The Firm

Preparation, selectivity and dedication to clients, combined with a profound and intimate knowledge of the law, are the hallmarks of KDLM. In medical malpractice cases, labor law and negligence cases, the team of Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston has won more than 120 verdicts over $1 million. In addition, they have negotiated settlements on behalf of their clients in excess of $1 billion.

KDLM is one of the best plaintiffs law firms in America that specialize in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. In 2014, American Legal Media published its first Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame. KDLM won five of the top 25 cases on the list, more than any other firm. Two out of the three highest verdicts on that list, ever awarded in New York history, were achieved by our firm.

Senior partners Judith Livingston and Tom Moore (who are married to each other) are among the most successful and respected trial attorneys in the country. It is little wonder that KDLM was named to the National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs Hot List." They are regularly recognized and honored by their peers. But it is their dedication to their clients that is the hallmark of their practice.

The firm and its partners have appeared on virtually every "Best Lawyers" list for the past 20 years. Both Tom Moore and Judy Livingston are members of the elite trial attorney's group The Inner Circle of Advocates. In fact, Judy was the first woman ever to be named to the Inner Circle. And both Judy and Tom are listed in the highly respected book "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward White.

As a measure of other attorneys' respect for the firm's legal expertise, Tom and his partner Matt Gaier have written a regular column on medical malpractice for the New York Law Journal since 1997. In addition, Tom and Matt are authors of the most important legal textbooks on medical malpractice and trial practice.

Success for our clients requires relentless preparation and an intimate knowledge of the law. It requires experience and financial resources to fully investigate, research and prepare every case we take on, from beginning to end.

We are committed to that effort and dedicated to working on behalf of our clients. With five attorney partners and seven associate lawyers, KDLM prides itself on giving each case the complete attention it deserves and requires at every step of the legal process. We serve our clients diligently from the initial investigation all the way to a trial or even an appeal — regardless of the size of the opponent. Very simply, KDLM has had an extraordinary success rate in representing plaintiffs in negligence cases, including catastrophic accidents, severe injuries, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

This also means that we are very selective about the cases we accept. Not all cases are right for KDLM, and we are not the appropriate firm for many types of legal problems. Please read the FAQ section on our website. Then call or email us. We will listen to your problems and concerns, share our perspective and try to guide you to legal representation that makes sense for you.

There is no single type of case or client that is the "right fit" for KDLM. But there is one thing that all of our clients have in common: the need to find justice after suffering debilitating injury and loss.