Jordan Merson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Merson Law, PLLC
 | 950 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-257-3955
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Merson Law, PLLC, Jordan Merson has developed a reputation as one of the top litigators for his clients in New York and the United States. He has litigated some of the biggest cases across New York State and the Country in the fields of sexual assault, personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.  Large, highly publicized cases that Mr. Merson has litigated include the Larry Nassar cases vs Michigan State University with an initial settlement of $500 million, a $200 million medical malpractice case against the United States government, a $200 million personal injury lawsuit against the City of New York, and in 2018, he secured a $28 million sexual assault verdict, which is the largest of its kind in New York State history.  

    Mr. Merson has extensive experience litigating cases valued in excess of $1 million and many of the cases that he was worked on have settled for more than $10 million.  When insurance companies have refused to settle, Mr. Merson has taken these cases to trial and helped his clients sercure recoveries in excess of $1 million.  Mr. Merson has received numerous awards and accolades for his hard work and accomplishments, including being selected to New York Law Journal's Hall of Fame for medical malpractice verdicts.  Less than twenty lawyers in all of New York State were given this honor.  Mr. Merson has also been included in the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, ALM's top verdicts and settlements and the top verdicts in New York State published by New York Magazine. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Merson has received the top possible rating of "Superb" in the legal specialties of personal injury, medical malpractice, birth injury, brain injury and labor and employment through Avvo.

    Mr. Merson completed his undergraduate education at Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 2002. He then attended Fordham University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Merson was a partner at a New York City civil litigation firm before founding Merson Law, PLLC.

    Mr. Merson is an active member in several legal organizations, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association. He has served as a committee member for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's E-Discovery Working Group since 2011.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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    About Jordan Merson

    Admitted: 2006, New York

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    • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyersfrom across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • 2019 finalist nationwide, Trial lawyer of the year finalist, Public justice, 2019
    • One of 20 Highest Verdicts in all of New York State, 2014
    • The Global Directory of Who's Who is a premier business networking organization. We honor professional excellence worldwide., Lawyer of the Year, Who's who, 2016
    • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers - An invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.
    • Appointed to Judge Pfau's New York State Office of Court Administration Committee on Electronic Discovery 
    • Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America is an invitation only organization of many of the finest lawyers in the country.  , Best Attorneys, Best Attorneys in America, 2017
    • Verdicts Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice, New York Law Journal
    • Top 25 settlements in New York State, New York Magazine

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Western district Michigan, 2019
    • Licensed in Pennsylvania
    • Licensed in New Jersey
    • Licensed in Washington, D.C.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
    • New York
    • Washington
    • Member, New York State E Discovery Committee, 2011 - Present
    • Pennsylvania
    • Member, New York County Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
    • New Jersey
    • District of Columbia

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Vicarious Liability, CLE, 2013


    • $10 million plus construction accident settlement.   One of the largest labor law settlements in New York State for the year, 2019
    • $14 million jury verdict for first child victims act case in ny state, 2019
    • $28 Million jury verdict for sexual assault, which we believe to be the largest sexual assault jury verdict in New York State history, 2018
    • $11 million approximate total value that includes structure settlements for injured construction worker.  We believe this will be one of the largest recoveries of its kind in New York State for the year, 2018
    • $14.4 million for Queens family whose child suffered brain damage , 2016

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Largest personal injury verdict for all of Westchester County for at least a five year period
    • New York Law Journal's Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice
    • ALM Top Jury Verdicts in New York State, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Boston University, Bachelor of Science in Communications, magna cum laude
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    950 Third Avenue
    34th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    Phone: 212-257-3955

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