Judith A. Livingston

Judith A. Livingston


Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Recognized since 1993

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Medical Malpractice Law
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Judith Livingston – who has been called “A Legal Legend” by Law Dragon - is a senior partner at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM). She specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Judith has won 35 trials with verdicts in excess of $1 million and negotiated hundreds of settlements that have resulted in payments of almost half-billion dollars.

Judith was named as one of “The 50 most influential women lawyers in America” by New York magazine. She is currently the president of The Inner Circle of Advocates; she was the first female, and youngest member, to be invited to be part of this prestigious organization, an invitation-only group limited to 100 of the best plaintiff lawyers in America. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers for NY Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year”, the National Law Journal as one of the “40 lawyers who have made their mark in the area of health care law”, Super Lawyers magazine, New York magazine, and Law Dragon. In 2014, Judith received the Presidential Medal from Hofstra University in recognition of “outstanding career achievement and professional leadership” and the Fordham Founder’s Award for “individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the highest aspirations of the University’s defining traditions, as an institution dedicated to wisdom and learning in the service of others”.

Judith sits on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She’s a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Society of Barristers; the Bar Association of the City of New York; the American Association of Justice, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. When Judith is not in the courtroom, she lectures nationally on subjects ranging from trial strategy to women in the courtroom for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Location

  • 217 Broadway, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10007

Education

  • Fordham University, Honorary Degree, graduated 2015
  • Hofstra University, Honorary Doctor of Laws, graduated 1998
  • Hofstra University, J.D., graduated 1979
  • Stony Brook University, Bachelor of Arts, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Medical Malpractice Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, New York City (2013)
  • Medical Malpractice Law, New York City (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Women in Law, Champions of Justice, 2019
  • Hofstra Law School – Dean’s Award For Distinguished Alumnus, November, 1995
  • United Jewish Appeal – Trial Lawyer’s Division “Outstanding Leadership And Contributions On Behalf of The Legal Community And All Humanity” Award, April, 1996
  • Judges And Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert – “JALBCA” Leadership Achievement Award, May, 2008NYSTLA, “Civil Justice Honor 2006 Award”, June, 2006
  • Super Lawyers, Named one of the top 100 lawyers in New York on an annual basis, through 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Named one of the top 50 women lawyers in New York annually, through 2019
  • LawDragon 500, “The Hall of Fame”, November 2015, “To commemorate the 50 lawyers who have made the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America each year it has been published.”
  • LawDragon Magazine, Named one of the “Top 500 Lawyers In The United States” annually since the inception of the listing (from 2007 through 2017)
  • National Law Journal: “Profiles In Power: The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers”
  • Hofstra University, “Allan Tod Gittleson Society – Inaugural Member”, June, 2013
  • Best Lawyers: “Lawyer of The Year”, 2011 and 2013
  • United Cerebral Palsy – “Women Who Care” Award, May, 2009
  • Brooklyn A Legal Services Corporation: “Champion Of Justice Award”, November, 2010
  • Hofstra University: “Presidential Medal”, May, 2014, “The highest honor conferred by the University, awarded to distinguished persons in recognition of outstanding career achievement and professional leadership.”
  • Fordham University: “Fordham Founder’s Award”, May, 2014, “The highest honor conferred by the University, in recognition of individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the highest aspirations of the University’s defining traditions, as an institution dedicated to wisdom and learning in the service of others.”
  • Hofstra University: Alumnus of The Year, September, 2015
  • Hofstra Law School: “Outstanding Women In The Law” Award, April, 2016
  • Feerick Center For Social Justice: “Spirit Of Hope Award”, October, 2016, “Honoring individuals who have dedicated themselves to service and justice.”
  • Citizen’s Union: “Gotham Great” Honoree, October, 2017, Gotham Great: “Honoring outstanding leaders who enhance the vitality of New York City.”
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Women in Law, Champions of Justice, 2019

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Results That Make a Difference


by John Fields

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

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Results That Make a Difference


by John Fields

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

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Fiery Advocates Honored—For Work Inside and Outside the Courtroom


by Samantha Drake

Record verdicts, human impact.

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