Head of the Appellate and Motion Department at Belluck & Fox, LLP
Seth Dymond has a consistent history of victories at the appellate courts, and to date has never had a liability verdict overturned at the appellate level.
Seth has briefed and argued numerous cutting edge legal issues in Asbestos Litigation across New York State, including the landmark products liability decision in In re New York City Asbestos Litigation [Dummitt], 27 N.Y.3d 765 (2016), decided by New York’s highest court. The influence of the Dummitt decision is far-reaching, as it was relied upon and adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Air & Liquid Sys. Corp. v. DeVries, 139 S. Ct. 986 (2019).
He successfully co-represented the entire asbestos Plaintiffs’ bar (approximately 15 law firms) in appeals challenging the New York City Asbestos Litigation Case Management Order. See In re New York City Asbestos Litig., 159 A.D.3d 576 (1 st Dept.), appeal dismissed sub nom. Matter of New York City Asbestos Litig., 32 N.Y.3d 945 (2018).
He was successful in defending a recklessness finding against a manufacturer that was only found to be 5% responsible for the plaintiffs’ injuries, rendering that manufacturer 100% responsible to the plaintiffs. In re Eighth Jud. Dist. Asbestos Litig. [Drabczyk], 92 A.D.3d 1259, 1260 (4th Dept 2012), lv denied 19 N.Y.3d 803.
He was also instrumental in creating legal precedent that permitted plaintiffs to sue a defunct manufacturer for asbestos injuries even though it was dissolved. In re New York City Asbestos Litig. [Germain], 116 A.D.3d 571, 573 (1s Dept.) lv dismissed, 23 N.Y.3d 1030 (2014).
He was successful in sustaining an award of $500,000 in future damages for just one month of pain and suffering involving a plaintiff with mesothelioma, which exceeded all monthly values previously affirmed by New York appellate courts. In re N.Y.C. Asbestos Litig. [Gondar v. Burnham], 173 A.D.3d 602 (1st Dept., 2019).
Prior to joining Belluck & Fox, LLP, Seth was a Senior Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, where he worked on hundreds of appeals.
He is the author of a murder mystery, Exonerated (2016), and two children’s books, Can We Watch? (2017) and Can We Have a Treat? (2018), the former of which was a Gold Medalist at the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards in the Social Issues category.
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos
- Consumer Fraud and Defective Products
- Personal Injury
- Workplace Injuries
- New York Law School, magna cum laude
- James Madison University, Bachelor of Music
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Western District of New York
- Northern District of New York
- Speaker, Perrin Conferences – Asbestos Litigation
- Speaker, National Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminar
- Speaker, Products Liability, New York Trial Lawyers Association
- Executive Board Member of the New York Law School Law Review
- Executive Board Member of the New York Law School Moot Court Association