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Joseph Napoli


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

    New York

    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

  • Education

    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

  • Publications

    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.

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