Experience Meets Results
Benedict Morelli and his team of experienced litigators have done it all. From auto and truck accidents, to construction injuries, to complex employment discrimination, they are prepared to handle a wide variety of cases. But, experience is just half of the story. Since founding the firm, Mr. Morelli and team have also racked up an impressive list of jury verdicts and settlements that stand out in the industry. In fact, they have delivered more than a billion dollars on behalf of their clients.
Impressive firm results include a $95M jury verdict in a sexual harassment case involving Aaron’s Inc., as well as a $62M verdict for a construction worker who fell from a roof and suffered a brain injury.
One critical reason for this success is that unlike many firms, Morelli Law has the experience, patience, and resources to pursue cases for the long haul.
“At my core, I’m a trial lawyer,” said Benedict Morelli. “Because of our experience and accomplishments in the courtroom, adversaries know that we’re prepared to pursue the best result possible. Going to trial does not intimidate us.”
The firm’s success in the courtroom was recently on display when it won a $12M verdict in February for the estate of an 85 year-old man who was killed by an MTA bus. Morelli Law also had an active year resolving cases against nursing homes that negligently caused injuries to their residents.
Additionally, the firm was called out to the Midwest to represent a number of victims and their families in a case against a major international corporation involving a tractor-trailer accident in which three people were killed and two were critically injured.
Currently, the firm is representing the family of now seven-year-old Zynae Green, who was permanently brain damaged after she was electrocuted when touching a public handrail at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino in Maryland. Mr. Morelli and his team are preparing for trial against MGM and several other defendants.
These types of high-profile, well-publicized cases are nothing new for the firm. Mr. Morelli negotiated a confidential settlement with Walmart on behalf of Tracy Morgan after the comedian’s limousine was struck by one of the company’s trucks in 2014. The firm also helped negotiate the historic $265M settlement with Amtrak stemming from a 2015 train derailment outside Philadelphia that left eight dead and more than 200 injured. As part of that process, the firm was instrumental in helping convince Congress to raise the $200 million cap on damages Amtrak could pay.
Morelli Law also represents more than a thousand women in litigation against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that their use of the company’s talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.
Regardless of the case, Mr. Morelli and his team are motivated by the opportunity to help those who have been disenfranchised or wronged achieve the justice they deserve.
“Corporations are powerful actors in our society and it takes significant will and resources to hold them accountable,” remarked Mr. Morelli. “We are fortunate to be in a position to empower individuals to take on companies when they have done wrong by them.”
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