Jordan Merson

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in New York, New York

Merson Law, PLLC
Jordan Merson
Merson Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2006

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

Merson Law, PLLC

950 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10022 Visit website


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 Jeffrey Epstein cases (his $650 million Estate setting up a victims compensation fund) litigated from 2020 to 2023, the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse cases in 2020 to 2021, the Larry Nassar cases vs Michigan State University and USA gymnastics from 2019 to 2023, the recent December 2022 filing of a lawsuit against Bill Cosby and a $200 million personal injury lawsuit against the City of New York.  In 2018, he secured a $28 million sexual assault jury verdict, which we believe is the largest of its kind at the time in New York State history.  Mr. Merson also had the second largest medical malpractice verdict in New York State 2020 per lexis/nexis.  He was named to the New York Law Review Medical Malpractice Jury Verdicts Hall of Fame.  In 2022, Mr. Merson represented former New York Giants football player Michael Cox at trial, which resulted in a $28.5 million verdict that we believe will be one of the top medical malpractice verdicts in the entire state for the year.  

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

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, New Jersey

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Largest personal injury verdict for all of Westchester County for at least a five year period
  • Forbes Top 200 Lawyers in America 1 of only 8 personal injury lawyers selected to the list Only one from New York, 2024
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Represent the Co-Chair of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy TCC, 2022
  • One of four plaintiffs' lawyers selected in the nation by the Judges to serve as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel for Long Island, Westchester, Duchess and Rockland Counties. , 2020
  • Named to the New York City Child Victims Act Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel.  There were only seven plaintiffs' lawyers named in the entire City of New York., 2021
  • Represent the Chairman of the Diocese of Rockville Center Tort Claimants Committee, 2022
  • 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
  • Telemedicine CLE nationwide to address standards of care and theories of liability, Lecturer, Telemedicine CLE, Stafford, 2024
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Western district Michigan, 2019
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania
  • Licensed in New Jersey
  • Licensed in Washington, D.C.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in New York State per lexis.  Njinga v. Alexiades, $6.25 million, 2020
  • Represented former New York Giants football player Michael Cox at trial which resulted in a $28.5 million jury verdict, 2022
  • $7.3 million bench decision for woman who suffered burn injury, 2020
  • $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
  • 2nd largest medical malpractice verdict, lexis, 2021
  • New York's top rated personal injury attorneys, NYLJ, 2020
  • 2nd largest medical malpractice jury verdict in all of the Northeast, ALM, 2020
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Appointed to Law360 editorial board for medical malpractice in New York, 2024
  • Appointed to medical malpractice and personal injury board for New York
Representative Clients:
  • Lawsuits vs the FBI and USVI on behalf of sexual abuse victims of Jeffrey Epstein, 2024
  • Represent approximately 20 Bill Cosby victims, 2023

Office location for Jordan Merson

950 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-603-9100


7 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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