I was very satisfied with the way Mr. Rutman represented me and my case. From the start, he was very accommodating and drove to New Jersey to meet me. He helped me find medical providers, he helped me obtain lost wages and he even helped me obtain a loan through a funding company. On the other side, the defendant did everything they could to delay the case. But Mr. Rutman stayed focused on my case.

I found Mr. Rutman to be patient and seasoned. I was worried that the insurance company big wigs had more resources than we did but Mr. Rutman was a silent killer. I was truly impressed. I also appreciated the fact that Mr. Rutman broke down attorney jargon for me in layman's terms. The case went to mediation and all the other passengers who made a claim settled at the mediation. But Mr. Rutman told me that my offer was not enough and we did not settle. Mr. Rutman traveled to California to do a videotaped deposition of my treating doctor to prepare for trial. The case was eventually resolved after jury selection for an amount more than double of what was offered at the mediation.

Mr. Rutman and the law firm made me feel at ease and that my family & I could trust them. The law office team was personable and always easy to reach. I highly recommend Popick & Rutman.

Injuries While a Passenger on a Bus

Thalia E.

I highly recommend Popick & Rutman. Not only do I think they are excellent lawyers but I trust Brad and Rick to have my best interests at heart. I have hired them as my lawyers for four accidents and I am very satisified with their services. My family members have also hired Popick & Rutman and they, too, are happy with their services and the results. 

I made a big mistake in not calling Popick & Rutman first when I had an on-the-job accident in 2013. Instead, I called a law firm located near my home in Staten island. I had very serious injuries but the close-to-home lawyer wanted to settle the case for only $60,000. I was very upset and called Popick & Rutman. Brad and Rick took the case over from the first lawyer, worked on it for another two years and then settled my case for $825,000. 

The difference between the two law firms was like night and day. The lawyers at first law firm did not explain the law to me. I generally had to speak to a secretary when I had a question, and when a lawyer did speak with me they sounded like they just wanted to settle the case quickly and get a quick and easy fee. 

With Popick & Rutman, I dealt with Brad and Rick directly. They took a lot of time to get into the details of the accident and discovered causes of action the first lawyer was not able to because he did not speak to me in a thorough manner. Brad and Rick answered all my questions about my case every step of the way, and also told me how the case would affect my workers compensation, disability and Medicare. At the settlement, they made sure my future medical bills were covered. The way that Popick & Rutman handled my case was comprehensive and detail-oriented and I am very happy with the results they got for me. 

On The Job Accident


I want to thank Rick Rutman and the law firm for continuing to help me years after my case was settled. I was an infant when my case was resolved. My infant's compromised check was inappropriately cashed. Years later, Mr Rutman helped me discover what happened to the check and fight with the bank that wrongfully cashed the check. The bank refused to reimburse me for improperly cashing the check. He wrote letters to the bank, called them and then made a complaint to the federal agency in charge of overseeing the bank. The bank finally gave up and issued me the check. Mr. Rutman did not charge me anything at all for this extra work he performed. He did it because it was the right thing to do.

Thank you!

M.B. November 2017

I highly recommend Rick Rutman and Popick & Rutman. I was referred to the law firm by a family friend. I was hurt in a demolition accident. The building I was working on collapsed. The law firm helped me every step of the way including finding the right medical specialists, the workers compensation attorneys and litigating the case. The case settled for 7 figures. Rick Rutman explained every step of the procedure with me, kept me informed of what was going on and obtained a great resolution without having to go to trial.

Got a Great Resolution Without Having To Go To Trial

S.K. September 2017

I am very happy with the way POPICK & RUTMAN handled my case. I had slipped and fell on the ice on the sidewalk. They kept me informed of what was going on with my case, pushed it through the court system as fast as they could, spent a substantial amount of time preparing me for my deposition, hired an expert for trial, defeated a summary judgment motion made by the defendants to dismiss my case and they went further than they needed to and reduced a medical lien I had with my union. At the end of the case I received an excellent settlement at mediation so I did not have to try the case.

Slip & Fall Case Resolved

L. N., March 2017

I would strongly recommend Brad Popick and the Law office of Popick & Rutman. Mr. Popick has handled two car accident cases for me; he is always on top of things and I feel very confident in him. He is my "go-to-guy". Everybody at the office was always helpful and informative. I would highly recommend Popick & Rutman to my friends and family.

More Than One Car Accident Cases Settled Before Trial


I was a construction worker hurt on the job while building the Second Avenue Subway. Initially, another attorney told me that I only had a workers compensation case and rejected my personal injury case. I was referred to Mr. Rutman by a friend whose case Mr. Rutman settled several years ago. Mr. Rutman settled my case for an amount I am extremely satisfied with, even though I came to him after the time to file a notice of claim had passed. He also got the workers compensation lien waived as part of the settlement. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends.

Hurt on the Job

Luciano F.

I tripped and fell on the sidewalk and hurt my knee. They came to my house and Mr. Rutman took the time to answer all of my questions. In the beginning, I felt a lot of frustrations with the lawsuit process because I didn't know what to expect. but then they explained it to me step by step. I felt comfortable knowing that they were on my side looking out for me. The office staff was easy to deal with. They were very friendly, helpful and pleasant. They kept me informed of what was going on. The translators on their staff were good as well. They settled my case and I am very happy with the resolution. I would highly recommend them.

Tripped and Fell


I slipped and fell in a supermarket while making a delivery. I did not report the accident to the manager, there was no accident report and I did not go to the emergency room. Initially, the insurance company for the supermarket did not want to pay for anything, claiming that there was no proof the accident happened, but Rick Rutman got the insurance company to pay six figures and got my workers compensation lien reduced.

Everyone in the office was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend Popick & Rutman to anyone who needs a good lawyer.