As a leading medical negligence lawyer in New York, Matthew Maiorana brings expertise and insight into New York personal injury litigation that is distinctive among personal injury attorneys in our state. Mr. Maiorana 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, Mr. Maiorana 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 Mr. Maiorana 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, Mr. Maiorana 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, Mr. Maiorana’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.*
Mr. Maiorana 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. Throughout Mr. Maiorana’s career as a medical negligence lawyer in New York, he 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.
Mr. Maiorana represents clients with injuries such as brain injury, spinal and neck injuries, fractures and ruptured ligaments or 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.
Mr. Maiorana’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. Mr. Maiorana 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, Mr. Maiorana fully understands 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 Mr. Maiorana’s experience, and from his commitment to their cases.