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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 over $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, the firm was 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 independence—otherwise unattainable.”
Senior partner Judith Livingston has received honorary Doctor
of Law 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 was 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 on the
Super Lawyers list.
Gaier devotes most of his practice to appellate work,
ensuring 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 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.
“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, NY 10007
PH: (212) 267-4177
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