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News Release: Joe Belluck, Jordan Fox, Seth Dymond Ranked Best Lawyers in America

New York City – Belluck & Fox LLP today announced that it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Lawyers Tier 1 firm, both nationally and in the New York City region, for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

In addition, partners Joseph Belluck, Jordan Fox, and Seth Dymond have all been named to the Best Lawyers in America rankings for 2023.

“When we founded Belluck & Fox, we set out to be a different kind of law firm. I’m proud that we’re known as a force to be reckoned with because we care so deeply about seeking justice,” said Belluck. “Having been first recognized by Best Lawyers in 2006, we are honored to be acknowledged year after year for our diligent work on behalf of our clients and their families.”

Belluck & Fox prides themselves on their zealous advocacy for their clients. Over the years, the firm has settled more than a billion dollars in asbestos and personal injury verdicts. They are consistently acknowledged for their successes not only by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, but also by SuperLawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, The National Law Journal, Avvo, the Better Business Bureau, and many other publications and organizations.

Joe Belluck, a founding partner at Belluck & Fox, has over 25 years of experience practicing mesothelioma, truck accidents, and other serious injury litigation. He has settled over $1 billion of asbestos and personal injury lawsuits. Belluck is often called upon to speak at national conferences, serves as chair of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the New York State Cannabis Advisory Board, and is a trustee of The State University of New York. He is also committed to giving back, serving as chair of the boards for Precious Dreams, a national organization that provides comfort items to foster and homeless youth, and CMind, which promotes meditation and contemplative practices on college campuses. 

Jordan Fox, a founding partner at Belluck & Fox, has over 30 years of experience in practicing mesothelioma, product injury, environmental injury, and lead paint injury litigation. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in settlements and verdicts for victims – twice his cases were named by the National Law Journal as “verdicts of the year.” Fox is nationally recognized as a trailblazer in the legal field and has a proud history of defending the public. He won the first major asbestos case against a major retail company when Sears Roebuck was found liable for selling products that caused mesothelioma.

Seth Dymond, a partner at Belluck & Fox, has a consistent history of victories at the appellate courts, and to date has never had a liability verdict overturned at the appellate level. Dymond has briefed and argued numerous cutting-edge legal issues in asbestos litigation across New York State, including landmark product liability decisions decided by New York’s highest court and adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court. He successfully co-represented the entire asbestos Plaintiffs’ bar (approximately 15 law firms) in appeals upholding the New York City Asbestos Litigation Case Management Order.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

Potential clients seeking representation for themselves or a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, injured, or suffered injustice, can reach out today for a free consultation.

 

About Belluck & Fox, LLP

Personal. Professional. Proven. Founded in 2002 by Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox, Belluck & Fox LLP is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in cases of mesothelioma and asbestos, personal injury, and other forms of injustice. The firm represents clients across the United States based out of New York City, with additional offices around the state in Albany, Gloversville, Rochester, and Woodstock, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. They have secured over $1 billion in verdicts for their clients. For more information, visit www.belluckfox.com.

Celebrating 20 Years as Belluck & Fox

At Belluck & Fox, we are incredibly proud to celebrate our 20th year in business together, helping our clients get the justice they deserve. Since 2002, Joe Belluck, Jordan Fox, and all our partners, attorneys, and staff have fought diligently and relentlessly to earn over $1 billion in compensation for mesothelioma and personal injury victims. After building a nationally recognized firm in New York over the last two decades, this year we began our expansion into Massachusetts, Maine, and the New England area. Joe Belluck was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and Maine with the hope to bring the same levels of service and success to victims and families in the area, just as he has in New York.

Joe has been practicing law for over 25 years, with specialties and expertise in mesothelioma and asbestos, truck accidents and other personal injury, and consumer fraud and defective products. Early in his career, he worked as an attorney for a consumer group in Washington, D.C., represented New York State in its case against the big tobacco companies, and provided free representation to families of 9/11 victims at a volunteer legal center. Joe has a proven track record of being a compassionate and effective advocate for his clients, with a high level of legal ability and ethical standards. He continues to devote time to public service amid his work at the firm, by chairing or serving on boards of directors for multiple national and state organizations and groups which mainly provide services for children.

Jordan’s law career spans over three decades, wherein he has secured over 100 million dollars in verdicts for his clients from Brooklyn to Baltimore and specialized in asbestos, environmental hazards, crime, and product liability cases. Jordan has obtained some of the biggest, groundbreaking judgments in New York in the asbestos and mesothelioma field, including the first against a major retailer (Sears Roebuck) for selling products that were found to have caused mesothelioma. Jordan is committed to remaining an active participant in the legal community by retaining membership in multiple legal organizations, both at the national level and the state level in New York. In addition to his work at the firm, he continues to stand up for crime victims in special practice, for whom he has won millions of dollars in civil suits.

Our firm’s dedication, commitment, and passion for defending our clients are only a few of the reasons Belluck & Fox stands as a highly respected and top-rated mesothelioma and personal injury law firm. Our decades of combined experience, vast resources, proven track record of ability and success, and our attorneys’ ability to practice and defend clients in nine states, the District of Columbia, and several federal jurisdictions, are what makes success possible for us and our clients. As we move beyond our first 20 years and look towards the future, we thank our hard-working and committed team for making this milestone possible. We also thank our clients and their families who entrusted us with their stories of physical and emotional pain, and allowed us to seek justice on their behalf.

Here’s to another 20 years seeking justice and fighting for your families as if they were our own.

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct Unanimously Reelects Joseph Belluck as Chair

Belluck & Fox managing partner Joe Belluck has been unanimously reelected as chair of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. This reelection represents Joe’s fourth two-year term as chair, after he was first appointed as a member in 2008. 

The Commission is an independent investigatory and disciplinary agency which enforces ethical behavior standards for judges within the New York State court system. It is responsible for monitoring conduct and ordering discipline when appropriate, governing over 3,500 judges at all levels (state, county, town, and village). 

Commission members serve their terms in four-year increments and are initially appointed by various figures within New York State’s government – the Governor, the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, or one of four current leaders of the State Legislature. 

Throughout his career in law, Joe has always believed in upholding high moral and ethical standards and behavior. He has received the highest possible rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell every year since 2007, amongst numerous other commendations.

Before founding Belluck & Fox, Joe was engaged in many public policy-focused legal issues such as reforming the US Postal Service and representing New York State in its litigation against the tobacco industry – having been responsible for forcing them to stop sponsoring fake scientific research and to take down their billboards.

Belluck’s recognition goes beyond the courtroom. In addition to serving as chair of the Commission, he is often called upon to speak at national conferences and is a trustee of The State University of New York. He is also committed to giving back, serving as chair of the boards for Precious Dreams, a national organization that provides comfort items to foster and homeless youth, and CMind, which promotes meditation and contemplative practices on college campuses.

Why We Support the American Association for Justice

Earlier this year, Joe Belluck was designated as an AAJ Leaders Forum Benefactor. The American Association of Justice granted the title based on the “firm’s commitment to defending a strong civil justice system and support for AAJ.” We at Belluck & Fox don’t take these words lightly and make it our duty to defend our clients, their rights, and the justice system at large.

Forged from humble beginnings by a small group of trial lawyers in the 1940s, the AAJ was formed to ensure strong representation for victims of industrial accidents across the country. As the organization grew, participation by trial attorneys in other fields grew with it, covering maritime, railroad, and personal injury advocacies as well.

Though vast changes in names, headquarters, and influence have ensued over the organization’s 70+ year history, the mission has remained focused and principled – securing and promoting fairness and justice for victims, and providing education about public health and safety through a legal lens for general consumption.

The benefits are not just felt by injury victims; the AAJ provides its member attorneys and firms with a wealth of information and professional assistance from a global partnership of paralegals, attorneys, law students, and law professors.

All AAJ members must commit and adhere to the AAJ Code of Conduct and Professionalism, which outlines the legal and ethical requirements expected of them through their work. Putting the client first and representing them with honesty, decency, and compassion are the foundations of the Code, all of which are ideals that Belluck & Fox takes very seriously. 

Finding legal representation with strong ability and integrity can be an overwhelming task, especially in the complex arena of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure; but it is a task that Belluck & Fox strives to make easier for their prospective and current clients.

The Belluck & Fox team believes strongly in these principles, and we want what is best for our clients and their families each and every time we go to work for them. We believe an emphasis on honesty, timeliness, tenacity, and good communication amount to a winning formula for our clients, which are standards we have in common with the AAJ in the pursuit of justice.

Belluck & Fox is proud to stand with and for the AAJ, as we share their core mission to make fairness for injury victims the basis of our practice.

Belluck & Fox Supports Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert

Belluck & Fox is proud to support the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA). Charitable organizations are almost always founded out of passion, but sometimes that passion is joined by pain, love, and purpose. In 1992, a group of lawyers and judges impacted by breast cancer banded together to try to make a difference in the legal community and beyond. After seeing family members, friends, or in some cases, themselves, be affected by this disease, they knew that action was necessary.

The JALBCA started out small, by handing out educational literature at courthouses to anyone who would take them. Their early screening initiatives began by sponsoring mobile mammography vans, which helped serve not only legal professionals with busy schedules, but later included underinsured and uninsured women in need of screening.

Today, the mission remains the same, but has grown in its presence and accessibility. JALBCA continues its focus on funding breast cancer education initiatives, facilitating early detection and screening, and providing legal support services to impacted members of their profession and their communities. They have partnered with physicians to present conferences covering topics such as access to treatment, challenges and issues facing the search for a cure, and conflicts of interest arising in the research process. 

For over 30 years, JALBCA has maintained a unique place in the legal community, combining their life experiences and legal resources to give back. Their fierce commitment to helping get women the tools they need to combat this illness parallels the pledge we make to our clients to support them through legal services. Standing up for those in need is a cornerstone of our work, which is a purpose we see JALBCA accomplish through theirs as well.

As a group that also looks out for the health and wellbeing of its community, Belluck & Fox is proud to sponsor JALBCA’s work, and to support the mission JALBCA takes up every day, year after year, in the fight against breast cancer.

News Release: Belluck & Fox LLP Expands to New England with Boston Office

NEW YORK CITY (March 3, 2022) Belluck & Fox LLP, a nationally recognized mesothelioma and personal injury law firm, today announced that it is expanding into New England with a new office in Boston at 699 Boylston Street. Managing partner Joseph Belluck has been admitted to the bar in both Massachusetts and Maine, empowering the firm to better serve clients and their families in the region.

“When we founded Belluck & Fox, we set out to be a different kind of law firm. I’m proud that we’re known as a force to be reckoned with for our clients because we care so deeply about getting them justice,” said Belluck. “Our new presence in Boston enables us to more effectively provide our services and two decades of experience to clients in Massachusetts, Maine, and the New England region.”

Belluck & Fox prides themselves on their zealous advocacy for their clients. Over the years, the firm has settled more than a billion dollars in asbestos and personal injury verdicts. They are consistently acknowledged for their successes by U.S. News, Best Lawyers, SuperLawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, The National Law Journal, Avvo, the Better Business Bureau, and many other publications and organizations.

Joe Belluck has been practicing law for more than 25 years, having founded Belluck & Fox with Jordan Fox in 2002. Belluck has a strong reputation for excellence in mesothelioma, truck accidents, and other serious injury litigation. He is a dedicated, compassionate attorney who has spent his entire life and legal career advocating for injured consumers and workers.

Belluck’s recognition goes beyond the courtroom. He is often called upon to speak at national conferences, serves as chair of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, and is a trustee of The State University of New York. He is also committed to giving back, serving as chair of the boards for Precious Dreams, a national organization that provides comfort items to foster and homeless youth, and CMind, which promotes meditation and contemplative practices on college campuses. 

Attorneys at Belluck & Fox are also admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Florida, California, Colorado, Washington, the District of Columbia, and several federal jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court. The firm serves clients across the United States based out of New York City, with offices around the state in Albany, Gloversville, Rochester, and Woodstock. With the opening of the new Boston location, Belluck & Fox looks forward to continuing its long association with the Law Offices of Michael Joyce to represent their joint clients.

Potential clients seeking representation for themselves or a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, injured, or suffered injustice, can reach out today for a free consultation.

About Belluck & Fox, LLP
Personal. Professional. Proven. Founded in 2002 by Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox, Belluck & Fox LLP is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in cases of mesothelioma and asbestos, personal injury, and other forms of injustice. The firm represents clients across the United States based out of New York City with additional offices around the state in Albany, Rochester, and Woodstock, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. They have secured over $1 billion in verdicts for their clients. For more information, visit www.belluckfox.com

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Lori Garber Named Chair of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Belluck & Fox encourages our attorneys to give back to society and our communities. That philanthropic spirit is part of what differentiates our firm from the pack. Lori Garber has indeed risen to the challenge.

A counsel at Belluck & Fox, Garber has been a Board Member of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey since 2018 and a mentor to the Rising STARS (middle school-age girls) since 2016. Recently, she has taken on the role of Chair of the Board.

In our interview, Garber shares her experience with Girls Inc. and what it was like transitioning into her role. She discusses the accomplishments of the organization and of the girls they help. And she talks about how Belluck & Fox has been a supporter of this vital work. 

When did you get involved with Girls Inc.?
I was Chair of the Temple Law Alumni Association’s Women’s Leadership Committee. About five years ago, I felt it was important for our group to focus on opening doors for girls in a meaningful way, especially for girls from underserved and low-income communities. One of our members recommended contacting Dena Herrin, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We then became mentors to the Girls Inc. Rising STARS, a middle school leadership program. 

Why does the mission resonate with you?
1 in 5 girls live in poverty in the US; 1 in 6 will not finish high school; 1 in 20 teens become pregnant. Each year, Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ engages over 3,000 girls beginning at age 5 to post-secondary from more than 40 schools, juvenile justice facilities, and shelters for women and children.Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. And they focus on the development of the whole girl. As a result, girls learn to value themselves, take risks, and discover and develop their inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

How did you become Chair of the Board? What does that role entail?
After a few years of my involvement with the organization, I was asked to become a board member, and last year they asked me to be the First Vice-Chair of the board. Unfortunately, the new Chair had to step down due to health reasons, and I was voted in as Chair. The Chairperson presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and has the usual duties of a chief executive officer with general supervision and direction of the organization’s affairs. 

What are your plans for Girls Inc., now that you’re at the helm?
Our Board of Directors finalized our five-year strategic plan, and my job is to ensure the team stays on track year by year. Along with the governance committee, I need to make sure our members are diverse, talented, and committed. Finally, my overarching goal is to focus on the fund development committee to build relationships with those who align with our mission to sustain and grow the organization’s resources to ensure the organization is positioned for financial health, security, growth, and sustainability for many years in the future.  

Where does your passion for the organization stem from?
As a female attorney, I realize and am grateful for the support and encouragement I received from family, friends, and mentors throughout my career. So often, women and girls are marginalized and do not have the opportunities that many of us take for granted. Mentorship is not only invaluable but critical to success. I am proud to support this organization where ALL girls are valued and shown that they can make their own choices with limitless opportunities.

What are the impacts on your’s and the girls’ lives being a part of Girls Inc.?
As a mentor, I hope I can positively impact the girls I work with to give them the confidence they need to be whatever they want to be. The truth is the girls inspire me. Although the girls in our mentor group are in middle school, they are bright, engaged, and attuned to the environment where they come from and the difficulties they face now and could face in the future.

What are some success stories you’ve witnessed because of Girls Inc.?
There are so many success stories at Girls Inc. What speaks most to me is experiencing first-hand the transformation of the girls, often reticent and unsure of themselves, to blossom into self-assured, positive, and optimistic young women. I know they will share their successes with other girls, and their leadership will allow them to go into the world and make a real difference. 

How has Belluck & Fox supported Girls Inc. and your endeavors with the organization?
The firm encourages and highly values community service. Joe Belluck and the other attorneys are deeply committed to numerous issues that support the community. I’m proud that Belluck & Fox has been a donor and incredible supporter of Girls Inc. and its work.

Learn more about how Belluck & Fox supports the communities we serve.

Seth Dymond of Belluck & Fox LLP Awarded 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Belluck & Fox partner Seth Dymond has been listed in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. This honor comes in recognition of his work in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

Seth is head of the Appellate and Motion Department at Belluck & Fox. He 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 doesn’t just know the law – in many instances, his arguments help create the asbestos laws in New York and other states.

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.

Belluck & Fox is a nationally recognized law firm, representing clients across the United States based out of New York City with additional offices across New York State in Albany, Gloversville, Rochester, and Woodstock.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For four decades, Best Lawyers publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Joseph Belluck & Jordan Fox of Belluck & Fox LLP Awarded 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Belluck & Fox founding partners Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox have been recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. They are widely acknowledged as New York’s most experienced and effective asbestos and product liability attorneys for their outstanding representation of clients, high ethical standards, and public service.

Best Lawyers has specifically honored Joe and Jordan for their work in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. They have a reputation both nationally and in New York for excellence in mesothelioma, truck accidents, and other serious injury litigation. They are dedicated, compassionate attorneys who have spent their entire lives and legal careers advocating for injured consumers and workers.

Joe has settled over $1 billion of asbestos and personal injury lawsuits. For these reasons, he is asked to speak at conferences around the United States on personal injury litigation. In 2016, he was elected as chairman of the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Jordan has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in settlements and verdicts for victims involving asbestos, environmental hazards, products liability, and crime. Twice his cases were named by the National Law Journal as “verdicts of the year.”

Joe and Jordan founded Belluck & Fox in 2002. A nationally recognized law firm, the firm represents clients across the United States based out of New York City with additional offices across New York State in Albany, Gloversville, Rochester, and Woodstock.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For four decades, Best Lawyers publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Belluck & Fox, LLP Ranked by Super Lawyers 2021

Belluck & Fox, LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected three of our attorneys as Super Lawyers and three of our attorneys as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process to select attorneys. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Congratulations to the following attorneys:

2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers

2021 New York Metro Rising Stars