Neal L. Moskow, a founding member of the Ury & Moskow, LLC law firm, focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and litigation, commercial, banking, and civil litigation, employment law and litigation, personal injury litigation, and mass tort (drug, medical device, and toxic tort) litigation. Recognized by judges, juries, and his peers as an outstanding litigator, Mr. Moskow is an AV Rated attorney with more than two decades of experience as a litigator and has successfully brought and defended hundreds of cases at both the trial and appellate levels of the Connecticut and federal courts. Mr. Moskow is also a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an association generally recognized as including the top trial lawyers in America. Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is reserved for lawyers who have recovered million and multi-million dollar verdicts – something Attorney Moskow has accomplished multiple times.
Mr. Moskow was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1989 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. Attorney Moskow earned his Juris Doctorate from Boston University Law School in 1989 and his B.A. from the University of New York at Albany in 1986, magna cum laude.
Mr. Moskow is on the faculty of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Institute (a National Institute of Trial Advocacy/Connecticut Bar Association organization) and has taught at the Institute's "trial lawyer boot camp," an intensive 4-day training session for both novice and experienced litigators. In addition to teaching trial practice, Mr. Moskow lectures extensively on diverse topics and for a wide range of audiences, including programs sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, National Business Institute, industry trade groups, and private companies. Representative topics on which he frequently speaks include: Connecticut's construction laws (mechanic's lien law, surety law, Home Improvement/New Home Contractor's Act, and the Fairness in Construction Financing Act), employment law, court motion practice in Connecticut, automobile accidents and insurance law, and Connecticut foreclosure law.
Attorney Moskow has served on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the In Re: Trasylol, Federal Multi-District Litigation #1928, situated in West Palm Beach, Florida before the Honorable Donald Middlebrooks, United States District Court. In his role as Federal State Liaison Counsel, Neal has been involved in all aspects of managing the litigation as well as communicating with the seven state courts around the country where cases have also been filed. Mr. Moskow is also the Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice's Trasylol Litigation Group. Attorney Moskow remains actively involved in the hormone replacement therapy litigation, the Pradaxa, Actos and Byetta/Januvia litigations and other litigations involving medical products and devices. In 2013, Ury & Moskow’s Mass Tort group (which Mr. Moskow heads) was named Litigation Department of the Year by The Connecticut Law Tribune.
In 2004, the Connecticut Bar Foundation named Mr. Moskow a James W. Cooper Fellow. Selection as a Cooper Fellow requires demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state, and nation and the advancement of the legal profession. In 2007, Mr. Moskow was appointed to the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee's Fairfield County hearing panel. Mr. Moskow has also been named as a Connecticut Super Lawyer in general civil litigation in 2006 and in class action/mass torts in 2013 by Law & Politics and the publishers of Connecticut Magazine.
Attorney Moskow has had numerous reported cases and important results. Representative cases include: Moss v. Wyeth Inc., 872 F. Supp. 2d 162 (D. Conn. 2012), Stamford Wrecking Co. v. United Stone America, Inc., 99 Conn. App. 1, 912 A.2d 1044 (2007); Original Grasso Const. Co., Inc. v. Sheperd, 70 Conn. App. 404, 799 A.2d 1083, cert. denied, 261 Conn. 932, 806 A.2d 1065 (2002); Distasio v. Perkin Elmer Corp., 157 F. 3d 55 (2nd Cir. 1998). Mr. Moskow is also a court-appointed fact finder/arbitrator and special master for the Connecticut Superior Court and frequently mediates and arbitrates matters for private parties at the request of other lawyers. In 2013, Mr. Moskow completed an intensive mediation training/certification program at Northwestern University.
Mr. Moskow is an active member of numerous professional and civic organizations including: the Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation, Employment, and Commercial Law Sections), American Bar Association (Torts and Insurance Practice Group and the Construction and Surety Group), Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice (Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts, Daubert Litigation Group, Trasylol Litigation Group, Avandia Litigation Group, Actos Litigation Group, Pradaxa Litigation Group, Hormone Replacement Therapy Group, and the Preemption Law Group), and the Connecticut Employment Law Association. Mr. Moskow has previously served as Associate Editor for Sidebar, the Connecticut Bar Association's Litigation Section's newsletter, and as an Executive Board Member for the Connecticut Bar Association's Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. Mr. Moskow also serves as a board member with various community organizations. In his non-working hours, Mr. Moskow devotes his time and energy to his wife and four children.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial, Banking, and Civil Litigation
- Construction Law
- Construction Litigation
- Employment Law
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Real Estate
- Connecticut, 1989
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1990
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
- Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- J.D. - 1989
- State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York
- B.A. - 1986
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Cornell University
- "Connecticut's PJR After Pinsky" (Co-Author), Sidebar, Fall, 1997
- Stamford Wrecking Co. v. United Stone America, Inc., 99 Conn. App. 1, 912 A.2d 1044, 2007
- Original Grasso Const. Co., Inc. v. Sheperd, 70 Conn. App. 404, 799 A.2d 1083, 2002
- Original Grasso Const. Co., Inc. v. Sheperd, cert. denied, 261 Conn. 932, 806 A.2d 1065, 2002
- Distasio v. Perkin Elmer Corp., 157 F. 3d 55, 1998, 2nd Cir.
- Instructor, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Diverse Topics Connecticut Lien Law, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Diverse Topics Connecticut Lien Law, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Diverse Topics Connecticut Lien Law, National Business Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Complex Construction Issues, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Complex Construction Issues, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Complex Construction Issues, National Business Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Construction Law, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Construction Law, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Construction Law, National Business Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Motion Practice in Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Motion Practice in Connecticut, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Motion Practice in Connecticut, National Business Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Automobile Accidents and Insurance, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Automobile Accidents and Insurance, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Automobile Accidents and Insurance, National Business Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Foreclosure Law, Connecticut Bar Association
- Frequent Lecturer, Foreclosure Law, Lorman Institute
- Frequent Lecturer, Foreclosure Law, National Business Institute
Honors and Awards
- AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
- James W. Cooper Fellow
- Selected as a Top Lawyer, Construction Law in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Westport Magazine
- Connecticut Super Lawyer in General Litigation, 2006, and Class Action/Mass Torts, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Connecticut Employer Lawyers Association
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association