Overview
Education & Awards + Recognition
Professional Associations
Matters and Case Studies
Personal

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Education

B.S. Marist College 1972
Qualified to sit for the NYS Bar Exam by Study of Law in a Law Office at the offices of Shea and Gould New York, NY

Awards and Recognition

  • New York Law Journal Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame
  • Best Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, New York City 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past President, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Brooklyn Bar Association
Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association

Matters and Case Studies

 

Jordan v St. John’s Episcopal Hospital verdict of $96,400,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in the year 2002

Dockery v Peninsula verdict of $109,000,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in the year 2007

Nelson v Narwal verdict of $60,000,000 was the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of New York in the year 2011

Verdict of $26,000,000 after hospital botched the birth of twins, leaving one dead and the other deaf and mute.

Albino v Bronx Lebanon Hospital (2003) was the highest medical malpractice verdict recorded for a patient with sickle cell anemia

There have been 4 additional verdicts of $10,000,000 or more

Personal

 

Married to Mary Ellen Ruane Wilkens, a former NYC physical education and swimming teacher . She is the bedrock for all of the good things that have attended my career. Father of one daughter, Jaclyn. Son of a New York City Firefighter.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2017

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York