Joseph W. Belluck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Belluck & Fox LLP
 | 546 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 2126811575
Fax: 212-681-1574
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Cannabis Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joseph W. Belluck is a founding partner of the Belluck & Fox, L.L.P., law firm, which has offices in New York City and all across the state. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Belluck has earned national recognition as one of the leading attorneys in the country for asbestos and mesothelioma litigation as well as other serious personal injury claims.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Belluck has proven himself a compassionate and tireless advocate for those suffering from toxic exposure and serious injuries arising from truck accidents, car accidents and other preventable tragedies. Earlier in his practice, he took on Big Tobacco as a representative for the state of New York, where he was instrumental in forcing tobacco companies to end their sponsorship of misleading scientific research and to remove their billboards across the state. He has represented asbestos victims since 1999.

    To date, he has recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and awards for victims of asbestos exposure and other personal injuries throughout the United States. Recognized for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism and exemplary ethical standards, Mr. Belluck holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent designations from Best Lawyers since 2007.

    A 1989 graduate of the State University of New York, Binghamton, Mr. Belluck obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the State University of New York Buffalo School of Law in 1994. He holds a license to practice in New York, Vermont, Colorado and Washington.

    Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Belluck has served a number of government appointments, including the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, where he has served as chair since 2017. Mr. Belluck is also a member of the New York Medicaid Redesign Team as well as advisory council member of the Rockefeller Institute Center for Law and Policy Solutions.

    Maintaining active involvement with his alma mater, Mr. Belluck serves on the board of trustees of the State University of New York. In honor of his selfless contributions to the school, the university created a professorship named after him and his wife. Among his philanthropic efforts, Mr. Belluck serves on the board of several civic and charitable organizations throughout his area, including the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Children’s Rights, Precious Dreams and CMind.

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Cannabis Law
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Joseph Belluck

    Admitted: 1995, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • New York SuperLawyers, 2007- present
    • US News and World Reports Best Law Firms, 2010
    • Speaker at Perrin National Asbestos Conferences and ACI National Asbestos Conference, 2010-Present 
    • Co-Chair of Mealey/HB Litigation's 2007, 2009 and 2010 National Asbestos Litigation Superconferences
    • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating possible for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)
    • Fellows, American Bar Foundation
    • New York Best Lawyers, 2007- present
    • Magna Cum Laude, Buffalo School of Law, 1994

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association LawPac, Trustee (2010-Present)
    • Washington 
    • Colorado
    • Vermont
    • New York Medicaid Redesign Team, Member 
    • State University of New York, Board of Trustees
    • Rockefeller Institute Center for Law and Policy Solutions, Advisory Council
    • New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Chair
    • SUNY Charter Schools Institute, Chair
    • New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team.
    • State of New York in its tobacco litigation 
    • State University of New York Trustee
    • Member, SUNY – Binghamton, Harpur Law Council, 2008 - 2010
    • Member, American Bar Foundation
    • Member, SUNY – Buffalo, Dean's Advisory Council, 2008 - 2010
    • New York
    • New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct
    • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Trial Lawyers Care, a volunteer legal organization

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • SUNY – Buffalo School of Law, Adjunct Lecturer of Law, 1998 - 2001
    • A Patient’s Guide to Mesothelioma 


    • Has won and settled hundreds of Asbestos and Mesothelioma cases, including a recent case that settled for over $12 million
    • Instrumental in representing New York State and settling the State's $25 billion dollar lawsuit against the Tobacco Industry

    Educational Background:

    • SUNY – Buffalo School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1994
    • SUNY – Binghamton, B.S., 1989
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    Office Location for Joseph W. Belluck

    546 5th Avenue
    5th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: 2126811575

    Fax: 212-681-1574

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