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 - 2022
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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

360 Lexington Ave
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Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-three years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, employment discrimination, civil rights, and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. 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 of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Marie was involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. As a skilled and determined attorney who is well-versed in numerous litigation fields, Marie understands the breadth of the legal issues that particularly affect women injured by pharmaceutical and other defective products.

Marie is a breast cancer survivor and philanthropist creating awareness to fund research through such charitable organizations such as The Bone Marrow Foundation, Inc. Marie is an avid runner and has raised money by competing in the Long Island Half Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

Marie is dedicated to plenty more philanthropic organizations and activities. She was a board member at Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, which is a youth organization in Glen Cove, New York, and a member of the Board of Governors at the St. John’s University, as well as the President of the Middle School Parent Council of Friends Academy.

Marie is a published author, having written on the MeToo Movement, Harvey Weinstein, the Opioid Crisis and more. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Law Journal and have been spotlighted on the homepage of the Brookly Women's Bar Association web site. 

She is a regular guest speaker on a variety of legal issues and appears on such networks as Fox Business News, CNN, CBS New York, and ABC News.

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

Medical devices, Medical malpractice, Class actions, 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

Professional Webpage:

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
  • 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
  • 2018-2020, New York Super Lawyers
  • Service Recognition Award, St. John’s University Board of Trustees, 2017
  • 2015, 2016, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Awards
Educational Background:
  • St. John’s University, B.S.
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
  • $ 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
  • $ 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.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Also published in Lawyer Monthly , Author, Lawyers Taking A Stand Against Human Trafficking, New York Law Journal, 2020
  • In response to new legislation. , Author, Child Victims Act Is A Step Toward Healing, New York Law Journal, 2019
  • This was a cover feature story. , Contributor, Law Firm of the Month: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2019
  • In response to the survivors who stepped forward to desribe their harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein. , Author, The Law of Sex Addicts and Weinstein, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, 2017
  • Featured Speaker, “America on Opioids: The Issues, The Claims and The Coverage”, Perrin Conferences Webinars, Featured Speaker, America on Opioids: The Issues, The Claims and The Coverage, Perrin Conferences Webinars
  • Marie speaks on Harvey Weinstein and his sexual assault allegations., Lawyer Viewpoint: Marie Napoli on the Law on Sex Addicts and Weinstein, Lawdragon , 2017
  • Marie and Paul Napoli speak on the rampant opioid epidemic in our country., Opioid Crisis Costs: Is There a Cause of Action?, The New York Law Journal, 2017
  • The symbiosis between law and morality has played a major role in universities since their formation and is critical to our moral and legal future. Each is dependent on the other, and an attempt to separate the two will seal the fate of our society as a whole. The Catholic law school must ensure that this symbiosis is never broken, but is fulfilled by incorporating relevant new courses and by teaching present classes in light of the Catholic message. Further, Catholic defense clinics should be offered to enrich the lives of others, and priests and nuns should be made available to assist the spiritual growth of students.   However, the pervasive attitude in today's Catholic law schools not only ignores the Catholic heritage, but also rejects the religious reasoning underpinning the law. As a result, today's lawyers are robbed of a full understanding of the law and its origins. Nurturing young lawyers' moral development should be the business of Catholic law schools to ensure a future of fair, equitable, and just laws., The Lord in the Law: Reflections on a Catholic Law School, St. Mary’s Law Review, 1993
  • Throughout the history of our nation, ingrained notions of inequality based on sex have persisted in many forms. Nowhere is this discrimination more evident than in the workplace, where women are silent witnesses to subtle and destructive acts of sexualharassment, Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace: He Said, She Said, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, 1993

Office location for Marie E. Napoli

360 Lexington Ave
11th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-397-1000


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