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  • Credentials
  • Notable Work
  • Awards & Accolades
  • Notable Verdicts/Settlements

Eli B. Basch


Kingston native, Eli B. Basch, has been helping Ulster County injury victims for over thirty years. He has dedicated his career to helping injury victims and the families of individuals who were injured or killed in Ulster County car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, falls, fires, explosions, recreational accidents, boating accidents, plane crashes, construction accidents, defective product accidents, and medical negligence.

Mr. Basch is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and successful personal injury attorneys in Upstate New York. With over 250 trial verdicts and more than 5,000 settlements to his credit, Eli has handled more trials than any other personal injury lawyer currently practicing in Ulster County. In fact, he has represented more injury victims than any other lawyer in the history of Ulster County.

In 2011, Eli Basch was named a Super Lawyer of Upstate New York by Super Lawyers Magazine, and he’s been recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of New York State since 2007. His reputation has earned him a position on the Governor’s Screening Committee for Judicial Appointments, and he previously served on the Committee for Professional Standards in the Third Judicial Department from 1998 to 2004.

Mr. Basch lives in Kingston just two miles from his office. Mr. Basch welcomes the opportunity to sit down and visit with you to discuss how he can help you deal with your serious personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage claim.


Awards & Accolades

  • 2007 – present, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of New York State
  • 2016 Top 25 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers List
  • 20110- present, Super Lawyers, Upstate New York
  • 2021 Hudson Valley Magazine Top Lawyer
  • 2017 Champion of Justice Award, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (link to blog Nov 2017)
  • 2021 Chronogrammie Winner, Basch & Keegan Best Law Firm of the Hudson Vall

Notable Settlements and Verdicts

  • $4,000,000: Motorcycle Accident 
  • $3,850,000: Post-Operative Complication 
  • $1,000,000: Car Collision 
  • $1,000,000: Drunk Driver Car Accident
  • $675,000: Wrongful Death 
  • $650,000: Car Collision
  • $4,000,000 | Tractor Trailer Accident

    A truck driver was rear-ended by another trucker and suffered failed back syndrome.

  • $4,000,000 | Motorcycle Accident

    Our client was a 34-year-old driving a motorcycle into work when she struck a pothole with her front tire causing her to lose control and impact a guardrail. Our client was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, having suffered serious injuries.

  • $3,850,000 | Post-Operative Complication

    Attorneys John A. DeGasperis and Eli B. Basch negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of an Albany County woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to hospital and physician malpractice.

  • $3,750,000 | Slip & Fall

    After a long and difficult battle, justice was obtained. Our client was a grandmother visiting a museum with her grandchildren. She tripped and fell on a ramp that led from one room to another within the museum.

  • $3,300,000 | Floor Collapse

    Our client literally fell through the floor.

The Opinons that matter Most

Serious injuries require genuine representation
  • John was quick to respond, helpful and honest

    John was quick to respond, helpful and honest regarding my situation and the questions I had. Also easy to talk to which is always appreciated!

  • Strong and Persistent

    “Strong and Persistent”

  • Best of the best of the best!

    “Compassionate, dedicated, professional...Eli, Maureen, Derek, John, and all the staff.”

  • Professional, Responsive & Communicative

    Maureen and her crew do one heck of a job!!!!

  • Extremely responsive, even after hours!

    “Highly recommended!”

What sets us apart?

  • We Understand How You Feel
    We recognize the difficulty that injury victims face. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders.
  • Personalized & Passionate Representation
    We consistently obtain excellent results because our opponents know we don’t back down. We are ready to fight for you.
  • A History of Success
    We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for personal injury victims in the Hudson Valley. Ask your friends and neighbors about us.
  • For Us, Every Case Is Personal
    Our attorneys spend significant time with each and every client, explaining the legal process and ensuring that our clients understand their options at every stage of their case.
  • Proven Strategy for Getting Exceptional Settlements
    We work hard for our clients and prepare each case for trial. This proven strategy enables us to obtain higher settlement values on behalf of our clients.

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