For over thirty-five years, initially as a physician and surgeon and subsequently as an attorney representing injury victims, I have worked to help individuals overcome the physical, emotional, and financial devastation inflicted by serious injury. It is a privilege for me to represent seriously injured individuals and their families against insurance companies, corporations, companies, doctors, hospitals, and individuals who were negligent. No matter how extensive or advanced the medical treatment, an individual and his or her family is never the same after trauma alters their lives.
Additionally, I am called upon to assist physicians as personal counsel in lawsuits against them, credentialing, and licensure issues. It is critical to understand the standards of care of medical practice to determine whether there was or was not malpractice. Just as malpractice committed upon a person often cannot be undone, a frivolous medical malpractice lawsuit can permanently harm a physician.
I personally and tirelessly prepare each case entrusted to me, relying on both my medical experience and legal skills. While a Board Certified physician and diplomate of the American Board of Surgery for over ten years, I dealt with the standards of medical practice and with the medical consequences of significant injury daily. As an attorney, I have been able to effectively demonstrate the presence or absence of negligence and the true depth of injury in the courtroom.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators in the United States(2021, 2022) Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers (2021) Super Lawyers – Medical Malpractice(2018, 2022) Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association (2008) Bar Association of Erie County, Health Law Committee (1997 – 2006) American Board of Surgery, Diplomate (1991 – 2002)
EDUCATION Licensed to practice Law in the State of New York. Admitted to Federal District Courts in the Western District of New York, Northern District of New York, Eastern District of New York,Southern District of New York, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS). M.D., Universidad Centro de Estudios Technicos (1980) Resident and Chief Resident, Department of Surgery the Methodist Hospital of New York (1981 –1986) Fellow, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Hadassah Medical Center (1988 – 1991) J.D., Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995)
HONORS / AWARDS Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators in the United States (2022) Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers in the United States (2021, 2022) American Association for Justice (2021) Super Lawyers – Medical Malpractice (2018, 2022) Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Who’s Who in America Who’s Who in American Law Diamond Member, Successful Verdicts (recovering in excess of $300 million) Member Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Best Lawyers in America (2009, 2010) Best Lawyers in New York (2009, 2010) Recipient of the University at Buffalo School of Law Bennett Award for exemplifying the highest standards of the profession and dedication to the ideals of the law (1995) Brian A. Goldstein, MD, JD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who