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  • Bio
  • 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

  • 2011- 2023, Super Lawyers, Upstate New York
  • Super Lawyers - 10 years
  • 2007 – present, Top 100 Trial Lawyers of New York State
  • 2016 Top 25 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers List
  • 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

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Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $4,000,000: Motorcycle Accident 
  • $3,850,000: Post-Operative Complication 
  • $2,150,000: School Injury
  • $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 Opinions that matter Most

Serious injuries require genuine representation
  • This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!

    “Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”

  • I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!

    “Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”

  • Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.

    “Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”

  • Your first mistake would be not to call Basch & Keegan because they truly are the very best in every way.

    “All of the attorneys treated me like family which is very important when you are injured. Derek Spada has become my personal friend and holds a special place in my heart forever.”

What sets us apart?

  • Here to Help Win the Fight

    Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

  • HERE TO HELP Get Results

    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

  • HERE TO HELP When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • HERE TO HELP Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

  • HERE TO HELP The Community

    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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