John Beatty handles many of our firm’s significant medical malpractice and negligence matters including construction accidents, burn injury cases, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability cases and defective products cases.
His experiences before becoming an attorney as a construction laborer and a NYPD supervisor give him a unique perspective and skills to investigate difficult cases and achieve justice for our clients.
John has been called a “Matador in the Courtoom”, and “Fierce”, “deadly”, and “elegant” by his jurors. John is part of KDLM’s legendary dedication to serving clients and helping them achieve the justice they deserve.
In his most recent Trial in June 2016, John won a $1.7 million dollar verdict for our client, a prominent attorney, who, after having a major knee operation from a cycling accident was re-injured when he slipped on a wet floor at his office three months later. The defendants had refused to settle the case, arguing that our client was already badly injured. The verdict was featured in the New York Law Journal and New York Verdicts and Settlements and was ranked one of the highest premises liability verdicts in New York State in 2016.
As a police supervisor John oversaw hundreds of vehicle accident preliminary investigations, including those involving fatal pedestrian collisions. John has proven time and time again that eyewitness accounts can be disproven by irrefutable evidence, such as videotape, often despite a guilty motorist’s claim that vehicle accidents were the fault of the deceased.
John’s investigative skills have also uncovered multiple instances of corporate cover-ups, falsification of official accident and incident reports, and other wrong-doing. Achieving justice for innocent, injured victims especially those who cannot speak for themselves motivates John to look harder, dig deeper, and not accept assurances that everything was done properly, safely, as required by law or “by the book.”
Coming from a large police family, John worked his way through college first as a construction laborer in Local Union No. 79 –on construction and building projects here in New York City. The Grandson of a Union Sandhog John has been around the construction industry for decades.
John graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York, received his Masters from Harvard, and his JD from Fordham Law School, where he graduated with honors. John is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts.
When he is not fighting for his clients, he is chasing his two young sons, both of whom are under the age of two.
- New York
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
- Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, MPA.
- City University of New York
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- National Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Active member
- NYPD Honor Legion, Member
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