Shaevitz Shaevitz & Kotzamanis
Dimitri Kotzamanis, a member of the New York and Ohio Bars and a Partner in the personal injury firm of Shaevitz Shaevitz & Kotzamanis, began his career practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in insurance defense and subrogation litigation. After seven years of practice in the Midwest, he relocated to London, England, where he headed the London Legal Department of the largest Greek vessel owner in the world. Subsequently, he qualified to practice law in the United Kingdom as a Solicitor and thereafter, began working for two well-respected London firms specializing in maritime litigation. After five years in London, Mr. Kotzamanis was recruited by a Greek ship owner to join its Legal Department in Piraeus, Greece where he practiced in-house before moving back to his home state, New York after two years. Since then he has been practicing at his present firm, first as an Associate, Senior Trial Attorney and then Partner.
Mr. Kotzamanis is highly regarded for his career in and out of the courtroom and is often called upon by fellow trial attorneys for advice and to serve as trial counsel on their cases. In fact, in 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was selected by his peers as a "Super Lawyer", recognizing him as one of the top 5% of personal injury trial lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. In March 2015, he was also recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as being in the top 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Kotzamanis consistently reports some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New York, and has been featured, on numerous occasions, in the New York Law Journal and the New York Jury Verdict Reporter.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
|Premises Liability||Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation|
|Products Liability||Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability|
|Torts||Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability|
- New York
Partner | Shaevitz Shaevitz & Kotzamanis
1999 - 2016
J.D. | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
1980 - 1983
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