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Matthew Maiorana

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Phone: 212.406.1700
Phone: 212.384.0203
Fax: 212.406.2313

233 Broadway, #1800
New York, New York 10279

As a partner in our office, Matthew Maiorana brings an expertise and insight into New York personal injury litigation that is distinctive among personal injury attorneys in our State. Matt began his legal career defending cases brought by injured persons against the City of New York. His litigation skills and talents were recognized immediately and he was entrusted with defending the City of New York in the most serious and complex matters in the Special Litigation Unit. His efforts earned him a Municipal Affairs Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as numerous awards directly from the City of New York.

From early in his career, Matt understood the importance of teaching other attorneys. Because of his knowledge and abilities, he was asked to train other city attorneys in handling police abuse and special duty cases which often involve volatile, complicated, and difficult legal issues. His trial skills were also recognized as Matt was often asked to train other City attorneys on all matters of trial strategy and procedure involved in defending the City of New York at trial.

After spending years in practice defending the City of New York, Matt decided to represent private individuals injured through the negligence of others. Today, his practice focuses on the litigation and trial of medical malpractice, serious injury and wrongful death claims. To the surprise of nobody, Matt’s career continued to experience the same level of success that he always enjoyed. Over the past few years representing plaintiffs, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients and their families.

Matt has developed a significant expertise in the field of medical malpractice and devotes a large percentage of his practice to this area of personal injury law. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, medical errors constitute a leading cause of death and injury to Americans. Medical errors take many different forms and arise in different contexts. Matt has successfully represented victims of malpractice and their families across the spectrum of medical errors, including failures to diagnose or treat serious diseases, surgical errors, medication errors, and birth injuries.

In the area of serious injury, Matt represents clients with injuries such as brain injury, spinal and neck injuries, fractures, and ruptured ligaments and tendons, as well as the families of deceased loved ones. He has particular experience with complex liability or damages questions, and has effectively represented clients in cases involving police officers injured or killed due to unsafe conditions or equipment; roadways that are unsafe due to improper design, signage or control; products liability; unsafe occupational or environmental injuries and exposures; mass torts and class actions; unsafe drugs; and civil rights violations.

Matt’s exemplary representation of private individuals has also been recognized by his peers in the legal community. From 2013 until the present, he has been included in Super Lawyers every year which is a testament to his achievement of such a high-degree of peer recognition and professional success. Matt practices in both State and federal Courts throughout New York. He is also a member of various Bar Associations in New York including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Through this extensive and diverse experience, Matt fully appreciates the profound effects of a serious injury or the death of a family member, as well as the stakes for clients when they undertake litigation. Long accustomed to litigating diverse, complex matters, clients benefit from the depth and breadth of Matt’s experience, and from his commitment to their cases.

Significant Verdicts and Settlements
  • $4.548 Million verdict on behalf of an injured police officer
  • $1 Million settlement for the family of a man who died from a pulmonary embolism that was not properly treated by the hospital

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1997

B.A., Queens College, 1994

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2003
Honors and Awards
Client Reviews
"I would not go anywhere else if I had a personal injury case in New York again." Oscar G.
"My contact with them was always smooth and trouble-free." Orlando B.