Matthew Tomkiel has exclusively practiced plaintiff’s personal injury law in New York since 2003 with a primary focus on construction accident cases. He is a partner and a third-generation attorney in his family firm of Tomkiel & Tomkiel, PC. He is also “of counsel” to several New York law firms and litigates their complex accident cases. He is frequently asked to assist other attorneys at trial and act as appellate counsel. Matthew Tomkiel has several reported victories including, but not limited to:$3.5 Million Settlement During trial: Successfully obtained judgment that general contractor is strictly liable to pay damages to union carpenter who was struck in face by unsecured 2x4 plank and fell through the flooring during construction of Manhattan high rise. $3.25 Million Confidential Settlement During Trial: as co-trial counsel retained by attorney of record to assist in obtaining verdict for union scaffold worker struck by falling object during construction of Manhattan high rise. $2.7 Million Settlement at Mediation: Henry v. Eleventh Ave., L.P., 87 A.D.3d 523, 928 N.Y.S.2d 72 (2nd Dept. 2011). Successfully obtained judgment that defendant is strictly liable to pay damages to union carpenter injured when he hit his head on low hanging pipe and was caused to fall off the roof of a tool shanty during construction of a high rise in Manhattan. $2 Million Settlement at Mediation for construction worker who fell from unsecured ladder while installing sheetrock, resulting in mild traumatic brain injury and herniations to neck requiring cervical fusion surgery.