Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP has served as trusted defense trial counsel and legal advisors to major healthcare providers, physician practice groups, local and national corporations, privately-held companies, governmental entities and municipalities, and individuals for more than 100 years.

MCB takes pride in its ability to provide innovative, practical and effective solutions to its clients’ legal issues. MCB distinguishes itself from other firms through the experience and talent of its attorneys and the level of responsiveness it provides to clients.

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“I’ve turned to MCB for each and every lawsuit I have been faced with because I know the Firm understands the complex nature of my practice and the importance of protecting my reputation”

Associate Vice President for Risk Management

Major New York University Medical Center

For 17 years, I have worked with other attorneys but none have come close to Mr. Mobilia’s high caliber. When meeting, he always accommodated my busy surgeon schedule and I have his undivided time and attention. He always takes the time to explain the law and its complexities. The reassurance and confidence he provides to me is invaluable. The quality of service and dedication he provides is priceless. He is a gleaming example of an individual truly dedicated to his craft and the clients he serves. Recommended 5.0/5.0

Client Review in Medical Malpractice.

“I have known Peter Crean professionally for over 20 years. What immediately stands out about Peter is his meticulous attention to detail in defending each case. His attentiveness is likened to that of a surgeon performing surgery – nothing is overlooked. Peter’s passion for defending his clients fuels him to wholeheartedly dig into the case to understand the medicine and to cover all the bases in representing his clients.”

Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Former Chairman of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Major University Medical Center in NYC

Ms. McCrory is is an excellent attorney who is committed to her profession and dedicated to providing high quality service to her clients. I have never been disappointed with her work product – her results were always excellent.In addition, she is a good communicator. I was always kept up-to-date and never have been kept waiting for a response to any question I may have had. Recommended 5.0/5.0

By: Deputy General Counsel, New York, NY

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The case involved a 72 year old patient who developed a decubitus ulcer on his sacrum during a hospitalization at the co-defendant medical center. Our client was a board-certified surgeon who was called as a consultant to recommend treatment for the ulcer
Senior Trial Partner Daniel Freidlin and Partner Maureen Blazowski obtained summary judgment in a radiology case. Plaintiff alleged that our client radiologist failed to identify a disc fragment that became embedded in the L4 nerve root resulting in the need for an
Senior Partner John J. Barbera, Appellate Partner Gregory A. Cascino and Senior Associate Christopher J. Daniel were successful in obtaining a dismissal of their client medical center.
Senior Trial Partner Michael Sonkin and Partner Anthony Chionchio obtained a unanimous Defense Verdict in Nassau County on behalf of our defendant physician. 
Partner Christoher A. Terzian, assisted by Associates Victor M. Ivanoff and Jeffrey E. Bondoc, obtained a defense verdict in Westchester County on behalf of our client defendant surgeon.
Partner Charles S. Schechter, Partner Barbara D. Goldberg, Partner Karen B. Corbett, Associate Victor M. Ivanoff and Appellate Associate Richard Wolf obtained an affirmance of our pre-answer motion dismissing our client psychologist in a constitutional rights case.
Senior Trial Partner Michael A. Sonkin, Partner and Head of Appeals Barbara D. Goldberg, and Partner Amy E. Korn obtained an affirmance of our summary judgment motion dismissing our client from a case involving suicide.
On January 30, 2023, shortly before the deadline for approval, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed Senate Bill S74A, the proposed bill entitled the Grieving Families Act.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, a progressive neurologic disorder that causes brain atrophy, is the most common cause of dementia.
HYSTERECTOMY IS A frequently performed gynecologic operation.
Senior Trial Partner Rosaleen T.McCrory, Partner Maureen P. Blazowski, and Associates Victor M. Ivanoff and Joseph P. Ennis obtained Summary Judgment in Kings County.
On December 28, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul was presented with S74A, the proposed bill entitled Grieving Families Act.
Senior Trial Partner Jeff Lawton, Partner Matthew Frank and Associate Gabrielle Murray obtained summary judgment in Bronx County.
Partners Karen B. Corbett and Gregory A. Cascino obtained a reversal by the Appellate Division, Second Department, and dismissal of a podiatric malpractice case pending in Nassau County Supreme Court.

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