Hy Mayerson practiced law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than 50 years. After graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1963, Hy embarked upon a storied legal career which has earned him national recognition through, among other things, his prominent role in the first Agent Orange class action filed in Pennsylvania, his pursuit of justice for victims of forklift accidents throughout the United States, and his pioneering use of videotaped depositions in civil litigation.
Hy litigated cases in more than 40 jurisdictions across the United States. Local counsel throughout the nation routinely sought Hy’s assistance in forklift injury cases, and recognize him as a national authority. Hy conducted more than 200 depositions of forklift manufacturers. His efforts contributed to the implementation of better driver restraint systems as well as amplified warnings of the risk of forklift rollovers.
Throughout his career, Hy has been driven by a desire to see reasonable compensation delivered to those wrongfully injured and a recognition of the significant harm those injuries can inflict upon injured individuals and their families. Hy was called upon to consult on complex civil liability and litigation matters undertaken by Mayerson Injury Law. Hy, founding attorney of Mayerson Injury Law, is now enjoying retirement.
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1963
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Admitted pro hoc vice in numerous jurisdictions, including: Arizona, California, Oregon, Hawaii, New Mexico, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York
- B.A. Temple University, 1959
- J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1963
Honors and Recognition
- Former Chair for a decade, American Trial Lawyers, Industrial and Agricultural Equipment
- Letter of Congratulations from Buckminster Fuller for Agent Orange Litigation, 1980
- Commendation from National Safety Council, 1989
- Product Liability, American Trial Lawyers Association, Main Speaker, 1992
- Sojourner Award, 2002
- Recognized on the Veterans Wall in Washington, DC for role in Agent Orange Litigation
- Recognized for contributions in American Jurisprudence, Proof of Facts 3d, 1992
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 737 (E.D.N.Y. 1979)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 750 (E.D.N.Y. 1980)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 754 (E.D.N.Y. 1980)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 756 (E.D.N.Y. 1980)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 757 (E.D.N.Y. 1980)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 506 F.Supp. 762 (E.D.N.Y. 1980)
- In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 534 F.Supp. 1046 (E.D.N.Y. 1982)
- Habecker v. Clark Equip. Co., 797 F.Supp 381 (M.D.Pa. 1992)
- Berg v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., 44 A.3d 1164 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2012).