Robert Komitor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in New York, NY

Levy Konigsberg LLP
605 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10158
Phone: 212-605-6200
Fax: 212-605-6290
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert Komitor is a partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP in New York, New York. Focusing his practice on complex civil litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout the country who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving defective products, asbestos exposure, hazardous waste and other personal injury matters.

A 1976 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stony Brook University as well as a Master of Science from that institution's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in 1979, Mr. Komitor pursued his legal education at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. While there, he was a Notes and Comments editor on the Hofstra Law Review. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Komitor is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

During his career, Mr. Komitor has obtained many multimillion dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, including three of the largest verdicts for mesothelioma in New York state history. His fellow professionals have taken note of his superb track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America directory.

Mr. Komitor is frequently asked to deliver presentations on matters related to his practice area before groups of attorneys, and he has written several articles on toxic waste exposure and defective products. A former member of the Product Liability Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, he has also served as a member of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

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
  • 80%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Asbestos, Products Liability, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Robert Komitor

Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.levylaw.com/lawyer/robert-i-komitor/

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Trial Lawyer on the “New York Powerhouse” mesothelioma cases and the consolidated Brooklyn Navy Yard litigation, which resulted in the largest mesothelioma compensation awards in the country for 1991 and 1992, according to The National Law Journal
  • For three consecutive years, he made The National Law Journal’s list of lawyers winning the highest verdicts

Honors/Awards

  • Named one of the nation’s Best Lawyers, in the area of mass torts, in Gregory W. Smith and Steven W. Naifeh’s The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2010 (Woodward/White)

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Asbestos from Talc Causes Cancer to Third Family Member from Natural Bridge New York
  • Asbestos Compensation Verdict of $7.6 Million against John Crane Upheld by New York Appellate Court
  • Mesothelioma Lawyers Win $7.3M for Family of Asbestos Victim
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdict against US Welding Rods Industry Affirmed by New York Appeals Court
  • Mesothelioma Compensation Verdict of $19 Million Awarded to Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Electrician and Pfizer Mechanic
  • Ford’s Asbestos Hazards References in Its Training Manuals are Admissible Evidence at Trial per NY Judge’s Ruling
  • First Ever Asbestos Compensation Verdicts against US Welding Rods Industry

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chairman, G-I Holding’s Bankruptcy Creditors’ Committee
  • Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Committee on Environmental Law
  • Former Member, New York City Bar Association, Products Liability Committee
  • Trust Advisory Committee on the Ray Tech and G-I Holding’s Trust

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor at the Hofstra Law Review, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association
  • Lecturer, American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA)
  • Lecturer, American Conference Institute
  • Lecturer, Mealey’s Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Harris Martin Conferences, and HB Litigation Conferences

Educational Background

  • Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center, Master’s Degree in Marine Environmental Sciences
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Office Location for Robert Komitor

605 Third Avenue
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10158

Phone: 212-605-6200

Fax: 212-605-6290

Last Updated: 4/7/2021

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