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Posted by Marie, a Personal Injury client, Flag
When tragedy strikes you need someone like Marc by your side. When I became paralyzed I didn't know who to turn to, so I did a quick search on the internet. To my surprise, I found several website that gave glowing reviews to Marc, and I now, have become one of those reviewers. I'm happy to say that from the beginning Marc was unlike any other lawyer I had ever met, thoughtful, kind, attentive, and caring! He would email me to keep me informed of my case. It has restored my faith in the legal profession. If you need an attorney in the Boston area, don't hesitate for a minute, Marc is the best one around.
Posted by Casey, a Car Accident client, Flag
In a nutshell, Marc Breakstone is a top-notch attorney who puts back compassion in representation. I wholeheartedly recommend him. This was my first experience having to use the services of an attorney let alone use one for an injury I sustained. I never thought I would ever need to and in the back of my mind I was hoping never to deal with any attorney of any kind due to all the negative stigma. However, after my car accident which left me in severe pain I was hounded by the other insurance company to settle my case within two days of the accident and before I had a chance to see a specialist. They wanted to meet me at various fast food places to discuss and settle the case with zero regard for my situation. I was in no shape to drive due to my injury. The stress of the pain and the constant harassment by them was overwhelming. I reached out to Marc Breakstone through a friend of the family who is a patent law attorney. Marc took a major stress point and outright eliminated it. His instructions to me...."You focus on getting better and I will deal with all legal matters". It couldn't have been truer. A huge stress was lifted off my chest and Marc was amazing from immediately halting the harassing calls from the other company to guiding me through the whole process of getting better. He was on top of my case every step of the way and periodically he would check on my health progress and he would buffer me from all legal matters. I've never been injured before and his expertise in the medical field is phenomenally helpful. He was able to help guide me in identifying the proper medical types of specialist who were finally able to help me. I could not have asked for a better representative to take my case. Although healing was my #1 goal the outcome of the case was better than I had expected.
Posted by Stephen, a Personal Injury client, Flag
In June of last year, I was broadsided by a car while on my bicycle. I had the right of way, the driver did not see me; he failed to stop at the stop sign. The bulk of the damage was in my right shoulder, which hyperextended and snapped a tendon. I searched for an attorney who was also a rider, and the name Marc Breakstone kept popping up. From the beginning to the settlement, Marc was always there to take my call and answer my questions. He took care of everything from hospital bills to insurance issues. Engaging the services of Marc Breakstone was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Posted by Bob, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Marc Breakstone represented me in a complex personal injury case. Marc is a skilled professional who has the great ability to both problem solve and keep the process moving forward. When my case required attention he kept me focused and informed. When my case required tough negotiating, Marc delivered. I highly recommend Marc Breakstone.
Posted by ARTHUR V TENAGLIA, a Car Accident client, Flag
I FIRST MET MARK BREAKSTONE AFTER MY 25 YEAR DAUGHTER WAS RUN OVER IN A HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT AT THE TIME I HAD SPOKEN WITH SEVERAL LAWYERS AND MR. .BREAKSTONE WAS THE LAST ONE I HAD MET WITH.
AFTER A ONE AND HALF HOUR VISIT WITH MARK AT HIS OFFICE MY DECISION WAS MADE TO ENGAGE HIM & HIS TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS,
MARK’S PROFESSIONALISM, CONSIDERATION, KEEN OBSERVATIONS, AND WILLINGNESS TO GUIDE ME THROUGH THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME OF MY LIFE, WORDS CAN NOT EXPLAIN.
MARK GAVE ME THE ABILITY TO FOCUS ALL OF MY ATTENTION & TIME ON MY FAMILY & THE WELL BEING OF MY DAUGHTER ,KNOWING ALL THE TIME THAT HE WAS DOING THE BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD ALL THAT WAS AVAILABLE TO US TO MAKE MY DAUGHTER WHOLE AGAIN ,
ASIDE FROM MARK BREAKSTONE BEING THE BEST LAWYER I HAVE EVER MET, WITH OUT HIS GUIDANCE & FRIENDSHIP RESOLVE I DOUBT THAT MYSELF AND MY FAMILY COULD HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH IT ALL, NOT TO MENTION THE EXTREMELY SATISFYING END RESULT
MARK BREAKSTONE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR PRAYER’S
Posted by Scott, a Wrongful Death client, Flag
My youngest brother was tragically lost as the result of a needless construction accident, my entire family and all close to him were devastated. .
Initially you are in shock and overcome with grief, and then the realization arrives that this should never have happened. My Family was determined that his sacrifice was not in vain and that ultimately, no one else should have to go through such a horrific experience for needless reasons or negligence.
It was obvious we would need exceptional legal counsel as we would be dealing with large and powerful companies and insurance entities, with large revenues’ to support their defense. So I began an intensive search for the absolute best attorney and law firm to represent my family in my brothers’ memory.
I narrowed my search down to two firms that were the most highly rated overall and with exceptional attorneys whose credentials were of the highest caliber as well. Both firms had proven histories in litigation and personal injury, the highest peer reviews, top rankings in the state of Massachusetts and all of New England, this included the ratings of their individual attorneys.
I met with the first firm, the explosion experts, and was very satisfied with their credentials, personnel and ability to handle our case. Then I met Marc Breakstone with Breakstone, White & Gluck.
There is a difference! When I sat down with Marc Breakstone he gave me an overview of his firm and rather than present me with a bunch of contracts to sign, Marc presented me with a briefing on the case. He had looked into details and contacted and spoke to individuals prior to our meeting, this done of his own accord and expense. We discussed his take on the case and possible directions to proceed. Remember, I have not hired anyone yet!
Throughout our conversation Marc looked me directly in the eye, I could see the passion and caring and I felt confident with my decision. We ended that meeting with a verbal agreement and a handshake.
Once Mr. Breakstone started on the case we left it in his hands, he would contact me for anything relevant, and otherwise we had little contact, although I was free to call with questions at any time. I am not an expert in law, so I leave that task to those highly qualified and place my trust in them. I can tell you now after the fact that it was an excellent choice and we have no regrets.
I had the opportunity to attend a hearing with Marc Breakstone and saw firsthand who was defending my brothers’ memory. When he spoke in the court room he commanded the attention of all present. His presentation and manner where of a level high above all the other attorneys present that day, and there were quite a few involved in this case. It was obvious the level of respect from his peers and the judge was in high regard. After the hearing several attorneys approached me and commented on the excellent counsel we had representing our case.
This particular case was quite complex and involved numerous parties and claims on both sides. Marc Breakstone was able to consolidate these cases, maintain the lead role, and got the entire case load expedited through the normal judicial system in record time. Marc Breakstone’s efforts also resulted in shared costs of discovery, this saved all of us costs.
Marc Breakstone’s pretrial multimedia presentation was so powerful that we never went to trial, instead utilizing mediation. The result was an extremely high settlement in an exceptionally fast time given all the factors involved.
I would highly recommend Marc Breakstone and Breakstone, White & Gluck to anyone needing honest, aggressive legal representation. A quality firm with the highest degree of integrity and a genuine personal caring to see the right thing followed threw to the end. I understand many people may have a less than favorable opinion of attorneys; this is one firm that could change your opinion!
Posted by Mike, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Marc Breakstone is a remarkable lawyer. I got doored while riding my bike to work; I was suffering from multiple injuries and was in constant, devastating pain. My wife was terrified. We interviewed a few lawyers and were immediately impressed with Marc's credentials, experience and communication skills. He promised to take care of my legal concerns so that I could focus on my recovery. He followed through with his promise by checking in often, by giving us updates and by answering our questions as they came up. He stood by my wife and I through a very challenging time in our lives. He was patient as I worked through a year of surgery, doctor visits and physical therapy. Through his hard work he secured a settlement that is now helping us move on with our lives. We're grateful for Marc's compassion and hard work. We heartily recommend Marc Breakstone as a personal injury lawyer.
Posted by a Arbitration client, Flag
Attorney Marc Breakstone is an exceptional lawyer. Even is a case that on the surface did not look very promising. He will research all the information at hand, ask questions, follow leads and find missing information. Marc uncovered missing information and turned my case around turned a possible loss in a victory.
Posted by Ken, a Car Accident client, Flag
Attorney Marc Breakstone is an exceptional lawyer because he is genuinely interested in his clientâ€™s well-being, diligent in resolving issues, and relentless in demanding maximum compensation for injuries. When I was injured in 2009 because another driver wasn't paying attention and rear-ended my vehicle I didn't think I needed legal help. Thankfully, friends and family constantly urged me to talk with a lawyer and Marc came recommended as "the lawyer you want if you have a personal injury case in Massachusetts." After listening to the issues surrounding my injuries, Marc urged me not to try to deal with the insurance companies by myself because they would not have my best interests in mind. Marc immediately went to work on obtaining my lost wages and when my employer cited a 6 to 8 week turnaround he got involved and secured wages I desperately needed in two weeksâ€™ time. As suit was filed in my case Marcâ€™s thorough review of details led to his amending the suit to include losses my wife suffered due to my injuries. When ongoing medical expenses became cost prohibitive, Marc worked with my surgeonâ€™s office so these bills could be paid out of settlement funds. At our mediation Marc was unyielding in obtaining a settlement that overcame the insurance companyâ€™s ridiculous and insulting offer by 6 times more than where they started. While Marc was a bulldog in negotiating with the defense, he kept us at ease and relaxed by his personable approach and friendly conversation between mediation sessions. Marc was able to secure a settlement for us that allowed us to move on with our lives and really showed us what a great lawyer should be if one is ever needed. We would enthusiastically recommend Marc Breakstone to anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer. Iâ€™ll go further, if you need a personal injury lawyer in Massachusetts; Marc Breakstone is the only one you want to handle your case.
Posted by Dog Bite Client, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Marc Breakstone is an exceptional lawyer. When my 5 year old daughter was seriously injured by a dog, my wife and I did not know who we should speak with or what we needed to do in this situation. Marc came highly recommended and offered to speak to us about the incident. We were very concerned about the well being of our daughter and told Marc that we wanted to wait until our daughterâ€™s injuries had healed before we decided on any course of action. Marc was very understanding and also explained to us that there were some things that we needed to do immediately to protect the interests of our child. We are so glad that we found Marc. Marcâ€™s genuine concern for the well-being of my daughter was exemplified in his words and in his actions. Marc referred us to an excellent physician. Marc waited almost a year for my daughterâ€™s injuries to heal before we began to proceed. Marc made sure that my daughter did not to have to revisit the incident by having to testify and Marc fought hard to obtain a very good settlement that my daughter deserved. Marc told me at the outset that he would try to make sure that the entire process did not disrupt my family and he held true to his word. My wife and I would definitely recommend Marc and wish him all the best.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
Through our 6 year experience with Marc, he has left a lasting image of an outstanding lawyer. Marc is a very diligent lawyer, and always kept our family updated on every detail throughout our case, over a hundred mail communications and countless phone conversations. His relentless attitude in the courtroom really made us us feel that we had chosen the best attorney for our case. Marc never settled for an amount that he felt was unfair, and stuck with the case for quite some time to accomplish the greatest judgment that was possible. Working with Marc was a pleasure and he is very reassuring throughout a process that is traumatic and fairly new for most people. I would recommend Marc to anyone who wants to be sure that they have chosen the best attorney for the case.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
I was referred to Marc by a friend and could not be more pleased. Marcâ€™s professionalism, diligence and persistence were unsurpassed.
He kept me informed throughout the entire process and I always felt confidence that I was well represented.
Marc exceeded all of my expectations and I am extremely satisfied the final resolution of my claim.
I would highly recommend Marc to anyone in need of legal expertise.
Posted by Frankie, a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
I recently used Marc in a case that no other attorneys wanted to take on. Marc worked diligently to resolve the case fast. He kept me informed the entire time and worked overtime when the insurance company wanted to put off paying. I got my settlement and it is due entirely to Marc Breakstone. I have recommended Marc and would again. He is a great attorney.
Posted by a client, Flag
Marc represented our family in a suit against the surgeon who performed a basic surgery on our very healthy mother in March 2005. She developed a systemic infection that was left untreated for seven days. She died from complications of this infection six weeks later. Marc beleived in this case and did everything in his power to present all the facts to the jurors. The outcome was not as we would have hoped. But, my brother and I feel strongly that Marc presented all the details of this case. He asked for and listened to our thoughts and suggestions. He managed to include our feeling of helplessnes and the pertinent medical records. We felt that our story was heard and we found some peace in that, thanks to Marc.
Posted by Joe, a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
As parents of a 12 year old girl, who injured her knee during a basketball game in 2002, we felt extremely confident that the Orthopedic Surgeon we took her to see, and who was highly recommended and a specialist in Sports Medicine that she was in good hands. After many months of office visits, with no change in her range of motion, her last office visit and x-ray had shown that she needed emergency hip surgery. She received care at a local children’s hospital, and would spend the next 7 years having corrective surgery. It was during this period that we were informed that she would have had a better outcome, if the Specialist had performed a more thorough examination. We felt betrayed and let down that she didn’t receive the care she deserved, and would have to live with the consequences of the Surgeons in-action.
After further soul searching, we decided that this was a case that warranted legal action, and that she needed to be represented by a competent and diligent attorney. We asked around to business colleagues, and the name that always came up, was Marc Breakstone.
Marc met our daughter and us, and explained the issues with her case, and that it would take years to bring it to a close. He also explained that because of legal loopholes, that this case was really DOA (Dead On Arrival), but he would take it on for the benefit of our daughter. With his constant diligence and persistence, the case was able to jump over key hurdles, and was now being taken seriously by the defendants counsel. Marc was finally able to get the case settled in Mediation in the Fall of 2010.
While it is a bittersweet victory for us, it wasn’t something we would have ever imagined we would need to go through. Marc’s expertise in his field made it a seamless endeavor, and all the while he is very caring and dedicated to the cause of his Client. While we hope that we never have to travel down this road again in the future, we feel extremely confident in re-utilizing Marc Breakstone’s skills and expertise.
Posted by Dan, a Car Accident client, Flag
Attorney Breakstone was tenacious and meticulous in the handling of my case. His professionalism and personal communication was unsurpassed and the best I have experienced in my encounted with any business. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the need of legal services. Truly a wonderful person and attorney.
Posted by Marc-Jan, a Personal Injury client, Flag
When I was injured and hospitalized after being hit by a car on my bicycle, a colleague referred me to Marc Breakstone. At the first meeting with Marc, which involved going over my injuries, he demonstrated his years of experience with medical issues by predicting and making diagnoses I had not even heard yet from the doctors, which all turned out to be right. He was adamant in making sure I followed up with what appeared to be several minor issues compared to the larger injuries. However, I realized later that once the big problems are taking care off, the small things start mattering more and more, and it is very important to have them addressed sooner rather than later, for which I than Marc. Following the first meeting, Marc immediately went to work and took care of all the medical insurance paper work, which is a big relief. In addition he took care of the property damage insurance to the bike for which he collected no fee. During the process Marc responded instantaneously to my inquiries and updates and was on top of the case at all times. In the end he arranged a settlement that was significantly exceeding my expectation. The whole process was handled very prompt and professionally. Thanks to Marc I had not to worry about insurance and paperwork allowing me to focus on healing and picking up where I left off before the accident. Taken together, I highly recommended Marc.
Posted by a Wrongful Death client, Flag
Thank you Attorney Breakstone. Because of your phenomenal assistance with my father’s wrongful death, my mother who was dependent on my father’s loving care is now receiving and will continue to receive the care she needs. At the start of this journey that began with a car accident that would ultimately claim my father’s life, all I wanted to do was be with my father as he lay in the ICU connected to more life supporting machines than I ever hope to see again, and to comfort my poor mother who had depended on my father for so long. I didn’t want to do or think about anything else, certainly not to seek legal counsel as visions of opportunistic ambulance chasers and bad TV ads and posters on buses came to mind - it just felt wrong. But I also knew from the core of my being that if my father and mother were to be reasonably compensated for the pain and suffering and ultimately death that were caused by this accident that we would have to engage an attorney – but finding one who would be dignified, respectful, and competent was the challenge. So I asked a trusted friend, an attorney as well, who referred us to Attorney Breakstone - and I am so grateful. While my father could still talk, I told him we were hiring a lawyer. He smiled and said he’d been thinking about this. This was the last time my father talked to me as he was on a respirator from there on until moments before he died. I like to believe my father died a little more peacefully, knowing that his family was addressing his wrongful death. He was a good dad, devoted to his family.
From the start, Attorney Breakstone was understanding and offered us his condolences and his much needed guidance – and I had no idea how much guidance I would need. Even before my father died, there were phone calls from insurance agents – and then after my father died, there were more calls, and bills, some massive, and threats of collection agencies. Attorney Breakstone had us direct all these financial matters and inquiries over to him for him to address directly or to advise us. What a relief!
On another front, we were getting nowhere with our effort to place our mother into a quality assisted living facility. Although my parents had sacrificed and saved for their future, their savings were modest at best and inadequate for the exorbitant cost of many such facilities. My mother deteriorated. Her needs exceeded our capacity to care for her – even with the assistance of a home health aide. We asked Attorney Breakstone to try to resolve the matter quickly as we were being rejected by assisted living facilities because of inadequate financial resources. Not only did Attorney Breakstone settle the claim much more quickly than anticipated, but for an amount that was more than six times as much as my highest hopes at the start of this journey. My mother finally met the financial requirements and, no surprise, was accepted by an excellent assisted living facility.
So I say again “Thank you, Attorney Breakstone.” Because of you and all your work, my family and I can now relax with the knowledge that my mother is receiving the care that she needs and my father’s wrongful death has been justly compensated.
Posted by Joshua, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Marc Breakstone was a great lawyer to have representing me after I was seriously injured after I was hit by a car on my bicycle. Marc was my attorney while I was still in the hospital and he took out away all of the stress of dealing with bills and insurance companies. He made it very clear that my top priority was to get better. I never once had to deal with bills or the insurance company, Marc took care of that. Even once I was released from the hospital I had nagging injuries that I thought were minor. Marc followed up with me on multiple occasions to make sure I got them diagnosed and it turned out they were not minor at all!
I felt that Marc did an incredible job leading up to my deposition and told me all of the details how my case would play out. He was completely correct in that matter.
Lastly, I was incredibly impressed when it came down to the mediation of my case. Marc was extremely prepared with a well put together digital presentation of the scene of the accident and all of the evidence. He did not waver at all for an instance during the process. I felt like he did whatever it took to make sure I got the full entitlement of my settlement.
Marc took much of the stress out of a very trying time in my life and I was glad that he was there representing me.
Posted by John, a Personal Injury client, Flag
A friend referred me to Breakstone, White and Gluck shortly after I was hit by a city bus while standing on the sidewalk. Both the MBTA and my insurance company did nothing to help after I had to visit the hospital several times to receive treatment for my arm. After speaking to Marc, I felt like I could get through all the bills and issues stemming from my accident. Marc kept me up to date at all stages of my case and was always quick to respond to any and all questions I had. My case was settled much faster than anticipated and I believe it was done due to Marc's skill and reputation as an attorney. I was completely satisfied with Marc's services and would use them again for any legal need in the future.
Posted by Beverly, a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in a very near fatal accident a couple of years ago. I had all I could do to fight for my life .So the last thing I needed was to have to worry about fighting for justice, as the accident was not my fault. My family & I hired Marc and all the stress of it was off of us and he took hold of the reigns for us. He was there all the way. He kept us totally informed and put us as a number one priorty. When I was finally released from several months stay in hospitals & rehab he made sure I was able to get what I deserved up front to move back into my home. I required alot of rehab to my home to be able to continue living there and he was able to get the money upfront that I required to get the job done. I do not know how I would have gotten through this without all his efforts. Then when it came time for the case he was able to do a speedy case due to my age. He was very professional & personable to work through the whole time. He got me what I deserved and I am very grateful for that. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Nicole, a Personal Injury client, Flag
I was referred to Breakstone, White & Gluck by a former client, after a car accident in 2007 when I did not think I needed a lawyer, however, was very glad I consulted with Marc Breakstone. Marc and his assistants helped me through piles of bills, and claims from both car insurance and medical insurance. They helped sort out what needed to be payed when, and also helped me get the money back that I deserved after going through rehab and surgery for two years. Without Marc's help throughout everything, I would not have been able to do it alone! Marc was very professional, and always kept me up to date on what was happening, and answered everything from the smallest to largest questions. I would highly recommend Marc Breakstone to anyone whose been injured in a car accident!
Posted by Matt, Flag
Four years ago, on the night of my high school junior prom, I was seriously injured in a car accident. The driver's insurance company gave me the run around for three years. I am sure they were hoping I would give up and I almost did. It was very frustrating and I didn't know where else to turn. A friend of my mother's referred me to Marc Breakstone. She said if anyone could help me, it would be Marc. Marc was honest, easy to talk to and took charge of my case. Less than a year later, the case was settled for more than three times the amount of the original final offer from the insurance company. There is no question, this would not have happened without Marc's intervention. I am so grateful to Marc and I highly recommend him without any reservations.
Posted by Joseph, a Personal Injury client, Flag
I would like to personally recommend Marc Breakstone for any personal injury claim. The manner in which he kept me informed, the way he thoroughly explained the process, and the way he paid close attention to every detail totally surpassed any ideas I had of a lawyer. Marc even returned my phone calls while he was out of the country. Marc’s regard to getting my lost wages reimbursed, the efficiency with which he got the case resolved, and the way he continued to advocate for me to get the medical liens reduced was remarkable. He saved me an exorbitant percentage of my medical bills in a minimal amount of time, and I was never charged any additional fees. Marc has a no-nonsense approach and firmness in negotiating with the insurance company, and I couldn’t have been happier with his services.
Posted by Daniel, a Car Accident client, Flag
Mr. Breakstone gave a very clear and objective description of the case, what I should expect to happen, and what results to expect. His openness was comforting and his thorough explanations gave me supreme confidence in his abilities from the get go. In execution, Mr. Breakstone exceeded these expectations. The results were more than expected and extremely satisfactory. Throughout the case, Mr. Breakstone and his staff kept me informed and part of the process, making sure I understood all procedures and that I was comfortable asking any questions. For cases involving reimbursement for damages, Mr. Breakstone has proven his expertise, experience, and personable demeanor to me and I can strongly recommend him as a legal representitive.
Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
Marc represented me in a medical malpractice case that was recently settled through binding arbitration. This case involved a surgeon who provided indisputably sub-standard care. But proving damages was less straightforward. (I was not left disabled. Rather I endure persistent symptoms of pain and numbness in one of my extremities.) Marc and his associate accompanied me through the litigation process in a genuinely supportive manner. He communicated the utmost respect and alway put me at ease. I appreciate Marc's direct, no-nonsense style as well as his legal know-how. I felt I got the best guidance at each step of the way. I came away from the process with a deep respect for our legal system, a settlement that was more than I had hoped for, and of course gratitude for having been so well represented by Marc Breakstone.
Posted by a client, Flag
Mr. Breakstone was excellent in working with my case. He kept me informed at all time on what was happening with the case. I was very ahppy with the results.
Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
I deal with lawyers daily in my capacity as president of an insurance agency specializing in lawyers matters. Mark's attention to detail for was evident from the start of my case. His communication was focused, efficient, and kept me abreast of my case as it developed. Mark's direct style is an asset as he is honest with his assessment of the case and firm in his resolve to achieve the very best outcome for you as his client. His research and the manner in which he conducted the depositions were significant factors that drove the successful outcome of my case. Mark is exactly what you need in a lawyer when you entrust him with your case. You expect a direct, honest assesment of success, you expect dedication to your case, you expect regular communication and above all you expect focused, expert negotiation skills when the time is right. Mark has mastered these legal skills and uses them in an expert manner when he negotiates on your case. I would recommend Mark without reservation.
Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
Marc represented my wife and me in a medical malpractice lawsuit. My wife had an allergic reaction to medication and the results were like nothing I had ever seen or experienced before. With a five year old daughter and a 10 week old son at home, and my wife in the burn unit I.C.U. for three weeks, the last thing on my mind was finding a lawyer. Speaking with Marc was actually my first contact, ever, with a lawyer. From the very beginning, he made it perfectly clear that the only things that I needed to be concerned with were, the well being of my wife and children.
The entire case was spread out over a four year period. Throughout this time, Marc was in constant contact about any developments in our case or concerns that we might have. He always reassured us that, although it was a drawn out process, we had nothing to worry about. Marc found top medical experts for our side of the case. He also spent time with focus groups concerning our case, which we found to be incredibly helpful and showed us true diligence in the work that he does.
We recently settled our case. We only wish that there was more which we could do for Marc, to show the appreciation we have for all of his hard work and valuable time that he devoted to our family. We are forever grateful to, and would highly recommend, Marc Breakstone to anyone!
Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
“Marc represented my wife and me in a failure to diagnose cancer case which eventually went to arbitration and resulted in a substantial award in our favor.
I recall bringing my wife’s medical records to Marc because I was concerned that my wife’s gynecologist may have missed the opportunity to treat her ovarian cancer at a time that it was treatable. Marc explained his careful approach to reviewing the case and to obtaining highly qualified experts to provide their opinions as to whether or not the physician had committed malpractice. I was impressed that Marc retained one of the top ovarian cancer specialists in the country to review the case. That expert supported Marc’s belief that my wife’s doctor had committed malpractice.
After that, Marc explained in detail the litigation process. He told us, candidly, that the doctor’s insurance company was not going to even consider settling the case, so that we needed to file a lawsuit. My wife and I agreed. Before filing the lawsuit, Marc laid out the steps in the litigation and we knew exactly what our roles and responsibilities would be. This was important to my wife and me as she was battling metastatic cancer and her time commitment to treatment was major.
Like clockwork, Marc kept us informed of all of the important developments in the case. When it came time for us to answer written interrogatories and to appear to give testimony at our depositions, Marc spent the time necessary preparing us so that we were totally comfortable with these important proceedings. More important, he was a caring advocate who sat by our and our children’s sides during our depositions to ensure that we got through the difficult questioning without event.
Unfortunately, our case was scheduled and rescheduled several times for trial. With my wife terminally ill, Marc advised us to consider an alternative to trial, namely binding arbitration. Based on his recommendation, we agreed to forego a jury trial and submit the case to binding arbitration. My wife and I watched in amazement as Marc effectively presented our case to the arbitrator. Not only did he masterfully present our evidence, but he surgically took apart each of the three defense expert witnesses. That was something to see. These defense experts were chairmen of their respective departments at major teaching hospitals and were considered national authorities in their fields. Marc took them down with aplomb.
We won the arbitration and received an award of damages which we felt fully compensated my family. Marc is a ferocious warrior for his clients. We felt that we got the best possible representation. In addition to his legal ability, Marc is just a nice, regular and unassuming guy. We were fortunate to have him on our side.”
Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
Posted by Kevin, a Car Accident client, Flag
I've been a lawyer for 10 years - the entire time spent defending parties in a wide range of lawsuits. I had heard of Marc, but was never on the opposite side of the v. from him. I knew lawyers that had been and his reputation was exceptional.
Then while driving to a mediation to represent a driver involved in an accident I was involved in a horrendous crash myself. A father, husband and young lawyer - my life was sent into a tailspin. Bad injuries, months of therapy, unable to work. Then one day my wife asked me who we should get to represent us and I was amazed - I didn't know. Being a lawyer I know many lawyers I trust and so I went to several and asked for recommendations. And I was amazed for a second time. Each one gave me one name, the same name - Marc Breakstone.
I've heard that doctors make horrible patients. The same can probably be said of lawyers as plaintiffs. Hey, this is what I do. I had preconceptions and biases - all things that would have held my case back. Marc made sure that didn't happen. From our first meeting, where I hobbled in on a walker, Marc made me and my wife feel that we were his most important clients. He had a plan. He was thorough. He was relentless. He answered our questions. He kept us informed. Marc made sure that my family got everything it was entitled to. He made sure that each and every one of my injuries was fully evaluated - no stone was left unturned. The accident was clear liability, but Marc took the same approach to the investigation as if it was contested. Every witness was investigated, every statement was taken. As a lawyer I can tell you this, it was a lesson in how a case should be prepared.
Having been in a lawsuit now I can also tell you the most important thing that you are not thinking about right now - the worry factor. You do not want to have to worry about your lawsuit or your lawyer. I was worried about walking without a limp, being able to play with my child again, getting back to work. The last thing I wanted to think about was my lawsuit. With Marc, there is no worry. While you are doing your job - getting healthy again, taking care of your family - he is doing his - providing you with the best possible legal representation. This was particularly important for my wife. Despite my background, Marc went out of his way to explain the process to her and keep her informed. After the accident, there were many worries. Marc was not one of them. I put his name right up there with the medical professionals that helped me get my life back on track.
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Posted by a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
Our experience with Marc Breakstone was in regard to a medical malpractice issue for which we felt we had cause to bring suit.
Marc was very thorough in his initial review of the circumstances in the case and when he agreed to take on the case for trial he was quite clear about the dangers and risks that he saw as a part of proceeding.
As in most cases, the entire process of initial contact to eventual settlement was a very lengthy procedure, almost 6 years. Throughout this time, we were kept informed as to the status of the case and any questions we had were promptly answered.
Our telephone calls were always either taken when we called or returned in a very short amount of time and the same would be said for responses to our emails. Office support staff was also professional and responsive to any issues we had that required their involvement.
During the process of actual settlement, Marc was at his best, both professionally and personally. He was reassuring and supportive throughout the mediation process and did an excellent job of allaying our anxieties over whether or not the case would settle in our favor.
We would highly recommend Marc Breakstone to anyone in need of legal representation for which he has particular experience and expertise.
Posted by a Brain Injury client, Flag
YES, Marc Breakstone is trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable. YES, he kept us informed about what to expect and when things would be happening in our case. But the thing that sets Marc apart from other lawyers is that he LISTENS and then acts appropriately. Marc's skills ensured that my daughter would have everything that she needed for the rest of her life. Our case was not about greed, revenge or publicity. Marc made our case about getting everything that our little girl needed! We could not have asked for anything more!
Posted by Robert, a Car Accident client, Flag
Being involved in a serious automobile accident, especially one in which you are not at fault, is a dreadful experience that is emotionally overwhelming, physically demanding and has lasting consequences on not only your life, but on the lives of your spouse and family. Then to compound these difficulties, it is necessary for you to simultaneously retain an attorney to protect your interests and to shield you from the legalities and numerous issues that must be dealt with from the other parties involved in the accident, the police, the doctors, the medical institutions and the insurance companies. It is truly and overwhelming experience to deal with under the most trying circumstances.
Fortunately, through a series of inquires with my business associates, I was given Marc Breakstone’s name and telephone number. He came highly recommended and was described as an attorney that was very successful representing his client’s interests. This has all proven to be true, but with the bonus that Marc Breakstone has also demonstrated that he is also compassionate, understanding and has the unique ability of making you feel like you are his only client.
My first meeting with Marc occurred shortly after my release from the hospital. My wife and I drove to his office in Boston. This being my first venture out since the accident was also the most difficult and frightening ride in an automobile I had ever made. My nerves and composure were truly on the edge of panic. Marc realized this and was able to make me comfortable. Our initial meeting was thorough and Marc laid out the plan we would follow to bring this legal matter to a successful conclusion. We also talked about family, life in general and his children. He presents himself as a regular person and not as someone that you only want to deal with on a business level.
All through the process and every step of the way, Marc kept me informed and completely up to date on the progress of my case. When information was needed from me or a meeting was necessary, Marc would notify me and I would immediately respond. In addition to interacting with Marc, it was also necessary to interact with individuals on his staff. These interactions were always professional and unhurried. Again, you would always feel that this was the only case Marc was working on.
In the end, Marc was able to bring my case to a successful conclusion, in record time and with an outcome that was more than satisfactory. I cannot express my gratitude to this attorney who represented and protected my best interest’s, treated both my wife and I with dignity and respect and who presented himself and his firm in the highest traditions of the legal profession. I would recommend Marc Breakstone without hesitation or reservation. He is an excellent attorney and a truly good person.
Posted by a Discrimination client, Flag
It is my pleasure to discuss my experience with Attorney Marc Lawrence Breakstone. He signed on to be my lawyer not knowing if he would ever receive a penny and delving into a field of law which was not his specialty. During our initial consult, he determined that an egregious injustice had been committed and that it was his duty to right the wrong.
In addition to Attorney Breakstone's education credentials, he possesses compassion and dedication that defies common lawyer stereotypes. His dedication never waned during the thirteen (13 ) years my case traveled though the courts ending in the Massachusetts Superior Court in our favor (case law was established). He kept me informed throughout the thirteen (13) years. Taking the time to make sure I understood what was happening what needed to happen who he had brought on board to assist. Marc was masterful in reaching out and forming a fantastic group of dedicated, talented professionals. There are no words to express the depth of my gratitude for his moral code which demands that he does THE RIGHT THING for his client regardless of the battle to be confronted.
When I doubted the validity of my case, and myself, it was his dedication that carried me forward - he was my rock. I remember when he told me, "Gloria you have done all you can do I'm here you take a break." My trust factor is low but I grew to respect and trust this man. I remain humbled by his compassion so much so, I can no longer tolerate lawyer jokes
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Posted by Kelli, a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Marc Breakstone. While working with him throughout the long process of my medical malpractice case, I never had a doubt that my case was in good hands and if there was going to be a positive outcome, Marc Breakstone was going to get me there. I appreciated his no-nonsense personality along with his candor and honesty. I found him to be very knowledgeable and well respected by other attorney's. I was also very impressed with how accessible he was for questions or conversations. His staff was also helpful, courteous and treated me with the upmost respect. My case ended with an excellent outcome which I completely credit to Marc Breakstone.
Posted by a Wrongful Death client, Flag
Effective and efficient
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Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Marc Breakstone provided stellar service for our family when we required legal assistance. His mastery of law, rapid response and sharing of information were an example for all lawyers. I trust him as a professional and would recommend him to others in need of legal services.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag