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John Mirabella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Smith Mirabella Blake
100 North 20th Street, Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-422-4100
Fax: 215-422-4101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A founding partner of Smith Mirabella Blake LLC , located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John Mirabella has over three decades of experience in fighting for the rights of his clients. Focusing his practice in the areas of plaintiff's medical malpractice and personal injury matters, he provides representation to area clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others.

Mr. Mirabella pursued his undergraduate studies at Vassar College, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to attend The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987. Following law school, Mr. Mirabella was admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Throughout his career, he has developed a strong reputation as a highly skilled attorney, and has obtained numerous successful settlements and jury awards for his clients. The quality of his work has led to his receiving the recognition and admiration of his fellow professionals as well. Mr. Mirabella has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Mirabella is frequently invited to deliver presentations before groups of fellow attorneys and has had articles published in professional journals on various medical malpractice topics. Dedicated to his profession, he is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Mirabella strongly believes that people who are injured because of the negligent actions of others deserve to be made whole again, and he works hard to accomplish that for his clients.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2022

About John Mirabella

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Dickinson Law Review, Articles Editor, 1986-87
  • "Radiology in the ER: Where is your study being read?", The Legal Intelligencer, March 26, 2013
  • "Expert witnesses in malpractice trials: when to attack, when to back off and when to duck", The Legal Intelligencer, March 20, 2012
  • "Birth Injury Litigation: Pitfalls for the Unwary", The Legal Intelligencer, November 15, 2011
  • "Medical Malpractice 2007", Chapter on Jury Selection in Medical Malpractice Cases; Publisher: Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Series: PaTLA, Pub. no. 420-2007
  • "ER: trying the emergency room med. mal. case", Editor; Publisher: Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2006; Series: PaTLA, Pub. no. 412-2007
  • “7th Annual Medical Malpractice Full Day Seminar”, Pennsylvania Association for Justice (November 2012) Course planner
  • “Medical Malpractice Update”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (March 2013)
  • "Medical Malpractice for Beginners", Cape Institute (April 2011) Course planner
  • "Birth Injury Litigation: A Crash Course on Obstetrics", Cape Institute (October 2010) Course planner
  • "Medical Malpractice under the MCARE Act", Cape Institute (August 2009)
  • "Medical Malpractice for the Solo Practitioner in Pennsylvania", Cape Institute (April 2008)
  • "Jury Selection in Medical Malpractice Cases", Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (October 2007)
  • "Latest Issues Concerning Certificate of Merit", Philadelphia Bar Association (November 2007) Course planner
  • "Emergency Room Medicine", Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (December 2006) Course planner
  • "Medical Malpractice: What to keep, What to Decline", Cape Institute (December 2005)

Educational Background

  • Vassar College, A.B., 1984


  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum  
  • "Best Lawyers in America", 2014
  • “Super Lawyers” list in Pennsylvania
  • AV “Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Medical Legal Committee, Co-Chair, 2009-14
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey


  • 4.5 million dollar settlement in professional malpractice death case due to complications from anaesthesia, 2018
  • 2017 $2.5M Settlement (two days after filing suit) on behalf of a man injured operating   a motorcycle in Bucks County in two-vehicle accident.  2015 $1.0M Settlement on behalf of the estate of a woman misdiagnosed with a  “Lupus Flare” incorrectly treated with pulse steroids.  2015 $3.5M Settlement on behalf of a patient with Lymphoma incorrectly diagnosed with “viral syndrome” resulting in an 11-week delay in diagnosis. 2013 $ 8.5  Settlement on behalf of a child who suffers from cerebral palsy due to a delay in performing a C-section (subrogation action by hospital publicly reported in newspaper June 12, 2017). 2013 $3.5 Settlement on behalf of the estate of a patient discharged from the ER with a headache who later died from an undiagnosed aneurysm.       
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Office Location for John Mirabella

100 North 20th Street
Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-422-4100

Fax: 215-422-4101

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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