Robert “Bob” Komitor is a partner at Levy Konigsberg, who has been listed in Best Lawyers for over 10 consecutive years. Mr. Komitor has been representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma for over 35 years. A national leader in asbestos litigation, Mr. Komitor has won a long list of significant jury trials in asbestos cases and also negotiated settlements for hundreds of millions of dollars for those that have developed cancer and other illnesses from asbestos exposure.
Mr. Komitor has taken leading roles in some of the most well-known asbestos jury trials in the nation, including serving as a chief trial lawyer in consolidated trials involving large numbers of workers who developed asbestos-related diseases resulting from work at powerhouses and shipyards. Mr. Komitor has also taken leadership roles in working with Judges and defense counsel to establish Case Management Orders designed to efficiently litigate asbestos cases including those involving mesothelioma. Mr. Komitor is also knowledgeable and experienced with bankruptcy trust funds set up to provide compensation to victims of asbestos exposure. Mr. Komitor has served on committees involved in the administration of several bankruptcy trusts for the purpose of helping his clients and victims of asbestos exposure throughout the country.
Mr. Komitor success as an asbestos trial lawyer has its roots in his educational background, which includes a Master’s Degree in environmental science. Mr. Komitor applies his science background in mastering the scientific and medical issues involved in asbestos cases including disputed issues of causation at trial.
Mr. Komitor is also well-known as a master settlement negotiator. Mr. Komitor has applied his negotiation skills to successfully settle literally thousands of claims against companies that manufactured or used asbestos-containing products.
Mr. Komitor is also a well-known speaker and is frequently invited to present at national asbestos conferences where he teaches other asbestos lawyers and Judges about important issues relating to asbestos litigation.Mr. Komitor is passionately committed to the mesothelioma community -- a fact that he has also demonstrated through his commitment to fundraising for mesothelioma research. Mr. Komitor has led Levy Konigsberg’s charitable work with non-profits and other organizations seeking to find a cure for mesothelioma. On multiple occasions, Mr. Komitor has chaired mesothelioma research conferences featuring top mesothelioma doctors and researchers. Mr. Komitor also contributed to a best-selling book about mesothelioma authored by leading medical professionals.