Judith A. Livingston

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New York, New York

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Judith A. Livingston
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

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

Licensed in New York since: 1980

Education: Hofstra University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

217 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10007 Visit website


Judith A. Livingston is an attorney and senior partner at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore in New York, New York. Ms. Livingston devotes her practice to medical malpractice and personal injury, representing clients throughout all five New York City boroughs as well as in the Long Island, Westchester and Rockland County regions. She is experienced in handling matters involving birth injuries, brain injuries, construction accidents, wrongful death and more. Ms. Livingston has significant litigation experience and has settled and tried numerous million and multimillion-dollar cases.

Ms. Livingston graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree and earned her law degree from Hofstra University Maurice A. Dean School of Law. Hofstra University also awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1998, a distinction she also received from Fordham University School of Law in 2015.

Throughout her career, Ms. Livingston has been featured in publications, including Best Lawyers magazine, New York magazine and the National Law Journal. She is also a member, and in 2022 was inducted as President, of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invite-only organization featuring a limited roster of the top 100 trial attorneys in the United States. 

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Livingston is a member of the board of directors for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She has lectured at conferences and seminars and is a member of several professional organizations, including the New York City Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the International Society of Barristers.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

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

First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: https://kdlm.com/new-york-personal-injury-attorneys/judith-a...

Educational Background:
  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, Honorary Doctor of Laws - 1998
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, Honorary Degree - 2015
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, B.A., Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Honors: With High Honors, 1976
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1979
  • Member, Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association, where she was appointed a member of the Special Committee on Medical Professional Liability for the years of 1995 and 1996.
  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, International Society of Barristers
  • Co-president of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA), 2006-2009, and continues on the JALBCA Board of Directors.
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, JALBCA
  • Co-president, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA.), 2006 - 2009
  • Judith A. Livingston '79, who recently was named by New York Magazine as 2011 Lawyer of the Year in the medical malpractice area, spoke about life in a law career to the Hofstra community as part of the Distinguished Practitioner Lecture series on February 28, 2011. A partner at the high-powered medical malpractice firm Kramer, Dillof, Livingston and Moore, Livingston discussed the many different routes within a law career and noted that the opportunities and privileges are "extraordinary." She advised her audience to be honest and, above all else, passionate about their work — an approach that has allowed her to become one of the most successful plaintiff's attorneys in the U.S., Judith A. Livingston advises Hofstra Law Students Always Be Passionate About Their Career
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Livingston has participated in lectures and seminars in New York State and nationally on the subjects of the trial of medical malpractice and personal injury cases, as well as programs on women in the courtroom.
  • Honoray Doctor of Law, Hofstra Law School, 1998
  • In 2015, Judy Livingston was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Fordham Law School in New York City. , Honary Doctor of Laws -, Fordham Law School, 2015
  • One of the 40 Lawyers Who Have Made Their Mark in the Area of Health Care Law, National Law Journal
  • One of the country's Top Lawyers, Law Dragon
  • Hofstra University awarded the President's Medal to Judy Livingston, 2014
  • Fordham Founder's Award, the University's highest honor, was awarded to Judy Livingston and Tom Moore, 2014
  • One of the Best Lawyers in New York, New York magazine and Super Lawyers magazine
  • Named the "Best Lawyers' New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2011 & 2013
  • A Legal Legend, Law Dragon
  • One of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America, New York magazine

Office location for Judith A. Livingston

217 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-267-4177


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

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Top 100: New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2011, 2015 - 2023 Top 50: Women New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023 Top 10: New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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