Jeffrey A. Block founded what is now known as Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP in 1989, after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. Early on, Mr. Block was determined to make his mark in the courtroom, practically sprinting up the courthouse steps as a young lawyer to wage a battle on behalf of the underdog. Since then, his career has been marked by a series of highlights and remarkable results, yielding more than one-hundred resolutions that exceed one-million dollars. His successes have been underpinned by two consistent themes: outwork your adversary and prepare every case like it is the most important case in the office. This dogged approach has served the clients of this gifted trial lawyer quite well.
Today, Mr. Block is highly regarded by the bench and bar. He is often called upon by fellow trial attorneys to serve as trial counsel on their most significant cases. He has handled cases for clients that were referred to him by both judges and courthouse employees that respect his legal acumen.
Mr. Block has been selected by his peers to be included in the New York’s Best Lawyers for 2014, 2015 adn again for 2016. Over the last several years, in recognition of his achievements, Mr. Block has been elected as a "Super Lawyer" in New York State, identifying him as being among the top 5% of New York personal injury trial lawyers. He also has been recently honored as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State" by The National Trial Lawyer.
In the past five years, along with his partners, Mr. Block has been instrumental in raising in excess of $1,600,000.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Mr. Block and his partners are major donors to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation and Candlelighters of New York City. All of these charities focus on aiding the families of children with cancer.
Mr. Block and his partners have also funded the construction of a hospital room in Santo Domingo to help assure that the rural poor receive quality healthcare.