Dimitri Kotzamanis is an associate in Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Litigation Department.
Originally from New York, Mr. Kotzamanis is a member of the Colorado, New York and Ohio Bars. He began his career practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in subrogation and insurance defense litigation. After seven years of practice in the Midwest, he relocated to London, England, where he headed the London Legal Department for the largest Greek vessel owner in the world. Subsequently, he qualified to practice law in the United Kingdom as a Solicitor and thereafter, began working for two well-respected London firms specializing in maritime litigation. After five years in London, Mr. Kotzamanis was recruited by a Greek ship owner to join its Legal Department in Piraeus, Greece where he practiced in-house before moving back home to New York, after two years. Thereafter, for 20 years, he practiced personal injury litigation in a family-owned personal injury firm, first as an Associate, then Senior Trial Attorney and finally as Litigation Partner.
While in New York, Mr. Kotzamanis was highly regarded for his career in and out of the courtroom and was often called upon by fellow trial attorneys for advice and to serve as trial counsel on their cases. In fact, in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in New York State, recognizing him as one of the top 5% of personal injury trial lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. His verdicts and settlements have been featured, on numerous occasions, in the New York Law Journal and the New York Jury Verdict Reporter.
Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2014-2018 - New York Metro, Personal Injury
National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-2018
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2018
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2018
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2015
United States Supreme Court, 2013
United States District Court S.D.N.Y., 2013
United States District Court E.D.N.Y., 2013
United Kingdom - Solicitor, 1995
New York, 1990
United States District Court N.D.OH., 1984
College of Law, London England, Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), 1994
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, Juris Doctor, 1983
Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, B.A. Economics (Cum Laude), 1980
“The Frye Hearing – A Civil Perspective” at the Queens County Bar Association, Jamaica, New York, October 2009
“Bunkers on Delivery and Redelivery - Not Such a Technical Breach” at the IBC Legal Studies and Services Conference, London, England, May 1995.
$6 Million settlement during trial, bicycle/motor vehicle collision
$3.6 Million settlement during mediation, motor vehicle collision
$2.84 Million verdict, pedestrian/motor vehicle collision
$2.21 Million verdict, forklift collision
$1.85 Million verdict, motorist struck by object that fell from subway trestle
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA)