Block O'Toole & Murphy
Jeffrey A. Block is the founding partner at the New York-based personal injury law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy. His career has been marked by a series of remarkable results, yielding more than 200 case resolutions exceeding $1,000,000.
For over 30 years, Mr. Block has handled a wide variety of cases, including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability. His passion for fighting for the underdog has guided his career and helped him garner considerable verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $14,000,000 result (reported to be the highest non-medical malpractice verdict ever in Nassau County), a $12,000,000 settlement (with a $71,643,000 expected payout) for a child hit by a car, and a $10,875,000 settlement for a construction worker hurt on the job.
His legal acumen, dedication to his clients, and track record of success have earned him the respect of fellow trial attorneys, many of whom call upon him to serve as trial counsel for their most significant cases. For over a decade, Mr. Block has been elected as a “Super Lawyer” in New York State, identifying him as one of the top five percent of New York personal injury trial lawyers. He has also been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers and was honored as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State” by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Additionally, Mr. Block devotes his spare time to raising money for numerous charities and causes, including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he and his firm partners have raised over $5 million for the hospital. He is also a major donor to The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation, Candlelighters of New York City, and various other organizations. In 2017, along with his wife, Maritza, he organized a fundraising drive to send supplies to the island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.