Five asbestos attorneys and a personal injury lawyer at Levy Konigsberg LLP have recently been named Best Lawyers, by US News-Best Lawyers 2015 Edition, in several categories, including personal injury, product liability, mass tort, and medical malpractice litigation.
NEW YORK, New York, November 7, 2014 – Six lawyers, including five asbestos attorneys and a personal injury lawyer, at the nationally-renowned law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) have recently been named Best Lawyers by US News-Best Lawyers’ 2015 Edition. Among these attorneys are Stanley J. Levy, Alan J. Konigsberg, Robert I. Komitor, Moshe Maimon, Jerome H. Block, and Audrey Perlman Raphael, most of whom have made the list of Best Lawyers for many years.
Stanley J. Levy, a founding partner, now serving as Of Counsel to the firm, has represented mesothelioma victims and their families for over 40 years. Mr. Levy is known to have introduced some of the nation’s earliest asbestos lawsuits, many of which were groundbreaking cases that established the knowledge of the dangers of asbestos exposure, that were known within the asbestos industry but kept from workers. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers every year since 1999 and by other leading peer-review publications, such as Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.
Alan J. Konigsberg, a founding partner and a practicing personal injury lawyer at LK, is actively engaged in the leadership of the firm’s keys areas of practice, including child lead poisoning, medical malpractice, and whistleblower law. In 2012, US News-Best Lawyers named Mr. Konigsberg “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of plaintiff’s product liability litigation for the year 2013.
Robert I. Komitor is an LK partner and a nationally-acclaimed asbestos attorney, who, throughout his career, has won some of the highest mesothelioma verdicts in the nation. In a recent case, Mr. Komitor obtained a verdict of $7.3 million for the family of a truck driver who died of mesothelioma. For his remarkable legal victories, Mr. Komitor was recognized by Best Lawyers every year since 2006.
Moshe Maimon, a partner at LK, is a highly-accomplished New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer, who has obtained multiple multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of asbestos cancer victims from NJ. Recently he won a staggering $90 million verdict for eleven families from Manville, New Jersey, against an international asbestos conglomerate. Just like the other asbestos attorneys at LK, Mr. Maimon has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell for many years.
Jerome H. Block is a partner at LK and one of the most distinguished mesothelioma lawyers in the nation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Block has won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure who come from all walks of life and all corners of America. In a recent case, he obtained a $7 million verdict for a mesothelioma patient who was exposed to asbestos during his work at the construction of LILCO’s Northport power station in Long Island, New York. For many years, he has made the list of Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers’ 100 Trial Lawyers list.
Audrey Perlman Raphael is yet another LK partner who was included in the 2015 Best Lawyers list. She leads the firm’s asbestos bankruptcy claims department, which is responsible for recovering compensation on claims against bankrupt asbestos companies. Every year, Mrs. Perlman Raphael has secured multimillion-dollar settlements on behalf of mesothelioma clients nationwide.
In 2013, LK was named by US News-Best Lawyers “The Law Firm of the Year” in the area of product liability litigation. For over 25 years, it has fought for justice for workers and their family members who were unknowingly exposed to cancer-causing asbestos fibers and developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis. The firm also prides itself for obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of lead paint poisoning and medical malpractice.