Russell J. Berkowitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Shelton, CT

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC
 | 2 Corporate Drive, 3rd Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 860-764-2644
Fax: 203-324-5067
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Berkowitz & Hanna LLC, Russell J. Berkowitz focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's four offices in Connecticut, he provides representation to clients in Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties, and throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts since 1985, Mr. Berkowitz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mr. Berkowitz assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. A significant portion of his practice consists of medical malpractice litigation, and he has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards throughout his distinguished career. Some of his recent representative results have included a $9 million award in a case in which an infant suffered a severe brain injury during the delivery process, a $4 million verdict in a case involving a surgical error, and a $6.1 million settlement for a client who suffered a spinal cord injury during a surgical procedure.

In addition, Mr. Berkowitz currently represents hundreds of retired NFL players from all over the country in a highly publicized lawsuit in a Philadelphia federal court that was brought by over 12,000 former players against the NFL stemming from severe brain injuries they sustained while playing pro football. His successful track record both in and out of the courtroom has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Berkowitz has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Russell Berkowitz

Admitted: 1985, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://berkowitzlawfirm.com/about/russell-berkowitz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Founder, Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund
  • Founder, Across the Globe Children’s Foundation
  • Fellow, Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American Academy of Medical Malpractice Lawyers
  • Listed as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut Magazine and New England Super Lawyers magazine in the field of medical malpractice every year since each list has been published.
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, American Trial Counsel
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Elected to the Connecticut Chapter of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Fairfield County Regional Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Diplomat, Connecticut Board of Trial Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • sponsor of many statewide nonprofit events including annual ALS Walks in Westport, New Haven and Hartford, Building One Community of Stamford, Connecticut Veterans Legal Fund, Food Bank of Soithern Connecticut, Stamford Public Education Foundation, and Daniel Trust Foundation.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Participant/lecturer in a mock medical malpractice trial for members of the plaintiff’s bar , Lecturer/Participant , Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association , 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $9 million medical malpractice award on behalf of a baby who sustained brain damage during delivery
  • $4.85 million medical malpractice award on behalf of a baby who sustained an anoxic brain injury in a neonatal intensive care unit.
  • $2.6 million medical malpractice verdict against doctors who failed to timely diagnosis a client's prostate cancer
  • $4 million medical malpractice verdict on behalf of a client who was forced to under a hysterectomy and lost the chance to bear children following a negligently performed gynecological procedure
  • $6.1 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a client who sustained a spinal cord injury during neck surgery
  • $3 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a child who sustained brain damage following the negligent administration of anesthesia during surgery
  • $4.75 million medical malpractice award on behalf of a child who sustained brain damage as a result of a hospital's negligent airway management

Educational Background:

  • Drake University  BS 1980 Drake University JD 1985.
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Office Location for Russell J. Berkowitz

2 Corporate Drive
3rd Floor
Shelton, CT 06484

Phone: 860-764-2644

Fax: 203-324-5067

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Last Updated: 7/26/2019

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