Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
New York, NY 10003
Weitz & Luxenberg is pleased to announce the addition of Clark P. Rosengarten to our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Group litigation unit. He comes to us with a strong background inÂ asbestos exposure litigation, and a notable history of winning millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. â€œIâ€™m excited and honored to join Weitz & Luxenbergâ€™s exceptional team of mesothelioma and asbestos litigation attorneys,â€ says Mr. Rosengarten. â€œIâ€™ve known for years about the work Weitz & Luxenberg has been doing on behalf of clients harmed byÂ asbestosÂ and other harmful materials and products. Its leadership in this area of law is second to none.â€
Asbestos Is a Public Health Hazard
â€œMaking the move to Weitz & Luxenberg is a natural transition for me,â€ Mr. Rosengarten explains. â€œIn recent years, asbestos exposure litigation has been my exclusive focus as Iâ€™ve helped clients and their families across the country. â€œThroughout my career, Iâ€™ve represented people harmed by public health hazards, and asbestos exposure has to be one of the worst. Honest, hardworking people have developed devastating illnesses such asÂ mesothelioma, a horribly aggressive form of cancer that often attacks the lungs. â€œWhat makes this disease even more disturbing is that some companies exposed people to asbestos even though they knew it could cause cancer. Many of these companies have known for more than a century that asbestos exposure can lead to cancer, yet they chose not to warn people about the hazard. â€œThey didnâ€™t safeguard peopleâ€™s health. And now our clients are facing one of the most difficult periods in their life as a result,â€ Mr. Rosengarten emphasizes. â€œThis is not acceptable.â€
Give Clients a Voice, Be Their Advocate
â€œMy parents are physicians.Â Growing up, I saw how they went above and beyond to help their patients. Patients could reach my parents on weekends and late at night,â€ Mr. Rosengarten remembers. â€œLike my parents, I want to go above and beyond to help my clients. I want to be their advocate and give them a voice â€”Â 24/7. I want to assure them they can count on me and Weitz & Luxenberg. Their families can rely on us to do our best on their behalf,â€ he adds. â€œAs an attorney, there is nothing more gratifying than helping my clients and their families. Iâ€™m dedicated to seeing that they receive a just outcome and appropriate compensation. Itâ€™s about allowing them to pay for their medical expenses, keep their homes, and provide for their families, both now and in the future,â€ Mr. Rosengarten insists. â€œWe are there for our clients, and helping them is what drives me each and every day.â€
Legal Background in Litigation
Recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers multiple years in a row for his work representing victims, Mr. Rosengarten is an experienced asbestos exposure litigation attorney. He comes to us from another firm in New York City, where he represented victims from across the country who became sick due toÂ asbestos exposure. He has litigated mesothelioma cases in state and federal courts across the country â€”Â including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama (where he obtained pro hac vice admission). Mr. Rosengarten has tried asbestos exposure cases from start to verdict and has briefed and orally argued summary judgment, pre-trial and other motions. He routinely participates in preliminary, settlement, case management, discovery, and pre-trial conferences. Committed to tirelessly investigating all possible sources of asbestos exposure for every one of his clients and working up every case on the assumption it will go to trial, Mr. Rosengarten uses all tools of discovery in order to obtain as much evidence as possible.Â He has represented his clients at their depositions many times and has deposed fact-witnesses, corporate representatives, and expert witnesses. He has also successfully served discovery demands and subpoenas on many companies. Before practicing law in New York City, Mr. Rosengarten worked as a trial lawyer at a firm in Atlanta where he litigated complex mass torts cases of the sort Weitz & Luxenberg has been a national leader in for decades. In that capacity, he represented, litigated on behalf of, and obtained millions of dollars in compensation for members of the public. They were injured after receiving defective hip devices, including Stryker Rejuvenate and Accolade, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle, and Wright Medical Conserve and Profemur hip implants. Â He further managed many of that firmâ€™s responsibilities in its role as a member of the plaintiffsâ€™ leadership prosecuting mass tort cases.
Mr. Rosengarten was:
Recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers in 2017 and 2018.
Awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy.
Multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of a tool and die maker diagnosed with mesothelioma. This client was repeatedly exposed to asbestos while manufacturing aircraft engine components using asbestos-containing grinding wheels and working with other asbestos-containing materials on an assembly line.
Large financial settlement on behalf of a boilermaker diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was repeatedly exposed to asbestos while building and maintaining boilers aboard numerous U.S. Naval ships in the presence of other tradesmen servicing pumps, valves, turbines, generators, piping, and additional equipment.
Major financial settlement on behalf of a man diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was repeatedly exposed to asbestos while working at a roofing products manufacturing plant.
Significant financial settlement on behalf of an auto mechanic diagnosed with lung cancer. He worked in a garage maintaining a fleet of cars and trucks.
Outside the Office
Outside the office, Mr. Rosengarten enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in Jewish communal life, running, hiking, and traveling. Other passions include reading historical fiction novels, watching Duke University basketball and attending concerts. Mr. Rosengarten is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his B.A. from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.