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 100 verdicts over $1 million. It’s little wonder that KDLM was named to The National Law Journal’s Plaintiff’s HOT LIST.
What’s more, Tom Moore and Judy Livingston are members of the elite trial attorney’s group, The Inner Circle of Advocates, and both are listed in The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward-White.
With more than $1 billion in verdicts to its record, KDLM takes on only those cases it believes in. Topping off its achievements, the firm won the highest judgment ever upheld in the state of New York for injuries to a person: $28.9 million in a medical malpractice case involving a brain-damaged child. The case made the front page of the New York Times, and resulted in changes to an arcane law that now affords greater protection to malpractice plaintiffs.
For more than 30 years, KDLM partners have contributed a regular column on Medical Malpractice to the New York Law Journal. Since 1997, that column has been coauthored by Thomas Moore and partner Matt Gaier.
With just five attorney partners and four attorney associates, and sufficient financial resources to take any case from beginning through trial regardless of the size of the opponent, KDLM has had an extraordinary success rate in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and negligence cases.
Who calls on KDLM for help? A large number are parents of children injured at birth. Among them: a dishwasher, a waiter, a homemaker, a judge. But not all victims are children; some are single adults, others have families to support. One is a cop, others a construction worker, a teacher, a writer, a sports announcer. Several are physicians who have been injured by negligence or medical malpractice. Many are wives and husbands who have lost their spouses due to negligence, or the failure to diagnose cancer or an operation done poorly.
What they all share is a need to find justice after suffering debilitating injury and loss.