John Dalimonte

Of Counsel

Of Counsel to Milberg, Mr. John Dalimonte has a national reputation for his success pursuing civil actions involving complex products liability, toxic tort and mass tort. He has recovered substantial compensation for thousands of clients nationally against the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Mr. Dalimonte has unique insight to his practice in the field of pharmaceutical and medical device. Early in his career, as the president of a closely held export company, he was invited by George H. W. Bush and the (then) Soviet Union to participate in a medical products trade mission to Moscow and Kiev. As part of this mission, Mr. Dalimonte represented his company in discussions with American and Soviet officials and with business leaders from around the world. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of University of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  Mr. Dalimonte served on the board of directors for The Bridge Center, a charitable organization that provides the opportunity for severely disabled and autistic children to attend therapeutic camp, which has recently merged with the Easter Seals.

Mr. Dalimonte has been invited to speak on a number of topics related to the fields of mass tort, complex litigation, consolidated actions and products liability. Mr. Dalimonte has received many accolades from his peers and clients and has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the country. Mr. Dalimonte is on the National Trial Lawyers Association’s list of Top 10 Trial Lawyers and has been offered Lifetime Charter Membership by Best Attorneys of America. He received an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbel after his peers selected him for having the highest ethical standards and skill as an attorney. He has an AVVO rating of 10 (Superb), has been repeatedly selected to the lists of Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2009, and received the Boston Globe Top Rated Lawyers award in 2015 by Boston Magazine. He has been nominated to a number of other awards, including the Million Dollar Advocate and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate.

Mr. Dalimonte is a 1989 graduate of the Marquette University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. He was awarded the Adolf I. Mendelker Scholarship for combined achievement in legal studies and community service. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Civil Procedure. While an undergraduate, Mr. Dalimonte studied the British criminal justice system at Oxford University.

Mr. Dalimonte is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Claims.

He maintains active membership in the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association of Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Notable Cases

Mr. Dalimonte has served as leader for a number of large scale mass torts including:

  • Covidien Hernia Mesh Line of Products
  • In re Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Southern District, Indiana, Case No. 1:14-ml-2570, MDL No. 257 – served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, Co-Chair of Science/Expert Subcommittee, Medical Literature Subcommittee Member, Document Review Committee
  • In re Bard IVC Filter Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C., Arizona, Case No. 2:15-MD-02641, MDL No. 2641 – served on the Plaintiff Steering Committee and numerous subcommittees – instrumental in bringing about claims against the medical device industry for the manufacture and sale of IVC filters which, to this day, have no established clinical benefit
    • Jones v. C.R. Bard, Inc., USDC (N.D. Tex.), Case No: 3:13-cv-00599-K – served as Lead Trial Counsel
  • In re Consolidated Fresenius Cases, Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No. 2013-03400 – Served on the Bellwether Committee

Mr. Dalimonte has further represented clients in the following complex matters:

  • In re Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation, Middlesex Superior Court – led national discovery effort, served as Co-Lead Trial Counsel and managed thousands of cases
  • In re VIOXX Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Eastern District Louisiana, C.A. No: 05-2921 L, MDL Docket No. 1657
  • In re Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Product Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Northern District Ohio, Case No. 1:08-GD-5000, MDL Docket No. 1909
  • In re Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Northern District Ohio, Case No. 1:06-4000, MDL Docket No. 1742
  • In re Yasmin and Yaz(Drospirenone) Marketing Sales Practices and Relevant Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Southern District of Illinois 3:09-md-02100-DRH-CJP, MDL No. 2100
  • In re Avandia Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Pennsylvania MDL Docket No. 1871
  • In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, USDC Northern  District Texas, Case No. 1:10-md-2197, MDL No. 2197
  • In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, USDC Northern District Texas, Case No. 3:11-md-02244, MDL No. 2244

Speaking Engagements

  • Mass Tort Nexus IVC Filter Presentation, Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 2019)
  • Mass Tort Nexus IVC Filter Presentation, Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 2019)
  • Masters of Mass Torts, Cancun, Mexico IVC Filter Presentation (March 2019)
  • Mass Tort Nexus IVC Filter Presentation, Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 2018)
  • Masters of Mass Torts , Cancun, Mexico IVC Filter Presentation (January 2018)
  • Mass Tort Nexus IVC Filter Presentation, Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 2017)
  • Harris Martin IVC Filter Presentation, San Antonio, TX (May 2017)
  • Mass Tort Nexus IVC Filter Presentation, Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 2017)
  • CLE Presentation Bard IVC Filter Litigation American Association of Justice (September 2016)
  • CLE Presentation Cordis IVC Filter Litigation American Association of Justice (May 2016)

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1988
  • Boston University School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 1986
  • Oxford University, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998

Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2009-present)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 10 (2020-present)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 (2010-present)
  • Boston Globe Top Rated Lawyers (2015)
  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter (2015)
  • Nomination Litigator Award (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubble AV-Rating
  • AVVO Rating of 10 (Superb)
  • Nomination Million Dollar Advocate
  • Nomination Multi-Mullion Dollar Advocate

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Assocation
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Boston Bar Association