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Robert I. Komitor - New York, NY

605 Third Avenue33rd Floor New York, NY 10158

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Updated: 05/19/2023

New York Products Liability Lawyer

Overview

A partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP Robert I. Komitor serves as lead trial lawyer specializing in products liability, negligence, and personal injury cases involving mesothelioma, hazardous wastes, and pollution. Bob has been and continues to be named one of the nation's Best Lawyers, in the area of mass torts, in Gregory W. Smith and Steven W. Naifeh's The Best Lawyers in America 2005-present (Woodward/White).

Bob has consistently won some of the highest damage awards in the nation...

A partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP Robert I. Komitor serves as lead trial lawyer specializing in products liability, negligence, and personal injury cases involving mesothelioma, hazardous wastes, and pollution. Bob has been and continues to be named one of the nation's Best Lawyers, in the area of mass torts, in Gregory W. Smith and Steven W. Naifeh's The Best Lawyers in America 2005-present (Woodward/White).

Bob has consistently won some of the highest damage awards in the nation. For three consecutive years, he made The National Law Journal's list of lawyers winning the highest verdicts.

He was trial lawyer on the "New York Powerhouse" mesothelioma cases and the consolidated Brooklyn Navy Yard litigation, which resulted in the largest mesothelioma compensation awards in the country for 1991 and 1992, according to The National Law Journal.

In 1993, Bob served as co-trial lawyer with LK partner Moshe Maimon on a case that resulted in New York State's largest mesothelioma compensation - one of the largest in the nation for that year. He repeated this feat by obtaining two of New York State's highest compensatory verdicts for mesothelioma in 1996 and, again, in 2003.

Bob earned a Master's Degree in Marine Environmental Sciences from Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Research Center. He earned a law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was an editor at the Hofstra Law Review.

Bob is a former member of the Products Liability Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has co-chaired the New York State Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee on Environmental Law. He has also served as chairman of the G-I Holding's Bankruptcy Creditors' Committee and serves on the Trust Advisory Committee on the Ray Tech and G-I Holding's Trust.

An esteemed authority on trial practices and environmental and toxic tort law, Bob has lectured before many legal gatherings including the American Bar Association, the American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), National Trial Lawyers, the American Conference Institute, Mealey's Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Harris Martin Conferences, and HB Litigation Conferences. Moreover, he is the author of several educational articles about the legal aspects of cases involving exposure to toxic substances and unsafe products.

  • Mesothelioma Lawyers Win $7.3M for Family of Asbestos Victim
  • Asbestos from Talc Causes Cancer to Third Family Member from Natural Bridge New York
  • Ford's Asbestos Hazards References in Its Training Manuals are Admissible Evidence at Trial per NY Judge's Ruling
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdict against US Welding Rods Industry Affirmed by New York Appeals Court
  • Asbestos Compensation Verdict of $7.6 Million against John Crane Upheld by New York Appellate Court
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdicts against US Welding Rods Industry
  • Mesothelioma Compensation Verdict of $19 Million Awarded to Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Electrician and Pfizer Mechanic

About Robert I. Komitor

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Toxic Substances
  • Pollution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • Products Liability Committee of the New York City Bar Association (Former member)
  • New York State Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee on Environmental Law (Co chaired)
  • G-I Holding’s Bankruptcy Creditors’ Committee (Chairman)
  • Trust Advisory Committee on the Ray Tech and G-I Holding’s Trust

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    Law
    Law Review: Hofstra Law Review, Editor
  • Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Research Center
    Masters in Marine Environmental Sciences

Classes and Seminars

  • Lectured, American Bar Association
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), Lectured
  • American Conference Institute, Lectured
  • Lectured, Mealey’s Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Harris Martin Conferences and HB Litigation Conferences

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert I. Komitor

Included on the 2023 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert I. Komitor on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named Nation's Best Lawyers, in the area of mass torts, in Gregory W. Smith and Steven W. Naifeh's The Best Lawyers in America , 2005 - 2010
  • The National Law Journal's list of lawyers winning the highest verdicts
  • "New York Powerhouse" mesothelioma cases, according to The National Law Journal, 1991 - 1992

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Office Information

Address

605 Third Avenue33rd Floor New York, NY 10158

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM

Publication

Representative Cases

  • Mesothelioma Lawyers Win $7.3M for Family of Asbestos Victim
  • Asbestos from Talc Causes Cancer to Third Family Member from Natural Bridge New York
  • Ford's Asbestos Hazards References in Its Training Manuals are Admissible Evidence at Trial per NY Judge's Ruling
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdict against US Welding Rods Industry Affirmed by New York Appeals Court
  • Asbestos Compensation Verdict of $7.6 Million against John Crane Upheld by New York Appellate Court
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdicts against US Welding Rods Industry
  • Mesothelioma Compensation Verdict of $19 Million Awarded to Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Electrician and Pfizer Mechanic

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