New York, NY September 13, 2012
The New York law firm Belluck & Fox, LLP is proud to announce that partner Jordan Fox was recently named the 2013 Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year in New York City Mass Tort Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Mr. Fox has previously been recognized by Best Lawyers®, appearing on their list of top attorneys continuously since 2006, but the 2013 award marks the first year that he has received the “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Mr. Fox has a long and highly successful history advocating on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure. In 2011, he led a Belluck & Fox, LLP legal team in securing two of the top ten verdicts in New York State for that year. The larger of the two, a $32 million verdict obtained in the case of Ronald Dummitt and Doris Kay Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterton, et al. (No. 190196/10), was the largest product liability verdict in the State that year, and was the fourth largest overall.
Following appeal, the verdict was upheld by Justice Joan Madden of the New York Supreme Court in a decision where she rejected all of the appealing defendant’s arguments as to their liability. Justice Madden remitted the damages awarded to the client to $8 million, a figure that still represents one of the largest sustained verdicts in New York asbestos litigation.
The second major verdict of 2011 was a $19.5 million verdict in the case of Konstantin v. 630 Third Avenue Associates (No. 190134/10). It was the tenth largest overall verdict for that year, and was first in the construction litigation category.
Mr. Fox has won more than $100 million in verdicts during his career.
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About Belluck & Fox, LLP
Belluck & Fox, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint, and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation, and has won more than $1 billion in compensation for clients and their families.
Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area”, and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco, and lead paint.
Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named The Best Lawyers in America®, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area”, and to Super Lawyers. His verdicts have been featured among the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdicts of the Year on multiple occasions. He was named the 2013 Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year in New York City Mass Tort Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America.
Belluck & Fox, LLP is based in New York City, and has other New York offices in The Capital District, Rochester, and Woodstock. For more information, contact the firm at 212-681-1575 (637-6843) or through its online contact form.