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.
Posted by Sue
Marc Breakstone exceed every expectation I had when choosing the right attorney to represent my dad. I selected him based on a friend’s recommendation. After reading his client reviews, I felt he would be the right lawyer for the case. My family and I are extremely grateful with the outcome of a Medical Malpractice claim he settled through mediation. It was obvious that Marc did his research and was well prepared, with full knowledge of the inadequate care given to my dad by a local hospital. With his interactive digital presentation at mediation, it took no time to persuade the mediator to advocate for our side. Marc showed full respect and beyond compassion for my family from day one. I felt as though we were his only client. He returned phone calls, emails, or text messages almost immediately, at all hours of the day or night, including weekends. My dad’s case was a difficult case that could have possibly been dragged out for years, however Marc was able to get it done without going to trial. I have the upmost respect for Marc and would highly recommend him without any hesitation.
Posted by Hunt K
On December 21st, 4 days before Christmas, I found myself a victim. A van going over 40mph flew into my body as I stood in a crosswalk near my home. As I rolled over the van, I immediately felt my life was over. My backpack tore off my body like it was held on by string. And when I hit the cement all I could think about was the oncoming traffic which would crush me. For reasons I still don’t understand today, cars screeched to a halt seconds before hitting me.
I desperately tried to quickly get up and run away from the accident, but I couldn’t. I was bloody, in excruciating pain, and my legs motionless from spine trauma. For the first time in my life I felt fragile and broken.
The ambulance rushed me to BIDMC trauma center where I received medical treatment for a broken vertebra, spine trauma, and vascular and nerve damage in my legs.
I knew my body would require years of healing and that I would never be 100%. I had no clue where to begin or how to recover. And having moved to Boston for work, I had no family to take care of me.
By God’s grace, I found Marc Breakstone. Several days after my accident, I was referred to him. I remember distinctly my first conversation with him over the phone. I was overwhelmed with his kindness, sympathy, and most importantly wisdom. He somehow gave me optimism in my darkest time.
I was impressed that he called me while he was on vacation with his family. And even though he couldn’t meet with me in person immediately, the very next day he sent his partner David White to visit me in my home. It was evident that the two men were sensational and I knew I couldn’t be in better hands.
Over the course of two years of treatment, Marc was always there for me. He consistently checked in on me. He gave me invaluable counsel, optimism, and always his Yiddish words of wisdom (which I now use myself). I felt comfortable talking to Marc about anything. And even though I knew Marc had many cases more important than mine, I truly felt I was his only client.
Marc Breakstone and his assistant Christine Roberts are simply the best. I’m grateful to have found such a wonderful attorney who I know I will have for life. I continue to be impressed with Marc and the legal team he belongs to. Both Marc and David are active in the community and I see them on the news all the time. They not only fight for justice, but strive to reform laws which will make Bostonians safer.
If you are in need of legal advice and someone to fight for you and be on your side, look no further. You can’t find a better advocate.
Posted by Marie
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
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
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
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
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