Office Location

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
T 212.286.8585
F 212.490.8966

Areas of Practice

General Liability & Commercial Litigation

Medical Liability Defense


Brooklyn Law School: JD: 1992
SUNY at Albany: BA: 1989 cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Karen T. Grottalio


Karen T. Grottalio joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2002.  She concentrates her practice in the representation of healthcare practitioners and major medical centers in medical liability litigation.

Karen is a seasoned trial lawyer, having tried complicated medical malpractice cases to successful verdict in many of the New York State venues.  In addition to defending clients at trial, and in all phases of pre-trial proceedings in both state and federal court, Karen counsels clients on risk management issues.

She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Faculty Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has lectured on “Taking and Defending Depositions”.

Verdicts & Cases

Defense Verdict in New York County

Karen Grottalio and Ana Vizzo obtained unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case involving allegations that the defendant gastroenterologist should have included lymphoma in the differential diagnosis and...

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Grottalio and Murphy Receive A Favorable Decision In Potential Malpractice Case

Karen T. Grottalio, with the assistance of associate Laura S. Murphy, Esq., successfully obtained a decision denying plaintiff’s order to show cause why she should not be permitted to file a late notice of claim on behalf...

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Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

In September, 2007, Karen T. Grottalio obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a municipal hospital involving an alleged negligent intubation while plaintiff’s treating physicians were...

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Defense Verdict in New York County

In On January 17, 2013, Karen T. Grottalio obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of a prominent colon and rectal surgeon who practiced at a major metropolitan medical center.Plaintiff, a...

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Three Cases Dismissed In Favor of HPM&B Clients

In September, HPM&B attorneys gained summary judgment dismissals in two high exposure cases that were venued in The Bronx and another summary judgment dismissal by the Appellate Division, Second Department in a Brooklyn case involving the...

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