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Margot N. Wilensky



Margot Wilensky represents a wide variety of clients in complex civil litigation matters, from the pre-litigation investigations stage through trial and appeal. Her practice covers several diverse areas of law, including product liability, toxic torts, general negligence, construction, fire casualty and intellectual property.

With experience in both state and federal court, Margot regularly represents corporate clients in lawsuits relating to design, manufacture, warnings, recalls, and repair and alteration of products, including durable medical equipment, hydraulic cylinders, exercise equipment and beauty and cosmetic products. She defends both manufacturers and premises owners in lawsuits involving fires and floods resulting in mass casualty and property damage. Margot also defends clients, including commercial carriers, emergency services, and those leasing fleet vehicles, and their drivers in automobile accidents and incidents involving use of the carrier, in both personal injury and property damage cases. Margot seeks to obtain early dismissal under the Graves Amendment, when applicable, and as well position the client for early summary judgment or resolution, with a focus on early discovery on liability and damages.

In addition, Margot represents business owners and tenants in negligent security and premises liability lawsuits, and defends clients in New York Labor Law cases. She defends clients in cases involving trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising claims, and prosecutes defendants in the sale of counterfeit goods.

Margot was a recipient of Colgate University's Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and a member of Lambda Alpha National Honors Society. During law school, she interned for the Hon. Edward H. Lehner, J.S.C. Margot is a 2019 Graduate of the IADC Trial Academy. 


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • State Membership Chair, New York (2018-present)
    • Product Liability Group Product Liability Steering Committee - Publications Vice Chair (2018-present)
    • Membership Committee (2018-present)
    • Young Lawyers Steering Committee (2014-2018); previous Annual Meeting Chair and Activities Chair
  • IADC Trial Academy Graduate (2019)

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Speaking Engagements


  • Author, "Strategic Concerns of the Material Alterations Defense"¬†
    Defense Research Institute's Trials and Tribulations, 2015


New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2014-2021)


New York Law School (J.D., 2008) 
Colgate University (B.A., 2003) 


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