Bruce H. Nagel

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Roseland, New Jersey

Nagel Rice, LLP
Bruce H. Nagel
Nagel Rice, LLP

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1977

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

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Nagel Rice, LLP

103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068 Visit website


A co-founder of Nagel Rice, LLP, Bruce Nagel, is one of the country’s premier trial attorneys having obtained over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts.  Bruce specializes in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, business disputes and complex litigation.   He has received numerous accolades for his trial accomplishments including being named on the Top 10 Super Lawyers list and named by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Plaintiff’s Trial Attorneys in the Country.


With offices in Manhattan and Roseland, New Jersey, Mr. Nagel provides representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area and handled some of the highest profile cases in the country including, Short Hills Mall carjacking wrongful death case, Amtrak train derailment, cyberbullying suicide by sixth grader, Paramus bus crash with fatal injuries, and Boy Scout sexual abuse cases.  Mr. Nagel has achieved some of the highest settlements and verdicts in New Jersey history and has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, Megan Kelly, CNBC, and all major news network. 


Mr. Nagel is admitted to practice before New Jersey state and federal courts.  He is also admitted to practice the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th Circuits.  Mr. Nagel graduated from Cornell University (1974) and New York University School of Law (1977).


*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

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Class Actions, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 1977, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, "The Evolving Torts of Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth," New Jersey Lawyer, October, 1997
  • Author, “Individual Contract Rights for Union Employees-How Far Will The court Stretch Woolley?" New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law, Vol. XI, No. 4, 1988
  • “Deduction for Taxes in Valuing Professional Practices: Avoiding the ‘Triple Whammy”, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume X, No. 4, May, 1990
  • Co-Author, “Critical Pattern Requirement Under RICO”, New Jersey Law Journal, September 1, 1988
  • Exxon Mobil Created Public Nuisance, New Jersey Law Journal, September 15, 2008
  • Moderator and Lecturer, Seminar: Trying Breast Cancer Cases, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September, 2004
  • Moderator and Lecturer, Seminar: Winning the Big Verdict, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November, 2003
  • Moderator and Lecturer, Seminar: "Trying a Wrongful Birth Case," ATLA, New Jersey Symposium, 2002
  • $2.7M Verdict Ends Hartz Mountain’s Long, Uphill Battle, New Jersey Law Journal, May 29, 2006
  • Health Care Law, Small Board Contemplates Big Changes for Out of Network Providers, December 12, 2005
  • Bruce Nagel Isn’t Afraid to Shake Things Up, The New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Lawsuit Alleges Montville Student was Cyber-Bullied, The Star-Ledger, November 29, 2007
  • Attorney Devoted to Law and Order, The Sunday Star-Ledger, April 20, 2008
  • Griggs Settlements: Dead or Alive?, New Jersey Law Journal, April 18, 2008
  • Teen Bares Her Battle with Anorexia, How She Won, News 4, June 6, 2008
  • Lecturer, Top Ten Tort Cases of 1997, Annual Conference, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey, 1997
  • Lecturer, Third Annual At-Will Employment Law Symposium, 1989
  • Lecturer, Civil Trial Institute, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July, 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Malpractice, New Jersey Practice, Seton Hall University, School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Law, Seton Hall Law School, 1983
  • Lecturer, Tort Law Conference, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Moderator and Lecturer, First Annual Tort Law Forum, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer, Fordham University School of Law, 1983
  • Lecturer, ATLA-NJ, 1983
  • One of America’s Top 50 Elite Plaintiff’s Attorneys, National Law Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Highest Jury Tort Verdict and Settlement of 2019, New Jersey Law Journal 2019
  • Top 10, SuperLawyers List
  • Best Lawyers in New York City
  • Distinguished Leader of the Bar, New Jersey Law Journal
  • New Jersey Personal Injury Hall of Fame
  • Best Lawyers in New York Metropolitan Area
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Hillel, Cornell University, Board of Trustees
  • Union Montclair Housing Corporation, Board of Trustees
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • ATLA-NJ, Board of Governor's
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1974

Office location for Bruce H. Nagel

103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068

Phone: 973-618-0400

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