Joseph M. Lichtenstein

Joseph M. Lichtenstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Mineola, NY

The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC
 | 170 Old Country Rd, Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-873-6300
Fax: 516-873-7986
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph M. Lichtenstein founded The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC, in 1997. From his offices in Mineola, New York, he offers representation to clients in several boroughs within the greater New York City area as well as in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Mr. Lichtenstein focuses his practice on the representation of plaintiffs who have suffered personal injuries, with approximately 70 percent of his cases related to medical malpractice, 10 percent related to product liability and the balance involving general liability issues. His practice includes advocacy for clients who have suffered birth injuries or brain injuries as well as the representation of families in wrongful death matters.

Frequently invited to be a guest lecturer by various groups, Mr. Lichtenstein has spoken to numerous audiences on matters related to his practice area over the years. He delivered a lecture at the 2011 annual convention of the American Association for Justice on litigating Erb's palsy birth injury cases, and he has written articles on medical malpractice litigation for the New York Law Journal.

Joseph Lichtenstein takes great pride in prosecuting unusually difficult yet meritorious  cases involving catastrophic injuries. He has a significant track record of succeeding in such cases, which were, in many instances, rejected by other firms. He is hardworking, ethical, and works tirelessly when on trial to obtain verdicts in favor of his clients.

About Joseph Lichtenstein

Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.themedicalattorney.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Attorney - Plaintiff's Personal Injury, New York Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top Attorney in New York Metro Area, New York Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Top Attorney - Plaintiff's Personal Injury, New York Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Order of the Barristers, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Joseph Lichtenstein won numerous awards while in law school. He was the only first year law student to win the annual state wide jury summation competition, which he won again in his second year. He won numerous American Jurisprudence Awards for the best grade in a class. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a writer and Editor of the Law Review. He won Best Oral Advocate and Best Brief in the Appellate Moot Court Competition and was also selected to represent the Law School in the International Moot Court Competition. Mr. Lichtenstein also won the award for the Best Trial Advocate in the Graduating Class, and was the runner up for the award for the outstanding graduate in his graduating class.
  • Top Attorney - in New York Metro Area, New York Super Lawyers, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York, 1987
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Lichtenstein has lectured for the American Association for Justice on Brahcial Plexus (erb's palsy) litigation. He is at the cutting edge of these issues.
  • Medical Malpractice - Birth Injuries, New York Acacemy of Trial Lawyers - Speaking Tour, 2014
  • Spoke to Medical Negligence Group regarding Erb's Palsy Litigation, 2011 American Association of Justice National Convention - Miami, 2011
  • Lectured to both Medical Negligence Group and Birth Trauma Litigation Group regarding Erb's Palsy Litigation, 2012 American Association of Justice National Convention - Phoenix, 2010
  • Featured Speaker at Birth Trauma Litigation Group Roundtable, American Association of Justice - Birth Trauma Litigation Group

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Brain Damaged Infant v. Hospital
  • Mr. Lichtenstein has had numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including a verdict in the amount of $47,000,000, which was obtained in a no-pay case.
  • Infant v. Hospital
  • Plaintiff v. Hospital - Infection
  • Plaintiff v. Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Infant v. Hospital - Erb's Palsy
  • Plaintiff v. Hospital
  • Infant v. Hospital - Failure to Diagnose/Treat Fetal Distress
  • Patient v. Physician
  • Plaintiff v. NYC Sanitation Department
  • Patient v. Physician - Colonoscopy Perforation
  • Plaintiff v. Neurosurgeon
  • Plaintiff v. Hospital/Physician - Stomach Cancer  
  • Child v. Hospital and Doctors
  • Brain Damaged Infant v. Hospital
  • Patient v. Neurosurgeon
  • Pedestrian v. State of New York
  • Brain Damaged Infant v. Hospital
  • Child v. Physician  
  • Patient v. Physician
  • Infant v. Hospital & OBGYN Physicians
  • Infant v. Hospital
  • Patient v. Doctor - Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Educational Background:

  • After obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, Mr. Lichtenstein earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers. He was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 1987. An active participant in several professional organizations, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Lichtenstein has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.
Office Location for Joseph M. Lichtenstein

170 Old Country Rd
Mineola, NY 11501

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Last Updated: 7/7/2019

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