Bruce H. Nagel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Roseland, NJ

Nagel Rice, LLP
 | 103 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 973-618-0400
Fax: 973-618-9194
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)


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    Attorney Profile

    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 Top 10 Superlawyer 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
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 30%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Construction Litigation
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Bruce Nagel

    Admitted: 1977, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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
    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification

    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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Hillel, Cornell University, Board of Trustees
    • Union Montclair Housing Corporation, Board of Trustees

    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

    Educational Background:

    • Cornell University, B.S., 1974
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    Office Location for Bruce H. Nagel

    103 Eisenhower Parkway
    Roseland, NJ 07068

    Phone: 973-618-0400

    Fax: 973-618-9194

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