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Jacqueline D. Berger's practice encompasses all areas of medical malpractice litigation and personal injury defense.

Jacqueline D.Berger

Partner

Long Island
Long Island

Jacqueline’s interest in health care law was sparked at an early age by grow­ing up in a household which emphasized science and medicine and instilled respect for medical professionals. This is reflected in her practice, where she loves to combine her passion for medicine with her oral, written and analytic skills to form robust defenses for her clients.

Jacqueline focuses intently on client communications, understanding that an organized, understandable, and calm presentation style is critical to enabling clients to navigate through the litigation process. Whether the subject is defense strategy, risk management or the underlying medicine itself, her demeanor in­stills confidence in her clients and quickly gains their trust.

Encompassing all areas of medical malpractice litigation and nursing home law, as well as general and professional liability matters, her 25+ years of expe­rience include:

·    Defending physicians, nursing homes, and hospitals (including Level 1 trauma centers) against all aspects of medical malpractice and general liability claims.

·    Defending doctors and other medical professionals in professional liability matters.

·    Representing medical personnel and institutions, with particular empha­sis on claims involving emergency department care, surgery, psychiatry, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology and chemical dependence.

·    Representing physicians in Office of Professional Medical Conduct proceedings.

Jacqueline is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest peer rating, which recognizes an attorney’s professional excellence, legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.* She has also been selected to the exclusive New York Super Lawyers list.

As a sought after speaker, Jacqueline has been invited to present at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, and Fordham University School of Law on a wide range of topics. She also conducts Grand Rounds lectures at teaching hospitals, and has been published in MD News – Long Island. Adding to her im­pressive tenure at MCB, Jacqueline also served as the Firm’s interim Managing Partner from November to June 2023.

Education:

SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Law
J.D.
1998
Brandeis University
B.A.

Bar Admissions:

United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
New Jersey
New York

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Awards:

Berger Superlawyer
Martindale 2024
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