Michael Fanelli is an associate attorney at the New York City based personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg.
In 2011, as co-chair of a lawsuit against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Goodyear Canada, he helped hold those two defendants responsible for causing a steamfitter and a heavy-equipment engine mechanic to suffer harm from asbestos exposure (the jury decided the companies should pay the two plaintiffs a combined total of $22 million, making theirs the year’s 86th highest damage award in the U.S.).
More recently, in 2014, Mr. Fanelli played a direct role in securing a hard-won $12.5-million verdict for the deserving families of three New York area workers stricken by mesothelioma — an electrician, a steamfitter, and an insulator who each were exposed to asbestos on the job. The defendants tried every trick in the book to sway the jury to their side, but to no avail against the powerful, well-organized case Mr. Fanelli helped deliver.
Notable Court Victories
|Amount||Case||Case Type||Victory Type|
|$22,000,000||Estate of Koczur v. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., et al.||Wrongful Death; Mesothelioma; Product Liability||Verdict|
|$12,500,000||Estate of McCloskey v. A.O. Smith Water Product Co., et al.||Wrongful Death; Mesothelioma; Product Liability||Verdict|
Membership in Court Victories Clubs
Multimillion-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Club - member since 2017.
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