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  1. Birth Injury: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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Kopff, Nardelli & Dopf LLP

440 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY, 10001

Peter C. Kopff, LLC

1055 Franklin Ave., Suite 306
Garden City, NY, 11530-2903



NYCurrently registered 197603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2016
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2016
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2015
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2015
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2015
New York Area's Best LawyerNew York Magazine2015
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2014
New York Area's Best LawyerNew York Magazine2014
New York Area's Best LawyerNew York Magazine2014
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2013
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
founding partnerPeter C. Kopff, LLC2013 - Present
founding partnerKopff, Nardelli & Dopf, LLC1982 - 2012
Trial AttorneyPeter C. Kopff1981 - 1982
AssociateMartin Clearwater & Bell, LLC1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Medical Defense Bar AssociationMember, Trial Lawyers Section, Executive Commitee1995 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1984 - Present
Brooklyn-Manhattan Trial Counsel AssociationMember1979 - 2014
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember1977 - 2012
New York State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marrone v Tuman, Jannuzzidefendants' verdict
Glusaskas v Hutchinsondefendant's verdict
Laniado v New York Hospitaldefendant's verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice in New YorkThe Brain Damaged Baby Case from Defendant's Perspective2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Princeton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Birth Trauma Litigation SeminarDefense Lawyer's Perspective2015
Medical Malpractice Litigation: Technique, Strategy and ProcedureCross Examination of the Expert Medical Witness2014
Cross Exam of Expert Witnesses from A to ZCross On Causation; "Expert v Expert"; Diffenent Styles of Cross Examination2013
The Art of Selecting and Engaging the JuryReading and Persuading the Jury During Trial2012