Benedict Morelli, Jeremy Alters and David Ratner have successfully litigated
thousands of cases among them.
We represent clients all over the United States in numerous complex matters
including claims of product liability, sexual harassment, employment discrimination,
catastrophic injury of all kinds, and class actions.
Not only is our experience unrivaled, but
other attorneys come to us to learn trial skills in courses we teach and often refer us their most
difficult and challenging matters.
We choose our cases selectively in order to give each client the personal
attention and care they deserve. If we are not able to effectuate the
maximum possible recovery for our clients through negotiation, our attorneys
have the resources, expertise and ability to
take the case to trial and win.
But our commitment goes beyond the needs of our own clients. We have been
honored by numerous associations in our field and have taken the time
to educate other attorneys in order to help them do the best possible
job for their own clients.
Top 500 Leading Lawyers
- Super Lawyers®
- Best Lawyers in America®
- Top Rated Lawyers™
- Benedict Morelli is a past President of the New York State Trial Lawyers
- Benedict Morelli and David Ratner are members of the NYSTLA Board of Directors
- Benedict Morelli serves as a Governor of the American Association for Justice
- David Ratner is Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
- David Ratner edits the NYSTLA Magazine, Bill of Particulars
We are known for our aggressive and tenacious advocacy.
We will not rest until we achieve the best possible results for our clients.
We obtained the
largest individual sexual harassment verdict ever ($95M) on behalf of a young woman who was sexually assaulted by her manager.
We have also obtained numerous eight figure verdicts on behalf of victims
of negligence and medical malpractice. To see more our case results, click
(877) 751-9800 to consult a member of our firm about your case, or send us a message
Benedict Morelli founded the original firm in 1998
committed to giving a voice to people who were seriously injured physically, emotionally or financially. That
goal has carried the firm into new practice areas and has led it to expand
into two offices over the past sixteen years.
we have advocated for the little person against all odds," Morelli says, "and we never shy away from a difficult case
if we believe it is meritorious."
Morelli, a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association,
has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® annually
since 1995. Since 1977, Morelli has tried every type of civil case with
extraordinary results. "
Trying cases is a lost art because our world is based more on mediation and arbitration rather than
litigation," Morelli says, "but our firm has been established
to handle cases from start to finish. In fact, it is our trial experience
that has allowed us to litigate important cases against some of the largest
law firms and corporations in the world."
In 2009, Morelli won the largest vaccine verdict in U.S. history – a
$22.5 million award for a man who contracted polio 30 years earlier when changing his daughter's
diaper after she had been given a live oral polio vaccine. Morelli notes,
"It is very gratifying when a jury tells a large corporation to mend
its ways and clean up its act."
In 2011, Morelli and Ratner secured a $95 million verdict in Illinois for
a former employee of a furniture rental company for its failure to respond
properly to her complaints of sexual harassment and assault. The verdict
is the largest single-plaintiff sexual harassment verdict on record.
David Ratner has been working with Benedict Morelli for the past twenty-five
years. Mr. Ratner has successfully litigated
state, federal and appellate matters throughout the country. He is well versed in each of the firm's
practice areas and manages the firm's New York office. He works to
ensure that each client is given the full attention of the lawyer assigned
to their case.
Like Morelli and Ratner, Jeremy Alters's philosophy has always been
to fight relentlessly on behalf of innocent consumers to protect them
from predatory practices. His efforts in such high profile cases as the
checking account overdraft litigation and Chinese drywall mass tort have
resulted in billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Alters also
secured one of the
largest class action settlements in history against Bank of America for
The combined talents, resources and resolve of the firm's partners
will provide enormous
for our prospective clients and for the
of Morelli Alters Ratner into new practice areas.