About us

About us

We are here to fight against any Malpractice Case with experience

Our firm represents the combined effort of multiple talented individuals. Joseph Lichtenstein has over 40 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation and has won hundreds of cases. Mac Thornton is a hard-working cerebral palsy lawyer. Bernard Lichtenstein is a biomedical engineer and medical malpractice lawyer with decades of experience.Our staff has decades of combined experience as well.

  • Erb’s Palsy Cases
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
1986

Started Journey

Graduated Law School with High Honors (Magna Cum Laude) with many awards including “Best Trial Advocate in Graduating Class” and 2 Time Winner of Jenckes State-Wide Moot Court Competition.
1986

Recruited

Recruited by Prestigious Park Avenue Law Firm whose Partner became the first woman Justice of New York’s Highest Court (the New York Court of Appeals) and later the first woman Chief Justice of the State of New York.
1988

Hired

Recruited by Prominent Medical Malpractice and Catastrophic Personal Injury firm, and became their Senior Trial Lawyer.
1990

Won Multi-Millon Dollar Case

Won first Multi-Million Dollar jury verdict at age 29. This was an extremely difficult case, where there was never a settlement offer prior to the verdict.
1997

Started

Started The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein PC.
2003

Developed New Case Law

Developed critical new case law in Baglio v. St John’s Hospital law striking the defendant Hospital for destruction of critical evidence, allowing for large award for client.
2006

Won largest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Won largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York State that year – second largest in the Country - $47,000,000. This was also an extremely difficult case where there were no settlement offers prior to the verdict.
2013

Won First Appellate Case

Won First (and only) Appellate Case in the United States precluding the Maternal Forces of Labor in an Erb’s Palsy Case as “junk science.
2018

Won Highest Jury Award

Won Highest Jury Award in New York State History in an Erb’s Palsy Case. $15,000,000.
2020

Named Best Medical Malpractice Attorney

NAMED BEST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR FOR 2019.
2024

Named Best Medical Malpractice Attorney

Named Best Medical Malpractice Attorney for the Year of 2023
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Nationally Rated For Excellence By Prominent Medical Malpractice Attorneys

2019 & 2023 Medical Malpractice Attorney of the year

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Our firm represents the combined effort of multiple talented individuals. Joseph Lichtenstein has over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation and has won hundreds of cases. Mac Thornton is a hard-working cerebral palsy lawyer. Bernard Lichtenstein is a biomedical engineer and medical malpractice lawyer with decades of experience.Our staff has decades of combined experience as well.