The QCC Fund, Inc. - Ira H. Futterman, Esq., ’63
Ira H. Futterman, ESQ. '63
(Retired Senior Partner at Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP)
Ira H. Futterman, Esq. ’63 is a former Senior Partner at Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP, where he was in charge of litigating cases in Federal and New York Supreme Courts. Since 1974, he focused on medical malpractice cases involving birth trauma, hypoxia, surgical, OB/GYN, orthopedic, neurological errors, misdiagnosis, hospital negligence and wrongful death. He was a member of Queensborough’s second graduating class with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and earned his law degree from NY Law School. He is admitted to practice in NY State since 1968, as well as in federal courts in New York, California, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ira has a distinguished history of civic involvement, volunteering his time for groups such as the Federal District Court Pro-Bono Panel on Employment Discrimination, Board of Directors of Huntington and the Long Island Y.M.C.A., Boy Scouts of America, Queens County Finance Committee and Board of Directors of the Fort Schuyler Foundation of the N.Y. Maritime College.
Past memberships include the American Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, N.Y.S. Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Association, Queens Bar Association Medical Malpractice Panel, N.Y.S. Bar Associate Executive Committee of Litigation Section and Queens County Jewish Layers (Brandeis) Association.
Ira has said that “If not for Queensborough, I would never have gone to college. If not for Queensborough, I would never have become a lawyer.” In appreciation of the education he received at Queensborough, Ira has generously supported the QCC Fund, Inc. In 2014 Ira established the Ira H. Futterman Public/Community Service Internship Endowment Fund.
Ira was elected to the QCC Fund Board of Directors in 1979 and has previously served as the Chair.