John Beatty


Nguyen Leftt, P.C.

Firm Website




675 Third Avenue

Address 2

25th floor


New York






As trial counsel at N.L., John is involved with many of the firm’s significant medical malpractice and negligence matters, including brain jury cases, construction accidents, burn injury cases, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability cases and defective products cases.

His experiences before becoming an attorney – as a construction laborer and a NYPD supervisor – give him a unique perspective and the skills to investigate difficult cases and achieve justice for clients.

John has been called a “Matador in the Courtroom”, and “Fierce”, “deadly”, and “elegant” by his jurors.
He is widely regarded and respected in the legal community by judges, his peers and by his adversaries . John takes great pride in receiving catastrophic injury case referrals from his peers, and especially from the defense lawyers he litigates against.

John’s past trial results have been profiled in the New York Law Journal and New York Verdicts and Settlements. John attained one of the highest premises liability verdicts in New York State in 2016.

As a police supervisor John oversaw hundreds of vehicle crash investigations, including those involving fatal pedestrian collisions. John’s investigative skills have also uncovered multiple instances of corporate cover-ups, falsification of official accident and incident reports, and other wrong-doing.

Achieving justice for innocent, injured victims — especially those who cannot speak for themselves –motivates John to look harder, dig deeper, and not accept assurances that everything was done properly, safely, as required by law or “by the book.”

John has an intimate and personal knowledge of the dangers faced by hardworking New Yorker’s. Coming from a large police family, John worked his way through college first as a construction laborer in Local Union No. 79 –on construction and building projects here in the five boroughs. The Grandson of a Union Sandhog labor leader, John has been around the construction industry for decades and he is proud of the he has helped injured construction industry workers recover .

During his tenure with the police force he served in multiple commands and was awarded more than two dozen medals and commendations for bravery, and was personally awarded the “Community Police Officer of the Year” by the Police Commissioner. John was later selected as the sole recipient of the Police Department’s fellowship to attend Harvard University, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration. At Harvard John developed problem solving skills which serve our clients well. His tenacious representation of clients wronged by big companies is well-known and respected throughout the legal community.

John has been repeatedly recognized for his representation of people significantly injured through the fault of others. John is recognized as Lifetime Charter Member of the Best Attorneys in America, a Fellow of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, a Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorney, a Million Dollar Advocate (less than 1% of attorneys share this distinction).

John is a proud Fellow of the National Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was elected to and remains on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). John is also a member of the NYPD Honor Legion, and often speaks to law enforcement and construction industry groups about workplace safety and workplace injuries.

John graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York, received his Masters from Harvard, and his JD from Fordham Law School, where he graduated with honors. John is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Prior to becoming trial counsel to Nguyen Leftt, John was a partner at a renowned plaintiff’s malpractice and personal injury firm in New York.

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Construction accidents, Burns, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Defective Products Cases

Bar Admissions

New York State Supreme Court
United States District Court, Southern District
United States District Court, Eastern District District
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court