Medical Malpractice (Defense) and Labor & Employment

Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP

Standing, left to right: Daniel L. Freidlin, Michael A. Sonkin, Sean F.X. Dugan, Jeffrey A. Shor, Rosaleen T. McCrory, Jeffrey L. Lawton, Bruce G. Habian, Kenneth R. Larywon, John J. Barbera, Charles S. Schechter, William P. Brady, Patrice J. Koeneke. Seated, left to right: Barbara D. Goldberg, Michael F. Madden, Thomas A. Mobilia, Anthony M. Sola, Laurie A. Annunziato, Peter T. Crean


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Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is New York’s oldest boutique litigation and appellate firm specializing in medical defense, healthcare litigation, and labor and employment. The firm has provided litigation defense services to members of New York’s professional community for more than 100 years. This experience and stability shows in MCB successes and the tenures of MCB’s lead attorneys. Many of the firm’s partners have practiced at MCB for more than 15 years and have each practiced their specialties for close to 20 years or more.

MCB’s clients include some of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, as well as major insurance companies and individuals. “We have long depended on MCB’s experience and results in complex medical and healthcare matters and now rely on its expertise in other practice areas,” notes one of the firm’s clients, an associate general counsel at a major university medical center. Related to medical and healthcare litigation defense, the firm provides advice and management of healthcare crisis situations and has experience in handling mass patient exposures, conduct of impaired professionals, and situations that require immediate management of legal issues, health problems, and media exposure. MCB also has an expanding labor and employment practice group, which represents employers of all sizes across all industries.

MCB holds a Tier 1 U.S. News—Best Lawyers®  “Best Law Firms” ranking in the New York metro area for Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law—Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants. Additionally, 18 MCB partners have attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent®, and MCB attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers in America—New York Super Lawyers—New York and New York’s Top Rated Lawyers.


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White Plains



Offices In:

New York, NY
East Meadow, NY
White Plains, NY
Rochester, NY
Roseland, NJ
Stamford, CT


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