Frank Floriani is a member of the firm and leads Sullivan Papain’s Product Liability
and Complex Litigation
department. A highly effective and deeply experienced litigator, Mr. Floriani takes pride in helping clients who are in the midst of challenging and often life-altering circumstances. His efforts have helped those clients recover tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
Mr. Floriani’s skills cross a broad legal spectrum, and he has guided an array of litigation matters, including cases involving defectively designed products, professional liability, maritime-related claims, construction site accidents, aviation disasters, railway worker claims, and toxic torts. His work also has set precedents in New York state – including the landmark Friedman v. State of New York, a seminal case on government liability for accidents stemming from poor roadway design. A second-generation lawyer, Mr. Floriani joined Sullivan Papain in 1979 and has been a member of the firm since 1986.
Areas of Practice
- Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
- Construction Accidents
- Municipal Liability
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Mass Torts
- Maritime Casualties
- Professional Liability
Friedman v. State of New York — Won the landmark case Friedman v. State of New York, in which the state’s highest court greatly expanded the rights of citizens in cases against municipalities over roadway designs that lead to accidents.
Apartment Complex Fire — Won $22.65 million for two families whose members were injured or killed when their apartment complex caught fire.
Post-9/11 Rescue and Recovery Operations. — Represented firefighters injured as a result of post-9/11 rescue and recovery operations.