David T. Sirotkin
David Sirotkin plays an integral role in Morelli Law Firm’s most complex and high-profile cases, working closely with Benedict Morelli to achieve impressive results for their clients. Since joining the firm, David has been an integral member of trial teams that have secured over $275 million in jury verdicts for clients, and has played a major role in securing hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements.
David served as lead associate on the firm’s representation of actor/comedian Tracy Morgan against Wal-Mart arising out of a tractor-trailer accident. He also served as the lead associate in the firm’s representation of numerous victims injured in the May 12, 2015 Amtrak train derailment, the largest train accident and settlement for a train accident in U.S. history ($265 million).
David worked on the firm’s representation of professional tennis player Eugenie Bouchard in her case against the United States Tennis Association and second-chaired the trial in the Eastern District of New York. David also served as lead associate in the firm’s representation of Zynae Green—a six-year-old girl who suffered catastrophic electrocution-related injuries—in her case against the MGM National Harbor Hotel in Maryland. In addition, David is intricately involved in many of the firm’s mass tort litigations including matters regarding talcum powder, IVC filters, Testosterone Replacement Therapy products and Propecia.
David’s legal prowess is recognized throughout the industry. He has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list from 2016-2018. He was also named as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the 40 Under 40 Executive Committee. His victories and casework have been cited in numerous outlets, such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Post and New York Law Journal. David was named by Best Lawyers Magazine to its inaugural list of “Ones to Watch”.*
David is admitted to practice law in the courts of the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and federal courts in the Eastern, Southern, and Northern districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. He graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2007 and from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2010. David has authored published articles both during law school and during his professional career, and one of his papers has been taught as part of a law school curriculum.
*Selection criteria for awards, honors, and accolades:
Syracuse University, 2007
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
New York State
United States District Courts (For Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey)