Frank V. Floriani - Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.

Frank V. Floriani

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 212-732-9000

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

University of DaytonBS 1972Hofstra UniversityJ.D. 1977
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationNew York State Bar AssociationAmerican Association for Justice

Case History

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.

Office Location

120 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10271
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs of the New York City Metro Area
Frank V. Floriani has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs