Eli Babaev graduated from Queens College with a BA in Economics/Finance in 2002. He received his J.D. from New York Law School in 2006. While attending law school, Eli interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and was an active member of NYLS’ nationally recognized moot court association.
Upon being admitted into the bar, Eli began working at the New York City Law Department as an Assistant Corporation Counsel. Eli defended the City of New York against various tort claims including premises liability, negligent supervision, labor law, motor vehicle accidents and alleged violations of civil rights. While working as an Assistant Corporation Counsel, Eli was promoted to full-time trial attorney and tried dozens of tort cases, many of which went to verdict.
Eli is currently a full time civil trial attorney hired by other attorneys and firms to represent their clients at the trial stage of their cases. Eli currently tries personal injury cases for both plaintiffs AND defendants. Being a former “back-to-back” trial attorney for the City of New York, has given Eli a realistic insight into what arguments his adversaries will make when he represents plaintiffs. However, Eli also continues to represent defendants at trial, with one of his most prominent clients being the New York City Transit Authority. In addition to being hired as a specialist to try cases for other firms, Eli also conducts and defends depositions on a per diem basis. He is admitted to practice law before all state courts in New York as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.