Best Lawyers Names LK “Law Firm of the Year” in Product Liability

U.S. News-Best Lawyers name the national law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP the 2013 “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of plaintiff’s product liability litigation. The firm specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos law, lead paint poisoning, birth defects, medical malpractice and personal injury.

best law firm 2013NEW YORK, New York, November 09, 2012 - U.S. News & World Report in partnership with Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most highly-respected peer review publications in the legal profession, has recently named Levy Konigsberg LLP, also referred to as LK, the “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of plaintiff’s product liability litigation for the year 2013.

Founded in 1985, LK is a law firm devoted to representing victims of personal injury and has close to thirty lawyers nationwide. The firm’s offices are in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. LK partners Robert I. Komitor, Moshe Maimon, Jerome H. Block and Audrey Raphael have all been recognized in the U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyer’s list of top lawyers. In addition, LK founding partner Alan J. Konigsberg was named the “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of plaintiff’s product liability by the same publication.

A champion of asbestos litigation in the Northeast, LK has dedicated more than twenty-five years of its practice to representing patients and families of victims of asbestos-caused mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. In nearly three decades, the law firm has built an impressive track record of accomplishments, including having tried hundreds of asbestos cases and obtained some of the largest mesothelioma verdicts in the nation and in individual states, as well as in litigation involving various types of asbestos exposure, including from occupations such as Naval service, industrial work, construction, auto work, and non-occupational exposures such as home renovations and household exposures.

In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars recovered by the firm on behalf of its mesothelioma clients, LK has been a leading force in shaping the history of asbestos litigation in the United States by having tried and won lawsuits against previously unchallenged industries and secured critical court victories that have blazed new trails.

“One of the things that I am most proud about our success at Levy Konigsberg,” says Robert Komitor, a partner at LK, “is that we have achieved a reputation of excellence in our field. Manufactures and their insurers know that we will prepare our cases fully and, if necessary, we will take the cases to trial and defend our cases on appeal. Because we are willing to represent our clients in every aspect, the manufacturers and insurers that we deal with know that oftentimes it's in their best interests to compensate our clients upfront, rather than for them to take the risks of a jury verdict.”

Indeed, LK has gained a reputation of a firm with not only unparalleled knowledge and experience in asbestos litigation, but also for the fact that, unlike many other names in the industry, this firm does not refer their cases out to another firm, but personally handles them from start to finish.

While many people may recognize the name Levy Konigsberg from its legal successes, this name is particularly known among mesothelioma patients, their families, health and occupational safety activists, researchers and doctors, for the firm’s involvement with and funding of efforts to find a cure for mesothelioma and ban asbestos. LK is a top sponsor of Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the largest and most active, non-profit organization seeking a cure for mesothelioma to whom the firm has donated more than half a million dollars in the past few years alone. LK also maintains the largest online mesothelioma community (www.facebook.com/stopmeso), where the message of mesothelioma awareness and fundraising for research is shared by more than sixty-two thousand Facebook fans on a regular basis.

In the last two decades, LK has also excelled in other areas of law, including infant lead poisoning, personal injury, medical malpractice, and whistleblower litigation. Having obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in all four areas, the firm is particularly proud of its representation of its “whistleblower” client in the recent $70 Million settlement in a Medicaid fraud case against New York City.

To learn more about the firm’s history of accomplishments or to speak with an LK attorney, please call 24/7 at (212) 605-6200.

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