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Michael S. Berger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Haddonfield, NJ

Andres & Berger, PC
264 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Phone: 856-795-1444
Fax: 856-795-4464
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

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Attorney Profile

Michael Berger is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Berger is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed by numerous publications as a top attorney. He has had an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell for over 30 years and has been listed by numerous publications as one of  the Top Ten Super Lawyers In New Jersey 2014, 2019, 2020, included in the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, The Best Lawyers in America, South Jersey Magazine as the Top Civil Trial Attorney of South Jersey every year and Camden County Professional Lawyer of the Year (2017). He has received the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—New Jersey Gold Medal for “Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession.” Berger served as the President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America—New Jersey and was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee and Model Jury Charge Committee.    He is a frequent speaker and lecturer for State and National Legal Organizations and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Drexel University—Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he teaches Trial Advocacy.

As a medical malpractice attorney, Mr. Berger handles cases of anesthesia, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer, stroke, heart attack, doctor negligence, hospital malpractice, fetal monitoring, prescription errors, and obstetrical malpractice. Mr. Berger is also fluent in both English and Spanish.

* 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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Michael S. Berger appearing in Super Lawyers

About Michael S. Berger

First Admitted: 1974, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.andresberger.com/attorneys/michael-s-berger-esqu...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • New Jersey Injury and Malpractice Law: A Reference for Accident and Malpractice Victims, Andres, Kenneth G. and Berger, Michael S, 2010
  • Lecture, “Closing the Gap Between Best Practices and Actual Achievement in the Face of Obstacles,” 11 Annual Risk Management and Captive th Insurance Symposium, Penn State Great Valley, October 25, 2007 
  • Lecture, “Expert Witnesses,” Camden County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education 
  • Lecture, “Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases,” American Law Institute American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education, Philadelphia, June 5, 2003 
  • Lecture, “Top Ten on Torts,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America–NJ, Boardwalk Seminar, April 2004 “Medical Malpractice Seminar–Anesthesia Malpractice,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America–NJ, February 28, 2004
  • Lecture, “Litigating a Wrongful Death Case: Update 2005,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 26, 2005 
  • Lecture, “Medical Malpractice: From Evaluation to Trial,” Camden County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, March 29, 2005
  • Lecture, “Litigating Medical Malpractice Cases,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 7, 2005 
  • Lecture, “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice: Pre-Suit Discovery – Making Better Use of the Rule 4:11-1,” Boardwalk Seminar, April 28, 2006 
  • Lecture, “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice: Getting the Defendant’s Testimony Earlier,” Boardwalk Seminar, April 27, 2007
  • Lecture, “How Qualified is Your Expert: Keys to Effective Expert Witness Examination,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, October 8, 2007
  • Lecture, “Hot Tips in Medical Malpractice 2008: Protecting Against Dirty Tricks,” Boardwalk Seminar, May 2, 2008 
  • Lecture, “Handling Medical Malpractice Cases,” Gloucester County Bar Association Seminar, December 13, 2007 
  • Lecture, “Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Seminar. Subsequent Expert Reports: Guichardo & Gallagher,” Boardwalk Seminar, April 24, 2009 
  • Lecture, How to Win Cancer Cases, American Association for Justice, Edison, New Jersey, February 23, 2013 
  • Lecture, “Hot Tips for Civil Trial Attorneys,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 12, 2009
  • Lecture, “Medical Malpractice: Live Trial Demonstration – A Shoulder Dystocia Case. Cross of OB/GYN Defendant,” Meadowlands Seminar, November 12, 2009 
  • Lecture, “Do’s and Don’t’s of Cross Examinations,” February 23, 2010
  • Lecture, “Personal Injury Seminar: Objections During Opening and Closing,” Boardwalk Seminar, April 23, 2010
  • Lecture, Successfully Handling Medical Malpractice Cases, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, August 13, 2012
  • Lecture, ICLE Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases, 2018 
  • Lecture, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Co-chair and Lecturer, American Association of Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2008-2019.
  • Lecture, Closing Statements 
  • Lecture, Burlington County Bar Association 
  • Lecture, Gloucester County Legal Education Association 
  • Lecture, Camden County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education 
  • Lecture, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 
  • Lecture, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Bar Association 
  • Lecture, Trial Tactics and Cross-examination 
  • Lecture, Direct and Cross-examination of Medical Experts 
  • Lecture, Trial Evidence and Damages 
  • Lecture, Trial Tactics on Credibility of Witnesses 
  • Lecture, Misdiagnosis of Cancer 
  • Lecture, Anesthesia Malpractice
  • Lecture, Cardiology Malpractice 
  • Lecture, Medical Malpractice, Law and Trial Practice
  • Lecture, Opening Statements, 1900
  • Lecture, Developing Case Law in Medical Malpractice 
  • Lecture, American Law Institute 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges Farmworkers Rights Project, ACLU of NJ, 1975- 1979, Past Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey, President, 1997-1998, President-elect, 1996-1997, First Vice-president, 1995-1996, Second Vice-president, 1994-1995, Third Vice-president, 1993-1994, Treasurer, 1992-1993, Secretary, 1991-1992, Assistant Secretary, 1990-1991, Parliamentarian, 1989-1990, Member, Board of Governors
  • Personal Injury Committee, Past Chairperson
  •  Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey Legal PAC, 1995-1997, Vice-chair
  • U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Prosecutor, 1979-1981, Solicitor’s Office
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey 
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, Past Member
  • Burlington County Bar Association 
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
  • United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit 
  • United States District Court for District of New Jersey 
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey

Honors/Awards

  • Awesome Attorney, SJ Magazine, 2008-2018.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, White & Woodward, Inc, 2006-2018.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Key Professional Media, Inc, and Law & Politics as published in New Jersey Monthly, 2006-2018.
  • Listed in the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Key Professional Media, Inc, and Law & Politics as published in New Jersey Monthly, 2006-2018
  • Top Attorney, Personal Injury Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2013-2018.
  • Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers in Medical Malpractice 
  • Top Attorney, Medical Malpractice Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2008-2018.
  • “AV” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, 1999 - Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Service to Legal Profession 
  • Named among the Top Ten Super Lawyers In New Jersey 2014, 2019, 2020
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004 to present 

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey 
  • Certified Rank of Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004 

Educational Background

  • Indiana University, B.A, 1970 

Industry Groups

  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Delay or Incorrect Leading to Stroke
  • NICU Errors
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Surgical Errors
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Office Location for Michael S. Berger

264 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Phone: 856-795-1444

Fax: 856-795-4464

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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