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Michael A. Brusca

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Trenton, NJ

Davis & Brusca
100 Charles Ewing Blvd, Suite #150
Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: 609-786-2540
Fax: 609-993-0333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%), Health Care (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael A. Brusca is a partner with the Davis & Brusca law firm, which has offices in Princeton, Trenton and Hamilton, New Jersey. Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey, Mr. Brusca advocates for the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients across both states who are dealing with serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

  • Nursing home and group home abuse and neglect
  • Bed sores and pressure injuries
  • Medical and professional malpractice
  • Serious personal injury
  • Wrongful death

A top-rated attorney with more than 16 years of legal experience, Mr. Brusca has achieved notable success representing the most vulnerable in society, and helping them and their families secure the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries and losses they suffered. As one of only a handful of attorneys in New Jersey to focus primarily on nursing home abuse and neglect cases, Mr. Brusca has earned a reputation as a leader in his field, and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region on topics related to this legal area.

A 1996 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Brusca attended Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2002. Both the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also served as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Brusca serves on the executive board for American Association for Justice's Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. He has earned Superb ratings on Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Health Care
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Nursing Home, Wrongful Death


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Michael A. Brusca

First Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Building a Paperless Practice, NJAJ Meadowlands, 2011
  • Depositions for Which There are No Good Answers, AAJ Summer Convention, 2014
  • Pressure Sore Cases: Avoidable v. Unavoidable, NJAJ Meadowlands, 2011
  • Trial of a Nursing Home Case: Closing Home Arguments, NJAJ Meadowlands, 2013
  • End Your Case at the Beginning: Building an Opening Statement in Discovery, NJAJ Meadowlands, 2014
  • Opening Statements in Nursing Home Negligence Cases, Lawline Webinar, February 2015
  • Deconstructing Dwyer, American Association, 2014
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases, Lawline Webinar, October 2014
  • Estate of Mary Dwyer Lessons Learned, Kentucky Association for Justice, 2015
  • Depositions of Corporate Designees and Treating Providers, Maryland Association for Justice, 2015 
  • Common Estate Planning and Family Issues for Military Personnel, Lawline Webinar, February 2015
  • The Intersection Between Medical Malpractice and Hospital, Nursing Home, and Rehab Facilities, Lawline Webinar, September 2015
  • Nursing Home Negligence: Deposition Questions for Which There are No Good Answers, Lawline Webinar, February 2015
  • Litigating with Assisted Living Facilities: The New Frontier, Lawline Webinar, July 2015
  • Moderator and Panelist, Nursing Home Seminar, NJAJ Boardwalk, April 28, 2017
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Residents, 2016 AAJ Winter Convention, February 29, 2016
  • Litigating Cases When Your Client Suffers from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Lawline Webinar, March 2016
  • Strategic Uses of Focus Groups, New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ), 2016 Boardwalk Convention, April 8, 2016
  • How Expert Witnesses Can Help the Jury Realize Damages, AAJ Nursing Home Damages Seminar, May 19, 2016
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, June 10, 2016
  • Scorched Earth Defense: How to Disarm and Diffuse Excesses of Defense Counsel, AAJ National Summer Convention Los Angeles, July 22, 2016
  • Having the Right Defendant: Making the Corporate Malfeasance Case, NJAJ, November 2016
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue, Defense Strategies Discussion, New Orleans, LA, February 2017
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue, Defense Strategies Discussion, Napa, CA, February 2017
  • Resolving the Arbitration Dispute in Today’s Legal Landscape, Rutger’s Law Review, Rutger’s Law School, Newark, NJ, April 2017
  • Personal Injury Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Strafford Webinar, April 12, 2017
  • Pressure Ulcers- Catastrophic Negligence, US1. May 15, 2013
  • How to Maximize Damages Through the Use of Experts, Lawline Webinar, June 2017
  • Prosecuting Nursing Home Claims, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, June 15, 2017
  • AAJ Cost Report College, Defense Strategies Dallas Texas, October 19-20, 2017
  • Advanced Cost Report Dialogue, Defense Strategies Discussion, Dallas, TX, April 2018
  • Creating a Winning Visual Strategy, AAJ Summer Convention Denver, CO, July 2018.
  • Assisted Living Facility Litigation: An Overview. New Jersey Law Journal. May 6, 2013
  • Quoted, Rule Barring Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts Will Face Legal Tests, Lawyers Say. September 29, 2016
  • Essentials of Long Term Care Case Selection and Initial Investigations, Mercer County Bar Association Lawyer Newsletter. October, 2013
  • Choosing Long Term Care. US1. March 19, 2014
  • Co-Author. The Hidden Power of the Request for Admissions. Trial Magazine. July 2014
  • The Truth About Nursing Home Law Suits. The American Association for Justice. October 22, 2014
  • Read the Fine Print: Pre-Dispute Arbitration Language in Long-Term Care Contracts Strips Families of Their Rights. August 19, 2015
  • Tools to Advocate for a Loved One in Long-Term Care. June 3, 2016
  • The Truth About Medical ‘Tort Reform’. April 21, 2017
  • Flexible Expert Prep. Trial Magazine. March 2017


  • Dwyer v. Harborview


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers List, The National Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO Rating, 9.8/10

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Executive Board
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Educational Background

  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1996
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Office Location for Michael A. Brusca

100 Charles Ewing Blvd
Suite #150
Trenton, NJ 08628

Phone: 609-786-2540

Fax: 609-993-0333

Last Updated: 1/6/2021

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