Jeffrey A. Block

Jeffrey A. Block

Block O'Toole & Murphy

Recognized since 2015

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Jeffrey A. Block is the founding partner at the New York-based personal injury law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy. His career has been marked by a series of remarkable results, yielding more than 200 case resolutions exceeding $1,000,000.

For over 30 years, Mr. Block has handled a wide variety of cases, including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability. His passion for fighting for the underdog has guided his career and helped him garner considerable verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $53.5 million jury verdict for a paralyzed construction worker, a $14,000,000 result (reported to be the highest non-medical malpractice verdict ever in Nassau County), a $12,000,000 settlement (with a $71,643,000 expected payout) for a child hit by a car, and a $10,875,000 settlement for a construction worker hurt on the job.

His legal acumen, dedication to his clients, and track record of success have earned him the respect of fellow trial attorneys, many of whom call upon him to serve as trial counsel for their most significant cases. For over a decade, Mr. Block has been elected as a “Super Lawyer” in New York State, identifying him as one of the top five percent of New York personal injury trial lawyers. He has also been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers and was honored as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State” by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Additionally, Mr. Block devotes his spare time to raising money for numerous charities and causes, including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he and his firm partners have raised over $5 million for the hospital. He is also a major donor to The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation, Candlelighters of New York City, and various other organizations. In 2017, along with his wife, Maritza, he organized a fundraising drive to send supplies to the island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

  • 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 5315
    New York, NY 10119
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., graduated 1988

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, New York City (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Special Focus:
  • Construction
  • Tractor-Trailer Collision
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

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Raising the Bar

by John Fields

New York City-based powerhouse Block O’Toole & Murphy continues to set new benchmarks for personal injury cases, with the firm achieving landmark victories.

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Shine with Wine: One Firm’s Heroic Efforts to Combat Pediatric Cancer

by Best Lawyers

Block O’Toole & Murphy’s annual event has raised millions—and counting—for the world’s premier pediatric cancer treatment facility. Their commitment to the cure is unmatched, and each year boasts more success than ever before.

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Hit by a Truck? Here’s What Victims Need to Know

by Jeffrey A. Block

If you’re a driver or passenger in a car involved (or, especially, injured) in an accident with a much larger, heavier vehicle, it can seem Sisyphean just to get your life back on track. But you can do it, armed with this critical information.

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2022: Another Banner Year

by John Fields

Block O’Toole & Murphy continues to secure some of New York’s highest results for personal injury matters.

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Talent Meets Teamwork

by John Fields

A combination of skill and collaboration has led to enduring success at personal injury firm Block O’Toole & Murphy.


Teamwork and Strategy

by Justin Smulison

In 2018, Block O'Toole & Murphy continued to secure multimillion-dollar results for injured victims and workers.

Block O'Toole & Murphy Gets Results

Results Matter

by Sean Stonefield

With a history of record recoveries, Block O’Toole & Murphy continues to achieve some of New York’s largest personal injury verdicts and settlements.

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Giving 100% for Injury Victims

by Margaret Pierce

Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP is passionate, well-prepared, and committed to helping their clients.

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