MCB LogoBruce G. Habian
"For me, every jury trial with complicated medical fact issues involving multiple medical specialties, presents a professional challenge worth undertaking."



New York
New York

Meticulous attention to detail is an understatement when it comes to the way Bruce Habian conducts his practice. Whether scrutinizing a plaintiff ’s relevant medical history, examining the minute details of a hospital record, or thoroughly studying all published works concerning his cases’ medical subject matter, Bruce literally “leaves no stone unturned” when he prepares for trial. In his words, “Only when I start seeing repetitive reference citations do I know that I have exhausted my research.”

This focus, together with a broad range of knowledge on all medical topics, is precisely why Senior Trial Partner Bruce Habian is continually recognized as one of the premiere defense attorneys in complex medical cases. His particular specialties include the defense of severe infant neurological injuries; spinal pathology cases; and delayed diagnosis cancer cases.

Bruce’s 45+ years of experience include:

  • Analyzing thousands of trial issues, and taking hundreds of cases to successful conclusion in complicated, high exposure medical malpractice and professional liability claims.
  • Successfully orchestrating complex medical defenses at trial based upon sophisticated pathological and neuroradiological evidence.
  • Representing law firms and major insurance carriers in litigation matters involving personal injury; bankruptcy and commercial litigation; and domestic relations.
  • Defending manufacturers in a broad array of product liability cases.

Commensurate with his stellar reputation, Bruce’s awards and accolades are prestigious and numerous. Notably, he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; has been selected for inclusion in_ _The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995 for Defendants: Personal Injury Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, and Medical Malpractice Law; was named the Best Lawyers® 2009 Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” and the Best Lawyers® 2013 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City; has been honored yearly in New York magazine’s listing of leading attorneys New York City; and has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating, since 1985. Bruce has also been selected to the exclusive New York Super Lawyers list annually since 2006.

Bruce puts his significant legal knowledge to work outside of the courtroom by lecturing extensively on the subjects of cancer litigation and severe neurologically injured infant lawsuits, and authoring chapters on spinal surgery and neuropathology for leading medical publications. He has presented at the American Conference Institute, and for the New York Law Journal Seminars-Press.


Villanova University
Boston College

Bar Admissions:

New York
New Jersey
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States Supreme Court
Second Circuit Court of Appeals


American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
New York City Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
National Institute of Trial Advocacy (faculty member)


American College of Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers 2020
Best Lawyers 2024
Bruce Habian Rising
Martindale 2024

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