Derek M. Zisser

Garden City, NY

Derek M. Zisser

Garden City, NY

Derek Zisser has over a decade of experience litigating high exposure construction, premises liability, commercial, products liability, environmental, professional liability, insurance coverage as well as trucking and transportation cases. He serves on MGC’s Trucking Rapid Response Team.  “I go above and beyond for my clients by learning their business, as well as their methods and operating procedures, so that I can understand the big picture instead of just focusing on the events leading to a lawsuit,” says Derek. “Gaining a total understanding of my clients and their work not only assists me in analyzing the alleged accident or occurrence that led to the lawsuit, but ensures effective and efficient representation in responding to discovery and dealing with various employees or members of the company.”

Prior to joining MGC, Derek focused on automobile, complex multi-party litigation, construction, general liability, products liability, as well as transportation and trucking matters at an insurance defense litigation firm. He has extensive experience litigating gig or sharing economy as well as retail and hospitality cases, and also previously served as assistant editor of the bi-annual Labor Law Update, which examined the latest developments regarding New York’s Labor Law and construction accidents. Derek also completed a semester externship in the Nassau County Commercial Division and volunteered there after taking the bar examination.

Derek is a dad to three children, including twins. Outside of MGC, he enjoys running and exercise, going to the beach, listening to live music, and cheering on the New York Rangers as well as the Liverpool Football Club.

Practice Areas

Adulterated Food

Alcohol Liability

Commercial & Business Litigation

Construction Litigation


Premises Liability

Products Liability

Management & Professional Liability

Motor Vehicle Litigation

Trucking & Transportation

Insurance Coverage

Curriculum Vitae

Education (2)
  • Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (JD)
  • Hofstra University ()
Professional Memberships (3)
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Bar Admissions (7)
  • New York (2011)
  • New Jersey (2012)
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Publications (1)
  • Co-authored, along with Honorable Peter B. Skelos, J.S.C, chapter entitled “Evolution of the Labor Law: A View From the Bench” | Third Edition, New York State Bar Association’s Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation