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Results That Make a Difference

Thomas Moore and Judith Livingston continue to secure some of the largest verdicts in New York state for their injured clients.

Largest Injury Verdicts in New York State
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John Fields

December 7, 2021 07:30 AM

As the senior partners at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, Thomas Moore and Judith Livingston have established one of the nation’s most successful law firms for victims of medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. Moore and Livingston, who are married to one another, bring a dynamic partnership to their practice that has translated into an impressive track record. Between them they have secured more than 125 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, with more than $1 billion in total recoveries for their clients over the firm’s history.

“Through our practice, we’ve had the privilege of serving as a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves,” Moore says. “There is an incredible amount of work that goes into being a trial lawyer, but it’s worth it to see how these results change the course of our clients’ lives.”

In 2018, for example, Moore won a $45.2 million verdict from a Manhattan Supreme Court jury on behalf of a 53-year-old woman who suffered brain damage when struck by a shopping cart that was intentionally thrown off a fourth-floor walkway at the East River Plaza. Following a month-long trial, the jury needed only three and a half hours to decide in favor of Moore’s client, awarding her one of the largest personal-injury verdicts in New York state for 2018.

“By thoroughly investigating the facts of the case, we were able to show the jury that the mall was also at fault for this catastrophic accident,” notes Moore, who a year prior, in 2017, secured a $39.5 million jury verdict for a former NYU student who fell from an unguarded fire escape. “We champion our clients’ causes, and that’s evident in the results we achieve for them.”

Livingston, too, has obtained life-changing results for her clients. In 2018, she won a $31 million wrongful-death verdict for the family of a 70-year-old woman who died as a result of an incorrect heart procedure. And later that year, she secured a $13-million verdict from a Manhattan Supreme Court jury on behalf of the family of a 43-year-old New Jersey woman who died as a result of a surgical error.

“When people come to us, they have either suffered a life-altering injury or lost a loved one under tragic circumstances,” says Livingston. “Many are close to despair, and it is our firm’s mission to provide them with renewed hope and the resources they so desperately need.”

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