Serving the Professions for Over 100 Years

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, which has the distinction of being the oldest and largest medical defense firm in New York, has expanded over recent decades to specialize in all areas of professional liability, medical and healthcare litigation. Our defense practices include medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, labor & employment, toxic tort and product liability, professional liability and appellate matters. 


Recognized by both the bench and bar as a leader in the medical defense and professional liability areas, MCB has served the professional community for over one hundred years. What truly sets MCB apart from its competition is its depth of talent and stability.  All of the Firm's senior partners have over 20 years of experience or more with the Firm.


As a result of our commitment to excellence, MCB has grown steadily over the years from a dozen attorneys, including three partners, in the mid-1970’s to more than 75 attorneys today.  MCB has been honored by The American Lawyer as a Top 100 New York Law Firm and has three senior partners who are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, a number of Firm partners are selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America as well as Super Lawyers. Most of the Firm’s partners are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating.

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