Westchester Mesothelioma Lawyers Open Office in White Plains, New York

May 16, 2013 – Westchester mesothelioma lawyers from the national asbestos law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP have recently opened an office in White Plains, New York. LK will provide legal advice to individuals who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and reside in the Hudson Valley region, including Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties.


WHITE PLAINS, New York, May 17, 2013 – Headquartered in New York City, the national asbestos law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) has recently opened new offices at 50 Main Street in White Plains, New York. LK will better serve people suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis in the Hudson Valley, including Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess counties. Mesothelioma lawyers at LK have been helping families affected by asbestos-related diseases throughout New York, New Jersey, and around the country for nearly 30 years.

Westchester mesothelioma lawyers from LK reside in the county and have represented members of the local community in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for decades. Law firm partners Robert I. Komitor and Audrey Perlman Raphael, both honored as “Best Lawyers in America” in mass tort litigation, have long and successful track records working with asbestos victims and their families in Westchester County. Other mesothelioma attorneys live, or were raised, in the area and have represented families in Westchester County for many years.

According to LK partner Audrey Perlman Raphael, many Westchester County residents were exposed to asbestos and other toxic carcinogens while working in the automotive, electrical, sheet metal, manufacturing, plumbing, railroad, and construction industries. “There are numerous worksites throughout the Hudson Valley where our friends and neighbors were exposed to asbestos and other carcinogens. It is very important to have a local office to better serve victims of asbestos exposure in this area,” said Audrey Perlman Raphael. Many workers have been diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure at worksites, including Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, Tarrytown Chevrolet Manufacturing Plant, Refined Sugar and Syrup Factory in Yonkers, New York Central Railroad Terminal in Yonkers, Bowline Powerhouse in Haverstraw, Orange and Rockland Powerhouse in Tompkins Cove, Lovett Power Station in Tompkins Cove, Peekskill Powerhouse, Fleischmann Manufacturing in Peekskill, Danskammer Powerhouse in Newburgh, and Kay-Fries Chemical in Stony Point. Workers in the Hudson Valley were also exposed to asbestos-containing materials in many automotive repair shops and automobile dealerships. Sadly, some workers could have carried asbestos dust home on their clothing, exposing family members to the carcinogen. Many women and young children are also exposed to asbestos during home renovations and from common household products and equipment.

Westchester asbestos exposure

Figure 1. Map of some of the most common asbestos exposure sites in the Hudson Valley, New York

LK brings decades of experience and expertise to the Hudson Valley. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recently named LK the 2013 Law Firm of The Year in the field of plaintiff’s product liability litigation. The firm’s mesothelioma lawyers have won numerous landmark jury verdicts across the country, including in Westchester and Schenectady Counties.

Law firm partner Audrey Perlman Raphael’s work in Westchester began in 1993 when she achieved an important victory in the United States Bankruptcy Court in White Plains. The case, Konefel v. Kaperonis1, culminated in an important decision holding that liability for intentional torts was not discharged in bankruptcy. LK partner Jerome H. Block recently won a historic victory in the Southern District of New York2, White Plains Federal Court. Mr. Block’s client, the widow of a former smoker who died of lung cancer, was awarded over a million dollars in damages against RJ Reynolds/American Tobacco.

Westchester mesothelioma lawyers at LK are proud to have represented residents of the Hudson Valley, and LK is eager to help others who suffer from asbestos-related diseases. For more information about the law firm, please contact Audrey Perlman Raphael at 1.914.222.1201 or at araphael@levylaw.com.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at (800) 315-3806 or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.

1 Konefel v. Kaperonis, 156 B.R. 736 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1993);
2 Eileen A. Clinton, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of William A. Champagne, Jr., vs. Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc., as successor by merger to American Tobacco Company, and Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9907 (CS) (LMS) (S.D.N.Y).