John J. Doody


John Doody is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Doody is an accomplished litigation attorney with more than 15 years of trial experience. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut, Florida, and New York, and specializes in the defense of premises liability, lead-based paint litigation, fire litigation, negligent security, products liability, asbestos, medical malpractice, construction accidents, construction defect, and motor vehicle accidents.

He is also a consultant to major insurers on coverage matters and handles negligent security and fire litigation cases nationally, with appellate experience in all practice areas.

  • Premises liability - fire litigation-catastrophic personal injury, property damage, and business losses
  • Construction accidents - personal injury and property damage
  • Construction defect
  • Products liability - manufacturers and distributors
  • Negligent security
  • Automobile/trucking accidents
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • New York Labor Law Sections 200, 241(6), and 240(1) claims
  • Insurance/indemnification claims arising out of construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice - high exposure cases in New York and Connecticut
  • Lead-based paint/toxic exposure litigation, including U.S.T. claims
  • Representation of design professional in construction-related matters
  • Representation of foster home agencies and day care centers in social services matters, including abuse to children
  • Pro bono work on behalf of women in domestic abuse matters in family court


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • New York


New York




New York City Bar Association


Fordham University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1992

Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Science,1989

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