Lawyer: Nathan Werksman

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Attorney Nathan Werksman’s Experience:

As a trial attorney at Merson Law PLLC, lawyer Nathan Werksman fights for the injured and wronged in complex personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, sexual abuse, and mass tort litigation.

Prior to joining Merson Law, Mr. Nathan Werksman recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients through both settlement and trial at the distinguished California personal injury firm Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP.

Nathan Werksman’s notable victories include:

  • $31,625,000 settlement in a products liability case against a national water distributor for burns to a minor
  • $12,450,000 settlement for a victim of negligent driving
  • $7,500,000 settlement in a wrongful death case against a school district
  • $7,300,000 settlement for a child who was struck by a negligently-maintained tree
  • $5,000,000 settlement for a victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
  • 5 jury trial victories, including what is believed to be the first post-COVID jury trial in Southern California.

Prior to that, Mr. Werksman clerked at internationally renowned law firm Kirkland & Ellis, plaintiffs’-side class action giant Robbins Geller Rudman Down, and at the Office of the San Francisco Public Defender.

While at Robbins Geller, he worked on behalf of cities and counties across the U.S. suing the opioid manufacturers for the irreparable damage caused by their products. During his time at the San Francisco Public Defender, Mr. Werksman assisted in a trial resulting in an acquittal on all felony counts for his client.

Nathan is very involved in the New York legal community and in making New York a more just place for the injured.  He is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, is a member of the Products Liability Committee at the New York City Bar Association, and is on the Executive Committee of the UJA’s Young Lawyers Division.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Werksman is admitted to practice law in New York, California, and Nevada.

Lawyer Nathan Werksman In The Media

May 10, 2022: Great Trials Podcast interview – Nathan Werksman and Jon Davidi


In Nathan’s own words:

Nothing is more rewarding than fighting – and winning – on behalf of my clients.

Practice Areas:

Medical malpractice, sexual abuse, complex personal injury, products liability and mass tort litigation in New York, California and Nevada.

Nathan Werksman’s Education:

Mr. Werksman obtained his law degree from Stanford Law School where he founded and served as president of the Stanford Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Association. While at Stanford, he also served as co-president of the American Constitution Society (ACS), and earned prizes for achieving the highest marks in several classes, including The Plaintiffs’ Lawyer: Institutional Constraints and Ethical Challenges. He also served as research assistant to Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom, a scholar on tort law and legal ethics. Mr. Werksman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude double majoring in History and Spanish.

Nathan Werksman In The Media

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