|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Lawyers in NEW ENGLAND||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Lawyers in NEW ENGLAND||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Top 100 Lawyers in NEW ENGLAND||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Top !00 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Top 100 Lawyers in NEW ENGLAND||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyer Magazine||2008|
|Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer||Super Lawyer Magazine||2008|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts||Super Lawyer Magazine||2007|
|SuperLawyer Top Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs||Super Lawyer Magazine||2007|
|SuperLawyer Top Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs||Super Lawyer Magazine||2006|
|SuperLawyer Top Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs||Super Lawyer Magazine||2005|
|Recognized, Lawyers of the Year||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||2002|
|Partner||Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Board of Governors||1995 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1986 - Present|
|Traybman v. MBTA and Blake||Verdict of $3,987,011.00, with interest $5.4 mil.|
|Family of Baby Doe v. Ambulance Company||$10,200,000.00 Recovery|
|Family of Baby Doe v. Dr. Doe||$7,500,000.00 recovery|
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|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Michigan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
Posted by anonymous
Marc Breakstone provided more comfort and a peace of mind than I could have ever imagined. A little over a year ago, I was in a very serious taxi accident as a passenger- and almost 5 months pregnant. I was petrified for the health of my baby. I was completely overwhelmed with having to undergo a spinal fusion because my back was broken over several L sections. And I had an 11 month old at home that I could no longer take care of on my own. We had literally just bought a house 5 months before, and that accident literally caused my family's world to crumble. And if you are in a similar boat, you can relate- I have never felt so helpless and depressed, I needed to find a lawyer ASAP that I could trust with the well being and future security of my family. I was literally boggled of where to begin, as I have never been involved in a law suit before. And insurance contracts/ lingo/ etc was just so foreign to me. I found 4 lawyers total that I read reviews on from the internet OR was recommended by family friends. I found Marc on some Google search- and that made me a tad nervous because I am a little more "old school" than that. However, I called his office and after speaking to him directly ( which was literally about 5 min after I called, he returned my message )....I instantly felt at ease with him. There is something about his personality that is very direct, yet patient with explaining options/ the law/ advice. Marc was also willing to talk to my husband and a family friend who has legal background from another state trying to help me. So, I conservatively met with him and 3 other lawyers in person, and Marc was the only one I felt was both "down to earth" and at the same time extremely aggressive/passionate when it came to ensuring that my claim was heard properly by the parties concerned. We chose Marc to represent me, and I am SO HAPPY we did. Let me tell you this- If you want somebody that is approachable- choose Marc. If you want someone who will fight for you like he has known you for your whole life, choose Marc. And if you understand that you need someone who is that bit aggressive/confident in making his point, on your behalf, choose Marc. My husband felt that Marc would be a "lion in the ring " for us. Also, I want to add that I live in NYC...I was hit in MA during a weekend away. So I was nervous having the distance away from someone who is representing me. If by chance that is you- dont worry about it. Marc is literally so accessible. I also dont feel like I could write this review without mentioning- Christine Roberts. Marc's executive assistant is a rock star. She reflects his standards of extreme professionalism with a streak of warmth. I could keep writing about all the positive experiences I had along the way with Marc, but I will sum it up this way. A very hormonal pregnant woman, with a baby at home, was hit by a taxi and had to undergo a 7 hour spinal fusion surgery, learn how to walk again, and deal with the pain of the accident/surgery thoughout her pregnancy while accepting the fact she could no longer lift her one year old at home, bathe him, clean up after him etc. ** I am writing this review about one year from the accident and post settlement. I am still so incredibly emotional about that night and everything that happened....But I am still a bit proud that during this complete disaster and at times, what I honestly thought was depression and a breakdown mentally, I was still able to see that Marc would fight for me. And he did. And he will for you. He is just so passionate about his job...and you will come to see glimpses of his personal life that you know this is just a good guy. I look at my daughter now and I thank god for my neuro team, my OB team, and my lawyer. While my doctors really provided such wonderful physical care...Marc was really there as a rock- I let put all my anxiety on his shoulders and he delivered back a secure future. He will forever be part of our family story now.
Posted by Melissa
I hired Marc after another lawyer wasn't really spending the time or attention to my case that I felt comfortable with. When I spoke to Marc the very first time on the phone, I thought, "This guy is tough and attentive!" From our first conversation until the successful outcome of my mediations and settlement, I could not have asked for better, more thorough, and tough representation. I read a review on this very site and that lead me to Marc Breakstone. The positive things people say are right on the money. He told me to focus on my healing and health and leave the lawyering to him. I needed that assurance because I had 5 surgeries in just over a year, and was dealing with disability for the first time and I was in an enormous amount of pain. His strength allowed me to let it go and focus on my health. The case was settled in mediation and it was a very positive outcome. Thank you Marc, Christine Roberts and Reza Breakstone. I am forever grateful for your hard work, expertise and dedication. I would recommend you to anyone that needed representation after an injury and facing big insurance. You gave a voice and a face to my case and you made them look at the facts. Grateful.
Posted by Leandro
Marc Breakstone rescued my wife’s case. After she fell down freshly painted stairs, we hired a lawyer who advertised in the local newspaper. That lawyer mishandled the case almost 3 years. He told us we had to accept an offer that was just slightly higher than the amount of her medical bills. Fortunately, a friend suggested I give Marc Breakstone a call. Marc met with us and was reluctant to get involved. He told us that he felt an obligation to help out and accepted the case.
Marc jumped into action and filed suit against the landlord. He aggressively pursue the case taking depositions of every witness including the police officer who responded to the 911 call. Unlike the first lawyer, March handle the case with the highest level of skill and professionalism. He also guided my wife and her medical care and treatment to ensure that she received the best possible outcome. He kept us informed of every important development in the case.
As a result of his superb work, the case was settled, prior to trial at mediation. We had the opportunity to see his impressive interactive digital presentation at the mediation. Everyone in the room was persuaded by the power of his presentation. Even the mediator commented several times how effective it was. The case settled for an amount many times greater than the first offer. We feel like we received the best possible representation.
Dealing with Marc’s staff, including Christine Roberts, his secretary and Reza Breakstone, his associate, was a pleasure from start to finish. This is truly one of the finest law firms I've had the pleasure to work with. We feel blessed that Marc took our case. He is a tenacious fighter does not accept the penny less than full and fair compensation. Thank you Mr. Breakstone.