Matthew Gaier

Top rated Appellate attorney in New York, New York

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Matthew Gaier
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Practice Areas: Appellate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1988

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

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


Attorney Matthew Gaier is a partner at Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore in New York, New York. Mr. Gaier devotes his law practice to medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, handling matters of birth injuries, brain injuries, construction accidents and more. He represents clients throughout all five New York City boroughs as well as in Long Island, Westchester and Rockland County.

After graduating with distinction from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Gaier earned his law degree from New York University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice in the state courts of New York since 1987.

Mr. Gaier has been involved in many significant legal cases throughout his career at both the trial and appellate level, several of which have led to million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. One such case resulted in the New York State Court of Appeals affirming the largest judgment awarded to a single individual in the state’s history.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Gaier is passionate about sharing his legal knowledge with others. He co-authors a column in the New York Law Journal and has also presented at seminars and conferences for various organizations. In 2005, he wrote two chapters of “New York Civil Practice: Weinstein, Korn & Miller,” a well-known treatise.

Mr. Gaier has been acknowledged for his accomplishments within the legal realm by several organizations. In 2015, Mr. Gaier was included in a group of the nation’s “Top One Percent” of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Outside of his law practice, he is involved with the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, where he sits on the board of directors.

Practice areas

Appellate, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Appellate
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Member of the Nation's Top One Percent of attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Desiderio v. New York Hospital
  • Altman v. Alpha Obstetrics & Gynecology PC
  • Martelly v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
  • Bryant v. New York City Health & Hospital Corporation
  • Weldon v. Long Island Hospital
Educational Background:
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C., Honors: With Distinction, 1983
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1987
  • Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Gaier has lectured on a variety of subjects for various lawyers’ associations.
  • Matthew Gaier authored two chapters in the 2005 revision of the leading treatise, Weinstein Korn Miller, New York Civil Practice.
  • Gaier’s familiarity with the law finds another audience in the regular column he and senior partner Tom Moore coauthor for the New York Law Journal. Devoted to medical malpractice issues, the column has kept readers abreast of developments in medical malpractice law.

Office location for Matthew Gaier

217 Broadway
10th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-267-4177


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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