Marie E. Napoli

Top rated Products Liability attorney in New York, New York

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
Marie E. Napoli
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

Practice Areas: Products Liability, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1994

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

360 Lexington Avenue
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New York, NY 10017 Visit website


Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-five years and has experience handling complex cases, including employment discriminationcivil rights, mass tort matterspersonal injurymedical malpractice litigation, and pharmaceutical litigation. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School, her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and is currently an Environmental Law LLM candidate 2023 at Lewis and Clark Law School. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort and Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner, Marie plays an integral role in achieving the multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in the firm’s many practice areas, including the $1.3+ billion settlement in the New York Opioid Jury Trial,  the jury verdict for plaintiffs in the Ohio Opioid Trial (the federal bellwether trial against national pharmacy chains),the $640 million Flint Water Crisis agreement, and the $1 billion settlement in the World Trade Center litigation. The firm continues to be at the forefront of national and noteworthy legal cases, including those involving anti-trust generic drug litigation, Aqueous Film-Forming Foam water contamination cases, where a $1.185B agreement with Dupont, Chemours, and Corteva was recently announced, and civil rights matters.

For her legal achievements, Marie has been recognized by her peers and the legal industry, consistently being named to New York Super Lawyers®, Best Attorneys of America and to The National Trial Lawyers for Women’s Rights – Top 10 list to name only a few.

She is a Board Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is also a founding Board Member and former President of the Trial Lawyers of Puerto Rico (TLPR), a trade association bringing together top trial lawyers to share expertise, build partnerships, and to add value to the local Puerto Rico community.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Rights
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, New York

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Representative Clients:
  •  In Re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775)
  • In Re: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis Or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis With Kinectiv Technology And Versys Femoral Head Products Liability  Litigation  (18-MD-2859-PAC)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • The Trial Lawyers of Puerto Rico is a diverse group of lawyers who are committed to bringing together the top legal minds in Mass Tort and Personal Injury. Our mission is to develop rich partnerships among our members – many of whom are respected leaders in their area of expertise – to create educational opportunities and exponential value for each member, their clients, and the people of Puerto Rico. Marie Napoli is a founding member and past president. , 2021
  • New York Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Unite States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Association for Justice
  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYBA)
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York Supreme Court
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Attorneys, Top 100 Attorneys in Personal Injury Law, American Academy of Attorneys, Top 100 Attorneys in Personal Injury Law
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA), Top 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorney, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA), Top 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorney
  • Best Attorneys of America, Best Attorneys of America
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition, Women in Law, 2019, Best Lawyers Business Edition, Women in Law, 2019
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA), Top 10 Attorney Award – New York, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA), Top 10 Attorney Award – New York
  • , National Alliance of Attorneys, 2020
  • , The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers for Women’s Rights – Top 10, The National Trial Lawyers for Women’s Rights – Top 10
  • 2018-2023, New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • Service Recognition Award, St. John’s University Board of Trustees, 2017
  • 2015, 2016, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Awards
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • The Bone Marrow Foundation, Associate Board Member
  • Fordham University President Council
  • Paul and Marie Napoli Foundation, Founder
  • St. John’s University, Board of Governors
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Advisory Board to the Dean
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $650 Million Ruling in National Pharmacy Chain Opioid TrialU.S. District Court for Northern Ohio Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart must pay over $650 million over 15 years and set up an abatement program to Lake and Trumbull counties. The ruling is the first by a federal judge that assigns a monetary amount against pharmacy chains for their role in the opioid epidemic. The funds will be used in programs to address the fallout from opioid abuse the defendant’s marketing of opioids caused., 2022
  • $1.185 Billion Settlement with Dupont, Chemours, CortevaNapoli Shkolnik is pleased to announce a major breakthrough in the pursuit of justice for water providers and their communities affected by PFAS contamination in the United States. Working diligently alongside our co-leads, we have successfully settled the material terms with defendants DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva regarding their responsibility for the PFAS contamination of public water systems and the associated costs of treatment. Under the terms of the agreement, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva acknowledge their role in the PFAS contamination crisis and must provide financial compensation for the cost of treatment necessary to address the contamination their ‘forever chemicals’ caused., 2023
  • $12.5 Billion Settlement with 3M CompanyNapoli Shkolnik, along with Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead and Interim Class Counsel, is proud to announce a $12.5 billion settlement with 3M Company in the ongoing multi-district litigation over the contamination of drinking water with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) resulting from the widespread use of aqueous film-forming foam (“AFFF”). This historic class action settlement agreement resolves the claims of Public Water Systems across the country that have been impacted by actual or threatened contamination of their water systems with PFAS. This proposed class settlement is the result of many months of negotiations between the parties and is subject to approval by Judge Richard M. Gergel, who was assigned in December 2018 to oversee the ongoing MDL proceedings in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina., 2023
  • $3.1 Billion Multi-State Settlement Secured by Court-Appointed Leadership in National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDLWith this settlement, Napoli Shkolnik, along with the litigation team, continue to hold national pharmacy chains accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. The $3.1 Billion settlement reached with Walmart is another significant milestone in the fight against the nation’s opioid crisis. This agreement addresses the pharmacy chain’s contributing role to the opioid epidemic by failing to regulate opioid prescriptions at its stores. Settlement funds will be used in programs to address the fallout from opioid abuse, including treatment, recovery and abatement. Additionally, Walmart will be court-ordered to comply with an oversight plan to prevent future fraudulent prescriptions and red flag suspicious prescriptions. , 2022
  • Endo Pharmaceutical agreed to this settlement to end their involvement in the NY opioid jury trial, where the company was accused of its role in the opioid epidemic.(Napoli Shkolnik is Counsel to Nassau County.), 2021
  • Jury Verdict in National Opioid TrialThis jury verdict was secured on behalf of our clients Lake and Trumbull Counties (OH) against pharmacy giants CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart., 2021
  • $320 Million Opioid SettlementThis landmark settlement was reached on behalf of Cuyahoga County (OH), one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic., 2021
  • $ 18 Million Environmental Contamination Settlement This settlement was obtained for a Florida community who had been exposed to harmful levels of toxic ash from a former incinerator site., 2020
  • $1.1 Billion Settlement: New York Opioid Jury TrialThis settlement was reached with the three largest drug distributors, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, in the first opioid jury trial.(Napoli Shkolnik is Counsel to Nassau County.), 2020
  • $ 320 Million Opioid Settlement This landmark settlement was reached on behalf of Cuyahoga County (Ohio), one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic., 2019
  • $ 17 Million Aviation Settlement This settlement was reached on behalf of four U.S.  Military Servicemen who were killed in a UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter crash. The action alleged improper maintenance and servicing of the DynCorp International LLC accident aircraft., 2018
  • $ 11 Million Environmental Settlement For a water district serving over 48,000 residents in an action against several industrial entities for contamination.
  • $ 2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement Our client was exposed to asbestos during his career as an insulator. At the direction of the owners and general contractors, he was brought into direct contact with asbestos-containing products through his work. The firm successfully obtained this settlement on behalf of our client and his family against major oil companies such as Exxon Mobile, Shell Oil Co., and Chevron/Union Oil as well as major contractors and products manufacturers.
  • $ 8 Million Federal Court Settlement The firm obtained this settlement on behalf of a senior citizen who was struck by a Mack truck tractor trailer while walking in a crosswalk. The pedestrian suffered a traumatic leg amputation after being run over by the truck.
  • $ 4.1 Million Auto Accident Settlement Our client suffered severe and permanent injuries as a result of a 2013 car accident caused by a negligent driver. As a result of the impact, our client sustained serious and permanent injuries to his lumbar spine, his bladder, his left foot & shoulder and required multiple, extensive surgeries.
  • $ 1 Billion World Trade Center Settlement For injuries sustained by Firefighters, Police Officers, Port Authority Officers,  and Construction Workers at Ground Zero and at the Fresh Kills landfill.
Educational Background:
  • Lewis and Clark Law School, LLM Candidate 2023, 2023
  • St. John’s University, B.S.
  • St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.
  • New York University, School of Law, L.L.M.

Office location for Marie E. Napoli

360 Lexington Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 787-493-5088


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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