US News Names BOM to 2019 Best Law Firms List for Personal Injury

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Block O’Toole & Murphy is honored to be recognized once again as a Tier 1 New York City law firm for both Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs as well as Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, the highest regional ranking in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list released in collaboration by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

The Best Law Firms list covers 188 geographical locations and 122 practice areas, and Block O’Toole & Murphy received Tier 1 recognition for the New York City area. In order to qualify for the U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious designation, a law firm must have at least one Best Lawyer.

All three name partners have been designated 2019 Best Lawyers® in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, an honor given only to the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the country. For the past several years, Jeffrey A. Block, Daniel P. O’Toole, and Stephen J. Murphy have been recognized with inclusion in the list. Founding Partner Jeffrey Block was also named as a Best Lawyer for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.

“We are honored to be named a top tier plaintiffs personal injury law firm in New York,” said Mr. Block. “We prepare every case as if it’s the only one in the office, and the results from this approach speak for themselves.”

To be named a Best Lawyer, an attorney must first be nominated by somebody else, whether it is a client, another attorney, or another member of the legal community. The fact that the name partners of Block O’Toole & Murphy has been named Best Lawyers for so many consecutive years speaks to the high standing the firm holds in the legal community.

The intentionally-small number of cases the firm takes on, combined with the resources we are willing and able to invest in complex lawsuits, means that law firms from across New York come to Block O’Toole & Murphy with their most difficult personal injury lawsuits, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases, product liability cases and more.

“At the end of the day, our primary concern is that the client is happy with the result,” said Mr. O’Toole. “Our clients come to us in vulnerable positions, and it’s our obligation to reward the faith they put in us. We take that responsibility very seriously.”

Block O’Toole & Murphy is a premier law firm recognized for their landmark verdicts and settlements, including a $32,756,055 recording-breaking jury verdict in a Long Island car accident case. Already in 2018, Block O’Toole & Murphy won a $5,850,000 settlement for an apartment ceiling collapse case, a $4,000,000 settlement for a work injury case, and a $3,450,000 settlement after a pedestrian was struck by a bus while walking in a crosswalk. Since 2012, Block O’Toole & Murphy has secured more multi-million dollar results for our clients than any New York law firm.

“At Block O’Toole & Murphy, we intentionally limit the amount of cases we take on, so that we can devote the attention and time to our clients that they deserve,” said Mr. Murphy. “Our goal is to make our client happy with the result we have secured for them, while also making them feel as if they are part of a family. Our inclusion in the U.S. News Best Law Firms list is further evidence that our approach continues to work for both us and our clients.”


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