Arthur Prystowsky is an attorney at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He joined the firm in 2020, focusing his practice on helping individuals and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Arthur interviews clients and assists the trial team with depositions. He investigates products, work and secondary sites, social security records, and any potential places of second-hand asbestos exposure. Arthur also pursues damages from corporations’ bankruptcy trusts on behalf of the mesothelioma victims they’ve harmed.

Giving Voice and Seeking Justice

As the son of a physician who specializes in cancer treatment, Arthur understands what clients and their families are going through and learned at a young age the importance of assisting those in need. “I make sure my clients’ voices are heard and their stories are told,” he said. “I work hard to give our clients the peace of mind that their family will be taken care of.”

Arthur’s own grandparents benefited from plaintiff lawyers who achieved justice for them after a tragic event, and he strives to provide the same level of compassion, empathy, and understanding those lawyers granted his family. “I treat each of my clients like they were my grandparents,” he said.

Since becoming an attorney, Arthur has represented a wide variety of occupationally exposed individuals, including powerhouse mechanics, electricians, insulators, automotive mechanics, steamfitters, plumbers, construction workers, Navy and Army veterans, longshoremen, engineers, homemakers, boilermakers, locksmiths, and a verity of tradesmen performing maintenance and talc work. He has also represented men and women exposed to asbestos from cosmetic talc products.

“Typically our clients were injured as a result of the failure of corporations to adequately inform them about the dangers of their products,” he said. “The injuries never had to happen. I hold corporations accountable for their actions.”

Representative Cases

Arthur has extensive experience representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, including in extremis cases involving people living with mesothelioma or lung cancer, and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Before joining the firm, he worked for a New York law firm, where he represented approximately 5,000 powerhouse mechanics, electricians, sheet metal workers, and insulators who had been diagnosed with asbestos diseases. He was actively involved on the trial teams of the following cases:

  • A 2019 case against a boiler manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
  • A 2016 case against a gasket manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
  • A 2016 case against an asbestos manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
  • A 2015 plaintiff’s verdict for a man exposed to industrial talc and diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • A 2014 case against an automobile manufacturer that sold asbestos-containing brakes.

Education

Arthur received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., in 2009. He received his J.D. from The George Washington Law School in 2012.

Practice Areas:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • New York State, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2015

Recognition:

  • The National Trial Lawyers, 40 Under 40, 2017-2020
  • Super Lawyers New York Metro, Rising Star 2017-2020
  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, 2020

Affiliations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Education:

  • The George Washington Law School, J.D., 2012
  • Franklin Marshall College, 2009