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Paul Simonson

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For nearly 50 years, Paul Simonson has dedicated his professional life to the representation of victims of medical malpractice who have suffered serious injury and death on both sides of the Hudson River. His entire career has been devoted to working as a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer & New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

Best Lawyers Logo Paul was recently selected in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers. In 2020 & 2022 he was recognized as Best of the Best in personal injury law and was included in America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1% 2022. In 2019, Paul was recognized by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year in New York City for Medical Malpractice. Paul is one of the nation’s leading attorneys in the area of weight loss surgery malpractice, including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Banding, and has lectured at Harvard Medical School on patient safety issues in weight loss surgery; to the American Association of Hospital Risk Managers on hospital-based gastric bypass issues; and for the American Conference Institute on the management of post-operative leaks following gastric bypass surgery.

Paul wrote a chapter in the 3rd edition of New York Medical Malpractice dealing with the cross-examination of the defense expert, and for decades has lectured throughout the United States on pre-trial and trial practice, and appears regularly on behalf of the New York State Bar Association.

Best Law Firm - U.S. News Medical Malpractice Law: Plaintiffs New York City 2020 Paul’s aggressive work on behalf of his clients has been recognized for several years, including 2020 and 2021, when US News recognized the firm as a “First Tier” New York City medical malpractice law firm. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor. He also has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for a number of years and as a Best Lawyer for more than 10 years.

Most recently, Paul was recognized by Martindale Hubbell for his 35th anniversary of being rated a AV Preeminent Attorney! This is the highest possible peer review rating one could achieve in legal ability & ethical standards. He also received the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a complex peer review process.

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    "Highly Recommend"
    Highly recommend!! I had the pleasure of working with Paul Simonson during the worst time of my life. He is knowledgeable, professional & he truly cares. When other attorneys turned down my case Mr. Simonson got results! I will be forever grateful.
    Dawn M.
    "The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable."
    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
    Nic R.
    "I wish I could give more stars and higher accolades"

    Paul always said to me they would handle my case as if it is their only one because it is my only case. I wish I could give more stars and higher accolades to Paul and Ted and their firm.

    Pedro S.
    "The Best Law Firm!"

    Simonson Goodman Platzer isn't the largest medical malpractice firm in NYC, but they are the BEST! Paul Simonson is the lawyer other lawyers turn to for medical malpractice. Highly recommend this firm for any medical malpractice cases.

    Shaun D.
    "You will be treated like family!"

    When you need a malpractice lawyer in New York or New Jersey, there is only one choice, and that is Paul Simonson. Paul combines attention to detail and a voluminous knowledge of medicine with a kind and supportive personality. When you retain Paul Simonson, you will be treated like family.

    David P.
    "If you need the best medical malpractice attorney, this is the law firm you want."
    Paul Simonson's firm, Simonson Legal, is comprised of the smartest and most experienced medical malpractice trial attorneys in NYC. Paul and his partners treat their clients like family in addition to recovering over $250 million for clients. If you need the best medical malpractice attorney, this is the law firm you want.
    Jody R.
    "An exceptional team of injury lawyers and trial litigators!"
    Paul Simonson leads a fantastic firm with a smart, caring and professional team of lawyers and staff. I have had the pleasure of working with the team as Simonson Legal and I can say without hesitation, this is an exceptional team of injury lawyers and tri
    Charles J.

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