Audrey Perlman Raphael is a partner at Levy Konigsberg, who has been regularly listed in Best Lawyers. Ms. Raphael has been representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma for over 20 years.
Ms. Raphael is an aggressive litigator with extensive expertise in researching and uncovering asbestos exposures that the firm’s clients have suffered. Ms. Raphael has represented men and women who have been exposed to asbestos from hundreds of different types of products. Ms. Raphael was one of the first attorneys in the United States to uncover the fact that many cosmetic talc products were contaminated with asbestos. Ms. Raphael filed and successfully litigated some of the first cosmetic talc exposure mesothelioma cases in the United States. In so doing, she was among the first lawyers to discovery critical evidence that is now used regularly in mesothelioma cases with cosmetic talc exposures.
Ms. Raphael was also among the first lawyers in the country to litigate mesothelioma cases involving asbestos exposures that occurred from maintaining pizza ovens, handling of welding rods and smoking a brand of cigarettes that previously contained asbestos in the filter. Ms. Raphael’s clients have benefited from her litigation discoveries, as have asbestos victims nationwide.
Ms. Raphael is also an expert in asbestos bankruptcy trusts. She has sophisticated knowledge of the particular requirements of each trust and regularly mediates asbestos bankruptcy trust claims for the benefit of large numbers of clients with asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma.
A highly skilled settlement negotiator, Ms. Raphael has successfully obtained more than $100 million dollars for her clients with asbestos diseases, including mesothelioma.Ms. Raphael forms very close bonds with her clients and works tirelessly for them.