Manhattan personal- injury atty William Schwitzer is using a “briefcase full of cash” to steal clients from a rival lawyer, a lawsuit charges.

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Forget ambulance chasing. Joseph Ginarte is suing for $10 million, saying that starting in June, a wave of clients ditched him for fellow accident lawyer William Schwitzer.

Manhattan personal- injury atty William Schwitzer is using a “briefcase full of cash” to steal clients from a rival lawyer, a lawsuit charges.

Forget ambulance chasing. A Manhattan personal- injury attorney is using a “briefcase full of cash” to steal clients from a rival lawyer, a lawsuit charges.

Joseph Ginarte is suing for $10 million, saying that starting in June, a wave of clients ditched him for fellow accident lawyer William Schwitzer.

“Each of the foregoing clients has a common link: Ginarte referred each client to a pain-management specialist, hereinafter referred to as ‘Dr. X,’ ” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says.

Ginarte believes Schwitzer sends minions to the doctor’s office and offers his clients “$2,000 or $3,000 in cash” to switch counsel and a free Uber ride to Schwitzer’s Midtown office to make the switch official, the suit says.

A spokesman for Schwitzer said, “The allegations in the complaint filed by a competitive law firm are baseless, without merit and were motivated by professional jealously of our firm’s success.”

“We are preparing a counterclaim that will expose the lies in their complaint,” he said.

 

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