Robert Komitor

New York City, New York
Experience: 37 years
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About Robert Komitor

Mesothelioma lawyer Robert I. Komitor is a partner at Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP, and serves as lead trial lawyer specializing in products liability, negligence, and personal injury cases involving mesothelioma, hazardous wastes, and pollution. Bob was named one of the nation's Best Lawyers, in the area of mass torts, in Gregory W. Smith and Steven W. Naifeh's The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2012 (Woodward/White).Bob has consistently won some of the highest damage awards in the nation. For three consecutive years, he made The National Law Journal's list of lawyers winning the highest verdicts.He was trial lawyer on the "New York Powerhouse" mesothelioma cases and the consolidated Brooklyn Navy Yard litigation, which resulted in the largest mesothelioma compensation awards in the country for 1991 and 1992, according to The National Law Journal.In 1993, Bob served as co-trial lawyer with LPK partner Moshe Maimon on a case that resulted in New York State's largest mesothelioma compensation - one of the largest in the nation for that year. He repeated this feat by obtaining two of New York State's highest compensatory verdicts for mesothelioma in 1996 and, again, in 2003.Bob earned a Master's Degree in Marine Environmental Sciences from Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Research Center. He earned a law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was an editor at the Hofstra Law Review.Bob is a former member of the Products Liability Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has co-chaired the New York State Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee on Environmental Law. He has also served as chairman of the G-I Holding’s Bankruptcy Creditors’ Committee and serves on the Trust Advisory Committee on the Ray Tech and G-I Holding’s Trust.An esteemed authority on trial practices and environmental and toxic tort law, Bob has lectured before many legal gatherings including the American Bar Association, the American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), the American Conference Institute, Mealey’s Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Harris Martin Conferences, and HB Litigation Conferences. Moreover, he is the author of several educational articles about the legal aspects of cases involving exposure to toxic substances and unsafe products.

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Business Law
  • Car Accidents
  • Environmental Law
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Fees

  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New YorkSince 1981
  • 2nd CircuitSince 1983

Professional Experience

  • Partner Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP 1985 - Current

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University J.D. (1980) Activities: Notes and Comments Editor, Hofstra Law Review, 1979-1980.

Awards

  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2012
  • AVPreeminent Martindale-Hubbell 2012
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2011
  • Super Lawyers - Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Product Liability, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Super Lawyers 2011
  • AVPreeminent Martindale-Hubbell 2011
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2010
  • Super Lawyers - Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Product Liability, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Super Lawyers 2010
  • AVPreeminent Martindale-Hubbell 2010
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2009
  • Super Lawyers - Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Product Liability, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Super Lawyers 2009
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2008
  • Super Lawyers - Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Product Liability, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Super Lawyers 2008
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2007
  • Super Lawyers - Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Product Liability, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Super Lawyers 2007
  • Best Lawyers - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Best Lawyers 2006

Professional Association

  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America #883637 Officer, Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts 2000 - Current
  • New York State Bar #883638 Member 1981 - Current
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York #883639 Member, Products Liability Committee 1992 - 1995
  • New York State Bar Association #883640 Co-Chairman, Environmental Law, Civil Litigation Committee 1986 - 1988

Articles & Publications

  • Construction Contracts: Are Indemnification Clauses Still Enforceable? New York State Bar Journal October, 1989
  • Fewer Foreign Forums for New York Toxic Tort Victims New York State Bar Journal February, 1987

Address

800 Third Avenue, 11th Fl
New York
New York City, NY 10022 USA

Telephone: (212) 605-6200
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