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Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP  has the distinction of being the oldest and largest boutique litigation and appellate firm emphasizing all areas of professional liability, medical and healthcare related litigation.


  • MCB has provided legal services in the State of New York for over 100 years and is recognized by both the bench and bar as a leader in the area of litigation defense.


  • Most Senior Partners have been with the Firm for over twenty years.


  • Most Firm Partners have been with the Firm for more than fifteen years.


  • Attorneys have expertise in a wide range of medical fields including obstetrics, neurology, radiology, orthopedics, oncology, emergency medicine and surgery, as well as in employment and labor law, professional and products liability litigation.


  • In addition to traditional medical malpractice defense, the Firm also has the ability to provide advice and management of health care crisis situations with experience handling mass patient exposures, conduct of impaired professionals, and situations which require immediate management of legal issues, health problems and media exposure


  • Clients include some of the country's top teaching hospitals, major insurance companies, corporations and individuals. 




Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is sensitive to its clients' need for consistent, timely information and communication regarding all aspects of their legal matters. From its inception in 1912, MCB has sought to leverage available technology and resources to provide quick and reliable service and communication to clients. The Firm’s client teams stay abreast of industry and legal trends to help clients eliminate risks before exposure and respond quickly in the event legal action is required. MCB’s reputation as a leader in litigation defense has been earned through successful defense representation of clients and through the Firm’s commitment to being responsive to legal issues. Firm attorneys are ready and able to attend to the defense needs of clients in a wide range of matters.

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