Daniel LaTerra concentrates his practice in asbestos litigation and product liability in the firm’s New York office. Throughout his career as a litigator, Mr. LaTerra had the pleasure of helping victims suffering from mesothelioma, and other catastrophic injuries, obtain millions of dollars in compensation through settlements and verdicts. Mr. LaTerra represents victims in New Jersey and New York courts and he is responsible for handling all aspects of the litigation from client intake through trial. Since 2014, Mr. LaTerra has been selected as a Super Lawyers New Jersey/New York Metro Rising Star, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New Jersey and New York.
Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Mr. LaTerra was an associate at a New York law firm where he practiced asbestos litigation, with a focus on cosmetic talc. In 2017, he assisted the trial team in the first New Jersey case to proceed to trial against Johnson & Johnson for its asbestos-containing talc products that resulted in a jury verdict in the sum of $117 million. Moreover, following his graduation, cum laude, from New York Law School, Mr. LaTerra worked at a prominent New Jersey personal injury law firm where he represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including, medical malpractice, automobile negligence, premises liability and worker’s compensation, among others. During that time period, Mr. LaTerra represented hundreds of clients and handled trials, arbitrations, mediations and countless depositions.
Mr. LaTerra received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School where he graduated cum laude. Mr. LaTerra graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in Government and Law and a minor in Spanish. Mr. LaTerra is admitted to the New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of New Jersey. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, SCUBA diving, running and cheering on his beloved New York Mets.