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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, Suite 615
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-855-3614
Fax: 516-873-7986
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Joseph Lichtenstein is well known for his work in medical malpractice litigation both in New York State, and nationally. He has over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation. He has litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases.

Joseph Lichtenstein has obtained multiple 7- and 8-figure verdicts in medical malpractice cases, including a verdict for $47,000,000.00, and the highest award in New York State in an Erb's Palsy case - an award worth over $15,000,000.00.

Mr. Lichtenstein was just named Leading Medical Malpractice Litigator of the Year in the Northeast United States by Lawyer International. He was named Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year in 2019 by the Top 100 Registry. He was named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in America, by the group Top Lawyers in America. He is honored as a Legal Superstar by Newsweek. He has repeatedly and consistently been named as a "Super Lawyer," a peer-review rating reflecting the top practitioners. He has also been named to the list of "America's Top 100 Attorneys" a peer-review rating of the top attorneys in each state; named "10 Best Attorneys" by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys", named "Top Attorney New York Metro Area."

Mr. Lichtenstein has often been asked to lecture concerning medical malpractice cases to both New York State and national attorney organizations concerning cutting edge litigation strategies. 


Mr. Lichtenstein has successfully developed ground-breaking legal theories in medical malpractice litigation. Joseph Lichtenstein is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the United States regarding litigation and trial of brachial plexus injury cases.

Kenneth Levine, another nationally recognized leading figure in Brachial Plexus (Erb's Palsy) litigation wrote of Joseph Lichtenstein:

"Joe has consistently taken the lead on issues such as maternal forces and other related brachial plexus matters. His meticulous research and persuasive arguments have convinced judges to issue favorable rulings that others in our group have tried and failed to achieve. His work helps expose nonsense such as the maternal forces argument and helps us all fight for the injured children we represent. Thank you Joe. We appreciate your hard work and tireless efforts to expose the lies, half truths and junk. I am sure I speak for all of us when I say thank you for allowing us to ride on the coat tails of your fine work."

In a personal letter to Mr. Lichtenstein from Justice Douglas McKeon, Justice McKeon stated:

"I suspect Muhammad will be the first of many cases which finally address the "forces of labor" theory of brachial plexus injury. It's no surprise Joe that you're at the cutting edge of the debate."

Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein pride themselves on their 100% dedication toward the success of every case.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2022

About Joseph M. Lichtenstein

First Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Named as a "super lawyer," a peer review rating reflecting the top 5% of practitioners
  • AVVO rating of “10”
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 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


  • 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.

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 Academy 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
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Office Location for Joseph M. Lichtenstein

170 Old Country Rd
Suite 615
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-855-3614

Fax: 516-873-7986

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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