) in 1976, graduating with All College Honors, Honors in Philosophy and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1978 I received a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, serving as a graduate assistant for my program supervisor. Finally, in 1984, I was awarded a J.D. Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School, New York, New York, graduating 6th out of 107. While at NYLS, I served as a staff member of the school’s law review; earned the Raymond Gnesin Award for Workers’ Compensation Law; and received a Certificate of Merit for First Year Oral Arguments.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Past President, 1999 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 1984 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Work with Several New York Alternative Dispute Resolution Agencies, 1999 – 2009
  • Volunteer Work with “Dan K Memorial Scholarship Fund” to raise money for deserving students and heart-related research, 2007 – Present


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. magna cum laude – 1984
    • Law Review: Law Review, Staff, 1985
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Honors: With Honor
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Philosophy
  • Columbia University, Teacher’s College, New York, New York
    • Masters Special Education – 1978
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Unified Court System, 9th District, Joseph F. Gagliardi Awards For Excellence, 2000 – Present.

Past Employment Positions:

  • New York State Unified Court System, Court Attorney, 1984 – 2009

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