“As by far the oldest firm in New York specializing in the defense of medical malpractice actions, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP has unrivaled institutional knowledge and experience,” says senior MCB partner Anthony M. Sola, who has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 New York metro area “Lawyer of the Year” for medical malpractice law – defendants. “Our experience, coupled with the quality and stability of our partnership is why New York’s largest hospital
MCB’s clients include some of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, major insurance companies, and individuals. “We have long depended on MCB’s experience and results in complex medical and health care matters and now rely on its expertise in other practice areas,” notes one of the Firms’ clients, an associate general counsel at a major university medical center. Related to medical and health care litigation defense, the Firm provides advice and management of health care crisis situations and has experience in handling mass patient exposures,
Five MCB senior partners have been continuously named to The Best Lawyers in America: John L.A. Lyddane, from 1995 to present; Bruce G. Habian, who was recognized as the New York metro area “Lawyer of the Year” for medical malpractice law – defendants in 2013, from 1995 to present; Anthony M. Sola, from 1999 to present; Peter T. Crean, from 2006 to present; and Kenneth R. Larywon, for 2016 and 2017. Four of these same MCB senior partners—John L.A. Lyddane, Bruce G. Habian, Anthony M. Sola, and Peter T. Crean—have also been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Firm 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, 20 MCB partners have attained the Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent®, and members of the Firm have additionally been named among the New York’s Super Lawyers and Legal Leaders.