Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP is committed to providing our clients with innovative, practical and sophisticated legal counsel. Our firm is organized into various practice groups based on our attorneys' depth of knowledge, experience and primary areas of concentration. Within each practice group, attorneys are organized into teams designed to meet our clients’ unique needs. A highly qualified trial partner, supervising a team of lawyers, analyzes every matter immediately upon engagement, ensuring that an overall defense strategy is developed from the beginning, and that our matters are litigated consistent with that strategy from inception through trial.
Our appellate lawyers consult on important motions and strategic decisions throughout case handling and are prepared to deal with controversies at the appellate stage. By taking appellate issues into consideration from the start of a case rather than at the end of litigation, we help ensure that our decisions are primed to withstand appeal. Our integrated approach and ability to manage a case from filing through appeal exemplifies the efficiency and superior service upon which our clients have come to depend.

Medical Liability Defense

HPM&B is a leader in the practice of medical liability defense. We have represented both major medical centers and individual practitioners in New York and Connecticut for more than thirty years. Our team of attorneys has worked on thousands of high-profile medical malpractice cases, including those involving obstetrical malpractice, neurological injuries and wrongful death. Our trial lawyers are respected by both the judiciary and the plaintiffs’ bar.

General Liability & Commercial Litigation

The General Liability and Commercial Litigation Law Group serves as business and litigation counsel to our clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Our work encompasses breach of contract and breach of non-competition covenant claims, leasing and real estate disputes, insurance coverage issues, actions for recovery of property, tortious interference with business relationships and fraudulent business practices, premises liability, automobile accident liability and construction litigation. We have decades of experience handling trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations.

Products Liability & Mass Tort

HPM&B is nationally recognized for its work in the highly specialized areas of products liability and mass tort litigation. We have experience in handling cases involving medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, human biologics and over-the-counter medications. We also handle claims involving toxic tort and environmental exposure.

Civil Rights

HPM&B has a long history of representing employers, including private institutions and municipalities, in state and federal court cases involving alleged civil rights violations. These actions are typically brought by workers, incarcerated individuals, and patients of medical providers. We routinely handle civil rights cases pertaining to Section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and The New York City Human Rights Law.

Appellate Practice

HPM&B's Appellate Practice Group attorneys have experience in all aspects of complex appellate litigation in both federal and state courts. Our attorneys have a high rate of success, including groundbreaking decisions in the highest courts of New York and Connecticut, helping to shape the law in those jurisdictions. Notably, HPM&B has been a leader in successful challenges of unqualified or unreliable medical expert testimony under Daubert and Frye, as well as pioneered the use of bifurcation motions in medical malpractice cases.

Healthcare and Risk Management

The healthcare delivery landscape is ever-changing and complex, which is why you need the Healthcare and Risk Management Group at HPM&B to handle your case. As federal and state healthcare reforms have shifted the focus from volume to value and have fundamentally altered the scope of providers' relationships with patients, other providers, healthcare systems and payers, our attorneys are poised to advise on strategies to mitigate the risks inherent in the new delivery models and facilitate successful engagement.