Thomas A. Moore is one of the very best trial lawyers in the United States. Many attorneys and clients believe he is the best: he was named the National Law Journal’s “Lawyer of the Year” not just once, but twice. And he has been named to the “Top Ten” list of attorneys in New York multiple times in the last dozen years. In 2014, American Legal Media announced its Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame.
Thomas A. Moore had four of the top 25 cases; more than any other attorney. And two of those cases were the second and third largest verdicts in New York history.
He is certainly the most successful advocate on behalf of individual plaintiffs, having won 91 trials with verdicts in excess of $1 million more than any other lawyer. In addition, he has negotiated settlements for his clients in excess of $1 billion.
Moore’s success offsets, but does not mitigate, the obvious sadness of the cases he tries. The large awards are personally satisfying for what they bring to plaintiffs answers to what really happened and the justice they deserve. The fact that he is able to win 9 times out of 10 is more than significant. Plaintiffs typically win only two out of 10 cases.
Moore’s career encompasses advocacy, research, writing and charitable work. He has funded scholarships at his alma mater, Fordham Law School, and has endowed a chair in Trial Advocacy. In addition he has worked on behalf of breast cancer victims and sustainable healthcare throughout the world.
He lectures nationally for lawyers’ groups and professional organizations, and regularly teaches seminars with students. He writes a regular column for the New York Law Journal with his partner Matt Gaier, and they have authored the leading legal textbooks on medical malpractice and trial practice.
In 2014, Tom received Fordham University’s Founder’s Award, the highest honor conferred by Fordham University. The tribute “recognizes individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the highest aspirations of the University’s defining traditions, as an institution dedicated to wisdom and learning in the service of others.”
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, J.D. – 1972
- Catholic University, Washington, District of Columbia, S.T.L. – 1968
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Inner Circle of Advocates, Member
- American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
- International Society of Barristers, Member
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