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Thomas P. Valet
Attorney at Law
In Manhattan: (212) 921-5200
Long Island:  (631) 293-2300
Over 30 Years Experience and Over $500 Million Dollars in Settlements and Awards.
Pay No Legal Fees Until I Win or Settle Your Case! Convenient Offices in NYC and Suffolk County NY

NYC Lawyer Thomas Valet for Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawsuits

NYC Lawyer Thomas Valet for Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Top Rated NYC Attorney Thomas Valet in Manhattan and Suffolk County, Long Island New York

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When you hire a lawyer, you are hiring someone you believe will fight and win on your behalf. That is exactly the type of attorney you will have when you hire Thomas Valet. 

For more than 30 years Thomas Valet has dedicated his legal career to representing the victims of medical malpractice, defective products and motor vehicle negligence. Tom has a career history of taking pride in representing his clients and providing them with the personal attention they need to ensure the best possible outcome for their experience. Clients are treated like people, not files in an office or cases in court. Tom develops personal relationships with his clients, to better understand their lives and the effect that their injuries have had on them and their families.

Tom practices law the way he has always strived to practice: by providing the highest level of legal representation to a hand-selected number of clients on an individual basis. He has also associated himself with some of the best, and most successful personal injury law firms in New York. These relationships allow Tom to provide the highest level of legal representation for his clients while maintaining the personal relationship they, and their cases, deserve.
Top Rated NYC Attorney Thomas Valet in Manhattan New York Wins $100 Million Settlement in Over-the-Counter Drug Product Liability Case
$100 Million Settlement in Over-the-Counter Drug Product Liability Case

Tom obtained this global settlement for plaintiffs who were injured by an over-the-counter drug. Tom was appointed to the team representing all plaintiffs because he had filed and settled the first case for a plaintiff who had been injured and was the first to review the files of the defendant company, during which he discovered significant evidence that the manufacturer had known about the problem for years but covered it up. 

Working with doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital who had treated several of the victims of this drug, including Tom’s original client, this settlement of $100 million was reached, which included the settlement of 28 clients that Tom represented. 
A Respected Leader in The Legal Community

Tom takes his responsibility as an NYC lawyer seriously. Part of this responsibility includes giving back to the legal community and volunteering my time to protect the rights of my clients from repeated attempts over the years to limit their ability to recover what they deserve in court. Tom does not shy away from this fight and has been fortunate to have been elected to numerous leadership positions by his peers who place their trust in Tom to protect the rights of his clients and the legal system as a whole:
  • New York Super Lawyers - 2010-Present
  • New York Super Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers - 2015-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rating - Highest Possible Rating for Ethics and Ability
  • AVVO Rating of 10 - Highest Possible Ranking
  • Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Bar Association - 2010-Present
  • Past Chair -  Medical Malpractice Committee, Bar Association of the City of New York -2006-2010
  • Officer -  New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) - 2015-Present
  • Past President -  Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member - Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association- 2000-Present
  • Delegate -  New York State Bar Association House of Delegates - 2010- 2016
  • Chair - CLE Committee, New York State Bar Association - 2010-Present
  • Board of Directors - New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) - 2007-Present
  • Vice-Chair - Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association - 2009
  • Secretary - Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association - 2008
  • Treasurer - Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association - 2007
  • Member - American Association of Justice - 1990-Present
  • Member - New York State Trial Lawyer's Association - 1988-Present
  • Member - New York State Bar Association - 1988-Present
  • Member - New York City Bar Association - 1990-Present
  • Frequent Lecturer in the fields of medical malpractice and product liability
  • Founding member of the NYC law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Shkolink & McCartney
  • Currently Partnered with RGLZ Personal Injury Law
Tom Valet Wins $4.1 Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant
$4.1 Million Settlement for Brain Damaged Infant

In this case, the client was pregnant, and her water broke prematurely. She was admitted to the hospital for bed rest and observation. Tom was able to prove during pre-trial preparation that the hospital staff had performed multiple unnecessary vaginal examinations even though the mother was not in labor. 

Tom showed that these unnecessary exams contaminated the uterus with bacteria, causing a decrease of oxygen to the baby, who was born with significant brain damage.

The case was settled on the eve of the trial for $4.1 million.
Contact Tom Valet NYC Malpractice Lawyer
Contact Tom Valet for a Free Consultation

Contact Tom Valet for a Free Legal Consultation

Tom has over thirty years of legal experience, and the knowledge and ethics to be voted into the top 100 attorneys in New York, by his peers, which is an incredible career achievement, given that there are over 75,000 in New York City and 150,000 in New York State.

Please contact Tom today, and he will happy to review your case and provide you with a free legal consultation. The consultation is free, not choosing the best NYC lawyer for your individual needs could be one of the most expensive decisions you could make.


Thomas Valet has Legal Offices in NYC Manhattan New York 10038 and on Long Island in Islandia in Suffolk County NY 11749, Conveniently Located Near Nassau County NY. No Legal Fees are Paid Unless Tom Wins or Settles Your Case.
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