Office Location

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
T 212.286.8585
F 212.490.8966

Areas of Practice

Medical Liability Defense

General Liability & Commercial Litigation


Brooklyn Law School: JD: 1989
SUNY at Albany: BA: 1982

Bar Admissions

New York
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

Summary Judgment Dismissal


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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