During its more than 25-year history, Levy Phillips & Konigsberg (LPK) has become one of the most respected law firms for mass tort and product liability litigation through its dogged approach to prosecuting difficult cases. “We take on tough cases and we don’t give up, no matter how long they take,” says partner Robert Komitor, who is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.
As an example of the tough cases LPK handles, Mr. Komitor points to the firm’s recent and innovative litigation involving lawn care products contaminated with asbestos. During the past year, the firm also achieved landmark tobacco verdicts for the families of lung cancer victims in two separate cases: In December 2012, the firm obtained a historic seven-figure Federal verdict against the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, and in July 2013, it secured an unprecedented seven-figure verdict against Philip Morris.
“If we find that a product shouldn’t have been on the market or that consumers have not been adequately warned about the product, we will take on those cases, even if they don’t appear to be absolute wins,” explains AV Rated® partner Jerome Block, who tried both successful cigarette cases with associate Amber Long.
“These are challenging areas of the law, but we have the ability to persevere through the legal hurdles and secure just and substantial verdicts for our clients,” notes AV Rated® partner Moshe Maimon.
LPK is one of the nation’s leading law firms for cases involving asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lead poisoning, birth defects, medical malpractice, and personal injury. One of the firm’s founding AV Rated® partners, Alan Konigsberg, is also known as a pioneer in Qui Tam suits concerning government or securities fraud, and was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 New York City Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ products liability litigation.
LPK is consistently able to resolve these difficult cases in its clients’ favor, and that success, among other attributes, has led to the firm being recognized as the 2013 “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the area of plaintiffs’ product liability litigation. The firm has also been and continues to be ranked Tier 1 nationally for plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation and class actions.