99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Areas of Practice
Medical Liability Defense
General Liability & Commercial Litigation
Brooklyn Law School: JD: 1989
SUNY at Albany: BA: 1982
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Court, Southern District
Raphael J. Berman
Partner Raphael J. Berman, joined the firm in 1995. He is an experienced medical liability trial attorney. He also has written appellate briefs and argued cases at both state and federal appellate levels. In addition, he counsels clients on risk management, liability analysis, and quality assurance matters to assist in the development of defensive strategies for current lawsuits, and to avoid future litigation.
As a former Assistant District Attorney in the Investigation Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s office, Mr. Berman handled internal investigations and prosecutions of white collar criminal offenses, including fraud, embezzlement and forgery involving both small and large business entities.
He is a member of the New York State Medical Defense Lawyers Association and The Jewish Lawyers Guild.
Verdicts & Cases
Defense Verdict In The Southern District Of New York
On May 3, 2017, after an emotional trial in federal court involving the alleged wrongful death of a 31-year-old mother of four, a jury delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of two defendant obstetricians represented by HPM&B partners Chuck Bach...Read More
Daniel Ratner and Raphael Berman Prevail On Appeal In Podiatry Case
After having two toes amputated because of peripheral vascular disease, plaintiff sued HPM&B's client, a podiatrist, for malpractice on a theory that he should have diagnosed this condition or consulted with plaintiff's...Read More
Defense Verdict in Queens County
Raphael J. Berman recently obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death action in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of a cardiologist who was requested to render a consultation on a patient who had a longstanding...Read More
Defense Verdict in New York County
On February 20, 2008, Raphael J. Berman obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an obstetrical group charged with failing to bring the plaintiff in for an examination and sonogram to rule out retained...Read More
Defense Verdict in Kings County
On May 16, 2012, Raphael J. Berman obtained a defense verdict in Brooklyn on behalf of a general surgeon and a major metropolitan hospital center in a case in which the plaintiff experienced complications from two separate...Read More