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.
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.
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.