Judith A. Livingston

Judith A. Livingston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
 | 217 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-267-4177
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
Reserved, methodical and precise, Judith Livingston defies the image of the traditional successful trial attorney.  She has long been one of the most successful plaintiff’s attorneys in the U.S. Judy Livingston was the first woman in the United States admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates and the youngest person invited to be a member. To date, Ms. Livingston has had 33 verdicts and hundreds of settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00, all in personal injury cases.   A fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Ms. Livingston was cited by the National Law Journal as one of "40 lawyers who have made their mark in the area of health care law." She has also been listed yearly by New York magazine and in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the best lawyers in New York. New York magazine has cited her as one of "The 50 most influential women lawyers in America." In every listing since Law Dragon began recognizing the top 500 lawyers in the United States, Ms. Livingston has been selected as one of the country's top lawyers.  CNN has called her the "Queen of Million Dollar Verdicts."    Judy Livingston lectures in New York State and nationally on plaintiff's personal injury, focusing on the trial of negligence and medical malpractice cases, as well as women in the court room. 

About Judith Livingston

Admitted 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.kdlm.com/about-us/partners/judith-a-livingston

Honors and Awards:

  • In 2015, Judy Livingston was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Fordham Law School in New York City. , Honary Doctor of Laws -, Fordham Law School, 2015
  • Honoray Doctor of Law, Hofstra Law School, 1998
  • 2014- Hofstra University awarded the President's Medal to Judy Livingston.
  • 2014.  Fordham Founder's Award, the University's highest honor, was awarded to Judy Livingston and Tom Moore.
  • Named the "Best Lawyers' 2011 New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year."

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ms. Livingston sits on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the International Society of Barristers; the Bar Association of the City of New York; and the Association of Trial Lawyers in America.
  • Member, American Bar Association, where she was appointed a member of the Special Committee on Medical Professional Liability for the years of 1995 and 1996.
  • Co-president of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA), 2006-2009, and continues on the JALBCA Board of Directors.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Livingston has participated in lectures and seminars in New York State and nationally on the subjects of the trial of medical malpractice and personal injury cases, as well as programs on women in the courtroom.

Verdicts and Settlements:


  • Judith A. Livingston '79, who recently was named by New York Magazine as 2011 Lawyer of the Year in the medical malpractice area, spoke about life in a law career to the Hofstra community as part of the Distinguished Practitioner Lecture series on February 28, 2011. A partner at the high-powered medical malpractice firm Kramer, Dillof, Livingston and Moore, Livingston discussed the many different routes within a law career and noted that the opportunities and privileges are "extraordinary." She advised her audience to be honest and, above all else, passionate about their work — an approach that has allowed her to become one of the most successful plaintiff's attorneys in the U.S., Judith A. Livingston advises Hofstra Law Students Always Be Passionate About Their Career

Educational Background:

  • Ms. Livingston graduated from The State University of New York, Stony Brook, with high honors, and from Hofstra University School of Law in 1979, where she received a J.D. degree and an Honorary Doctor of Law in 1998.

Articles about Judith A. Livingston appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Judith A. Livingston

217 Broadway
New York, NY 10007


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Last Updated: 7/1/2016

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