Block O'Toole & Murphy

An impressive benchmark of success for a law firm is recovering over one billion dollars for injured clients. Block O’Toole & Murphy (BOM), a team of young and aggressive trial attorneys, is approaching that elusive milestone. But what’s equally important to the team of 13 attorneys is making sure those clients have a good life after the courthouse doors close.

"Steadying the ship for a client during a case can be difficult," says Jeffrey A. Block, partner. "But getting them through the physical and emotional struggle can provide them a renewed optimism. Some of their hopes and dreams remain within reach; their family has viable choices because of your dedication."

Because of this focus, BOM has a reputation of being passionate and extremely well-prepared in the handling of their cases, according to Partner Daniel P. O’Toole.

Constructing Success

The firm’s record includes over 300 cases with verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000. That’s a direct result of the team’s in-depth legal knowledge and experience with serious construction accidents and personal injury cases such as wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, and premises accidents.

Construction law is of particular interest for Block O’Toole & Murphy.

"Fighting for the injured worker who no longer has the ability to work and support his or her family is what this firm thrives on," says Stephen J. Murphy, Partner. "We’re driven by our ability to help families who are down on their luck."

The firm’s record this year includes a $10.8 million settlement for a union laborer who suffered internal injuries on the job and a $7.4 million settlement for a sheet-metal worker who sustained spine injuries after a fall.

Compassion, New York Style

Block O’Toole & Murphy, based in Manhattan, exclusively represents injured parties, so their focus is never divided. Their knowledge of the law in the area they devote their attention to is superior to other firms who maintain a general practice. The firm handles serious cases throughout New York State from Brooklyn to Buffalo. Two attorneys are dedicated to each client, leveraging the expertise of the entire team throughout the legal proceedings, while making sure their commitment to personal attention is honored on every case.

"This blending of minds in an effort to come up with the unique solution for each client is what makes us different," says Block. "We are compassionate and committed to our mission, helping the people of New York," adds O’Toole.

The firm extends that commitment with its support for charities aiding families of children with cancer. BOM attorneys have been instrumental in raising more than $1.6 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Candlelighters NYC, and The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation.