Robert E. Grey

Grey & Grey, LLP

workers compensation

About Me

               Robert Grey is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, B.A. 1987 and St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 1990.  He is presently the managing partner of Grey & Grey, L.L.P., which represents workers in the areas of workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, personal injury, Long Term Disability, and other matters involving injury and disability.  The firm has offices throughout the metropolitan area.

             Robert has represented thousands of clients before the Workers' Compensation Board, tried cases in State and Federal Court, and prosecuted appeals in State and Federal courts including the New York State Court of Appeals.  He has also been involved in drafting legislation to provide workers’ compensation and pension benefits for World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up workers. 

             Robert has presented continuing education programs from the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and many county bar associations.  He is also a frequent lecturer for many local unions and for the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, where he serves as Treasurer.  Robert is also the Outreach Committee Chair of the Mt. Sinai – Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Advisory Board (which named him the 2008 Man of the Year).  He has served as an adjunct professor at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a technical advisor to the New York State September 11th Worker Protection Task Force, as a member of the New York State Insurance Department Advisory Committee to the Workers’ Compensation Reform Task Force, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board’s Advisory Committee, and the New York State Business Regulation Council to which he was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.  Robert was the Chairman of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance from 2010 through 2018 and is presently a Director of the Injured Workers Bar Association.

             Robert has published many articles on workers’ compensation issues which have appeared in the Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law, the Syracuse Law Review, numerous local bar association publications, the New York Law Journal, and the New York Times, among others.


  • Robert Grey, “The Use of Medical Impairment, Functional Loss, and Vocational FActors to Determine Loss of Wage Earning Capacity Under the 2012 Guidelines for Permanent Impairment,” Syracuse Law Review, 2013. Pages 30
  • David Grey, Robert Grey, “Settlement of a Third-Party Action With a Related Workers' Compensation Claim,” Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law, 1989. Pages 11
  • Robert Grey, “Update on the Status of Workers' Compensation Liens in the Settlement of Motor Vehicle Cases,” Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law, 1994. Pages 22
  • Robert Grey, “Court of Appeals Ruling in Shutter - Back to the Future,” New York Law Journal, December 22, 1997. Pages 2
  • Robert Grey, “September 11: Dealing with Workers' Compensation,” New York Law Journal, November 1, 2001. Pages 2
  • Robert Grey, “Which Way for Workers' Compensation?,” New York Law Journal, June 19, 2006. Pages 2
  • Robert Grey, “Recent Changes to Workers' Comp and Kelly Negotiations,” New York Law Journal, May 23, 2007. Pages 2
  • Robert Grey, “Kelly's Application for Permanent Partial Disability Ends,” New York Law Journal, November 26, 2007. Pages 2

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