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.

MCB by the Numbers

1912

Year Founded

90
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Attorneys

50
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Major Healthcare Providers Served

6

Locations

From Our Clients

“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.

Martindale.com: 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.

Martindale.com: Recommended 5.0/5.0

By: Deputy General Counsel, New York, NY

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Senior Trial Partner Peter T. Crean, Partner Anina H. Monte and Associate Stephen C. Lanzone moved for summary judgment in a case involving the alleged failure to appreciate and diagnose stercoral colitis
Senior Trial Partners Daniel L. Freidlin and Aryeh S. Klonsky, and Associate Gabriella M. Levine, successfully moved for summary judgment in a case involving an alleged failure to diagnose lung cancer in a then 63-year-old married man.
Senior Partner John J. Barbera and Partner Deborah A. Dyckman obtained summary judgment in a psychiatric case for our client hospital
Trial Partner Aryeh S. Klonsky, Appellate Partner Gregory A. Cascino and Associate Edmund T. Rakowski successfully moved for summary judgment in a case involving an alleged failure to diagnose liver cancer in a then 37-year-old male paramedic.
Senior Partner Michael F. Madden, and Partner Amy E. Korn obtained a discontinuance of all claims against a major NYC Hospital
Senior Trial Partner Daniel L. Freidlin obtained a summary judgment in a Cesarean section case involving a young woman under the care of our client obstetrician and his group. 
Managing and Appellate Partner, Michael N. Romano, and Associate Deborah J. Cann, obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client Hospital and its employees
Senior Trial Partners Charles S. Schechter and Karen B. Corbett, assisted by Associate Michelle N. Martinez obtained a discontinuance on behalf of MCB’s client doctor.
Associates Adam T. Brown and Ryan J. Slattery obtained a dismissal in response to our motion for summary judgment as to our client hospital.
After a distinguished career in the legal field, and most recently as Of Counsel at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, Edgar (Ned) Hirsch will be embarking on a well-deserved journey into retirement at the end of this year.
As the year draws to a close, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our esteemed Senior Trial Partner, Jeffrey A. Shor.
We are proud to announce the promotion of Kerona K. Samuels to the position of Partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP.
Managing and Appellate Partner, Michael N. Romano, Trial Partner, John M. Bugliosi and Associate, Valerie A. Ruocco, secured summary judgment on behalf of MCB’s clients, two pediatricians, an orthopedic spine surgeon, and their medical group
Partner Karen B. Corbett obtained a dismissal in a Queens County Supreme Court pressure ulcer case that was commenced on behalf of a 76 year old immobile female resident with Alzheimer’s dementia.
Senior Trial Partner Michael Sonkin, assisted by Partner Nicole Barresi and Associate Casey Hughes obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court.

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