It was dark and rainy, and traffic on northbound Interstate 5 in Seattle was heavy. The point is that a good lawyer will listen to you and get to know you as a person. But who was the claim against? Just putting a picture in front of the jury of you lifting your child creates doubt about your injury and raises the suggestion that you are exaggerating or even faking your injuries and your doctors are all frauds. After that, she might not get anything.Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
This can happen long after the medical procedure took place. Therefore, you will need help from a lawyer with extensive experience in the medical malpractice field.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Barry A. Stein
- Kenton V. Sands
- James F. Ludlow
- Eric D. Holland
- Robert W. Georges
- Scott A. Harford
- Craig W. Carlson
- Barry W. Littrell
- Dale A. Stalf
- Jeffrey M. Reiff
- Anthony S. Bottar
- Gary H. Gerstenfield
Barry A. Stein
Barry A. Stein is a partner and the managing shareholder at the Law Offices of De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary, P.A. The law firm is located at the historic Ingraham Building in downtown Miami and serves clients throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida. At the firm, Mr. Stein focuses on representing employees in workers compensation matters; accident-related personal injury matters, including automobile accidents and slip-and-fall claims; persons harmed by the negligence of physicians or lawyers; commercial litigation; and individual and corporate contract disputes.Mr. Stein graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in history, and he later received his Juris Doctor with honors in 1980 from the University of Miami, School of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Florida in 1980. Mr. Stein maintains membership in local and national legal organizations such as the Dade County and American Bar Associations, Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice and Miami-Dade Justice Association.Since 1997, Mr. Stein has been board certified in workers compensation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He has also received an AV-Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a superb rating from Avvo. In addition to his continued legal education and peer recognition in the legal community, Mr. Steins office has a multilingual background and is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Kenton V. Sands
Mr. Sands focuses his criminal defense practice on the representation of defendants, targets and witnesses in white collar criminal cases, including cases involving alleged tax fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud and mail and wire fraud. He also represents plaintiffs in civil matters, principally involving injuries arising from medical negligence and defective products.
James F. Ludlow
James Ludlow brings over 25 years experience of exclusively representing injured people or the families of those wrongfully killed. With more than two decades of experience in handling injury claims, James Ludlow understands the serious injuries that can result from accidents, and how specific injuries may affect his clients over their lifetime. With this knowledge, he makes sure that the liability insurance company of the person who caused the accident, and if necessary any jury that may hear the case, understands the nature of the injury and its long-term consequences so that his clients receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Eric D. Holland
Eric Holland is a trial attorney. He limits his practice to railroad and transportation accidents, mass torts, class actions, and other complex litigation. He has litigated cases throughout the United States and obtained a host of record-setting jury verdicts and settlements. Eric has handled and tried FELA cases across the country, amassing a long list of jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of railroad and maritime workers injured, maimed, and killed on the job. He is also a leader in the national and local complex litigation bar. He has been appointed by courts or elected by his peers to a variety of leadership positions in mass tort and class action matters including lead counsel, co-lead counsel, steering committee and executive committee posts in cases involving pharmaceuticals, product liability, banking, insurance, mass railroad crashes, and oil and other toxic torts. Eric is regularly called upon to speak on railroad, maritime and complex litigation issues, lecturing frequently all across the country and having shared the podium with some of the countrys leading trial attorneys, academicians and judges. He is an active member of several bar associations including the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), is designated legal counsel for a national labor union, and works on behalf of local legal services organization. Eric has been honored as a Top Lawyer since 2006, has received the AV Preeminent distinction from Martindale, has been noted as a Top Rated Lawyer, and has been named a Top 100 Trial Attorney for several years.
300 North Tucker, Suite 801,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
Robert W. Georges
Robert W. Georges is a founding partner with Konta & Georges P.C. a law firm located in downtown Manhattan.A top-rated trial advocate with more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Georges focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense and has extensive experience handling civil rights cases and serious personal injury claims for clients throughout the New York State.Early in his career, Mr. Georges served as assistant district attorney in the Bronx, where he prosecuted thousands of cases and was consistently promoted at the top of his class. This experience helped hone his exceptional trial skills and provided him with a unique insight into the criminal justice system, which allows him to devise the most effective defense strategies. Mr. Georges has achieved notable success defending the rights and liberties of those facing serious criminal charges, such as homicide, rape, robbery, drug crimes, and sex offenses. Many of his cases have received local and national media coverage, including in the New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Times and The New York Law Journal. He also had a Westchester murder case featured on an episode of Snapped on Oxygen (,Season 21: Beatrice Camper episode,).A veteran of more than 30 jury trials, including numerous full acquittals, Mr. Georges has also defended those accused of white-collar crimes, such as health care fraud, money laundering, falsifying business records, grand larceny and identity theft.As a civil trial attorney, Mr. Georges has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence as well as for those whose civil rights were violated by government agencies and law enforcement.Recognized for his success, Mr. Georges has earned numerous accolades and high ratings from his peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, including Superb client ratings on Avvo. He was first selected to the NY Metro Top Lawyers list in 2012, being recognized as one of NY Citys top criminal defense attorneys.A 1998 graduate of Syracuse Universitys Newhouse School of Public Communications, Mr. Georges obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School in 2004, where he served on the schools Moot Court Association as well as Law Review.Along with practicing before all New York State courts, Mr. Georges is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is an active member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.
Scott A. Harford
As the founder of Harford, P.C. located in New York, New York, Scott A. Harford devotes his practice to assisting area clients in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has advocated successfully on behalf of plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others by defective products, faulty medical devices and toxic materials. Mr. Harfords skills in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have earned him a place in the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This distinction is only offered to attorneys who have received jury verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million.After graduating with honors from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 1997, Mr. Harford went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2000. While there, Mr. Harford was a member of the Public Interest Law Association and an editor of the Duquesne Law Review. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Harford is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Several of Mr. Harfords most significant cases have involved individuals who were catastrophically injured after taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs or suffered serious injuries after using defective products. He has also worked with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to secure the voluntary recall of consumer goods. Mr. Harfords successes on behalf of his clients have earned him a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Most recently, Mr. Harford has been representing individuals catastrophically injured from Legionella bacteria. He currently represents several clients in the Sugar Hill roject outbreak from 2018.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Barry W. Littrell
I have served as lead or co counsel in over 100 jury trials and approximately 40 non jury trials. I have given presentations on issues involving litigation and alternative dispute resolution. I have served as a mediator in mediations in the Columbus, Ohio area. I am a member of the Columbus Bar Assoc. and the Ohio Bar Assoc. My practice also includes the defense of individuals charged with criminal offenses and serious traffic offenses. I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been for more than 10 years.
Dale A. Stalf
Dale A. Stalf is a Partner at Wood + Lamping and serves as the Chair of its Litigation Practice Group. He has over 35 years of experience in state and federal court litigation involving contracts, employment practices, construction, products liability, consumer sales practices, insurance coverage and business torts. Upon his graduation from Xavier University with a degree in Accounting, he received a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant and served as a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). After law school, he served in the Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) Corps, first as a prosecutor and finally as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel to the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Dale has been a Trustee of the Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) and the Chair of the CBAs Professionalism Committee and its Veterans and Military Law Committee and he now serves as a Trustee and Vice President of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation. Dale is also a member of the Ohio State, Kentucky and Federal Bar Associations.
Jeffrey M. Reiff
In addition to his many selections to Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Top Lawyers list (2005-2014), attorney Jeffrey M. Reiff is one of the lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Pennsylvania nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process. He has been rated by his peers and clients with the highest of rating superb by Avvo (10/10). He has received the AVVO Clients Choice Award in 2012 and 2015. Other top awards include his selection by the National Trial Lawyers as a Diplomate of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers;Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2017-19; Litigator Award 2105; Rated AV Preeminent lawyer, the highest rating for legal abilities, skills and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell; and his consistent selection to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Internationally for over 18 consecutive years. He is consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America;Top 10 Attorney Award NAOPIA; Bluebook society; Chairman AAJ Product Liability Litigation Group; Awesome Attorneys 2013 Suburban Life and Philadelphia Life magazine;Best and Brightest Attorneys in the Northeast-Arrive magazine; Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, Pa-American Society of Legal Advocates; Esteemed Lawyers of America, ELOA, 2014,Attorney Reiff is also a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas where he actively mediates and resolves personal injury issues. Judges and lawyers often request that Mr. Reiff serves as arbitrator/mediator of their Pennsylvania alternative dispute case. He has also testified as an expert witness in accounting and legal malpractice cases.Mr. Reiff is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-million Advocates Forum, and he and his law firm have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements against some of the worlds largest corporations and insurance companies. His law firm has successfully recovered over one- quarter of a billion dollars for their clients. He is a founding member of the Billions Awarded Legal Group and has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine, Pittsburg Magazine, Law and Politics Magazine, Newsweek, and Arrive Magazine as among the best and brightest lawyers in the Northeastern United States. Mr. Reiff is also listed in HG.org and was recently named as one of Philadelphias 100 Top Rated Lawyers as published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also listed as one of the 2,000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st century by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England, and has been widely recognized for his international philanthropic and charitable efforts. He has authored many articles for the profession and public in the field of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.In short, attorney Reiff is a tireless advocate of the many clients (both individuals and organizations) that he represents locally, nationally and internationally. He combines a meticulous work ethic with the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to challenging issues in the quest to achieve justice for his clients. He and his law firm have successfully represented thousands of clients with exemplary success since 1979.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.Helpful Resources:,Philadelphia car accident lawyer,Philadelphia slip & fall lawyer,www.reifflawfirm.com,
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite 501,, Philadelphia PA 19102
Anthony S. Bottar
Anthony S. Bottar is an accomplished trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience pursuing medical malpractice, birth and brain injury, construction accident, product liability, and catastrophic injury cases throughout the State of New York. Tony has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985, and has been listed in ,The Best Lawyers In America, for 15 years (voted 2009, 2014-2015, and 2018 Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year). He is sits on the Character and Fitness Committee of the New York State Supreme Court (Fifth Judicial District), is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, and is a regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars. He is a past-president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is a is a past member (1996-2016) and vice chancellor (2012-2016) of the New York State Board of Regents. Tony is listed in ,The National Trial Lawyers Top 100,, was named to the ,Lawdragon 3,000 Leading Lawyers in America,, is a fellow in the ,Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society,, is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, and has been featured by ,New York, and ,Central New York, magazines as one of upstate New Yorks top plaintiffs attorneys.
120 Madison St, Suite 1600,, Syracuse NY 13202
Gary H. Gerstenfield
Gary Gerstenfield is exactly who you should be searching for as your criminal and DUI defense attorney.Mr. Gerstenfield first and foremost is a superb courtroom litigator. He knows how to relate and connect with juries. And he knows how to cross-examine witnesses.As Gary explains, a good cross-examination is really about fully exposing the prosecutors witnesses to a microscope. Each witness statement made to the prosecutors general questions is scrutinized. But, this cannot effectively be performed without an exhaustive investigation well before trial. Acquittal is always in the details!,.”Often, a witness will provide a prosecutor with damning testimony, confident that exaggerations, misstatements and outright lies are somehow protected. The most powerful tool towards obtaining a not-guilty verdict is the surprising revelation of half-truths and lies. A prosecutors case is only as strong as its weakest link. If it can be shown that one prosecutors witness came to court, took the oath and gave false testimony, a jury is left to wonder if any of the other witness testimony can be trusted.Mr. Gerstenfield earned his Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. Mr. Gerstenfield performed as Senior Staff Member to the prestigious Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy. In 1997, Mr. Gerstenfield obtained a Certificate of Completion in DUI Defense from the National College of DUI Defense presented at Harvard School of Law.