About Us

Long-time Advocate for 9/11 Survivors

The Marcowitz Law Firm concentrates on representing people who have been harmed by toxic exposures in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Firm founder Eddie Marcowitz is extremely proud and honored to serve as the personal attorney to the family of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, for whom the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is named. He has dedicated his career to fighting for victims and survivors of 9/11.

How Our Firm Can Help You

If you or a family member is suffering from a 9/11-related cancer or other illness, our law firm can manage every aspect of your claim with the Victim Compensation Fund. You can trust our highly respected firm to:

  • Help document your presence in the exposure zone during the specified time period, which is required to qualify for compensation
  • Manage all paperwork documenting your injury or illness
  • Begin work on your claim the first day we meet with you, ensuring that all filing deadlines are met
  • Use the considerable resources at our disposal to present a strong claim for maximum compensation
  • Connect you with professionals at the World Trade Center Health Program to ensure you receive the health benefits you need
  • Provide you with one-on-one, personalized service

Eddie Marcowitz will personally stay in touch with you throughout the claims process to make sure you are kept up to date and understand what to expect. He makes himself available to talk whenever you need him, responding to calls within 24 hours. Overall, he and his staff go the extra mile to take as much of the burden off you as possible.

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Results Matter.


$1.9 million

9/11 Fatal Illness

For the widow and family of a New York City sanitation worker who passed away


$280 million

Pro Bono Effort

Ed spearheaded a campaign on behalf of 63 widows nd hundreds of firefighters as part of the Trial Lawyers Care program.

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History of Our Firm

An Advocate from the Beginning

Eddie Marcowitz’s experience in representing those affected by the World Trade Center attacks is somewhat unique and virtually unparalleled. Soon after the attacks, he spearheaded one of the largest pro bono efforts in history on behalf of New York City firefighters and their families.

As part of one of New York’s most respected personal injury firms, Eddie worked extensively with Special Master Ken Feinberg on the original September 11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) of 2001. Ultimately, he helped survivors recover just under $300 million dollars.

Special Master Feinberg said of Ed: “I knew of few lawyers I worked with in my administration of the VCF that are more capable or qualified than Ed.”

He Has Never Stopped Fighting

After the original VCF closed, Eddie represented a select few clients in the Federal World Trade Center litigation where, after appealing an award, he was successful in obtaining more than $1.9 million for the widow and family of a New York City sanitation worker who passed away due to his 9/11-related illness. This was one of the highest awards issued in that litigation.

During this same time period, Eddie was also successful in another WTC pro bono effort. He was able to overturn several FDNY Pension Board decisions that denied disability pensions to members of New York’s Bravest who had suffered debilitating lung injuries as a result of their heroic efforts at Ground Zero. These victories were unprecedented and were consequently chronicled in the New York Daily News, The New York Law Journal and The Chief-Leader.

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How Can We Help You?

Our boutique law firm focuses on providing high-quality representation in the following areas:

Practice Area

9/11 Cancers & Other Conditions

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Although it has been more than 15 years since this tragedy shocked the nation, people who lived, worked, and were in the vicinity of the attack are still suffering the effects. We help those who are coping with 9/11-related certified conditions such as cancer pursue the financial assistance they deserve from the Victim Compensation Fund.... learn more

Practice Area

Serious Personal Injuries

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A serious injury can change a person’s life forever. Our highly respected New York personal injury law firm takes on the toughest cases. We focus on complex injury, occupational illness, and wrongful death claims involving lead paint poisoning, New York labor laws, FELA cancer cases, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.... learn more

The Zadroga family has chosen ED Marcowitz as our family lawyer. The reason is that he is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I've dealt with over the years as it pertains to the "James Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Act". He has also demonstrated that he truly cares for 9/11 responders and... — Joseph Zadroga

Protecting Those Who Continue to Be Harmed

While he continued to fight for the rights of survivors, Eddie also recognized that many of the people who had been exposed to toxic dust in the vicinity of Ground Zero were being diagnosed with serious cancers and other diseases years later. He successfully lobbied Congress to reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund as part of the Zadroga Act almost 10 years after the attacks.

Upon the law’s passage, Eddie was honored to give the opening remarks and was a featured speaker at a symposium hosted by the Fealgood Foundation, one of the premier advocacy groups for the 9/11 Community, aimed at educating the public about the newly opened fund.

Talk to a Lawyer Who Cares

The Marcowitz Law Firm is committed to helping those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, or other serious illnesses related to 9/11. Our firm works to educate survivors about the benefits and compensation available to them, so they can get access to the assistance they need.

Eddie Marcowitz has successfully handled more than 1,000 claims for compensation on behalf of victims of the 9/11 attacks. His firm also selective takes on complex personal injury cases, which require special attention and extensive resources.

Our law firm’s mission is to act as an unwavering advocate for those who need us most victims of catastrophic events and life-changing accidents.

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Trusted and Respected

  • NTL
  • Super Lawyers
  • NADC
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators