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About me

In 2013 I was pleased to form a partnership with my longtime, respected colleague Steven E. North.  Our combined firm, North & Deutsch LLP now has the benefit of my own, 25 years' experience, and Steven's 40 years' experience in medical malpractice.   All cases are handled personally by Steven North or myself.  


We are pleased to have been named US News & World Reports "Best Lawyers" in medical malpractice for 2014 and 2015.


Both my partner and I have had multiple years in the New York Law Journal "Top Ten Medical Malpractice Verdicts" in New York.


I look forward to serving our clients with all the personal attention they have come to expect, and the additional resources of our new, combined practice.   Larry Deutsch


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%



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  • Michael W. Gunzburg

    Larry and I have worked on several medical malpractice matters. He is very enthusiastic about medical cases, and enjoys the intricacies of medicine. He also understands what it takes to win a medical negligence case. He thoroughly reviews the medical history, identifies the departures, and once he takes a matter, diligently pursues it to it's successful conclusion. I would endorse him as your med mal advocate.


    Michael Gunzburg Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

North & Deutsch LLP

148 East 74th Street
New York, NY, 10021


NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers New York2014
Top-10 NY Medical Malpractice VerdictNY Law Journal2013
Attorney Peer Review Rating, BVMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNorth & Deutsch LLP2013 - Present
PrincipalLaurence M. Deutsch Law Firm, P.C.1998 - Present
Senior Associate/Trial AttorneyBreitner & Hoffman1994 - 1998
AssociateBower & Gardner1992 - 1994
AssociateWhiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Assn Justice (formerly ATLA)MemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
City Bar Association (NYC)Member of Medical Malpractice CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anonymous v. State2.25M settlement/12M value structured payments
Etienne v. City of New York1.6M settlement
Porter v. Milhorat801,000 post trial settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Plaintiff's Personal Injury Action In New York (NYS Bar Assn)Medical Malpractice (2014 Update)2013
NYS Trial Lawyers AssociationDamages (NYSTLA Decisions Annual)2012
New York State Trial Lawyers Association-Decisions 2006Damages2006
New York State Trial Lawyers Association-Decisions 2005Damages2005
American Law Institute of American Bar Association(Treatise) Medical Records for Attorneys2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Union College (Schenectady, NY)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Obstetrics Malpractice 2014Obstetrics Malpractice Trial Techniques2014
Voir Dire and Jury SelectionHow Jurors Think: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know2013
Winning Your First Civil TrialSelect the Right Jury and Trial Strategies2009
NBI/Trial PracticeWorking With Experts and Expert Related Evidence2008
Natl Business Institute/Civil TrialsWinning Your First Civil Trial (Trial Practice Seminar)2007
NYSTLA Decisions/Annual Update on New York Legal ChangesDamages (Annual Update)2006
NYSTLA/Reading Medical RecordsReading Medical Records2005