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Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore has an extraordinary record of success
representing victims of medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death
and personal injury. The firm has won more than 100 verdicts of more than
$1 million for clients, and has negotiated settlements on behalf of clients in
excess of $1 billion. This past year, when the first Medical Malpractice Hall of
Fame was published by ALM, we were recognized for winning five of the top
25 cases on the list, more than any other firm. Two out of the three highest
verdicts ever awarded in New York history were achieved by our firm.
In addition to our medical malpractice specialty, the firm’s attorneys
recently won one of the largest personal injury verdicts in New York
State history: $172 million for a 29-year-old handicapped woman who
was tragically injured after New York City EMTs responded to her home
and then failed to perform even basic emergency care. The firm also
negotiated a $20 million settlement for two recent college graduates
who suffered third-degree burns when the popular household decoration
they purchased from a well-known national retailer suddenly and
unexpectedly burst into flames.
KRAMER, DILLOF, LIVINGSTON & MOORE
“Our clients have suffered irreparable tragedy,” says Thomas Moore,
a senior partner. “We restore to them a measure of hope, dignity and
Senior partner Judith Livingston has received honorary Doctor of Laws
degrees from Hofstra University and Fordham University, where she was
also honored with the University’s Founder’s Award. In 2014, she gave
the commencement address at Hofstra and was awarded the University
Presidential Medal. She was the first woman and youngest person in the U.S.
admitted to the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a group of the top 100
trial attorneys; was called a Legal Legend by Lawdragon, and cited as one of
“The 50 most influential women lawyers in America” by New York magazine.
Moore has twice received The National Law Journal’s Lawyer of the
Year honor, and has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s most
successful trial attorneys. Lawyers Weekly has called him the “Best Med-Mal Lawyer in America.” Moore is also a member of the Inner Circle of
Advocates, and in 2015, he received an honorary degree from Fordham
and delivered the law school’s commencement address.
Livingston, Moore and two of their partners—Matthew
Gaier and Carmine Rubino—are again honored to be named
to the Super Lawyers list. Jordan Merson, a newly named
partner, has been recognized to the Rising Stars list.
Gaier devotes most of his practice to appellate work,
ensuring that verdicts won at trial are sustained on appeal.
His record includes several of the largest medical malpractice
and personal injury verdicts ever upheld in New York State. In
2014, the Appellate Division Second Department sustained a
$6.2 million verdict won by Livingston for a 61-year-old man’s
wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering. Gaier is also
intimately involved in the firm’s complex litigation matters, and
has developed particular expertise in products liability cases.
Gaier is the author of the definitive three-volume text, New York
Medical Malpractice (revised edition), and is the New York Law
Journal’s contributing expert columnist on the subject.
Rubino is the firm’s managing partner, and guides each
case through the entire legal process. He prepares every
case for trial, ensuring that witnesses, experts, arguments,
motions and supporting documents—through the final closing
documents—receive the attention to detail that winning big
cases requires. Rubino handles one of the largest caseloads
in the firm and is involved in most of the complex medical,
wrongful death and infant cases. His expertise in negotiating
major settlements on behalf of clients is well-known and
respected throughout the legal community. Rubino also
directs the daily operation of the firm and is responsible for the
management of all personnel.
Merson’s $11.3 million verdict in Munian v. Mootabar was
the 14th largest verdict in New York State in 2014 and is
included in the ALM Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame.
“Every person in this firm—attorneys, medical experts,
investigators, paralegals—is committed to obtaining justice
and just compensation for people whose lives have been
damaged,” says Livingston.
KRAMER, DILLOF, LIVINGSTON & MOORE
217 Broadway, New York, N Y 10007
PH: (212) 267-4177
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