Thomas P. Valet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Islandia, NY

Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP
 | 1355 Motor Parkway, Islandia, NY 11749
Phone: 631-450-2057
Fax: 631-293-2918
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Representing the people of Nassau-Suffolk County and the New York metropolitan area, Thomas P. Valet recently joined Rappaport, Glass, Levine, & Zullo LLP. He has dedicated his entire career to protecting the rights of those who are injured by defective medical devices and drugs and medical malpractice. With over 30 years of experience, he is prepared to handle any question or situation that comes his way.

Mr. Valet is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on the executive committee of that organization’s Trial Lawyers Section, as well as serving as chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee. Selected as one of New York’s Top 100 Lawyers for the last three years, he is also currently an officer with the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. A frequent lecturer on topics related to defective drugs and devices and medical malpractice, he served for three years as chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, Mr. Valet has been licensed since 1985. He expands the firm’s mass tort practice as a high-powered attorney who understands the needs of the clientele. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Valet maintains an Avvo “Superb” rating given by past clients and has a passion for the rights of the average citizen and the preservation of the current judicial system. Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Valet also lobbies in opposition to the insurance and medical lobby as they attempt to limit access to the courtroom.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Medical Devices

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Medical Devices


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Thomas Valet

Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 lawyer in New York
  • New York Super Lawyer
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, Highest Possible Rating, Martindale-Hubbel 2010.  Perfect AVVO Rating of 10 (Superb).

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Immediate Past Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, Bar Association of the City of New York, 2006-2010
  • Treasurer, Trial Lawyer's Section, NY State Bar, 2007
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1988-Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Officer
  • Current Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2010
  • Immediate Past Chair, Executive Committee, Trial Lawyer's Section, New York State Bar Association, 2010
  • Secretary, Trial Lawyer's Section, NY State Bar, 2008
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyer's Association, 1988-Present
  • State Bar Trial Lawyers Section, Executive Committee
  • Member, Academy of Trial Lawyer's of New York
  • Delegate, New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2010
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyer's Association (NYSTLA), 2010
  • Vice-Chair, Trial Lawyer's Section, NY State Bar, 2009
  • Member, American Association of Justice, 1990-Present
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, 1990-Present
  • State Bar Trial Lawyers Section, Chair, 2009
  • Current Chair, CLE Committee, Trial Lawyer's Section, NY State Bar, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Current Chair of the CLE Committee of the Trial Lawyer's Section of the New York State Bar Association.  Frequent lecturer at CLE programs sponsored by legal organizations including the New York City Bar Association Medical Malpractice Committee, the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyer's Association.  Programs have included Trying Damages (moderator and lecturer), Negotiating Tactics (moderator), Infant and Wrongful Death Compromises (moderator and lecturer), The Deposition of a Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case (lecturer), Litigating 9/11 Injury Claims (moderator), Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases (lecturer), Taking and Defending Depositions in Medical Malpractice Cases (lecturer), How to Recognize a Good Medical Malpractice Suit (lecturer), Products Liability: Great Cases Revisited (lecturer)


  • $7.5 million settlement, Robertson v. State of New York, largest settlement by New York State in a medical malpractice action., 2008

Educational Background:

  • New York University, B.A.,1982
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Office Location for Thomas P. Valet

1355 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY 11749

Phone: 631-450-2057

Fax: 631-293-2918

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Last Updated: 4/10/2019

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