Marijo C. Adimey

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in New York, New York

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Marijo C. Adimey
Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1999

Education: Western New England University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf

80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005 Visit website


Attorney Marijo C. Adimey is a partner with Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf law firm, which has law offices in New York, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. Nationally recognized as among the top trial lawyers in the country, Ms. Adimey has gained a reputation as a fierce advocate for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout New York and New Jersey who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence.

Over the course of her legal career spanning more than 22 years, Ms. Adimey has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for her plaintiff clients, including many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Of note, she obtained a settlement of more than $11.5 million for a victim of failed diagnosis that caused Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and permanent brain damage along with a $3.35 million settlement for the victim of a medical treatment error that resulted in the amputation of his lower leg.

Regarded as among the Top Women's Litigators in New York, Ms. Adimey has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America along with an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. She has also received the Silver Client Champion and Client Distinction awards from Martindale-Hubbell, and Leaders in the Law named her as one of New York's Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1995, Ms. Adimey attended Western New England University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1998. She holds her license to practice in New York and New Jersey, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Adimey is a member of the New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, where she serves on the board of directors.

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Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 60% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Excellence in Practice, Super Lawyers
  • , Top Women Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • “Best Lawyers” in New York in the specialties of medical malpractice and personal injury, The Best Lawyers in America and New York Magazine
  • Named one of the “Top Women’s Litigators” in New York by Super Lawyers in 2017
  • Chosen as one of America's Best Lawyers for 2016 Edition in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
  • This honor has been made possible by former clients who have taken the time to compliment the recipient in the following areas: Communications Ability Responsiveness Quality of Service Value for Money The results have been compiled and the recipient has earned a Client Review Rating Score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction, Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, New York Super Lawyers
  • Excellence in Practice, Super Lawyers, 2013
Representative Clients:
  • I have the honor and privilege of representing individuals who have had the unfortunate experience of being the victim of medical malpractice or who have suffered serious physical injury in an accident
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Taking a Meaningful Defendant Deposition”: New York State Bar Association
  • “Keep Current with NY Automobile Litigation”, February 2018 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Appellate Division, First Department Attorney Disciplinary Committee, 2021
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of New York, 2003
  • The LGBTA Bar Association of Greater New York, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 1999
  • New York State Trial Lawyer's Association, Board of Directors
  • In 2013, I was appointed by the Administrative Judge for Civil Matters-First Judicial Department, as an attorney member of the Medical Malpractice Advisory Committee for the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County. This appointment is reserved for attorneys whom the court considers to be “prominent.” I work with the Justices who preside in the New York County Medical Malpractice Parts to help the court function as effectively as possible. I am a strong voice for everyday people who have been victims of negligent medical care, 2013
  • NJAJ: Member, 2013
  • Member: New York City Bar, Committee on the Judiciary, 2012
  • New York Women's Bar Association: Diversity Committee, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1995
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • ASPCA: Volunteer, 2012
  • Member: Women Interested in Cystic Health (WIICH): An organization in Western New York, my hometown, managed and made up of women who work to raise money for children and adults who have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, 1998
  • Avon Breast Cancer Walk: Participant
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Fundraised over $10,000 towards the Society's mission to find a cure for blood cancers from 2008-2012
  • $500,000 settlement for a woman who sustained a permanent foot drop after a resident, under the supervision and control of an attending surgeon, misplaced three (3) pedicle screws during a laminectomy procedure, 2015
  • $2,500,000 unanimous jury verdict in Queens for a woman who underwent an EGD procedure, during which the endoscopist perforated her intestine, requiring her to undergo an emergent exploratory laparotomy to repair the damage, 2017
  • $2.5 million settlement for a young woman who lost her husband when his treating physicians failed to advise him of an abnormal finding observed on a CT scan for almost 10 months, leading to an advanced stage illness and causing him untimely death, 2015
  • $2.3 million settlement on behalf of a 53-year-old woman whose breast cancer went undiagnosed by radiologists who performed her mammograms. The delay of a year and a half resulted in metastasis and a diminished life expectancy, 2012
  • $300 Arbitration Award for a woman who sustained a Right Rotator Cuff Tear during in an MV accident in which she was the passenger. She required surgical intervention and extensive physical therapy following the accident but was still left with limited mobility and range of motion, 2015
  • $1,270,000 verdict from a Kings County jury after trial of a 64-year-old woman who went in for a screening colonoscopy and suffered a ruptured spleen, requiring her to undergo exploratory laparotomy and total splenectomy, 2016
  • $750,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice action venued in NY County involving an arterial injury during spinal surgery, resulting in massive hemorrhaging, placement of stent, infection and prolonged pain and suffering, 2012
  • $7.5 million settlement on behalf of an infant who suffered brain damage during delivery at a hospital in Long Island
  • $750,000 settlement for an elderly man who sustained a perforated intestine during a Fleet Enema performed in an ER, where the man presented with complaints of constipation. As a result of the malpractice, the gentleman is left with a permanent colostomy, 2015
  • $1.2 million settlement in New York County for a 34-year-old man whose synovial sarcoma went undiagnosed for more than two years, despite radiological studies indicating cancer in the differential workup and the need for further workup. As a result of the delay in diagnosis, cancer spread to the young man's lungs and rendered his disease incurable, 2015
  • $650,000 jury verdict in Kings County involving a fractured hip sustained when a patient who required one on one supervision was left unattended and fell from her hospital bed. The plaintiff underwent surgical repair of the hip, revision surgery, impairments of daily living and prolonged pain and suffering, 2010
  • $675,000 Settlement in Richmond County on behalf of the adult children of a 51-year-old man after a negligently performed chest tube insertion, resulting in bronchopneumonia and anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and ultimately death, 2014
  • $275,000 settlement on behalf of the adult son of an elderly woman who was strangulated when her head became lodged in bedrails of her bed at a nursing home. After evidence revealed a coverup by the nursing home, the case settled before depositions had concluded, 2013
Industry Groups:
  • Law

Office location for Marijo C. Adimey

80 Pine Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-943-1090


7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013

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