The Taub Law Firm, P.C. is a boutique law firm located in midtown Manhattan with Elliot H. Taub, Esq. and Matthew A. Taub, Esq. at its core. The father-and-son duo were inspired by their family’s legal history and tradition, specifically the involvement in notable early cases of the civil rights movement, and aim to provide a sense of justice to their clients. The firm operates on the principles of providing professional and courteous service to clients, genuinely cares for the welfare of clients beyond the mere immediate legal representation being offered, and successfully and skillfully obtains favorable results.
Elliot H. Taub, a partner in the NYC litigation firm of The Taub Law Firm, has achieved acclaim as a trial attorney having obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements over thirty years as a trial attorney. He has lectured in the field of medical malpractice and is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and New York & Nassau County Bar Associations. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, recipient of a Masters degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1972, and a 1977 New York Law School graduate. He was admitted to practice in the New York Courts in 1978 and Eastern and Southern District Courts in 1979.
After many years working in large and mid-size firms, Mr. Taub was inspired by his father's legal career to open a law practice with his son Matthew.
Matthew Taub, an associate attorney at The Taub Law Firm, is an alumnus of American University in Washington, D.C., where he received a B.A. in Political Science as well an interdisciplinary major in communications, legal institutions, economics, and government. Mr. Taub is also a graduate of New York Law School in New York, NY, where he served as Notes Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. He is the author of the novel 'Death of the Dying City' and of the paper 'A Retort to Tort Reform: The Real Issues Facing Our Tort System,' and 'Teaching Old Lawyers New Tricks? The Prospects and Pitfalls of New York's 'New Rules' for Pre-Trial Depositions.' Mr. Taub is admitted to practice in the Courts of both New York and New Jersey.
Allan Taub, Esq., a Precursor To The Firm (1902-1995)
From the New York Times Obituary:
Allan Taub, Lawyer, Dies at 93; Pleaded 30’s Civil Rights Cases
Allan Taub, Esq., (1902-1995), the father of Elliot Taub and the grandfather of Matthew Taub, was a New York lawyer who pleaded labor and civil rights cases in the 1930’s and went on to operate his own law practice in New York City for 45 years. He was associated with the International Labor Defense group and the Civil Liberties Union, among other organizations.
It was as a volunteer with civil liberties groups that he became involved in cases that helped to define the era: the rape case of the “Scottsboro Boys,” named after their Alabama town; the 1932 coal miners’ strike in Harlan, Ky., and the Pippin murder trial in Tuscaloosa, Ala. In all three instances, he defied local hostility.
The Scottsboro case began in 1931 when nine young black men were charged with raping two white women. Mr. Taub acted as co-counsel in the early stages of the case, which ended in convictions. After years of complicated proceedings, the state agreed to quash charges against some of the men in 1937. Another escaped to Michigan, which refused to extradite him, and Gov. George Wallace pardoned yet another in 1976.
Mr. Taub was also a lawyer for the strikers in Harlan, Kentucky in 1932 when sympathizers trucking in food for the miners’ families were forced to leave by local officials. Disorders broke out, the visitors and lawyers were beset by a mob, and Mr. Taub suffered a serious head injury.
The next year, he defended Dan Pippen Jr., an 18-year-old black youth accused of slaying a white woman. Mr. Pippen was lynched after his indictment, and Mr. Taub was threatened by a mob and had to leave under National Guard escort.
Thereafter, Mr. Taub continued to practice law in his own practice in Manhattan, retiring from practice in 1981. For most of his legal career, he was active in the 23d Street Association, for which he served as a lawyer and, from 1966 to 1974, as managing director.