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Joseph M. Lichtenstein

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We rely completely on the doctor’s experience and expertise to protect us in times of need. Unfortunately, doctors and hospitals are sometimes negligent in their care of patients, and as a result people can suffer terrible injuries, or even die.


Prominent nationally known attorneys have recently  descibed Mr. Lichtenstein's work as follows:


"Joe has consistently taken the lead on issues such as maternal forces other related brachial plexus matters. His meticulous research and persuasive arguments have convinced judges to issue favorable rulings that others in our group have tried and failed to achieve. His work helps expose nonsense such as the maternal forces argument and helps us all fight for the injured children we represent.


Thank you Joe. We appreciate your hard work and tireless effort to expose the lies, half truths and junk. I am sure I speak for all of us when I say thank you for allowing us to ride on the coat tails of your fine work."


Hiring a skilled and experienced medical malpractice allows individuals and family members to investigate whether the physician's conduct was negligent,. and if it was, to obtain not only justice, but also to seek financial compensation for their losses.


The doctors and hospitals hire large firms with highly expereinced and aggressive attorneys, and they fight these cases tooth and nail. The importance of the victims of malpractice also hiring an attorney with years of experience and a proven track record cannot be overstated. It can mean the difference between obtaining a sizable verdict or settlement, or receiving no compensation at all.


Joseph M. Lichtenstein has specialized in medical malpractice litigation for 25 years. He has acheived 8 figure verdicts, and  has developed ground-breaking law.


At the Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein we offer strong and trustworthy representation to those who have been injured. We try to treat every client with the greatest of care, and spare no effort to aceive the best results. 


Mr. Lichtenstein’s unique legal ability has led him to be honored as a Super Lawyer® four separate years. His work has been written about in the New York Law Journal, and he has lectured to national organziations of malpractice attorneys, including the American Association for Justice and the esteemed Birth Trauma Litigation Group. 


We understand what is required to succed in medical malpractice cases. Our clients are always our number one priority. 



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Creole

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Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 90%
  2. Wrongful Death: 4%
  3. Birth Injury: 3%
  4. Brain Injury: 3%



Contingent (30-33%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Moseley Cary Collins III

    I endorse this lawyer. Joseph has an excellent reputation in the legal community.


    Moseley Collins Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC

77 Water Street
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

131 Mineola Blvd
Mineola, NY, 11501

50 Main Street
Suite 1000
White Plains, NY, 10606

4575 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY, 10470

496 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11203



NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Top Medical Malpractice LawyerAll-Star Lawyers2014
Top Attorney - Plaintiff's Personal InjuryNew York Super Lawyers2012
Top Attorney - Plaintiff's Personal InjuryNew York Super Lawyers2011
Top Attorney - in New York Metro AreaNew York Super Lawyers2010
Top Attorney in New York Metro AreaNew York Super Lawyers2009
Order of the BarristersArizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder/PrincipalThe Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC1997 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2012 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1995 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1995 - 2005
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Plaintiff v. Hospital$4.25 Million for Plaintiff
Child v. Hospital and Doctors$4 Million Dollars for Child
Infant v. Hospital & OBGYN Physicians$2.9 Million for Infant
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Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law JournalPrecluding Med Mal 'Maternal Forces' Defense2014
New York Law JournalCourt Finds Invalid Standard Defense in Obstetrical Malpractice Cases2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJ.D. - magna cum laude1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New York Acacemy of Trial Lawyers - Speaking TourMedical Malpractice - Birth Injuries2014
2011 American Association of Justice National Convention - MiamiSpoke to Medical Negligence Group regarding Erb's Palsy Litigation2011
2012 American Association of Justice National Convention - PhoenixLectured to both Medical Negligence Group and Birth Trauma Litigation Group regarding Erb's Palsy Litigation2010
American Association of Justice - Birth Trauma Litigation GroupFeatured Speaker at Birth Trauma Litigation Group RoundtableN/A