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 Jeff Lawton and Associate Alexandra Claus obtained summary judgment in New York County.
Partners Aryeh Klonsky and Gregory Cascino obtained a discontinuance in Supreme Court, Kings County on behalf of our client who was then the Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at a NY State run hospital.
Partner Thomas Kroczynski assisted by Senior Associate Kerona Samuels and Associate Edmund Rakowski obtained a defense verdict in Suffolk County Supreme Court before Justice Thomas Whalen.
Senior Trial Partner Peter T. Crean, Partner Anina H. Monte, and Associate Christina T. Pingaro received a defense verdict in Suffolk County Supreme Court before Judge Condon.
Senior Trial Partner Thomas Mobilia, Partner Jacqueline Berger and Associate Evan Schnittman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court Kings County.
Typically, when a hospital or provider receives HIPAA authorization and a patient waives the physician-patient confidentiality of treatment records, the records can be produced to the patient and any third parties the patient authorizes.
LEGISLATIVE ALERT - - - - - - - - - Governor Hochul Signs the Adult Survivors Act, Reviving Time-Barred Sexual Abuse Claims BY: BARBARA D. GOLDBERG, GREGORY A. CASCINO AND RICHARD WOLF On May 24, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act (“ASA”).
Senior Trial Partner Bruce Habian, Partner Emma Glazer, and Associate Christian McCarthy obtained a dismissal in a hip surgery case venued in Suffolk County.
Partners Gregory Cascino and Karen Corbett previously moved for summary judgment and dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims against MCB’s client, a podiatrist, demonstrating that he did not have any duty of care to the Plaintiff since he did not treat or even meet him.
Senior Trial Partner Thomas Mobilia and Partner Karen Corbett’s motion for summary judgment was granted in Queens County Supreme Court before Justice O’Donoghue.
Senior Trial Partner Daniel Freidlin and Associate Christina Pingaro obtained a defense verdict in Suffolk County Supreme Court in an obstetrician/gynecologist case.
We are pleased to announce that Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is participating in the Mansfield Rule Certification process on Diversity & Inclusion for midsize law firms for 2022-2023.
Partners Rosaleen McCrory and Daniel Freidlin, and Associate Christian McCarthy obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client nursing facility in a matter involving the development of decubitus ulcers and sepsis.
Senior Partner William Brady and Partner Gregory Cascino previously moved for summary judgment and dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims against MCB’s clients.
Senior Trial Partner Peter T. Crean and Partner Gregory J. Radomisli obtained a Summary Judgment Motion in the Eastern District of New York.

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