Women’s rights advocates Lenore Kramer and Denise M. Dunleavy formed Kramer & Dunleavy as the first law firm in New York State focusing on women’s health and safety issues. With a combined total experience of more than 80 years, the firm has earned both an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and a reputation as a powerhouse litigation boutique. Repeatedly selected by their peers to the Super Lawyers list, Kramer and Dunleavy, together with Jonathan R. Ratchik, represent their clients with passion, zeal and savvy.
A recognized leader of the personal injury bar, Kramer has served as president of both the NYS Trial Lawyers Association and the Women’s Bar association of the State of New York, and has been appointed to numerous prestigious committees and commissions. For many years she represented New York State as a Governor of the American Association for Justice. Dunleavy was named one of the Top 50 female litigators in the nation by The National Law Journal. She is also a former recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year award. Her courtroom victories have garnered many record-setting verdicts and settlements.
Kramer & Dunleavy has a proven record of results for men, women and children, including settlements of $6.25 million for a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall; $5 million for an infant who lost her forearm due to a hospital medication error; $4 million for a worker injured on a construction site; $4 million for a family who lost a loved one at the World Trade Center; $3.5 million for an injury caused by listeria-infected deli meat; $2.5 million for a widow whose husband passed from a hospital-acquired infection; $2 million for a woman who underwent a needless mastectomy; $1.8 million for a cyclist hit by a runaway van and $1 million for a motorcyclist injured on a defective city roadway.