Mr. Napoli has handled numerous appeals in the New York State and Federal Court of Appeals. He recently argued and won a reversal in a premises case in the New York State Court of Appeals in Newman v. Rockefeller Center.
When he was only a year out of law school, Joe obtained a landmark decision reversing a one hundred year old law allowing plaintiffs with foreign objects left in their bodies after surgery to sue from the date of discovery (Flanagan v. Mt. Eden Hospital). In addition to representing medical malpractice plaintiffs, he represents clients who have been injured as a result of construction accidents, defective products, defective premises and auto accidents.
- Bar Admissions
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Pro hac vice Admission: Florida
New York University School of Law, LLM
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
St. John’s University, B.A.
- Professional Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association
New York State Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Author, “Guide to New York Evidence“, Looseleaf Law Publications
- Representative Cases and Settlements of Note
Mr. Napoli has had numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, having recently obtained an $8 Million settlement (a single leg amputation for a pedestrian) and a $15.7 Million settlement (double amputation due to being crushed by a concrete barrier).
- Other Experience
Instructor, St. John’s University School of Law
Instructor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Topics at both schools included medical malpractice, product liability, and evidence. Mr. Napoli has also conducted torts seminars and trial seminars.