New York, NY (PRWEB) February 1, 2008
For more than 20 years, Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP's attorneys have shared the same successful philosophy.
"We prepare our cases with the expectation that we are going to try the case and carry through to appeal, if that is what is required," says Alan J. Konigsberg, managing partner. No wonder LPK is among the country's premier toxic tort, mass tort and personal injury law firm in New York City and New Jersey.
Since the 1970s, the law firm has represented mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits for workers with asbestos-caused diseases, including mesothelioma--a devastating and invariably fatal cancer of the lungs' lining--and other cancers.
In 2005, a New Jersey jury awarded $10 million to a single client. In 2004, a New York jury awarded $22 million to two other clients.
The law firm has also gained significant recoveries from computer-chip manufacturers and chemical suppliers that have exposed workers and their children to cancer-causing agents. Other personal injury cases include LPK clients that have been exposed to contaminated groundwater, defective automobiles and household lead poisoning.
Mass tort cases involve pharmaceutical products, including Vioxx, Bextra and Depo Provera. LPK also represents class plaintiffs in consumer fraud and in class actions against insurance, credit card and telephone companies in nationwide forums.
The law firm also handles consumer fraud cases and qui tam cases, in which the federal, state and local governments have been defrauded.
Because the New York and New Jersey attorneys take a hands-on approach, clients get the full benefit of their considerable experience.
Senior partner and founding member Stanley J. Levy has more than four decades of international trial experience in products liability, toxic tort and aviation disasters litigation, and more than two decades of lead counsel experience in mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits.
Levy recently expanded his practice to include pharmaceutical, consumer fraud, False Claims Act, insurance and fraudulent transfer commercial litigation.
Senior partner and founding member Steven J. Phillips heads LPK's trial and appellate practice. A pioneer in prosecuting groundwater contamination, nuclear radiation and mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits, he has won multimillion-dollar verdicts for victims of occupational and environmental hazards.
Konigsberg, head of the firm's qui tam, False Claims Act and infant lead poisoning sections, specializes in complex litigation, property damage and personal injury cases. He represents people injured by defective products, dangerous work conditions and toxic substances. He is active in aviation law.
Partner Robert I. Komitor specializes in products liability, negligence and personal injury cases involving exposure to asbestos, hazardous wastes and pollution. As trial counsel on the "New York Powerhouse" mesothelioma asbestos lawsuitand Brooklyn Navy Yard litigation, he won the nation's largest asbestos damage awards in 1991 and 1992.
Partner and litigation specialist Moshe Maimon is a personal injury lawyer in New York City that handles complex personal injury cases involving toxic substances, defective consumer products, medical malpractice and consumer fraud. His work consistently yields both high-damage awards and landmark appellate court decisions.
LEVY PHILLIPS & KONIGSBERG, LLP
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New York, NY 10022
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Reprinted from the September 2007 issue of New York Super Lawyers® - Metro Edition.
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