Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

New York City Personal Injury Attorneys

Block O’Toole & Murphy is a leading personal injury law firm in New York City serving both New York and New Jersey. Each year since 2012, the firm achieved more case results exceeding $1,000,000 in New York than any other law firm in the state. To date, we’ve recovered well over $1 billion for clients and attained more than 300 case results exceeding $1,000,000 each.

Block O’Toole & Murphy takes on significant injury cases – construction accidents, auto accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, product liability, and more. Our attorneys understand the pain and devastation clients face after serious injury, which is why each case is prepared with deliberation and focus. We will not rest until justice is done. Some of our top results include a $110,174,972 verdict for a cyclist who suffered serious harm, including paralysis, after he was struck by a falling beam from subway tracks above in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This is believed to be the largest non-medical malpractice verdict in New York State. Another result includes a $32,756,156 verdict, the largest negligence result in Long Island history, for a Vietnam veteran injured in an auto accident.

Our legal team includes a number of former prosecutors and trial lawyers who have dedicated their careers to serving those harmed by another party’s negligence. Our philosophy is to prepare every case as though it is going to trial. We are willing and able to invest in experts outside of the legal field, such as medical and financial professionals who can testify to the cause of a client’s injury and its consequences.

BOM consistently receives top industry awards from respected organizations and publications, including Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and U.S. News & World Report. Other notable legal organizations that recognize our work include the National Trial Lawyers, Irish Legal 100, Martindale-Hubbell, The New York Law Journal, Fordham Law School, and St. John’s School of Law.

Not only do our attorneys provide unparalleled service to our clients, they also help educate others on the law and legal techniques. Partners Stephen Murphy and Scott Occhiogrosso both served as adjunct professors and taught trial advocacy at St. John’s School of Law. Additionally, other members of the firm have lectured in continuing legal education (CLE) courses and seminars to other legal professionals.  In July 2019, over 100 practicing attorneys attended a lecture by Partner David Scher on how to properly frame and plead a construction accident case in New York.  Attorney Ameer Benno taught a two-part CLE course for on the cases that will be heard by the Supreme Court in 2020. Our attorneys have also served as commentators on a variety of media outlets including the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday.

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