Marie Napoli



Marie Napoli


Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

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(212) 397-1000


360 Lexington Ave Fl 11


New York







Marie has been an attorney for over twenty-three years. She has experience handling personal injury, medical malpractice litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, employment discrimination, civil rights, and mass tort matters. Marie earned her J.D. from St. John’s University Law School and her L.L.M. degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She has worked for the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department and has taught CLE courses on Tort and Civil Procedure at St. John’s University School of Law.

As a founding partner of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Marie was involved in many depositions and has tried multiple cases to verdict. As a skilled and determined attorney who is well-versed in numerous litigation fields, Marie understands the breadth of the legal issues that particularly affect women injured by pharmaceutical and other defective products.

Marie is a breast cancer survivor and philanthropist creating awareness to fund research through such charitable organizations such as The Bone Marrow Foundation, Inc. Marie is an avid runner and has raised money by competing in the Long Island Half Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

Marie is dedicated to plenty more philanthropic organizations and activities. She was a board member at Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, which is a youth organization in Glen Cove, New York, and a member of the Board of Governors at the St. John’s University, as well as the President of the Middle School Parent Council of Friends Academy.

Marie Napoli’s Published Works
In 1993, while she was attending the St. John’s University School of Law, Marie Napoli published two of her extraordinary works: “The Lord in the Law: Reflections on a Catholic Law School”, published in the St. Mary’s Law Review, and “Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace: He Said, She Said,” published in the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary.

In 2017, she had two more of her works published: “Lawyer Viewpoint: Marie Napoli on the Law on Sex Addicts and Weinstein”, published by Lawdragon, and “Opioid Crisis Costs: Is There a Cause of Action?,” which Marie wrote to her husband and which was published by the New York Law Journal.

Marie has spoken on a variety of legal issues and has appeared on such networks as Fox Business News, CNN, CBS New York, and ABC News.

New York
New York Supreme Court
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States Supreme Court

New York University School of Law, L.L.M.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
St. John’s University, B.S.

The National Trial Lawyers for Women’s Rights – Top 10
New York Super Lawyers® , 2018
New York Metro-Top Women 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Awards, 2015 & 2016, Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers
Best Attorneys of America
St. John’s University Board of Trustees Service Recognition Award

American Association for Justice
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association (NYBA)
New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA)
Suffolk County Bar Association
St. John’s University School of Law, Advisory Board to the Dean
Fordham University President Council
The Bone Marrow Foundation, Associate Board Member
Paul and Marie Napoli Foundation, Founder
Previously Served As

John’s University, Former Member of the Board of Governors
Notes & Comments Editor, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary
Notes & Comments Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
President, St. John’s Alumni Association, Nassau Chapter
Vice President, Friend’s Academy Parent Council
Board Member, Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club

Featured Speaker, “America on Opioids: The Issues, The Claims and The Coverage,” Perrin Conferences Webinars

Michelle Gillen Sues CBS for Gender, Age Discrimination, Hollywood Reporter (September 14, 2018)

Marie Napoli’s Defamation Claim Proceeds Against Husband’s Ex-Partner, Attorney, New York Law Journal (August 16, 2018)

Justice St. George sustained Marie Napoli’s $500,000,000 defamation claims against Paul Napoli’s former Partner, his attorney, Cliff Robert and their publicist for liable that appeared in the NY Post and other Media. In a statement, Marie Napoli said she is pleased with St. George’s “well-reasoned decision,” noting her claims were sustained against Napoli’s Ex-Partner and his attorney, Robert “for their unconscionable conduct.” She added, “We are confident that the discovery and eventual trial of this matter will result in a substantial damages award, which will be some small consolation for the harm they have done to my reputation.”

Plaintiffs Bar Looks to Cash In on #MeToo, The American Lawyer (April 18, 2018)

Opioid Watch, The Opioid Research Institute (April 17, 2018)

New York Metro-Top Women 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine (March 2018)

With Trump MIA on Opioids, Here Come the Lawyers, BloombergView (January 12, 2018)

Fox News

New Gun Policy Backlash/Dick’s Sporting Goods Employee Quits Over New Gun Policies (Cavuto Coast-to-Coast | March 5, 2018)
Philly’s Solution to the Opioid Crisis: Legalize Injection Site (February 11, 2018)
Deadly Las Vegas Shooting Charity Scams (October 10, 2017)
After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations ( | October 10, 2017)
Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

U.S. Hollywood director on the run for rape charge, new rape claims (October 9, 2017)
WABC-7 Eyewitness News

Nassau County to File Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies & Doctors
LawNewz Network

Closing Arguments: Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Strategy Room with Julie Banderas

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings
FBI Director James Comey’s Congressional Testimony
PrimeTime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield

Mystery Deepens After Coed Vanishes: Was She Kidnapped
Cops Want to Know Why Teen Allegedly Killed Stepmom
Walmart Shooting Cops: Man Charged With Killing Shoplifter Fired Gun 9Xs
Defendants Sentencing Impacted by his Attitude Towards the Judge in Court
MMA Fighter War Machine’s Trial – Part 1
War Machine on trial for allegedly nearly beating ex-girlfriend Christy Mack to death – Part 2
WCBS TV News with Jennifer McLogan

PFOS Water Contamination in Westhampton, NY
FoxNews Business

North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Laws
Mall of America Police Barricade
WSHU Public Radio

Westhampton PFOS Water Contamination

Opioid Crisis Costs: Is There a Cause of Action?, The New York Law Journal (November 16, 2017)
The Law of Sex Addicts and Weinstein, Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (fall 2017)
Lawyer Viewpoint: Marie Napoli on the Law on Sex Addicts and Weinstein, Lawdragon (October 16, 2017)
The Lord in the Law: Reflections on a Catholic Law School, St. Mary’s Law Review
Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace: He Said, She Said, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary (Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, Issue 2 Volume 7, Spring 1993)

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In Re: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis Or M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis With Kinectiv Technology And Versys Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation (18-MD-2859-PAC)
Plaintiffs’ Executive Steering Committee on the Multi District Litigation for the [BHRPSC] In Re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775)
Board of Governors at the St. John’s University

Napoli Kaiser Bern LLP
Napoli Kaiser & Associates LLP
Kaiser & Hirsch
Lawyer, New York, Appellate Division Second Department
Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court, Queens County Justice Freedman