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Jeffrey Bard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Melville, NY

Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, PC
175 Pinelawn Rd, Suite 308
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-223-6069
Fax: 631-694-9331
Email: Jeffrey Bard
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense
Attorney Profile

 After 32 years of practicing law in NY my practice is now limited to handling very high Exposure Claims including mass tort lawsuits from inception through trial.  I have lectured extensively to the insurance industry and to self -insured clients on all aspects of the litigation process. From 2016 -2020 I represented a Bronx Hotel in connection the largest Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in NYC history resulting in over 50 lawsuits . As of today all cases have been resolved with a average payout of approximately 150k per case. During the Summer of 2020 I successfully obtained a dismissal of a COVID-19 related habeas action brought on behalf of prisoners seeking release from the Queens Detention Facility .

I have been selected to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Metro New York in 2017 ,2019 and 2020 and have been AV rated from 2003 - 2020.

About Jeffrey Bard

First Admitted: 1988, New York

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Representative Clients

  • Zurich, Hartford, FFIC ,Allianz,AIG, MLMIC, PRI, Oceanus, LA Fitness, Peconic Bay Medical Center, North Shore Health System, Geo Group,Sompo

Educational Background

  • 1984 University of Massachusetts BA Cum Laude,   1987 St John's Law School JD

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Granted Summary Judgment for client Testwell, Inc.  in 6 related matters : IN RE: 91 STREET CRANE COLLAPSE LITIGATION , Index No. 771000/2010 et al.   Highly publicized cases that have been pending in New York Supreme Court for over 6 years., 2014
  • John Doe II vs Sozio , US District Court , Eastern District . Civ Action # 20-CV-2183 .Obtained Dismissal of Habeas action brought by prisoners of Facility  seeking release from Queens Detention Facility  in South Jamaica New York ., 2020
  • AV Rated By Martindale-Hubbell from 2003-2020 and Listed in 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 ,2014,2015 and 2016 Editions of Long Island Pulse Magazine as one of "Long Island's Top Legal Eagles"

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured lawyers at The Association of the Bar of the City of NY on defending doctors in medical malpractice cases- 2001. Lectured lawyers at the NY State Trial Lawyers Association on defending Doctors in medical malpractice Cases- 1998. Speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Common Orthopedic Problems in Children re: the Changing Medical/Legal Landscape-LIJ Meical  Center -2001. Lectured claims professionals at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company during Webinar entiled "The Art of Negotiation " 2013. Lectured  Claims professionals at Allianz Insurance Company on Negotiating High Exposure Claims ,2015., Lecturer , Defending Allegations of Medical Malpractice, Spine Surgical Group, 2020


  • John Doe II vs Soszio , Civ Action #20-CV-2183 ( U.S. District Court , Eastern District 2020) Obtained dismissal of Covid19 Related Habeas Action brought by prisoners of Queens Detention Facility seeking release from custody alleging eight amendment violations ., 2020
  • Settled approximately 50 cases arising from the largest Legionnaires Disease Outbreak in the history of NYC with an average payment of only  150k per case.
  • Defense Verdict - Vezza v Kot , Nassau Supreme 003951/95 10/27/97                          Defense Verdict- Deer v . Horowitz,  Suffolk Supreme 01378/95 ,2/7/00                         Defense Verdict _ Marin v Beckerman, Suffolk Supreme 27559/97, 6/30/00                    Defense Verdict- Neary v Schwartz, Suffolk Supreme 03726/95, 8/3/00                              Defense Verdict- Smith v Freed Suffolk Supreme, 16172/99, 1/28/03                                Defense Verdict-Dolinsky v Stoller, Suffolk Supreme, 21593/04, 5/22/08


  • Peer review rated as AV "Preeminent " from 2003-2022, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022

Industry Groups

  • Business Entities
  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Prisons / Detention Facilities
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Office Location for Jeffrey Bard

175 Pinelawn Rd
Suite 308
Melville, NY 11747

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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