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Lauma Zariņa

This is definitely the best lawyer I know!!! very honest and super helpful he really helped me a lot dealing with immigration issues in Israel and it was very successful!
I highly recommend

Tomer Hila Birnbach

I received a recommendation from friends about the firm, and indeed every word is correct, a service team, professional, welcoming, a fair price for the work I requested, I am satisfied

Joshua Pex was both an amazing human being and an inspiring human rights attorney. I reported directly to him for various activities I performed as in intern. I was impressed with his incredibly solid character. He is trustworthy, fair, and goes above and beyond to advocate for the vulnerable. He is completely trustworthy and high caliber in his work. His partners and employees are very blessed to work with him. I am honored to know them.

Heather Lebrun

Priscilla Moses

competent consulting, fast processing, reliable, warm & good team. highly recommended

lynn vonne

Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, fast responding and very patient. Highly recommend. I will choose them again next time if needed.

Gáspár Erőss

If you need to solve any complicated legal issue in Israel, don't hesitate to contact them. Otherwise you will loose hours/days/weeks with things that they can solve in minutes. They helped me to obtain my expert working visa in Israel and even after that they responded further questions and gave me advices related to administrative issues in Israel which saved me a lot of time. Irena Rosenberg and Michael Decker worked on my case, they are very professional and helpful. They will not let you down, feel free to contact them.

Kfir Cohen

We were searching for a law firm that will be honest with us and really work hard for a satisfying result, it wasn't an easy task
We found them online; they were the only law firm from all of our searchings which were completely honest and NOT gave us just what we wanted to hear
Using them guaranteed honesty above all. A legal team that is friendly and cares for a superb result
They really care about helping their customers without any other interest
Nadia gave us service behind what we expected; she was professional which lead to fast and easy process with great result
We definitely recommend using them

Amir Abt

The best lawyer firm I’ve had dealt with. I would like to thank Anat Levi and Ariel Galili from the Jerusalem branch for all of their efforts and patience, we could not have been Able to reach to where we are now without them

Matthias Oppliger

I have been receiving services from this Law Firm for several years now and I want to say THANK YOU to the team, especially Joshua Pex. They are doing outstanding work. The services I have received for both our Israeli non profit association but also our social business have helped us solve many issues at hand and provided solutions in complicated situations. Personally, I am grateful for support in visa issues as a foreigner living now in Israel for many years.

Dumitrascu Cristina

Best lawyer house from Israel! I couldn’t dealt with my situation without their professionalism and effectiveness. Their dedication to every legal aspect and their drive it’s how a true lawyer house can be!
Working in European market and international now, I couldn’t dare to let myself wide my wings on countries unknown to me. Definitely they’ll be the lawyers representing me, my business at every international aspect and on personal development.
When you hear Decker,Pex,Ofir &Co, you hear 10+ class services, luxurious professionals, confidentiality and exclusive attention to your needs.

Greg Olson

We highly recommend Adv. Mike Decker and have know him for many years. He has helped our family with many battles over the years. We recently received our permanent residency after 23 years in Israel. We so much appreciate Mike’s representation of us.

Prima Lorenzo

I admire the Austrian citizenship team in Tel-Aviv branch! They deserve more then 5 stars!! They are very friendly and professional. I've got Austrian citizenship in 4 months for all family members which consists of 12 people! The entire team is very friendly and responsive. They are always answering questions and support during the process. I recommend to everyone. Was 100% satisfied.

Morgan Jones

The team at Decker, Pex & Co have been awesome to work with in helping our US company establish banking in Israel and in providing counsel for legal needs in Israel. I highly recommend!

Jacob Newberry

A really excellent firm. They knew exactly how to handle my situation effectively and efficiently, and we got the result I needed without much fuss. Adi Berger was a wonderful advocate for me and I am deeply grateful for her help!

Michael Soffer

I would like to recommend Attorney Yehuda Elcharar. He assisted both me and my company in a complex lawsuit. He handled negotiations that led to a favorable outcome much quicker than expected.

I am extremely pleased with choosing Attorney Elcharar. Many thanks also to the office team, Oz and Chaya, for their assistance throughout the entire process.

Thanks again ????

TarcisioePotira Freitas

I really recommend the law office's services. The service is very professional and efficient, the price is right. I am satisfied with the services I needed and happy to have known them.

Shaltiel Devorah

Mr. Joshua Pex is knowledgeable and Professional. I really appreciate his courteous and direct approach.

Esty A

I had a consultation with Batya and she was very helpful. She made sure I understood all the information I needed, and was patient with me in gathering documents I needed.

Andreas Kelling

We have been working with Decker, Pex & Co - Law Firm in Tel Aviv for many years very well. Because we appreciated their lawyers services, we recommended businesses and individuals again and again to go there as well.

Sergei m Vashkevich

We came to Mr. Joshua with so many questions (and most of all, with so many concerns and worries) …

When we explained our case to him, first of all, he calmed us down and helped us to see the big picture, which took away our fears;

Then he presented us with a detailed explanation and a few options to explore, and a timeline, how things work and necessary steps to undertake on our part,

We thank and highly recommend Mr. Joshua for showing us so much empathy, care and professionalism (!)

Sophie Cooperman

Oded Ger did an excellent job by reviewing a modeling contract I was offered. Explained the bad clauses in the contract, and their possible consequences. Thank you for your amazing job, your professionalism, your consultation and honesty. You showed me from your experience how it can be done differently. It was the best decision choosing you as my lawyer.
I highly recommend this firm, especially Oded Ger.

Marce Ruth St. Rey

Party time in the heart, my beloved husband received his residence after so much time of battles and faith. Gratitude, God has blessed us with wonderful beings who have accompanied us, including a "precious angel" who touched our hearts, our excellent and fantastic lawyer: Maria Chernin Dekel, sweet and wonderful human being, who has guided us and stayed On our side. side in this intense legal transit whom we bless on every occasion. God bless you dear Maria, you have exceeded your professional duty by containing us and collaborating with us in hard times, very hard, for that we want to thank you publicly, you are unique!!!
We bless and thank the entire team at Decker Pex Tal Ofir Law Firm.

Shurouq Hajyassin

We were very satisfied with the consultation we had.
You were very straightforward with us , You tried to help us in every way you could . we really appreciate that.
And of course the fast reply we got from you on our emails and the appointment you gave us .
You deserve more than 5 stars????

Josh W-S

The firm had a quick response to my last-minute needs, they were helpful in communicating with me in English, and they fulfilled my needs in a timely fashion.

Halvor Ronning

Courteous, clear, efficient service.

Stuart Safft

I am delighted to report that my wife and I have just obtained our Israeli citizenship. We will be forever grateful for all of the help, guidance and support which Ariel Galili of Decker, Pex & Co. provided through this process.
I am a Jewish, 80-year-old American, and my wife is not Jewish. We had started the process on our own back in November 2020 via the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh, but soon became entangled in the delays and often-changing regulations due to Covid-19. The pandemic also caused delays in obtaining the required apostilles for various documents from various state agencies and the US State Department.
We found Decker, Pex & Co. On the internet and began working with Ariel in late November 2021. Ariel did a superb job of leading us through the process, helping us to understand which documents were essential, which would most likely be required, and which, though included on the list of required documents, were rarely required. He helped us several times to understand what was likely and unlikely to occur as “the next step.” Helping us manage our expectations was extremely useful to us.
Besides his knowing the laws, regulations and procedures, Ariel also made us feel that he was truly interested in helping us to successfully work through this process in as smooth, timely, and frustration-free manner as possible.
My wife and I strongly recommend anyone planning to go through this process seriously consider hiring Decker, Pex, Ofir & Co. and, specifically, Ariel Galili.

Sveta Vashkevich

We (myself and my husband) came to Mr. Joshua Pex – for his professional advice – and we received such human warmth and caring attitude, that our hearts melted …

His attention to our details and our situation peculiarities, combined with his professionalism and knowledge, helped us to map out what needs to be done on our part: we appreciate and recommend You, Mr. Joshua!

Paul Prince

The team of lawyers and assistants are incredibly professional. Aiming to give their clients the advice possible regarding the normative and the law of Israel. With well trained and professional secretary at the front desk to the lawyers team, I could say that I had one of the most professional services possible. I'm super glad of choosing Joshua Pex of Law office for immigration solution, lawyers to advise in my case, to me, it is remarkable.

Michelle Long

Josh has been helping me on and off for a few years now. I have needed legal advice and assistance with immigration due to a complex situation of mine, and he has been extremely available and responsive, honest and clear about my route and how to proceed. Very much recommended!

Genaan Abdelall

I cannot recommend Nechama enough! Her expertise, professionalism, and dedication to her clients is unparalleled. From the moment I reached out to her, she provided clear and concise communication, and helped me navigate through a complex legal issue with ease.

Throughout the entire process, Nechama went above and beyond to ensure that I was informed and comfortable with every decision. She demonstrated a deep knowledge of the law, and was able to offer sound advice that ultimately led to a positive outcome.

What sets Nechama apart is her compassionate and empathetic approach to her clients. She truly cares about the well-being of her clients, and it shows in the way she handles every case.

If you are in need of a lawyer, I highly recommend Nechama.


We were very pleased and content with the services of this law firm. They supported us 100% and solved our case successfully, we couldn't be happier.

Lilian Granovsky

I can highly recommend these services!
Every time we turned to Joshua we always got a professional quick and helpful respond.

David De La Rosa

Very friendly, professional, and effective, highly recommended

Наталья Мажуга

Great lawyers Joshua Pex and Nechama and Michael Deker who really want to help you and I have very trustful relationships with them. All my cases they took they won. Thank you and let’s keep working together

Yossi Montrose

Very knowledgeable and professional


We had a pleasure of working with Irena Rosenberg who assisted in getting our two U.S. born children registered in Israel and supported visa process for my wife in 2021. During the pandemic, my wife and I decided to move to Israel where I am originally from after living in the U.S. for over 20 years, but we had no idea how to go about securing visas before and after arriving in Israel. Irena is knowledgeable, reliable and competent lawyer who always had answers to all our questions which made us feel confident that everything would be fine with her assistance. We are now happily living in Israel and are so grateful to have Irena who is a genuinely nice person as our lawyer.

Alexander P Gutterman

EU PASSPORT ! Big news! Thanks to Michael Decker and the other good people at the law office, as well as to the virtue of my ancestors, the cruelty of the Inquisition, reparations issued in the Iberian Peninsula, and etc, I am delighted to be on track for Portuguese and European Union Citizenship! A truly incredible development and one which brings me deep joy.

Israel iluz

We were very satisfied with the service of Nehama. She was very professional in all her dealings and kept us informed all the way.
We highly recommend this law firm. They proved to be reliable, efficient and pleasant to work with.

Eden Weiss

Extrmely friendly, professional and helpful. A big thank you to Irina especially from the Jerusalem office. Highly Recommended.

Michael and Ariellah Waizman

For Advocate Joshua Pex.

We were in a devastating situation when my wife received an order from the immigration office to leave Israel within 30 days, without any explanation, after we have been married and in the process for six and a half years. We heard of Advocate Pex through a friend of a friend. We contacted Mr. Pex and he was ready to help us when he heard of our situation.

The service is amazing! Always ready to assist without regard to the time it takes. The advice Mr. Pex gave us was great, such as what to do, he gave useful links, and advice about which officials to contact. The price for the service was great!

The process until we received the extension for another year for my wife was not long (3 months). Things started moving once Mr. Pex came into the picture.

We highly recommend Advocate Joshua Pex! We achieved our goal and the fear of deportation has been lifted!

Dongdiet & Nellie

We are very happy with the services. Somehow they managed to translate the law lingo into language we actually understand 😉 and their outstanding YouTube videos helped us to have a better grasp of what process we had to go through. Their patience, clear explanation and experience are very valuable. It's also very nice to know that you will receive response promptly; it made us feel we can really trust their services. We recommend all those looking for immigration lawyers to get in touch.

Adi Katina

Great Team. With no doubt, this office is actually thee best-leading office in Israel. Simply put, if you want your case to win, just join them, hand in your documents, and celebrate the victory.

Kindest regards,
Adi k.

Arielle Bosch

Incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, accessible, and evident across the board that they truly care about the people they are helping. They are quick to respond, engaged, and obviously top-notch lawyers. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you, Joshua and Itamar for your help with our Joint Life Application. You were a calming energy during a storm - always breathed a sigh of relief after speaking with you. It is so difficult to get straight answers from the Misrad Hapnim, but you guys are straight shooters. I appreciate your candor and evident integrity. Hope to work with you in the future, and will send everyone I know in need of legal aid your way. Thank you for your guidance and support.

Do you require the services of a negligence lawyer in Israel?

Did you or your child slip and fall because of the carelessness of others? Or have you survived a car accident and suffered bodily damage because of someone’s reckless driving? Were you the victim of medical malpractice or the negligence of another professional? If you suffered harm because of the carelessness of others and you find yourself wondering: “How can I sue for negligence in Israel?”, then the following article is for you.

We will explain the legal definition of negligence and the elements of negligence that must be proven in court. Additionally, you will learn what to expect from a good Israeli negligence lawyer as well as the process a negligence attorney must follow in order to ensure that their client is given the compensation they deserve. If after reading this article you still have additional questions on the topic of negligence claims in Israel or if you need the assistance of a malpractice and negligence attorney, please contact us. Our law firm in Israel has offices in Tel-Aviv and in Jerusalem. You can call 03-3724722 or email us at [email protected].

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The legal definition of negligence in Israel

In Israel, negligence is categorized as a type of civil wrong that is addressed by civil tort law (dinei nezikin). According to the Civil Wrongs Ordinance, if a person in Israel behaves in a way that “a reasonably prudent person would not”, or if a professional (e.g. a physician) behaves in a manner that deviates from the desired behavior of “a reasonably prudent person qualified for that profession”, then their actions are legally defined as ‘carelessness’. Note that carelessness can manifest as either an action or a failure to act. If that careless conduct causes harm or losses to someone, then it meets the legal definition of ‘negligence’ (rashlanut in Hebrew), a civil wrong that merits compensation. Medical malpractice is a particular type of negligence, as is reckless driving.

When a negligence lawyer in Israel successfully proves that the defendant was in the wrong, then the court will force the defendant to financially compensate the claimant for their losses, pain, and suffering. Proving negligence requires knowledge of the intricacies of Israeli case law and a vast array of legal precedents. Therefore, it is important to rely on the services of an experienced civil attorney when filing negligence cases. 

The elements of negligence

There are four elements that must be proven by the claimant’s attorney in order to establish negligence:

1. That the defendant had a duty of care towards the claimant. This can be a professional responsibility to uphold a particular standard of care, such as between an employer and their employee or a doctor and their patient. However, it could also be a general neighborly duty of care to not act in such a way that causes harm to others.

2. That the defendant breached their duty of care. In order to establish this, a negligence lawyer in Israel must successfully argue that a reasonable person should have been able to foresee the harm that their actions could cause and adjust their behavior accordingly. 

3. That the claimant of the lawsuit experienced harm or losses of some sort.

4. That the harm was caused by the defendant’s careless behavior

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The size of compensation

If all four of these conditions are shown to exist then the judge may order a case evaluation by an expert in order to determine the size of compensation that the defendant owes to the claimant. This sum will include compensatory damages for measurable losses as well as possible aggravated damages for pain and suffering. A damages lawyer will always seek to maximize the size of compensation awarded to their client. Since the attorney fees are normally a percentage of the damages awarded, personal injury lawyers in Israel are highly motivated to prove their client’s case. Additionally, if the attorney fails to prove negligence on the part of the defendant, then their client will not owe them any fees. 

Defense strategies

Conversely, the defense attorneys representing the defendant will attempt to demonstrate that their client’s performance does not meet the legal threshold required for it to be considered negligence – either claiming that the defendant’s behavior cannot be considered unreasonable or that it did not actually cause harm. Additionally, the defense attorneys will attempt to shrink the size of the potential compensation. 

A central strategy toward this goal is to try and prove contributory negligence on the part of the claimant. In other words, if the court becomes convinced that the claimant filing the lawsuit was not adequately prudent and cautious in their own actions, then the claimant would be at least partially responsible for the damage they suffered. In cases in which the court rules that the negligence is shared between the two parties, it will award damages in direct proportion to the share of responsibility ascribed to the defendant. 

“Can I sue for negligence too?”

If someone carelessly caused you harm in Israel, then you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You do not need to be an Israeli citizen in order to file malpractice claims, personal injury lawsuits, or other negligence cases. Any adult who has suffered harm in Israel is eligible to file a claim and parents may file a lawsuit on behalf of their minor children. The longer you wait after the negligence occurred, the harder it may be to prove your case. Moreover, note that Israel has a statute of limitations. With few exceptions, the prescribed period in which you are permitted to submit a civil lawsuit is seven years since the negligent act. If more than seven years have passed, and no exceptions apply, then the lawsuit will be dismissed out of hand.

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How to file a negligence claim in Israel

Before filing a damages claim, it is important to consult with an experienced civil lawyer with whom you can establish a trust-based attorney-client relationship. Remember that your attorney has a legal obligation to preserve your right to confidentiality. Note that in some cases, such as medical malpractice lawsuits, you will be required to waive your medical confidentiality, which is normally protected by doctor-patient privilege, so that your case of negligence can properly be assessed by the courts and their appointed experts. Your lawyer will help you gather as much documentation and evidence as possible regarding your case. They will then contact an expert in the relevant field and ask for a preliminary assessment of whether the alleged wrongdoing meets the legal criteria for negligence. Based on that assessment, your tort lawyer will inform you how likely it is that you will receive compensation if you file a lawsuit. 

If you then choose to proceed, you may need to pay a substantial sum to a qualified expert to substantiate that negligence did indeed occur – especially in cases of alleged medical or professional malpractice which require technical knowledge. The expert must have no conflict of interest in relation to the lawsuit so that their opinion is accepted as credible by the judge. When a judge receives two contradictory expert opinions, one submitted by the claimant and one by the defendant, the courts may appoint a neutral expert to offer their own professional opinion. The judge will then issue a verdict and determine how much compensation the defendant owes to the claimant.

Consult a negligence lawyer in Israel

If you found this article to be informative, then you may be interested in other articles concerning tort law in Israel on our website such as: Filing a Negligence Lawsuit in Israel – How to Receive Financial Compensation, Expert Advice from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Israel, and Advice from a Civil Tort Attorney in Israel. If you have more questions regarding negligence claims in Israel or if you need legal representation, please contact our law firm in Israel. We have offices both in Jerusalem and in Tel-Aviv and we would gladly meet with you for a legal consultation.

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